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Big Olaf's

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220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-0798
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

You must have an Olaf, a yummy Sunday in a waffle cone! The smell of waffle cones cooking is enough to lure you over! A must have, at least once, during your stay in Avalon.

Thank lissamarri
Point Pleasant Beach
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55 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We went to Big Olaf's twice during our weekend visit to Catalina Island. The ice cream and their homemade waffle cones are sooooo good! We also felt their ice cream products were very reasonably priced, especially for a tourist area. Highly recommend this fabulous ice creamery to others. A MUST DO while visiting Catalina Island.

Thank specedtcher
Phoenix, Arizona
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212 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The line outside this place tells a lot of the story. Giant cones, delicious ice cream, lovely toppings - it's less modern/sterile and maybe has less innovative flavors than Scoops down the street, but my vanilla ice cream/chocolate topping/whipped cream/cherry cone was a pretty perfect example of a classic combination. When I go back, I'm going to Olaf's every time.

Thank Laene
Santa Clarita, CA
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133 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Splurge on their hot fudge sundae - it's good! Good customer service too. They serve Dryer's ice cream.

Thank Islandgirl53
Tustin, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

They give you a huge ice cream for like $7 with toppings! It is absolutely delicious and every child's dream!

Thank ebaez11
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

I hadn't been to Catalina in over twenty years. As a kid, I remembered the ice cream. It was fun to bring my 7-year old to enjoy Big Olaf's. Yes, it's Dreyers ice-cream. We also tried Scoops down the way, which was also good. Friendly-service with a smile.

Thank Erika I
San Diego, California
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143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

On the harbor this ice cream shop offers fresh-daily sugar cones and fills them with delicious ice-cream and yogurt. Yummy!!!

Thank Steven858
Arroyo Grande, California
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Six ~ 16 year old boys and Waffle Cones = WIN!!! They walked there everyday, I think! It's a tiny little place, but Big Olaf's is BIG on Yumminess!

Thank Krebsy724
Penngrove, California
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

The best ice cream on the island. Various cone choice and ice cream choices.Surelysomething for everyone.

Thank 2Travelers77
Avalon, California
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

You can smell the sugar cones all over Avalon. You MUST have a cone at least once each time you visit Avalon. Yummy.

Thank Shesailor1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?