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Big Bear Bistro

#11 of 108 Restaurants in Vail
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297 Hanson Ranch Rd, Top of Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657
+1 970-445-1007
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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  • 41
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Breakfast is OK....lunch is better

Had breakfast here three times and various combinations of food. Overall - ok - but not great. There is a real opportunity for someone to do a decent breakfast in Vail Village. Coffee is pretty good. Lunch is much better here. I really like the sandwiches.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
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  • Lunch
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328 reviews 328 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Had breakfast here three times and various combinations of food. Overall - ok - but not great. There is a real opportunity for someone to do a decent breakfast in Vail Village. Coffee is pretty good. Lunch is much better here. I really like the sandwiches.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Dirty dishes and forks and lip stick on glasses. Hope things improve. Not too friendly today. Salad was tasty though. I would try once again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We had some sandwiches delivered so I can't comment on the atmosphere. However, the sandwich was delicious! I'm not sure what it was called but it had turkey, avocado, and a special ranch sauce!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This place is very good,fresh food,good service and waiters kind Very good prices compared to other places The highly advised to go when you're by area

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Mechanicsburg, PA
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Stumbled upon Big Bear Bistro for a coffee break while skiing. Loved what we saw and came back for lunch the same day. Seasonal salad was so fresh and yummy. Fun, little place with interesting yet inexpensive dining options. Will definitely be back!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We ate breakfast and lunch here during our stay in vail! Super! Friendly service! Made to order dishes! Just delicious!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We like the breakfast sandwiches so much that we stopped and got them for Lunch. Staff is friendly and this cozy place offers a good variety of food. Always serving Breakfast.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you tire of hotel buffets, then venture out while in Vail Village and try Big Bear Bistro. The omelets are wonderful; the breakfast sandwiches are delicious, but the favorite for our family were the breakfast burritos. They are huge and full of flavor!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We went here on a monday morning It was very inexpensive. Lots of choices sandwiches, breakfast burritos, crepes . Just place your order and pay small place but plenty of room. Two very nice ladies working there. We really enjoyed this meal. You must plan to stop by and eat breakfast or lunch. you wont be sorrry

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This has to be one of the least expensive places to eat in Vail. We ate breakfast here twice. The breakfast sandwiches are yummy! My daughter had a Nutella/Strawberry Crepe and it was amazing also. For our road trip home we all ordered sandwiches. Each sandwich had tons of meat and all of them were wonderful. Please try this wonderful... More 

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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: American, 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
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?