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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (37 reviews)
“sandwiches” (44 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 17 March 2017

The Arugula Salad is soooo good with blueberries, strawberries, goat cheese, candied walnuts and finished with a champagne vinagrette! The staff are very attentive and made me feel most welcome!!

1  Thank mountainmomaaaa
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My family has been there 3 times now and we have loved it every time. Great location, good prices, cheap beer and most important...excellent food. From the variety of fresh sandwiches to the breakfast menu everything has been wonderful. Good location for a lunch while...More

Thank froedad
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Great location, right in the village. Very cozy. We had great coffee and really good wine. Really nice people working there.

Thank S B
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Tiny little shop tucked away at the top of Bridge Street near Buzz's Boards. Great sandwiches loaded with fresh veggies. Very reasonably priced and piping hot chai tea latte and hot cocoa served with marshmallows and whipped cream. Perfect for a late lunch.

Thank LaLacorde
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I walked in to see what was on the menu for take away lunch, very small bistro but good menu. Enough to choose from so I ordered a chicken, avocado and salad sandwich, which was very good and really taste

Thank 444kym
Reviewed 14 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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$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
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
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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