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Big Bear Bistro

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297 Hanson Ranch Rd, Top of Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657-4524
+1 970-445-1007
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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George Town, Grand Cayman
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Working in Vail, Big Bear Bistro is a great lunch spot especially when your friends come to visit. The service was excellent (from the kitchen staff-not so much the lady at the register) and the food was yummy. Great little cozy spot and they serve beer, wine and lattes so something for everyone! I'll def be going back.

Thank Yachtlife54
Loveland, Colorado
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for a quick bite to eat before walking to the Betty Ford Alpine Garden. The tuna salad sandwich was very tasty and filled me up. My husband had the breakfast burrito and loved it. The coffee was very good as well. We ate inside because it was only 45 degrees outside (October weather), but if it was... More 

Thank 15marigold
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little place in the middle of Vail village. We had sandwiches and basil tomato soup - fresh and tasty food surprised us to be honest. Very friendly staff, laid back atmosphere makes this small place special.

Thank Alex G
The Woodlands, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We ate lunch on their little patio, which is very small but surrounded with beautiful flowers! The sandwiches were excellent.

Thank texastravelers09
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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281 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Just a walk up counter and seating area with a patio. Food was good. Service was good. Just fine for a quick bite.

Thank Sandy2645
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast .. It was very average ... Service was basically none existent . And very little effort was put into food preparation and presentation and service ... They really don't try to hard because there isn't a lot to chose from and was way too expensive for they presented to us ... 3 stars is generous

Thank Lisa H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here during our stay in Vail. They use Boar Head meats on their sandwiches. They had a nice selection of beverages and great espresso too. Our son loved his grilled cheese and our daughter enjoyed the green pork chili. The sandwiches were a little pricey, but it is Vail and it seemed to be fairly priced for... More 

Thank aaa_rose
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This place never disappoints. They serve good sized portions, plated beautiful, of quality ingredients. This is some of the best food in Vail. Pricing is fair. The staff is very friendly. I highly recommend it.

Thank a3exploring
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Wanted a quick and delicious lunch as I hiked up the mountain. It was wonderful and flavorful hummus/veggie sandwich!

Thank mustacha
Avon, Colorado
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Ordered 3 egg omelet. It came solo, that is no toast, no potatoes, no garnish. It was the smallest 3 egg omelet I have ever seen. Won't be back.

Thank Mkieler1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe, Soups, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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
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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