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Big Bear Bistro

#19 of 111 Restaurants in Vail
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French, American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Bistro
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297 Hanson Ranch Rd, Top of Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657
+1 970-445-1007
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8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Conveniently located at the top of Bridge Street, and featuring the BEST...
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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  • 37
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quick, healthy, and tasty eats.

This is a sandwich shop...but a very good one. They use the Boar's Head products which are on the higher end. The bread that they use is always soft and fresh and compliments their sandwich creations perfectly. There's nothing better than grabbing a cold beer and a great sandwich while tooling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Chad A
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Edwards, Colorado
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Kenilworth, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Me and my husband just had breakfast here. First the girl at the counter with the blue hair, not typical Colorado friendly. We both ordered egg white omelets, both were loaded with salt and pepper, that is something that should be asked. It came with no toast of any kind, I had mushrooms that were hard and chewy like taffy... More 

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Edwards, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a sandwich shop...but a very good one. They use the Boar's Head products which are on the higher end. The bread that they use is always soft and fresh and compliments their sandwich creations perfectly. There's nothing better than grabbing a cold beer and a great sandwich while tooling around Vail.

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Dallas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Came back after having lunch here last year. Had the tuna salad sandwich which was really good. We also got a cup of green chili which was very fresh and quite good. The big winner and what really brought us back was the arugula salad - yum. Arugula with goat cheese, candied walnuts, fresh strawberries and blueberries and a wonderful... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We stopped in here for breakfast during our weekend anniversary trip. We both got breakfast sandwiches and they were outstanding. Coffee was on point as well. Will be back for sure next time in Vail

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We arrived late in Vail and found Big Bear an hour before its closing. While the interior did not look inviting on a sunny afternoon, the little patio tables with hanging baskets of flowers was a delightful spot to sit and soak up the Vail vibe. We ordered sandwiches (the "Phoenix" and "Lumberjack") and they arrived quickly and tasted great.... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Sandwich was very delicious. The only issue was, we were asked if we wanted a pickle with it. Sure, we said. Not told that it was 25 cents for a sliver of a pickle. No biggie!

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Frisco, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Let's face it- the dining options in Vail can be a little pricey. Fortunately this place is in a great location in the village that offers both quick service and super tasty food. The vegetarian options are outstanding, and my meat eater pals said the same about their meals. The seating is limited, the one bathroom is small (and as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We really enjoyed our sandwiches here after skiing. It's just a few steps from the mountain but very tiny. Be sure to grab a seat right away then go place your order. The chicken salad was great as well as the ham and cheese. It's a no frills place but good food, service and the price is right. They have... More 

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There are plenty of sandwich and other options. The food comes out fairly quickly and tastes good. It's also located right by the river, with a few tables outside.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Nice place. Lots of choice for a small Bistro. Friendly staff with good basics. We had a Lox and Bagel and Breakfast Burrito. Both were fresh tasting and well-prepared.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 297 Hanson Ranch Rd, Top of Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-445-1007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: French, American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Bistro

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?