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“Summertime treat”
Review of Big Olaf's

Big Olaf's
Ranked #5 of 6 Dessert in Avalon
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Big Olaf's has many things going for them - quality ice cream, ideal location, and the sea breeze wafting the delicious smell of waffle cones around the crescent area.

Despite all of these things, I was quite disappointed once I stepped in the door during our recent visit. Here were the glaring problems we witnessed:
- The place is in serious need of a deep cleaning. Surfaces were sticky and there was a general feeling that it had not been cleaned in a long time.
- The menu offerings/prices are hard to figure out on the hanging boards. Having a easier to read menu board would help expedite the line.
- The cones were in a large trash bag on the back shelf. No matter what cone desired (sugar, cake, or waffle), the employee reached into this bag to grab a cone out to use. It was full of broken pieces and looked like it actually was trash. Any other type of storage container would have looked better - even a plastic bin.
- The employees were harsh and impatient, even though we were there on a very quiet Thursday afternoon.

It was sad to experience a place we've been going to for over 20 years in such a negative light. With just a little bit more care, Big Olaf's could be nice again.

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Thank Kathleen L
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

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 moves fairly quickly. Just a small shop where only a few people at a time can fit inside but you won't be eating inside anyway. Take away your frosty treat and eat it either walking up and down the boardwalk or sitting near the sea wall.
Fun for the whole family!

Thank fyremaven
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

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
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

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
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

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
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