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Big Olaf's

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220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-0798
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was disappointed after getting my dessert and with the taste of it. I had read quite good reviews so we tried this place but dont think will be going back for the desserts there again. I ordered the chocolate frozen yogurt and it was ok...it didnt tasted anywhere close to the flavor. My wife had the coffee and after... More 

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Thank Traveller_4m_Krypton
Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is always a line out the door. They have ice cream only. Two types of cones or in a cup. The ice cream is Bryer's. Lots of choices. There is a large patio next to Big Olafs that offers great views of the harbor and Avalon. Remember cash only!!!!!

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Thank XK140NUT
Payson, Arizona, United States
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

After our golf-cart tour of Avalon, we stopped mid-afternoon for ice cream. Many delicious flavors of Breyer's ice cream.

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Thank Herman M
Redlands, California
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75 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I visited this ice cream parlor this weekend and it was delicious! I ended up having ice cream for dinner our first night in town - totally worth it. My friends and I spent the weekend in Catalina and had the most delicious ice cream treats! I also got the cool opportunity to meet big Olaf! He was super nice!

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Thank CaseyTheTomcat
Salida, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Still tastes good, but nothing like the old days. No idea why they ever sold out to Dryer's, but so disappointing. And, they don't take credit cards, which is ridiculous.

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Thank Catalina_Lifer
Lakeside, California
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Any trip to Catalina has to include an ice cream at Big Olaf's...this place has been there a long time...

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Thank Meg48_12
Fullerton, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A great place to get ice cream! The waffle cones were fresh and delicious. The line wasn't too long either.

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Thank stacieaw
Bronx, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The ice cream was delicious. Must have ice cream on waffle cone if you are going to cheat on your diet should go all out. Service was great.

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Thank elw966
Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is the first place I ever got a waffle cone, so I like this place for the nostalgia of it. Not much to it. Walk in one door, tell the staff which ice cream you want, pay, walk out the other door. Dryer's ice cream.

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Thank Cheryl S
Southern California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We had heard that we needed to get a cone here and we did. But, it was Dreyer's ice cream, not homemade. I had rocky road which is always yummy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?