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Big Olaf's - CLOSED

220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-0798
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“ice cream” (157 reviews)
“waffle cone” (81 reviews)
“scones” (29 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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1 - 10 of 247 reviews

Reviewed August 3, 2018

many businesses are being forced out of business, very sad what's happening on the island, rents are being doubled and independent stores and shops are leaving. This is and has always been a family town with affordable shops and restaurants. Now it looks like they...More

1  Thank lindabsmalley
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Closed. It’s now a gift shop. Try Lloyd’s for your ice cream fix! About the same high prices but similar.

Thank RamonaRick
Reviewed July 31, 2018

It's closed, you didn't miss anything. At one time it was the only alternative to Lloyds but Scoops must have put it out of its misery and deservedly so. The name was fun though. By the way keep in mind that if you don't want...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed June 26, 2018

I had been dreaming about Big Olafs for a month before I got to the island and learned the owners were forced out of their lease. Now all that is left on the island is generic chain icecream. Way to go Island Company.

1  Thank Galina D
Reviewed January 23, 2018

They have been run out of business by Scoops. Very sad. Everyone used to go to Big Olaf's. It was a rite of passage for the kids to walk there alone without the parents. No more!

1  Thank tamaralynnegrace
Reviewed November 9, 2017

This is my favorite place on Catalina. I always include Olaf's at least once every trip. In the summer, Olaf's is one busy place. They offer those big sugar cones and enough ice cream flavors to keep everyone happy. We are going to Catalina next...More

Thank razzwho1
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

We had an ice cream from big Olaf since it was the only place with no line. The cone was delicious he actual ice cream was ok, nothing special. It is only cash store. No credit card

Thank 173hanyg
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Big Olaf's has many things going for them - quality ice cream, ideal location, and the sea breeze wafting the delicious smell of waffle cones around the crescent area. Despite all of these things, I was quite disappointed once I stepped in the door during...More

Thank Kathleen L
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Beware though, this place can get crowded! Once you've tried their delicious ice cream you'll know why! Get a couple of scoops on a waffle cone or even in a cup, super rich ice cream in lots of flavors and even when crowded the line...More

Thank fyremaven
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Ice Cream in a cup, good stuff - but Ice Cream in their waffle cones w/ toppings, etc.. - Great!! Try the original Olaf! Great after dinner stop located harborside.

Thank wgibson64
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Restaurant Details

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Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-0798
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