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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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“sandwiches” (46 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 8 June 2017

We loved our meal at this bistro. Staff was very friendly, food was good and prices reasonable. I ate chicken salad and y husband ate ham and chese.

Thank lfmonroe2
Reviewed 7 June 2017

If you want something not to heavy that will power you through the day then check out the Big Bear Bistro for lunch. Serving up hot and cold sandwiches this locals favorite won't break your wallet. Inside and outside patio seating. Sandwiches are healthy sized...More

Thank Kelsdog
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Great location. Expensive, but hey, it's Vail. Tasty sandwiches, nice folks working, a very pleasant lunch.

Thank EMF60
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The biggest, best food, quick, for great price! Sounds like an impossible dream for over-expensive, pretentious Vail. But true! And Gluten free delicious toast, terrific soy latte and wonderful service! A+ in Vail! The staff could not have been more humble, kind and considerate! Vail...More

Thank Meshelle B
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 27 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 18 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
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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