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Big Olaf's

220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-0798
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“waffle cone” (41 reviews)
“ice cream” (159 reviews)
“scones” (29 reviews)
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220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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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.

Thank robinwp
Reviewed May 18, 2015

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

Thank Elizabeth A
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.

Thank Catherine K
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...More

Thank getgoingCanada
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,...More

Thank GermanRobledo
Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

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...More

Thank Gabby92399
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.

Thank Lindsay S
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...More

Thank LHinshy
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...More

Thank Erica F
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"

Thank Ginny R
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August 16, 2015|
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Response from Marti B | Reviewed this property |
Catalina closes down early. I believe on weekends it opens by 10am and closes by 8p at the latest. People close up early there except for some restaurants and a bar or two. During the weekdays, it opens by 10a and closes... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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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