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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 7 July 2016

A perfect pit stop on a bright sunny summer day on Avalon: ice cream in a cone, waffle cone, or blended into a thick milkshake or savory float!

Thank Ray Q
Reviewed 7 July 2016

It took me a while, but I now firmly believe Big Olaf's is the place to go for ice cream. My son and I split (I do get less than 50% though) the Big Olaf, which is basically a sundae in a homemade waffle cone....More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 6 July 2016

The ice cream is great! I liked the orange sherbet a lot, but I've heard the macadamia flavor is good too.

Thank Xm J
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Dreyers ice cream in a big crispy waffle cone......Yum. Sometimes there is a line....it's a tiny place, but there are lots of places outside to enjoy your cone.

Thank travelinjoan
Reviewed 16 June 2016

There is nothing special here; Dreyer's ice cream. It isn't bad but there are better choices for dessert down the street.

Thank Toad1976
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Catalina has multiple ice cream shops but don't waste your time with others. The cones are large and very tasty. Kids loved to add toppins to make it even better.

Thank kojikid832
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We were a little hot after walking around all day, stopped here for some ice cream and YUM! It was busy but well worth it! We could smell them making the waffle cones from all over the island.

Thank Caitlin W
Reviewed 6 June 2016

the wife and I walked by several times and the smells of the cooking waffle cones. that did the trick. we had to stop in our last day for a treat. it was worth the wait.

Thank SD N
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Awesome ice cream right on the beach. A MUST VISIT destination in Catalina. Try to go during off hours, though, so you don't have to stand in a long line.

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 20 May 2016

From down the street, the aroma of the waffle cones beacons. This small ice cream shop is right on the waterfront, but the ocean doesn't take front stage. The ice cream is the headliner. Make sure to get a few napkins if you're traveling with...More

Thank GiaPazita
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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

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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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