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Big Bear Bistro

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297 Hanson Ranch Rd, Top of Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657-4524
+1 970-445-1007
09:00 - 16:00
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Gladstone, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
Agryle, Texas
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132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How great is this? Sitting in the sun in Vail Village at 8,150 feet, a big cup of great coffee and a sandwich: turkey, avocado, lettuce, melted cheese, and lettuce. All delectable, all perfect. Go....you will enjoy.

Thank keithkanderson
Temecula, California
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at Big Bear Bistro was so fresh and flavorful. I had the seasonal salad and my husband had the turkey sandwich. The greens looked like they were freshly picked! The place is very small so it does fill up fast.

Thank AAA36
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314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here a couple of times - amazing sandwiches. Coffee is pretty decent too. One thing I done;'t like though is when you use a credit card at the counter, they turn the device around and ask you to sign and a great big tip sign there. I decline and feel guilty for a minute and then think -... More 

Thank thefrequenttraveller
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here's a great place for lunch with good soups and sandwiches, a local vibe and reasonable prices. It's definitely worth coming off the mountain to avoid madness of the on-mountain lodges, if you have the time. And perfect for your rest day, late day, or short day.

Thank Mark V
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Big Bear Bistro has a fantastic location right by Gondola One, making it very easy to grab breakfast on the way to ski or a quick sandwich once you get off of the mountain. They have very hearty portions for the price, so it's a great deal. The menu can be a little overwhelming because there is so many options... More 

Thank dmac862017
Laguna Niguel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped on for a quick breakfast before hitting the slopes. Found a good breakfast burrito (nothing special) but the croissant French toast was out of this world. Staff was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend dropping in before a day on the slopes.

1 Thank Chris C
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This was a perfect spot in Vail Village to get eggs, pancakes, and bagel sandwiches on days we didn't want our hotel's buffet breakfast. We got it as takeout, and they did a great job packing everything up so it was easy for us to eat in our room. Everyone was happy with their order and the coffee was good... More 

1 Thank Mark G
Atlanta, GA
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

A quaint little restaurant with excellent food at reasonable prices. The croissant French toast is the best! Their presentation is surprisingly lovely. The staff is friendly and orders are received quickly. You won't be disappointed.

1 Thank Yokelso

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Soups, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
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
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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