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“Save Your Money” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Big Olaf's

Big Olaf's
220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310 510-0798
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Ranked #16 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Virginia
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“Save Your Money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We decided to get a treat while we waited for the ferry and figured an ice cream cone would be just the thing. We wandered over to Olaf's and made our selections. We weren't familiar with Dreyer's ice cream, but if Olaf's is any indication, it's pretty pathetic. We each got different flavors and both came to the conclusion that they were more "ice" than "cream". In addition, the paper on the cone actually stuck (and I mean really stuck where you have to pick off little bits of of paper that were almost imbedded) to the cone. If I'm ever back on the island, I'll head over to the grocery store if I get a hankering for ice cream.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Peoria, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good old-fashioned ice cream shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Good ice cream. Good service. Just a good old-fashioned ice cream shop. There's not much more to add to it than that!

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Camarillo, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“good ice cream, good price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Had a cone, but if my stomach would have allowed it would have def had their special with the works!! Large, great selection of flavors, and friendly staff too! Went twice on our two day trip!

Visited January 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Everyone loves ice cream!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This place has some goooood ice cream and its located right on the beach. The waffle cone with peppermint bonbon my girls favorite so I got a big smile when I came walking back onto the beach with one of these.

Visited December 2012
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Albany, New York, USA
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“A great place of ice cream cones”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We like to come here in the late afternoon for ice cream cones, which are of excellent quality and good variety. After eating much during the day, we often speak of having "dinner" at St. Olaf's. The shop is next to the water, and we enjoy eating our ice cream cones in a open tiled area next to the harbor, which enhances the general great ambience of Avaloln.

Visited July 2012
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