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“The best ice cream on Siesta Key” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Big Olaf Creamery

Big Olaf Creamery
Ranked #1 of 6 Dessert in Siesta Key
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Traverse City, Michigan
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“The best ice cream on Siesta Key”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

It's good value for the price you'll pay; there's always a gluten free choice, and their array of fudge is staggering. During the Season, expect to stand in line. Well, expect to stand in line anytime, then you won't be disappointed when you get lucky. Eat inside, on the front walk, in the gazebo across the street, or take it home--if you can wait.

Visited December 2013
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New Hartford, NY
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223 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Ice Cream deluxe!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

Patrons stand in line, but there are many employees taking orders, so the line moves along. Many flavors of delicious, creamy ice cream. A perfect end to an evening on Siesta Key.

Visited November 2013
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Fredonia, Kentucky
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

If you ever meet somebody from Sarasota, they will always rant and rave about this particular establishment. I believe there is another one in St. Armonds Circle. The ice cream is incredibly rich and I'm shocked at the amount of people that can get a large bowl of it and eat it like nothing. I've had like 5 of their flavors and everything was very good. All in all, it's pretty much worth the hype.

  • Visited January 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
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186 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Ice Cream to Die For”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

We have been going to Siesta Key once a year and the first place I want to hit as soon as I get there is Big Olaf's. Their ice cream is to die for - creamy, delicious, large, sumptuous! I always get a cone of Chocolate Mint Chip. They have a large number of flavors, many ways to serve it, and there is also fudge there. This is not a place to go to while on a diet (LOL). Don't miss out on this treat.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mokena, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Yummy, yummy, yummy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

More selections of ice cream, ice cream cones, and fudge than you could ever imagine. Being a pumpkin lover and November, I couldn't resist the pumpkin ice cream. It was delicious, creamy, rich flavored. Couldn't have been any better.
My grandsons both had Superman ice cream. They seemed to be leaping with a "higher bound" after tasting it. Everyone enjoyed the ice cream they chose. Brought home some fudge which was equally as good.

  • Visited November 2013
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