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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 good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice cream” (157 reviews)
“waffle cone” (81 reviews)
“scones” (29 reviews)
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220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 2 December 2011

The best waffle cone and was only 4.50. It is big enough for two to share. Would highly recommend.

Thank Dee W
Reviewed 3 November 2011

Total nostalgia for me since I used to go there as a kid. Same as always - great ice cream.

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 21 October 2011

The first time I tried to go the line was out the door.Glad I went back to try again it was deelish!

Thank C O
Reviewed 26 September 2011

Only one person working the long line of customers on a hot September day.

Thank Pattis_Zone
Reviewed 13 July 2011

How can a place that has a constant line out the front door be almost the lowest rated restaurant in Avalon? Well, the answer to that is that not many of those who are willing to stand in line are also willing to write a...More

1  Thank drfugawe
Reviewed 20 September 2010

We kept noticing lines out the door of this ice cream shop, while other ice cream shops had no lines. We asked other customers what made it so good. What none of them seemed to notice was it's just Dreyer's ice cream. Perhaps at one...More

Thank DeFitz
Reviewed 14 September 2010

No better ice cream on the Island. Best waffle cones and selection of flavors. My favoite is the " birthday cake flavor " yummy a must try. Friendly staff , lines move really fast.

Thank mstereeee
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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
  • Food
  • 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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