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Big Olaf's

220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310 510-0798
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Ranked #12 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Simi Valley, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

The ice cream here was very good the only thing was trying to figure out when they were open. It seemed hit and miss. A few times we were in the mood for ice cream, but alas Olaf's was closed. I did hit the right time finally and had Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream-great!

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California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Their ice cream is not homemade on site, like I'd hoped, but it was Dreyer's and the portions are pretty big. All the ice cream places on the Island seem to be the same price, but the location here can't be beat. Give it a try.

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Long Beach, California
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206 reviews 206 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
495 helpful votes 495 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

We had wonderful ice cream here and they make a special cone every day. This is a fun experience. They also have one on Siesta Key Island off of Sarasota Florida which I have been going to for years. Give it a whirl!

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Riverside, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The smell drew us in, the Fresh Waffle cones were heavenly! The prices compare to anywhere we get Ice cream in LA.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Ice cream was delicious ...totally recommend buying one and driving around the island on a golf cart true paradise... reasonably priced .. lots of flavors ...mmmmm mmmm good

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Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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
39 helpful votes 39 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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