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220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310 510-0798
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Dining options: Takeout

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  • 91
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 30
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good ol' fashion ice cream

We kept it simple and ordered ice cream sundaes. This is s no frills honest old fashioned place that serves ice cream the old fashioned way. Good treat on a cool evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Phil P
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El Paso, Texas
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Avalon, California
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can smell the sugar cones all over Avalon. You MUST have a cone at least once each time you visit Avalon. Yummy.

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Thank Shesailor1
El Paso, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We kept it simple and ordered ice cream sundaes. This is s no frills honest old fashioned place that serves ice cream the old fashioned way. Good treat on a cool evening.

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Thank Phil P
Vista, California
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

I loved the peanut butter cup ice cream from here. The waffle cones smell so amazing just walking by it draws you in for some.

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Thank Alisha R
Clayton, North Carolina
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178 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is where to go for that special ice cream eats. Folks are friendly and helpful. Right on the bay so you have a nice view while enjoying you scream.

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Thank SoilDoctor
Lake Arrowhead, California
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Stop in for an ice cream sundae or better yet get a Big Olaf's in a giant Waffle Cone smothered in whipped cream, nuts and a cherry top. Sit along the beach and just absorb the delicious calories without any guilt!

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Thank 2inArrowhead
Los Angeles, California
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This extremely bust and popular place serves Dreyer's ice cream in homemade cones. The air is filled with the aroma of homemade ice cream cones!

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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The best waffle cones being made right on the spot has everyone craving for ice cream, a place for ice cream lovers. The sent of the waffles being made just makes you walk right in

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Thank Yolanda R
Augusta, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It was a good size scoop of good quality ice cream. Good selections and friendly staff. Price was fair for the island, location central to our hotel.

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Thank FromCAtoFLtoGA
California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Always have to have a strawberry sundae in a waffle come when on the Island. Usually always a line to get in but it is worth it.

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Thank CatalinaKid
Yorba Linda, California
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The best is the big Olaf waffle cone with a huge scoop of ice cream topping hot fudge my favorite whip cream nuts and a cherry !! Eating an enjoying the beach and casino view !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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