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“over rated - its Dreyer's ice cream people”
Review of Big Olaf's

Big Olaf's
Ranked #6 of 6 Dessert in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“over rated - its Dreyer's ice cream people”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

People rave about this place and I am still trying to figure out what is so special about it. They use Dreyer's ice cream so it can't be that. The waffle cone maybe? Well, it tastes just like a normal waffle cone. So it's a normal ice cream shop - but its always packed, probably because there is only one other ice cream store I saw across the street. Across the street has Dreyer's also (at the candy shop) so if the line is too long, head over there - it all tastes the same.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
San Diego
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice cream...”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We took the kids there on a nice warm Saturday afternoon and it was great. The ice cream was good and the prices were very reasonable, especially given the captive audience that they have on the island. Worth visiting!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Jim S
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Henderson, Nevada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great ice cream!”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We had the "Big Olaf", which is two large scoops in a large waffle cone, with topping, whipped cream, nuts and cherry. So delicious we had it twice in the weekend while we were there!

Visited May 2013
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Thank NancyO426
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Encinitas, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“ice cream cone”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

expensive ice cream. $3 for a scoop. only had one frozen yogurt available. would be nicer if they had more of a frozen yogurt selection.

Visited May 2013
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Thank joper640
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Anaheim, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ice Cream”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Great Dryers Ice Cream. Way better than the one at the candy shop across the street. Sweet smelling waffle cones!

Visited April 2013
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