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Big Bear Bistro

297 Hanson Ranch Rd, Top of Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657-4524
+1 970-445-1007
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (41 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
297 Hanson Ranch Rd, Top of Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657-4524
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our breakfast burritos were very good, but service was pretty slow and the restaurant is a bit of a dive. Not sure if they were just shorthanded, but we didn't expect to spend so long for a "quick" breakfast. Best breakfast value we found!

Thank Argyletraveler339
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

How great is this? Sitting in the sun in Vail Village at 8,150 feet, a big cup of great coffee and a sandwich: turkey, avocado, lettuce, melted cheese, and lettuce. All delectable, all perfect. Go....you will enjoy.

Thank keithkanderson
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The food at Big Bear Bistro was so fresh and flavorful. I had the seasonal salad and my husband had the turkey sandwich. The greens looked like they were freshly picked! The place is very small so it does fill up fast.

Thank AAA36
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Had lunch here a couple of times - amazing sandwiches. Coffee is pretty decent too. One thing I done;'t like though is when you use a credit card at the counter, they turn the device around and ask you to sign and a great big...More

Thank thefrequenttraveller
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Here's a great place for lunch with good soups and sandwiches, a local vibe and reasonable prices. It's definitely worth coming off the mountain to avoid madness of the on-mountain lodges, if you have the time. And perfect for your rest day, late day, or...More

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Big Bear Bistro has a fantastic location right by Gondola One, making it very easy to grab breakfast on the way to ski or a quick sandwich once you get off of the mountain. They have very hearty portions for the price, so it's a...More

Thank dmac862017
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped on for a quick breakfast before hitting the slopes. Found a good breakfast burrito (nothing special) but the croissant French toast was out of this world. Staff was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend dropping in before a day on the slopes.

1  Thank Chris C
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This was a perfect spot in Vail Village to get eggs, pancakes, and bagel sandwiches on days we didn't want our hotel's buffet breakfast. We got it as takeout, and they did a great job packing everything up so it was easy for us to...More

1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

A quaint little restaurant with excellent food at reasonable prices. The croissant French toast is the best! Their presentation is surprisingly lovely. The staff is friendly and orders are received quickly. You won't be disappointed.

1  Thank Yokelso
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Took a break from skiing and stoped by for lunch for some epic sandwiches. The BLAT was awesome, and the chef salad was equally as good. Beats the prices and better food than you get on the mountain.

1  Thank John S
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
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09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
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
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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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