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Big Bear Bistro

297 Hanson Ranch Rd, Top of Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657-4524
+1 970-445-1007
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  • Very good38%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sandwiches” (46 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
297 Hanson Ranch Rd, Top of Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657-4524
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very close to the Vail ski lift and if you are in the mood for a wonderful sandwich this would be the place to go.

Thank MCFisher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised at the super fresh salads and sandwiches. Everything was delicious and staff very friendly! Great pit stop for a quick bite (large servings) and casual atmosphere! Breakfast also served all day!

Thank mary h
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We ordered an omelet with onion, ham and mushrooms. The onions were raw and the ham was piled on thick lunch meat that wasn’t cooked. The toast was cold and not buttered they did give you butter but it was so cold you couldn’t spread...More

Thank hallkristin
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We had a very good, reasonably priced breakfast at the Big Bear Bistro. The food is ordered at the counter and then brought to the table. Nothing fancy as far as atmosphere, but the food is delicious. Several in our group got the croissant french...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018

Compact and cozy atmosphere, idiosyncratic decor, friendly and efficient service, exceptionally tasty dishes - I felt like I was at home enjoying good food in my own living room. A family of four with two perpetually ravenous teenage lads brunched there 6 days out of...More

1  Thank Neil R
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Our last morning in Vail we wanted a lite breakfast after eating the 4 Seasons buffet two days in a row. This small place was perfect. It isn't inexpensive but really nothing in Vail is but the service was good as was the food.

1  Thank beernutz
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Here is the best Sandwich place in Vail !!! Just head up Bridge Street to the fountain and head a little left past Charlie's T-Shirts and just before the stream. A fantastic place!!!!

Thank Div M
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Delicious and affordable. That is hard to find in Vail. Worth checking out and am sorry I never yet too sooner. Good for solo, friends, and families. Breakfast, lunch and brunch foods; Also serving alcohol.

1  Thank Reilley B
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Perfect place to begin your skiing day at Vail and also for your daily aprês ski after 3pm. Good prices & food!

1  Thank Pablo V
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We tried a dozen restaurants in Vail and this one was definitely one of the better brunch/breakfast places. First reasonable and second great food. Only complaint would be that it's small and seating is VERY limited.

Thank robertnam
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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
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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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