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Big Bear Bistro

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297 Hanson Ranch Rd, Top of Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657-4524
+1 970-445-1007
09:00 - 16:00
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Severna Park, Maryland
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The biggest, best food, quick, for great price! Sounds like an impossible dream for over-expensive, pretentious Vail. But true! And Gluten free delicious toast, terrific soy latte and wonderful service! A+ in Vail! The staff could not have been more humble, kind and considerate! Vail needs more of this!

Thank Meshelle B
mount dora
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This place is great for a quick bite... It is super small and a little pricey but the sandwich was fresh and fast. Nice selection of craft beer and wine too.

Thank Finnegan101
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

My family wanted a hearty / yummy breakfast without paying a lot, so we followed TripAdvisor's suggestion of going to Big Bear, and we loved it. Fun, cozy / little place right near the Vail gondola with an amazing breakfast burrito. Decently priced. Definitely get the breakfast burrito if you have an active day ahead!

Thank Sergio L
Breckenridge, Colorado
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I am a bit particular about delis and sandwiches in particular. Especially in Colorado, the bread can get dry and I don't go for massive amounts of mayo to try and make up for lousy bread and meat. So I was pleasantly surprised at the deliciousness of the Big Bear sandwiches - great ingredients - I went for the turkey... More 

Thank sheri7960
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Truly the best since Daily Grind closed years ago No wine on patio.....bummer Great place to sit in the sun, but not with your wine

Thank tkotnour
Eagle, Colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The Arugula Salad is soooo good with blueberries, strawberries, goat cheese, candied walnuts and finished with a champagne vinagrette! The staff are very attentive and made me feel most welcome!!

1 Thank mountainmomaaaa
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My family has been there 3 times now and we have loved it every time. Great location, good prices, cheap beer and most important...excellent food. From the variety of fresh sandwiches to the breakfast menu everything has been wonderful. Good location for a lunch while skiing and also for a beer etc Après or dinner.

Thank froedad
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Great location, right in the village. Very cozy. We had great coffee and really good wine. Really nice people working there.

Thank S B
Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Tiny little shop tucked away at the top of Bridge Street near Buzz's Boards. Great sandwiches loaded with fresh veggies. Very reasonably priced and piping hot chai tea latte and hot cocoa served with marshmallows and whipped cream. Perfect for a late lunch.

Thank LaLacorde
Gladstone, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I walked in to see what was on the menu for take away lunch, very small bistro but good menu. Enough to choose from so I ordered a chicken, avocado and salad sandwich, which was very good and really taste

Thank 444kym

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 297 Hanson Ranch Rd, Top of Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657-4524
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-445-1007
Conveniently located at the top of Bridge Street, and featuring the BEST Gourmet Sandwiches in the Vail Valley, we offer Boar's Head meats, fresh veggies and organic bread baked fresh daily! We also offer Rudi's organic gluten-free bread, natural whole-wheat, or a variety of tortilla wraps. We also offer great quick breakfasts, as well as beer, wine, crepes and numerous apres selections.

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