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Bob’s Place offers a sports bar experience with a flavorful touch

Katie Coakley
EAT Magazine
EAT Bob’s Place 2 KA 12-4-18 Kristin Anderson Buffalo wings, arichoke hearts and a beer at Bob’s Place.
If you go ... What: Bob’s Place, a warm and welcoming sports bar. Where: 100 West Beaver Creek Boulevard | The Lodge at Avon Center | Avon. Cost: Breakfast: $8.50-$12.50; Lunch and dinner: $6.50-$24. Signature dish: Wings More information: Call 970.845.8556 or visit bobsplace.co.

There are few places in the Vail Valley that are as firmly entrenched in the locals’ psyche as Bob’s Place. Your first visit there is a rite of passage, whether you’re in town for a few days or a few decades. But, after one hearty breakfast, a refueling lunch after a day on the mountain or a late-night nosh session, it’s clear that Bob’s is a beacon for affordable comfort food.

Perusing the menu at Bob’s Place is like gazing into a time capsule: It includes dishes from owner Bob Doyle’s 40 years of restaurant experience here in the valley: deli favorites from The Menu (opened in 1977 in Vail), Southwestern dishes from The Jackalope (opened in 1990) and classic pub grub from Bob’s Place, which first opened its doors in Avon in 1992. Ensconced in the Lodge at Avon at Avon Center since 2000, Bob’s Place is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, hearty portions of comfort food and an almost magical array of screens that allow fans to watch multiple games from almost anywhere in the bar.

Head over for breakfast and indulge in substantial skillets and omelets or the popular breakfast burritos, tacos, huevos rancheros or tamales. One of Bob’s burgers, made from half a pound of certified Angus beef, is a favorite for lunch or dinner, or try the wings: take your pick from more than 15 different sauces. If you’re feeling parched, there’s an extensive draft beer list with plenty of Colorado craft favorites, and cocktails including 10 different mule iterations.

For families looking for an affordable dinner or friends looking for a gathering place to watch the game, Bob’s delivers affordable comfort food in warm, welcoming atmosphere. You’ve not truly visited the Valley until you’ve stopped into Bob’s Place.