This article is in need of a Photo.To add an image to this page, click "Edit" then click the image button.
Santa Cruz Location   Aptos Location
1020 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA  95060-2817   218 State Park Drive, Aptos, CA  95003-4324
Hours   Hours

Sun-Thu: 10 am - 11 pm

Fri-Sat: 10 am - Midnight

  Daily 11 am - 9:30 pm
Phone   Phone
(831) 458-1447   (831) xxx-xxxx
Established   Established
1947.   June 2014.
Facebook page
Sam Lieberman
Price range
3 dollars + tip
Payment Methods
Cash only, ATM located on premise

A Santa Cruz landmark of sorts, Marianne's Ice cream is known for its dancing cow wallpaper, and having over 70 flavors at any given point. These flavors come served in bowls, 3 types of cones, or in a variety of sundaes. Sodas and shakes are also available. Most things can be customized so if you like your chocolate shake made with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup, don't be afraid to ask. Keep it within moderation though; a request for a super large super thick malt made with RC cola instead of milk is near impossible. But asking for an extra cherry is fine.

For those looking for more than just a scoop or two, prepacked quarts are available for sale, and you can request flavors to be packed by one of the workers.

Some famous flavors include 1020: caramel ice cream with a fudge swirl and oreos mixed in. Mint Chip: Green mint ice cream with chocolate mint candies mixed in. Macapuno: Creamy baby coconut ice cream. Licorice: Only place in 100 miles that sells a black licorice ice cream. Garlic: Supplied to the Stinking Rose in San Francisco and to the Gilroy garlic festival. Available by request only.

The ice cream is all made locally, and supplies many restaurants within the Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Francisco Bay areas.

NOTE: Nothing irritates the employees more than people trying to verify whether or not the walls are really scratch and sniff. They are not.


Related Links:



Yelp Reviews

The following reviews were contributed by people like you. You, too, can share your experience by adding a review.Please be fair and truthful!

Add your review:

2010-01-17 00:29:52   I love Marianne's! My mom used to go there when she was pregnant with me. Then she would take me there as a kid, after a visit to the dentist (as a treat) and I will always remember the dancing cow wall-paper! I hope to carry out the tradition of eating Marianne's when I'm pregnant, and taking my kids there. And another thing...... I never want to see the building as any other color than red!!!! —

2012-01-27 19:46:25   Good ice cream but bad service. I will never go there again. Rude kids that work there went there on 1/27/2012 a girl named Ariel was very rude and there was guy there to was not friendly. I give 5 stars for food 0 for service —

2012-02-14 01:55:32   I love this place. Always go when I visit, and contrary to the negative review, I was served by Ariel on this last trip to Santa Cruz and she could not have been nicer. Keep up the good work!!! —

2012-02-21 22:23:28   We went there when it first opened and loved the licorice ice cream the best ever had. Are the smae owners still there? —

2012-02-24 13:57:30   Employees are rude, especialy Anastasia who told my diabetic father to stop asking her about the chocolate. The ice cream is ok,but not worth the hassle! —

2012-05-08 03:46:38   This place is a Santa Cruz Legend! The negative comments below just show a lack of class and understanding of the BEST ICE CREAM SHOP IN THE WORLD!!! I know for a fact that Sam has taken Ice Cream to a new level that will likely never be surpassed! THANKS FOR ALL THE MEMORIES AND THANKS FOR THE AMAZING ICE CREAM SAM!!! You are the finest Ice Cream chef of our day!!! BEST TO YOU AND THANKS! —