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Big Olaf's

220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310 510-0798
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Ranked #14 of 46 restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
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English first
Oak Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Perfect dessert! Great flavors. Nothing beats an Olaf on a warm day in Avalon. Perfect location. A must have when in Avalon!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

They don't wear gloves. They grab the stuff n Ice Cream using their bear hands! It's disgusting. It's not good.

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Dana Point, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The kids always love the ice cream at this place. Heads up......CASH ONLY. Just get the single scoop. U will not be able to finish a double before it melts

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I decided to have ice cream in a cone instead of a cup to save a tree, but the ice cream was so extremely soft that they had to put the cone upside down in a cup! I could not even get out the door without the ice cream turning into a pool of liquid. I don't know if they... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Olaf's is a big hit. They serve Dreyer's Ice Cream, waffle cones, toppings, shakes, etc. At 9pm there was a line down the block. Everyone wants some ice cream in the summer. Just go!

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Covina, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was Dreyers ice cream, which is good but nothing to rave about and stand in line. There are other places that sell the same ice cream.

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Pasadena, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

With a name like Big Olaf's, it better be good and a lot. Well, it is a lot of ice cream and it is good. Just stand outside the door as they make the waffle cones, if you can walk away then you cannot smell!

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Palo Alto, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Adorable little take out ice cream shop. They will make you a sundae to your specifications, or you can order one of their specialties.

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Big Olafs was located very close to our hotel, and we grabbed some ice cream after the casino tour - average scoop size. The same ice cream is available at 2 other places that gave larger scoops.

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

There is always someone walking by you with a big cone of ice cream. On those fun days of walking around, sooner or later you are going to find yourself with one in your hand. It is a bit expensive, but worth it!

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