Top 10 restaurants in Vail, United States

April 14, 2018 Diedre Savory

North America's biggest and most popular ski resort, Vail is an alpine village in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Long a favorite of serious skiers and jet setting celebrities, Vail now also draws a younger, hipper snowboarding crowd. Skiing is king at Vail Mountain and the Blue Sky Basin, but the area's vast splendor is perfect for hiking, biking, snowmobiling or scenery-gazing at any time of the year.
Things to do in Vail

1. The Little Diner

616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5226 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 20 +1 970-476-4279
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 903 reviews

The Little Diner

Our remodel is almost done! No Really! We will be open sometime between November 1st & 2nd. Sorry for the delay, but were just buttoning the last few details up and passing all our final inspections. Please be sure to check out our progress on Facebook. We hope to see you soon! Vail's Legendary Breakfast Spot! The Diner specializes in traditional favorites and regional specialties using family recipes and the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Come by and try the house specialty German Pancake, a sweet crepe, homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, corned beef hash, or fall in love with the Eggs Benedict the owner's father "wooed" his mother with.. Serving up fast, fresh, scratch-made food to nourish your soul. Breakfast all day & Lunch after 11:30. Locally owned & operated. At the West Lionshead Plaza bus stop. The best breakfast in Vail!

Reviewed By Heidi K - Colorado

If you love a diner atmosphere and diner-style grub, this is the best place in Vail.

We've eaten breakfast here a number of times and we love sitting at the counter. The little kitchen runs like a sort of diner ballet and it's thoroughly entertaining to watch.

There's always a wait, but it's worth it. It's quicker if you're willing to take a counter spot.

They have an awesome staff that is always so, so nice, even when the place is packed. The owner/executive chef always seems to be present.

We've eaten a variety of menu items here and you just can't go wrong. We're still talking about my husband's Dutch Baby that he ordered the first time we were here. They are absolutely HUGE!!!

If you're in Vail, you have to eat at least one breakfast here. On our recent three-night stay we ate there twice!

2. Annapurna

250 S Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657-5039 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Indian, Asian, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 17 - SGD 26 +1 970-476-7812
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 157 reviews

Annapurna

Reviewed By SNMK - Philadelphia, PA

Enjoyed dinner at Annapurna! Food and service were both excellent. The restaurant is located in the Evergreen Lodge at Vail, so it's easy to find, and there is plenty of free parking. Prices were reasonable, and portion sizes were large! Would definitely return when I am in Vail!

3. Westside Cafe & Market

2211 N Frontage Rd W, Ste 5, Vail, CO 81657-3937 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 970-476-7890
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 960 reviews

Westside Cafe & Market

Established in 2002, The Westside Cafe quickly became a local's favorite. 11 Years later, The Westside Cafe has won numerous awards and accolades for their consistently great food & service. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in a relaxed, olde Colorado themed atmosphere. Great for one or for the entire family, kids are welcome. Consciously priced, amazing value, The Westside Cafe!

Reviewed By Caribtraveler - Cincinnati, Ohio

While in Vail for a wedding my husband and I came across this restaurant for breakfast. I can't even remember how many types of Eggs Benedict they offered but it was a lot and the several I tried were DELISH!!! The staff was super friendly and helpful. Huge mugs of coffee/tea. Large servings! Huge cinnamon rolls!!! Dog friendly tie ups (like a horse in a western) with water dishes on their outside front porch. Only con is that they share restrooms with the Mexican restaurant next door. Not a big enough reason to miss out on this Cafe!

4. Mountain Standard

193 E Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4549 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer American, Gastropub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 52 +1 970-476-0123
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Mountain Standard

From the creators of the legendary Sweet Basil in Vail Colorado, comes a fresh, innovative new restaurant. Aptly named Mountain Standard, this rustic and relaxed tavern aims to set a new standard in the Vail valley by using an ancient form of cooking.The majority of Mountain Standard’s menu is prepared via the most primal cooking method: over an open and live wood fire. The only restaurant in the valley to devote themselves to this age-old way of cooking, the food at this exciting new restaurant has rustic, bold and honest flavors, focusing on the purest ingredients in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond.Service, like the cuisine, has that perfect balance of providing a first class dining experience with a more casual vibe. There is no smoke and mirrors here – no fuss – just simple, honest, from the heart service and cooking. The beauty of the creek side location is mirrored by the high energy vibe of this dynamic restaurant.It is this energy, outstanding service, and hand crafted food that enables Mountain Standard to offer a truly unique dining experience, approachable and enjoyable to everyone.

Reviewed By guillermomZ8284JK - Houston, Texas

This place is definitely good. Most places that you find around are burger joints and this one definitely has a good selection. Don't forget to order a margarita!!! I'm from Texas and we have some really good margaritas, but this one is definitely up there.

