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Big Bear Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
US$5 - US$10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe, Soups, Deli
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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years and it is consistently delicious. It is a very small deli serving breakfast, lunch or snacks. The food is always fresh and beautifully presented. My favorite is the croissant French toast! They are open from 8am and close...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Yokelso
Reviewed 6 October 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).

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Diane W
Reviewed 28 September 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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cathy J
Reviewed 27 August 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bcsystems
Reviewed 2 August 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JimH983
Reviewed 15 July 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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Cary C
Reviewed 6 July 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sacsoup
Reviewed 25 June 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

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank CynIrish92
Reviewed 22 June 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.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank rebel5169
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