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“Better Than Ale Houses”
Review of Big Bear Bistro

Big Bear Bistro
Ranked #27 of 124 Restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Dining options: Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Much prefer Big Bear over the Ale House chain. Good food, moderately priced. Tends to be noisy at peak times. If weather permits, I recommend sitting on patio...makes for a much nicer experience. My favorites: goat cheese and walnut salad; garlic smashed potatoes; baby back ribs.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We ate there twice during our stay in Dec 2012 - located in Vail Village walking distance from Mountain Plaza ski slope gondola and from the Lodge at Vail. Small place with a nice selection of sandwiches and salads and soups. As a vegetarian i found the salads fresh satisfying and compared to other Vail eateries this one was reasonable. they did run out of teh soup i wanted early in teh day. we will return again in our next visit.

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Terrible experience at the Big Bear. When manager was told there was a problem with food, response was in essence "too bad." Never seen such unresponsive arrogant treatment from restaurant staff and management. Bathroom was filthy: soap container was filled with water! Health department should investigate. Stay away!

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1  Thank Donald S
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

My family of 4 had several breakfasts and a couple of lunches during our stay in Vail. It was recommended by the front desk person at our hotel.
It was a solid option for us for quick, economical and delicious eats.

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1  Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Small sandwich shop with really good unique sandwiches. A great find known by locals. Nothing fancy, but really good, custom made food.

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