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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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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
Waffle cones

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Kimberly H
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Suisun City, California
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Suisun City, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There were several different choices of ice cream, cones, and combinations. The Olaf is their signature choice. It was quick service.

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Carlsbad, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a small but perfect treat. This ice cream and all the different cones are so yummy. There are places to sit outside by the water to eat.

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Solvang, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great late night snack spot. Their ice cream is the best. Would definitely revisit for their mint chocolate chip.

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Alliston, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

What more can you ask for.... the waffle cones are made fresh daily and the biggest I have ever seen. Lots of selection. Line up early.

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7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We've been coming to Avalon for years and even though you can buy Dryer's ice cream in Von's for a fraction of the price, you really need to keep the family traditions! Our grandson came over from San Diego to visit and the first stop when he got off the boat was Big Olaf's. You can't beat the setting; get... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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76 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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