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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.

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  • #1
    Swiss Chalet - Vail
    #1 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 586 reviewsTripadvisor (586)
    $ - $$ | Swiss, European, Central European
    20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
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  • #2
    The Little Diner
    #2 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1108 reviewsTripadvisor (1108)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Diner
    616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5226
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  • #3
    The Remedy Bar
    #3 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 146 reviewsTripadvisor (146)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    1 Vail Rd Four Seasons Resort and Residences, Vail, CO 81657-5701
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  • #4
    Mountain Standard
    #4 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1346 reviewsTripadvisor (1346)
    $ - $$ | American, Gastropub, Bar, Grill
    193 E Gore Creek Dr Entrance is along the river, Vail, CO 81657-4549
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  • #5
    Vintage
    #5 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 199 reviewsTripadvisor (199)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    12 Vail Rd Ste 100, Vail, CO 81657-5081
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  • #6
    Annapurna
    #6 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 255 reviewsTripadvisor (255)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Nepali
    250 S Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657-5039
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  • #7
    Almresi Restaurant
    #7 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 252 reviewsTripadvisor (252)
    $ - $$ | German, Austrian, European, Central European
    298 Hanson Ranch Rd, Vail, CO 81657-4525
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  • #8
    Westside Cafe & Market
    #8 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1129 reviewsTripadvisor (1129)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    2211 N Frontage Rd W Ste 5, Vail, CO 81657-3937
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  • #9
    Sweet Basil
    #9 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1776 reviewsTripadvisor (1776)
    $$ | American, Bar, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Pub, Fusion
    193 E Gore Creek Dr Ste 201, Vail, CO 81657-4549
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  • #10
    Game Creek Club
    #10 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 291 reviewsTripadvisor (291)
    $$ | American, Contemporary
    278 Hanson Ranch Rd, Vail, CO 81657-3610
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  • #11
    Moe's Original BBQ
    #11 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 552 reviewsTripadvisor (552)
    $ | American, Barbecue, Grill
    616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5226
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  • #12
    Terra Bistro
    #12 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 857 reviewsTripadvisor (857)
    $$ | American, Healthy
    352 E Meadow Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4507
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  • #13
    Up the Creek Bar & Grill
    #13 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 619 reviewsTripadvisor (619)
    $ - $$ | American
    223 E Gore Creek Dr Ste 103, Vail, CO 81657-3602
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  • #14
    Ludwig’s Breakfast
    #14 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 248 reviewsTripadvisor (248)
    $$ | European
    20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
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  • #15
    Big Bear Bistro
    #15 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 231 reviewsTripadvisor (231)
    $ | American, Cafe, Soups, Deli
    297 Hanson Ranch Rd Top of Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657-4524
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  • #16
    Lancelot Restaurant
    #16 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 500 reviewsTripadvisor (500)
    $$ | American, Grill
    201 E Gore Creek Dr Ste 205, Vail, CO 81657-4520
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  • #17
    Matsuhisa Vail
    #17 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 528 reviewsTripadvisor (528)
    $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
    141 E Meadow Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4588
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  • #18
    Bully Ranch Restaurant
    #18 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 669 reviewsTripadvisor (669)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Soups, Grill
    20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
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  • #19
    Flame Restaurant
    #19 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 336 reviewsTripadvisor (336)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    1 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5701
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  • #20
    Garfinkel's
    #20 of 110 Places to Eat in Vail
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 715 reviewsTripadvisor (715)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    536 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5208
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