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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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  • 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 June 15, 2012

Boars head meat, fresh bread, I recommend the Lumberjack and Masterpiece. Call ahead for a quick pick-up

Date of visit: June 2012
Thank pwdrgrl
Reviewed June 5, 2012

Seriously, ate the same sandwich two days in a row. The Lumberjack. The first day I ate it I declared it the best sandwich I had ever eaten. That is cool. The guys and girls that work there are the real joy, though, so say...More

Date of visit: May 2012
Thank Beezman
Reviewed March 30, 2012

I love the sandwiches at Big Bear. They offer a ton of gourmet, great-tasting ingredients with unique sandwiches. My favorites are the phoenix and the treehugger - definitely worth trying, and way better than any sandwich I've found in Vail. Service sometimes can be iffy...More

Date of visit: December 2011
Thank lcoconut
Reviewed March 3, 2012

Big Bear Bistro's lunch menu is the right kind of gourmet. Not over priced like Joe's Famous Deli and infinitely better quality of ingredients and better food all around.

Thank eGotty
Reviewed March 3, 2012

excellent for a quick lunch or sandwich. good value for money, very good food, excellent service. 10% off with a crystal discount card.

Date of visit: February 2012
Thank kempy66
Reviewed February 28, 2012

Ate lunch here during a ski trip to Vail. Ii is a small place with a few table indoors and some outdoors, but the sandwiches and soups are delicious, especially their vegetarian sandwiches. We will definitely have lunch there when we ski Vail.

Date of visit: February 2012
Thank dachinoy
Reviewed February 1, 2012

We had a nice quick reasonably-priced lunch here on our 1st day at Vail. Arrived at 1120amish, so no crowds. My turkey pesto panini was excellent, as was my husband's roast beef, with generous portion sizes. Service was quick. We will eat here again.

Date of visit: January 2012
Thank sugarlandmom
Reviewed January 1, 2012

My husband ate here for lunch one day, said he had an exellent sandwich- then took us back for breakfast one day - really good breakfast sandwiches, juice choices, and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: December 2011
Thank Peggy K
Reviewed December 20, 2011

Had lunch here today. It was all a bit 'random', but when the food arrived (and it was pretty quick), it was absolutely stunning. A really great combination of meats and salads that tasted superb. Also had a great coffee which is harder to find...More

Date of visit: December 2011
Thank thefrequenttraveller
Reviewed September 5, 2011

Sept 4th was Gourmet on Gore in Vail. Lots of restaurants on the street, selling their "wares". Big Bear was one of the "favorites" with people lined up to sample the tomato, mozzarella, pesto panini sandwich. The best value on the street. Delicious. Keep up...More

Date of visit: September 2011
Thank Nancy H
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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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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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