What to Eat in Vail
When you're ready to refuel after a day on the slopes, you'll have plenty of dining options to choose from, no matter your budget. You'll find a handful of eateries on the mountain (at Vail Ski Resort and Beaver Creek), but you'll likely pay a premium for the convenience and the views. Plus, you'd miss out on the local hot spots.
Before you head to the mountain, grab a hearty breakfast at The Little Diner (try the German pancakes) or Northside Coffee & Kitchen (beloved for its doughnuts). When you're ready for a casual lunch or dinner, Mountain Standard and Alpenrose are two local and visitor favorites. If you're in the mood to treat yourself to a gourmet experience, Vail has you covered there, too. Places like Elway's, Sweet Basil, Matsuhisa, La Tour Restaurant and WYLD (located in The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch) are all worth the splurge, according to recent visitors.
And, of course, no Vail vacation would be complete without enjoying the après-ski scene. Whether you're looking for a casual tavern, a sophisticated wine bar or a craft brewery, you'll find it in Vail and surrounding towns. For beer, the Vail Ale House and Crazy Mountain Brewing Company (located in nearby Edwards) both earn high marks, while Root & Flower is a hit for its wine, cocktails and trendy atmosphere. If you're on the hunt for a local watering hole, head to Bart & Yeti's or the Dusty Boot Saloon.
Find the Best Restaurants in Vail
- #1The Little Diner#1 of 134 Places to Eat in VailTripAdvisor (1056)$ - $$ | American, Cafe, Diner616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5226Read More »
- #2The Remedy Bar#2 of 134 Places to Eat in VailTripAdvisor (129)$ - $$ | American, Bar1 Vail Rd Four Seasons Resort and Residences, Vail, CO 81657-5701Read More »
- #3Almresi Restaurant#3 of 134 Places to Eat in VailTripAdvisor (225)$ - $$ | German, Austrian, European, Central European298 Hanson Ranch Rd, Vail, CO 81657-4525Read More »
- #4Annapurna#4 of 134 Places to Eat in VailTripAdvisor (231)$ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Nepali250 S Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657-5039Read More »
- #5Mountain Standard#5 of 134 Places to Eat in VailTripAdvisor (1298)$ - $$ | American, Gastropub, Grill193 E Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4549Read More »
- #6Westside Cafe & Market#6 of 134 Places to Eat in VailTripAdvisor (1094)$ - $$ | American, Cafe2211 N Frontage Rd W Ste 5, Vail, CO 81657-3937Read More »
- #7Vintage#7 of 134 Places to Eat in VailTripAdvisor (176)$ - $$ | French, European12 Vail Rd Ste 100, Vail, CO 81657-5081Read More »
- #8Game Creek Club#8 of 134 Places to Eat in VailTripAdvisor (281)$$ | American, Contemporary278 Hanson Ranch Rd, Vail, CO 81657-3610Read More »