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Big Olaf's

220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-0798
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (157 reviews)
“waffle cone” (82 reviews)
“scones” (29 reviews)
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220 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

good ice cream and good service, will come back again and again, plus great view! I like there ice cream compared to other places on the island, fast service, even when they are busy!

Thank Duane B
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Crowded all the time so tried it. Good but hot inside, ice cream soft, melted and staff was not happy. Other places available that I would try first.

Thank kmthkmth
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I had been wanting an waffle cone my entire trip and read these were some of the best. I was disappointed. The waffle cone was bendy and stale testing. The ends of the cone did not touch so that as the ice cream melted it...More

Thank Travel_bug99205
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We always make this one of our stops when staying in Avalon. The cones can be smelled long before you reach their location. Large cones and plenty of different flavors to choose from.

Thank janice385
Reviewed 20 July 2016

They serve Dryers ice cream. It was good and refreshing on a hot summer day. The lines get long as the day passes.

Thank SouthernCalMan
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Just had cones here, but they were great. Waffle cones are fresh made. Loved the macadamia nut ice cream flavor. Its a walk in service place- I didn't notice any tables. Staff was friendly and service was quick. Prices are good.

Thank Hhagen68
Reviewed 8 July 2016

A perfect pit stop on a bright sunny summer day on Avalon: ice cream in a cone, waffle cone, or blended into a thick milkshake or savory float!

Thank Ray Q
Reviewed 7 July 2016

It took me a while, but I now firmly believe Big Olaf's is the place to go for ice cream. My son and I split (I do get less than 50% though) the Big Olaf, which is basically a sundae in a homemade waffle cone....More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 6 July 2016

The ice cream is great! I liked the orange sherbet a lot, but I've heard the macadamia flavor is good too.

Thank Xm J
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Dreyers ice cream in a big crispy waffle cone......Yum. Sometimes there is a line....it's a tiny place, but there are lots of places outside to enjoy your cone.

Thank travelinjoan
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17 August 2015|
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Response from Marti B | Reviewed this property |
Catalina closes down early. I believe on weekends it opens by 10am and closes by 8p at the latest. People close up early there except for some restaurants and a bar or two. During the weekdays, it opens by 10a and closes... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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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