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“Ice cream dream”
Review of Big Olaf's

Big Olaf's
Ranked #6 of 6 Dessert in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Restaurant details
Valley Center, California
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ice cream dream”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

Long lines, but decent prices. the people working behind the counter were nice, even though we recognized the young man from the fish & chips shack on the pier, you'd never guess he works two jobs from the sunny smile he had!

Visited June 2014
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orange
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“everyone else is doing it”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

the big waffle cone is $0.50 more expensive than Lloyd's but they add whip cream, nuts and a cherry. The regular cones are $0.30 more expensive than Lloyd's, but I don't see anything different.

This price difference is for single scoop ice cream.

Visited May 2014
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Cave Creek
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

The frozen bananas and the ice cream were awesome! Be prepared for a line due to how good this place is.

Visited May 2014
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San Gabriel, California
Level 6 Contributor
274 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Great Selection”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Big Olaf's has a wonderful selection of flavors and choice of three types of cone: traditional, sugar and waffle. Very nice counter staff. What could be better than an ice cream cone and a stroll along the shore!!

Visited May 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Paradise”
Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Wow. Met the legend ERIC on his buggy, "go to Olafs for ice cream!!" You don't argue with ERIC!!!!
Fantastic experience, fab ice cream.....a must in Avalon.
Great service from 6.5 " Irish guy, where did he come from? Girls go there!!

Visited May 2014
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