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Big Olaf's

220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-0798
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (158 reviews)
“waffle cone” (79 reviews)
“two scoops” (5 reviews)
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220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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61 - 70 of 240 reviews

Reviewed September 29, 2015

It was a good size scoop of good quality ice cream. Good selections and friendly staff. Price was fair for the island, location central to our hotel.

Thank FromCAtoFLtoGA
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Always have to have a strawberry sundae in a waffle come when on the Island. Usually always a line to get in but it is worth it.

Thank CatalinaKid
Reviewed September 19, 2015

The best is the big Olaf waffle cone with a huge scoop of ice cream topping hot fudge my favorite whip cream nuts and a cherry !! Eating an enjoying the beach and casino view !

Thank Traceyk2016
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Big Olaf's ice cream is very good, and the selection of flavors included some that I hadn't had before, making it tough to choose. While waiting on line, we watched through the window as one of the staff made the waffle cones using batter and...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed September 2, 2015

The whole family goes to Catalina for summer vacation for a week and taking the nieces and nephews to Big Olafs for ice cream one or two nights after dinner is a tradition for us and a must-do for visitors. Yes there is a line,...More

Thank Mangare_e_Bere
Reviewed September 1, 2015

smells so good - always a line but it goes quickly - avalon has dining, treats, snacks and a ton of shopping all within a mile

Thank hberrie
Reviewed August 30, 2015

THE BEST place to satisfy that sweet tooth. I love the toppings they put on this premium ice cream. Top it off with a sugar cone and it really hits the spot after a long day of chillin in the ocean.

Thank TravelinMan20132013
Reviewed August 29, 2015

People especially kids come here to get ice cream because it is hot and ice cream is great way to cool off but flies were flying all over the place and the staff was absolutely rude. The server had touched her hair, money, credit cards...More

Thank dsmarie
Reviewed August 26, 2015

Good ice cream and other things. Vey tastey and refreshing, service was fast and friendly. Would go again

Thank G5874BEjamest
Reviewed August 12, 2015

The best fresh waffle cones, great ice cream... I personally recommend the banana split. Just a great place all around to stop and treat yourself while exploring this beautiful island!

Thank Jessica S
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puckTML
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 features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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