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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
Dryers ice cream and frozen bananas.

We saw a lot of people walking around with waffle cones and frozen bananas. They were all coming from Big Olafs. My wife had a double scoop on a waffle cone. It was good. I ordered a frozen banana. The girl took a frozen banana, dipped it chocolate, then rolled it in nuts. It was awesome.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
GermanRobledo
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We saw a lot of people walking around with waffle cones and frozen bananas. They were all coming from Big Olafs. My wife had a double scoop on a waffle cone. It was good. I ordered a frozen banana. The girl took a frozen banana, dipped it chocolate, then rolled it in nuts. It was awesome.

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Yucaipa, California
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54 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I'm not sure Big Olafs is worth the wait and cost. Aside from the tasty waffle cones it's expensive ice cream that tastes the same as the one you can buy at the candy store (Lloyds of Avalon). The lines are ridiculously long and cash only so be prepared if you're going to tough it out for a cone at... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

What more is there to say? Reasonably priced and yummy. It can get a little cramped in there when it's busy.

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Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I guess the waffle cone is the huge attraction here, but I didn't have one. My daughter did, and said it was good. The lines are always huge and the ice cream is just Dreyer's nothing special. Service is very slow, but it was a nice treat.

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place is so overrated. This was some of the surliest service I received during my stay on Catalina. The women behind the counter were not friendly, they were not even nice. They tried to serve us burnt waffle cones and gave us attitude when we asked for ones that weren't burnt. It didn't matter anyway as the waffle cones... More 

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Manteca, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

great selection of Dreyers ice cream...too many flavors to choose from, had a hard time deciding on just one lol very generous serving sizes...whe we are on trips our favorite saying is "O give us this day our daily ice cream"

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had an ice-cream cone here. It's Dreyers for the most part, just ice cream... The service however was good, and remember, it's cash only.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Best place to get a tasty treat on the go. Although crowded at certain times of the day, i.e., after dinner, etc. the service was quick and friendly.

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Long Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Big Olaf always puts a smile on our faces! Try the double scoop in a waffle cone, dipped in chocolate and peanuts. Drop in some hot fudge and top it off with whipped cream and peanuts!

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Pasadena, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

You can't miss Big Olaf's if you are walking down Crescent Avenue in Avalon. The aroma of the waffle cones being made on site will lure you to the place. Now all you have to decide is how many scoops of ice cream to put into the cone and whether to have whipped cream and topping on top. Go for... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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