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Big Olaf's

220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-0798
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (155 reviews)
“waffle cone” (77 reviews)
“two scoops” (5 reviews)
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220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviews (239)
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Reviewed yesterday

Beware though, this place can get crowded! Once you've tried their delicious ice cream you'll know why! Get a couple of scoops on a waffle cone or even in a cup, super rich ice cream in lots of flavors and even when crowded the line...More

Thank fyremaven
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ice Cream in a cup, good stuff - but Ice Cream in their waffle cones w/ toppings, etc.. - Great!! Try the original Olaf! Great after dinner stop located harborside.

Thank wgibson64
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always a highlight after dinner for one of their cones, or afternoon snack. Long lines but moves quickly, servers are young and very polite when things get hectic. Wouldn't miss going to enjoy an ice cream cone, root beer float etc.

Thank MHM316
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nothing sugar-free or no sugar added for the millions of heart or diabetic patrons or those of us who just want to maintain health on vacation. Nonfat versions add an emulsifier that adds sugar so that is no solution. Not accommodating at all.

Thank JKDY1956
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place charges more than the candy store and sells Dreyer's ice cream that you can get at any grocery. It also doesn't look clean. With three ice cream places in town, this place needs to step it up!

Thank Theresa V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dryer's ice-cream on the boardwalk. Busy, local shop. Nothing out of the ordinary. Service was good. However, if you're looking for more of a specialty ice-cream, this may not be your place.

Thank kathleen w
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We were there in July, so ice cream was a must. They have many flavors, all Dryers, all delicious. Their freshly made waffle cones are also delicious. Hard to walk by the place without smelling the waffle cones. It's the place to go for ice...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped by Olaf's on our way out of town. I had a root beer float and the rest of the family got cones. Price was great, taste was awesome. Great place!

Thank mafa02
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Classic go to place for ice cream in Avalon. The smell of the waffle cones really brings you, do not try to resist. They have basic scoops up to waffle cone sundays. Quick service, decent prices, quality goods, just go.

Thank ElkGroveChris
Reviewed 10 June 2017

LOVE their Green tea ice cream and sorbets. Tiny little shop right off the main street. tons of flavors to choose from.

Thank Amanda M
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16 August 2015|
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Response from Marti B | Reviewed this property |
Catalina closes down early. I believe on weekends it opens by 10am and closes by 8p at the latest. People close up early there except for some restaurants and a bar or two. During the weekdays, it opens by 10a and closes... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-0798
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