5. Sweet Basil

193 E Gore Creek Dr, Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549 Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner SGD 33 - SGD 66 +1 970-476-0125
Excellent
65%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sweet Basil

Voted #1 in Colorado by Zagat Survey, Sweet Basil has been a must for travelers and locals alike since 1977. The cuisine is creative contemporary American utilizing many cultural influences from around the world. Located in the heart of Vail Village, the restaurant blends fine dining with a captivating trendy energy.

Reviewed By Aaron R

Sweet Basil never disappoints. If you're looking to spoil someone for a special occasion then this is the place. The food is always incredibly tasty and memorable! The service is consistently great and friendly. We've only had once "incident du arrogance" over a half a dozen times and I haven't seen that snobby waiter since.

6. The Remedy Bar

1 Vail Rd, Four Seasons Resort and Residences, Vail, CO 81657-5701 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 8 - SGD 59 +1 970-477-8667
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

The Remedy Bar

With a backdrop of floor-to-ceiling windows displaying uninterrupted mountain views and an expansive patio illuminated by firepits year round, The Remedy is the ideal destination in Vail to unwind, socialize and imbibe. The provocative bar program will serve up playful concoctions, inventive elixirs and a twist on classic cocktails reflective of the bar's namesake. Enjoy sporting events on our 165" television or renowned local musicians at the lively après scene.

Reviewed By MBarb10 - Denver, Colorado

Stopped by for early evening drinks and apps. They are will known for their handcrafted cocktails, with an Old Fashioned at the top of popularity. Muddled with care results in a delicious drink. Enjoyed the ahi tuna appetizer and was pleasantly surprised to receive the cheese dip complementary snack. Bartenders and wait staff are friendly and attentive. Nice outdoor seating. And if you need a sports fix, there are multiple TVs inside.

7. Game Creek Club

278 Hanson Ranch Rd, Vail, CO 81657-3610 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night SGD 33 - SGD 131 +1 970-479-4280
Excellent
70%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 257 reviews

Game Creek Club

Reopening June 20th for Summer dining! Game Creek Restaurant is located at 10,300 feet, at the top of Vail Mountain. Enjoy a gondola ride and cozy snow cat ride or shuttle in the summer to an elegant European chalet, where the ambiance is charming and the memories are long-lasting. Renowned for the fabulous view, Game Creek Restaurant features modern American style cooking with regional and seasonal ingredients. The menu is comprised of contemporary dishes and Game Creek favorites. Game Creek Restaurant offers an award-winning and extensive wine list, and personalized service. More than simply a restaurant high above Vail, Game Creek Restaurant has emerged as a true culinary destination. Adults choose from a 3, 4, or 5 course prix fixe menu, and a special 3-course children's menu is also offered. Open for Dinner December through April, and for Dinner and Sunday Brunch June 20th through Labor Day.

Reviewed By sergio r - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Oasis for members and guests, with many lunch options and attentive service. No wonder members repeat the experience often; well managed.

8. Up the Creek Bar & Grill

223 E Gore Creek Dr Ste 103, Vail, CO 81657-3602 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 970-476-8141
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 503 reviews

Up the Creek Bar & Grill

Reviewed By HMarieH - Edina

This is a lovely, low key restaurant located on Gore Creek in Vail. We chose to eat lightly, one glass of white wine each, I had the jumbo lump crab cake and my friend had the quinoa cake. Both items were excellent, instead of dessert we lingered over a cup of tea. I was taken aback by the bill, the total was $90.00 without tip.

While our meal was delicious and beautifully prepared, I thought it was pricey.

9. Swiss Chalet - Vail

20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Austrian, Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 41 - SGD 79 +1 970-479-5462
Excellent
58%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 347 reviews

Swiss Chalet - Vail

Reviewed By Laura G - Lynn Haven, Florida

If fondue is your bag, you can't go wrong here. We had both the cheese, and meat. The decor makes you think that you are in Germany or Switzerland. It reminded us of a recent trip to Zermatt. It is more memorable than a standard restaurant with the usual meat and potatoes.

10. Moe's Original BBQ

616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5226 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Barbecue, Grill Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 970-479-7888
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 504 reviews

Moe's Original BBQ

Moe's Original BBQ is a Southern soul food revival with food prepared fresh daily with recipes passed down for generations.

Reviewed By TabbTiger - Yorktown, Virginia

family pack was great option after arriving to Lionshead. The pulled pork was flavorful and not too fatty (we supplied the buns to make pulled pork sandwiches). The BBQ sauce gave a good zing. The baked beans were awesome with the marinated slaw tasting fresh and crisp. Four of us were full for $30. Not easy to do in Vail.

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