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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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212 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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131 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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142 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
El Paso, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We kept it simple and ordered ice cream sundaes. This is s no frills honest old fashioned place that serves ice cream the old fashioned way. Good treat on a cool evening.

Thank Phil P
Vista, California
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

I loved the peanut butter cup ice cream from here. The waffle cones smell so amazing just walking by it draws you in for some.

Thank Alisha R

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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?