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“Perfect Apres-Ski Sports Bar & Grill”
Review of Bob's Place

Bob's Place
Ranked #5 of 46 Restaurants in Avon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located in the Lodge at the Avon Center
Villa Park, CA
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect Apres-Ski Sports Bar & Grill”
Reviewed July 24, 2008

We have been coming to the Vail Valley for many years and Bob Doyle is a legend in these parts, known for creating a warm, inviting dining atmosphere, great menu and daily drink specials and more flat screen TV's and pool tables than anywhere in town. Bob's Place is a large establishment in the town of Avon, and is divided into a restaurant on one side and a terrific sports bar on the other side. The sports bar is a great place to mingle with the locals, watch a wide variety of sporting events, play pool, throw darts or just relax after a long day on the slopes with a cold beer and hot wings. We holed up there one afternoon during a big January snowstorm and found the place jumping with stranded tourist and locals alike. Since we couldn't get up the hill to our hotel at Beaver Creek we decided to stay for dinner and wait out the storm. Bob's son Chris, who is the general manager, showed us to our table and pointed out the nighly dinner specials, such as Chicken Diablo $12.50, a sauteed chicken with chipotle peppers, onions, bacon and a rosemary sherry butter sauce and the Salmon Vera Cruz $14.50, fresh salmon in a spicy vera cruz sauce, avocado garnish served with a cinnamon baked banana. Both were very well prepared and yummy! Bob's serves a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu with kid-sized portions for the little ones. The restaurant side is much quieter than the sports bar and has photos and posters of many famous Bob's (like Bob Hope, Bob Dylan, etc..) on the walls and is a great place for families who want a quality meal without the high Vail Valley prices. Before we had finished our meals, Bob, the legendary owner, came by our table to ask how our food and service was and to let us know the roads had been cleared and are now safe to drive back to our hotel. Drive slowly he said and come back tomorrow night! What times the game on, Bob!

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“la mejor noche argentina...”
Reviewed April 1, 2008

la mejor noche argentina de todo el valle !!!! buenisima esa milanesa napolitana !!!!

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WBLMN
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“Hidden treasure!”
Reviewed March 22, 2008

Food was good and prices reasonable-especially compared to over priced resort food. The atmosphere was decent-for a sports bar. No smoke and not a lot of loud music. Great placed for appetizers and to watch the game. The staff were extemely attentive and pleasant. The owners were on-site and very interactive with the patrons. They seem to truly want to make this a great place to come and enjoy the food, service and people.

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“hearty food. okay atmosphere.”
Reviewed January 8, 2008

hearty food. okay atmosphere.

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Arrowhead, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
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“Local Dive and Sports Bar”
Reviewed September 8, 2007

Bob's is that local sports bars that you would imagine would be filled with smoke but you can not do that in Colorado any more. Expect to see the local crowd here because this is place is well hidden in Avon. They serve your typical bar fare from burgers to fried food. Everything is average and what you would expect from a sports bar but it's not great. This might be an excellent choice for a place to catch a game on the tube or for a place for a reasonable meal in the pricey vail valley. They do serve a decent breakfast as well.

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