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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
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Carlsbad, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Every time we go to Avalon we have to go say hi to the Buffalo/Bison at Olafs and have an ice crean. Yried macadamia nut this time and went back for a second one the next day.

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Seattle, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

With all the excellent reviews of Big Olaf's, I was expecting locally made ice-cream. It's Dreyer's - which you can buy at the market. It is also the brand served at the other ice cream shop. It's not bad ice cream - just generic.

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San Bernardino, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very great prices and the flavors are good. Kids loved it. You get what you pay for. very small shop but great ice cream. Line is long but worth waiting for :)

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great tasting ice cream for good price. Waffles cones are okay... Makes good treat after swimming ;) busy tho so have to wait in a line. Better cz u wait tho

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Smokey Point, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went twice and enjoyed the great variety of very good ice cream! It's quick in and out because the servers are fast and helpful. Be sure to go there!!

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Chehalis, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Opted for the Big Olaf. 2 scoops of Dryer's ice cream in a freshly made waffle cone then topped with 1 topping (hot fudge will cost you extra), whip and a cherry. Well priced.

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Riverside, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We love this place!! We had ice cream here every day. Their specialty is their freshly made waffle cones, so light and tasty. Order it up with your choice of ice cream and sauces and top it off with whipped cream, nuts and a cherry!! So delicious! There is a line at this place most of the time, but if... More

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Owatonna MN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

As with all tourist spots, the price of food was a bit steep, but the ice cream was great on a warm day.

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San Diego, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Home made waffle cones and ice cream, served with a smile. What else needs to be said. Worth the wait in line.

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Tampa, FL
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Good place to stop for a cold treat, but you may have to wait b/c lines tend to get long in the afternoon. It's your standard Edy's/Dreyer's ice cream, but the waffle cones smell soooo good.

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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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