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“Save Your Money”
Review of Big Olaf's

Big Olaf's
Ranked #6 of 7 Dessert in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
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Lorain, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
315 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Save Your Money”
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
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Peoria, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good old-fashioned ice cream shop”
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
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“good ice cream, good price”
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
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Everyone loves ice cream!”
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
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“A great place of ice cream cones”
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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