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Big Olaf's

220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-0798
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“waffle cone” (76 reviews)
“ice cream” (153 reviews)
“two scoops” (5 reviews)
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220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviews (231)
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11 - 20 of 231 reviews

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.

Thank Herman M
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...More

Thank CaseyTheTomcat
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.

Thank Catalina_Lifer
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...

Thank Meg48_12
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.

Thank stacieaw
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.

Thank elw966
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...More

Thank Cheryl S
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.

Thank auntgretchen
Reviewed 10 August 2016

good ice cream and good service, will come back again and again, plus great view! I like there ice cream compared to other places on the island, fast service, even when they are busy!

Thank Duane B
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Crowded all the time so tried it. Good but hot inside, ice cream soft, melted and staff was not happy. Other places available that I would try first.

Thank kmthkmth
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What time does it open/close
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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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