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Big Bear Bistro

297 Hanson Ranch Rd, Top of Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657
+1 970-445-1007
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Ranked #7 of 105 Restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Bistro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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.
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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Denver, Colorado
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63 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My friends and I ate at the Big Bear for breakfast one Monday morning. There was a good variety of dishes on offer, and everything I thought was well priced. I had the granola, berries and yoghurt which was about $5, whereas my friends, had omelets, croissants and bagels with salmon and these dishes were a little more expensive, from... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Great price for sandwiches very hot to eat inside we ate outside would of given 5 stars but they would not let you take beer or wine outside

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Additional Information about Big Bear Bistro

Address: 297 Hanson Ranch Rd, Top of Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657
Phone Number: +1 970-445-1007
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Bistro

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