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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (34 reviews)
“sandwiches” (44 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
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 2 April 2017

This place is great for a quick bite... It is super small and a little pricey but the sandwich was fresh and fast. Nice selection of craft beer and wine too.

Thank Finnegan101
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

My family wanted a hearty / yummy breakfast without paying a lot, so we followed TripAdvisor's suggestion of going to Big Bear, and we loved it. Fun, cozy / little place right near the Vail gondola with an amazing breakfast burrito. Decently priced. Definitely get...More

Thank Sergio L
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I am a bit particular about delis and sandwiches in particular. Especially in Colorado, the bread can get dry and I don't go for massive amounts of mayo to try and make up for lousy bread and meat. So I was pleasantly surprised at the...More

Thank sheri7960
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Truly the best since Daily Grind closed years ago No wine on patio.....bummer Great place to sit in the sun, but not with your wine

Thank tkotnour
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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