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Big Bear Bistro

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297 Hanson Ranch Rd, Top of Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657
+1 970-445-1007
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Big Bear Bistro. The place is small, and we enjoyed seating outside. The food was delicious, and the service was good. Big Bear Bistro is a popular place and well worth a try.

Thank Ed D
Nashville, Tennessee
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166 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Vail for a couple days for a follow up surgical visit. We didn't want the large, expensive sit down breakfast at the hotel so we decided to wander around to see what we could find. We stumbled upon Big Bear Bistro and decided to try it. They had quite a bit to choose from. I ordered... More 

Thank Beachgalxo
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely breakfast at Big Bear Bistro! They have a variety of options for breakfast and lunch. Even though it is a fast casual place, the food is beautifully presented. They have both savory and sweet crepes, and they were larger than we expected!

Thank Lindsay K
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious and reasonably priced breakfast in Vail at the cozy, friendly Big Bear Bistro. We enjoyed breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit and a gooey, warm cinnamon roll. Everything was tasty ~ Staff was friendly ~ Space was comfortable. Good value meal in this resort town. Also had a good lunch there last time we were in Vail. Definitely worth... More 

Thank Cody B
Denver, Colorado
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just wanted a inexpensive, sit-down lunch away from the crowds. What we got was huge sandwiches at a very reasonable price, an outside table with a bit of a view of the river, with shade and quiet. Also, it seemed that every person under the age of 30 also wanted to eat here. Who says the young don't have... More 

Thank msirani
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We stopped here for a quick lunch and really enjoyed it. They have a large menu full of good sandwiches and crepes, etc. It's a very small place, so it can feel a little cramped, but it's worth it.

Thank D. J
Singer Island, Florida
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Great little spot for lunch. We had the roast beef and blue cheese crepe with horseradish aioli, and Rocky Mountain root beer. It was a bit different and quite good.

Thank mcrosbur
Richmond, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Nice place to have breakfast. Great staff and food is freshly cooked. Nice variety of food menu that you can choose from.

Thank WRamsis
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to get a sandwich in Vail village. I have heard some not so good reviews about the changes here. I had to see it for myself. My sandwich was not the amazing beast it was once before. Different bread less meat and the pickle was so tiny and wilted. I will try it... More 

Thank Robert L
BBBowner, Owner at Big Bear Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Robert, we're very sorry you had a bad experience. I'd like to assure you we have used the same bread, from the same local bakery baked fresh daily since we opened 8 years ago; as it's hand made there is some variation. Same goes for the quality and quantity of Boar's Head meats, the cheeses, veggie toppings and sauces... More 

Saratoga, California
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We loved this charming little cafe. It's not pretentious - it's really homey. We had a breakfast one morning with crepes, omelettes, oatmeal and more. Everyone loved their meals. Then we returned for lunch another day. The caramelized onion and cheese quesadilla was truly tasty and they were wonderful to add guacamole for me. For apres ski it's also a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Soups, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?