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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sandwiches” (48 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
297 Hanson Ranch Rd, Top of Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657-4524
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

The bistro is small and the seating is very tight. Maneuvering between the tables and chairs outside was a challenge. We really enjoyed the food – Arugula Salad (fresh veggies and fruit) and The Pearson (amazing sandwich).

Thank Diane W
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed sitting outside with the flowers in the little patio area. The green chili with pork, which was the soup of the day, was amazing. The sandwiches we ordered were good, and the staff was friendly.

Thank Cathy J
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The Big Bear Bistro offers a simple menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They open at 8am and surprisingly no many options in Vail for breakfast. I had the Alex that was your standard eggs, sausage, and potatoes. It was ok. I though the lunch...More

Thank bcsystems
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

This vey small place offers a decent, quick breakfast with pretty good coffee. You stand in line to order and they bring food to your table. Oatmeal is instant and omelets (lots of ingredients to mix and match) are good, if not great. Not cheap,...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Walked past the small restaurant several times walking from Tivoli Lodge into Vail and finally decided to give it a try. Sure glad we did. Very welcoming staff - almost seems like a family-run restaurant. I had the Croissant French Toast - great take on...More

Thank Cary C
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Highly recommend Big Bear if you want a delicious salad or sandwich. The staff is friendly and the service wonderful.

Thank sacsoup
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

My family stopped here after our segway tour. My tuna salad sandwich on a croissant was one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had. My wife had the BLAT and loved hers as well. We sat out front in the beautiful weather and I enjoyed...More

1  Thank rwk212
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Best omelette I've ever had! Very good service and so many options to choose from 😋 I would definitely come back!

1  Thank CynIrish92
Reviewed June 21, 2018

the staff were very friendly and courteous. we ate lunch there after the Segway tour and enjoyed it very much. my wife had the chef salad and I had the masterpiece sandwich.when we go back we make a point to eat there again.

Thank rebel5169
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Very close to the Vail ski lift and if you are in the mood for a wonderful sandwich this would be the place to go.

Thank MCFisher
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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