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Big Olaf's

Ice Cream
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220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310 510-0798
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Big Waffle Cone and Good Ice Cream!

Everyone I go to Avalon I stop at this Ice Cream shop to get a cone and some ice cream. For an ice cream parlor at a tourist destination the prices are not that bad and the ice cream is really good. They have a huge selection to chose from and take my advice and order yours with the waffle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Bellflower, California, USA
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We went here twice! Great ice cream and they moved the folks through quickly so our wait was short. Plus, we got to talk to locals in line...must be good if the locals go there!

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Bellflower, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Everyone I go to Avalon I stop at this Ice Cream shop to get a cone and some ice cream. For an ice cream parlor at a tourist destination the prices are not that bad and the ice cream is really good. They have a huge selection to chose from and take my advice and order yours with the waffle... More 

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Diamond Bar, California, United States
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Big Olaf's ice cream parlor has been on Catalina island for decades. It sits right along the boardwalk and faces the ocean and marina. You can't miss the huge ice cream cone in front of the parlor. The ice cream is excellent and very smooth. They have many flavors and even the Coldstone couldn't compete! We always make sure we... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

There was a line to get in and I understand why. Had a chocolate shake and it was delicious. Would recommend anyone going to Catalina to stop by here. It's right off the beach right in the heart of the city

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Big fan of the waffle come with a topping of your choosing with whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry. Long line but fast service! Yum!

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Glendora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went to Big Olaf's 2 times because it was so good. The serve Dreyer's ice cream but you really go there to enjoy their waffle cones.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were excited to go here because we had heard good things about this place but it is your standard ice cream shop, serving Dreyers ice cream. Nothing unique about this place and like so many others on Catalina, a cash only establishment.

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Hemet, CA
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The ice cream really is just Dryers. It's the fresh waffle cones that make it above average. Service was your average youngster who lacks any customer service skills other than staring at you for your order, scooping, and giving you your total. I always wonder why managers don't train staff to be inviting to their customers with the minimum "Hi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great selection of ice cream. You select from various cones, tons of flavors and options. Walking by in the morning you can smell the waffle cones being made. yumm

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Suisun City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This place smells so good! Line is always long during busy season because you cannot resist the freshly made waffle cones and ice cream!

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Address: 220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310 510-0798
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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  • Address: 220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: 310 510-0798

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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