Vail Valley Restaurants

If you like to eat, you’ve arrived! The Vail Valley has sumptuous eateries, diners, cafes and even five-star restaurants. Foodies, rejoice! Vail restaurants are known for their creativity and varied menus. Dive into a sushi meal, nosh on an organic, free-range burger, take a break for a fresh-pressed green juice or put your diet on hold and enjoy fondue, thick-cut steaks and chicken burritos doused in green chili. There isn’t a chance to go hungry, nor is there a reason to have a boring meal while at a Vail Valley restaurant. Check out authentic Mexican in an Edwards restaurant, or a have a meal in an authentic saloon in a Minturn restaurant. If you don’t have time for a multi-starred, sit-down meal, visit a diner, café or sandwich shop for yum on the run. Avon restaurants and those in EagleVail offer down-home fare, delicious meals and more of a value. However, head up to a Beaver Creek restaurants for some of the best meals in the country. You can arrive to dinner by horse or sleigh or simply walk through the pedestrian village to an scrumptious Italian restaurant. Peruse the wine menu as you tempt your taste buds. Head west to the Wolcott, Gypsum and Eagle restaurants for a more sedate feel but no less of a delicious meal. Sports bars and breweries keep the dining atmosphere lively through Vail Valley restaurants. 

Delicious Options at Vail Valley Restaurants

One of the best part of dining at a Vail Valley restaurant is that you don’t have to dress up to eat like a king or queen. Enjoy a meal from a renowned chef, even if you choose to wear jeans to dinner. There will be no fuss and no pretension, but there will be plenty of good food. If you’re not quite up for a four-course meal, the offerings at a Vail Valley restaurant are just as delicious but without a scene. Fast-casual restaurants with healthy meals, fast service and interesting menu offerings are peppered throughout the Vail Valley and are definitely worth a visit. Don’t forget, however, the importance of coffee. No one else in the Vail Valley does! Locals love their Joe, cappuccinos, lattes, espressos and every variation thereof. It’s hard to climb a mountain or ski down a mountain without enough caffeine and maybe just a little sweet something to keep you energized and ready to go. And, what better way to end the day than with a hand-crafted beer, locally made spirit or Colorado wine? We have it all here, get your buzz, get your food and enjoy your time in the happy valley.

Restaurants in Vail Valley by Area

Vail | Beaver Creek | Minturn | Avon |  Edwards | Down Valley

Restaurants in Vail Valley by Category

Big Bear Bistro

Vail Valley Restaurant
304 Hanson Ranch Road, Vail
(970) 445-1007

Big Bear Bistro is a small space with bigtime deli sandwiches, and its Vail Village location — a short walk from Vail's Gondola One — makes it close enough for a breakfast sandwich on the way to the slopes or a mid-day break from mountain activities. Big Bear Bistro serves breakfast all day, but this place is known for its gourmet sandwiches that come stacked... read more

Big Bear Bistro is a small space with bigtime deli sandwiches, and its Vail Village... read more

Blue Moose Pizza

Vail Valley Restaurant
675 Lionshead Place, #170, Vail
(970) 476-8666
76 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek
(970) 845-8666

With locations in Vail's Lionshead and Beaver Creek, Blue Moose Pizza is a favorite for locals and caters to families, events or groups of any size. This lively, upbeat pizzeria offers a wide variety of appetizers, sandwiches and Italian entrees as well as a kids' menu. Build your own pizza by choosing your favorite handmade crust and toppings or choose from one of the specialty... read more

With locations in Vail's Lionshead and Beaver Creek, Blue Moose Pizza is a favorite for... read more

Bully Ranch

Sonnenalp Hotel
Vail Valley Restaurant
20 Vail Road, Vail
(970) 479-5460

At Bully Ranch, you'll get the sense of an eclectic collision between Europe's old-world influences and the American Wild West. Located within the Sonnenalp Hotel, a place well known for its classy, Bavarian-inspired style, Bully Ranch is a casual restaurant that serves lunch and dinner from a menu of items familiar to the American West: burgers, wings, ribs and wraps. When live music is in... read more

At Bully Ranch, you'll get the sense of an eclectic collision between Europe's old-world influences... read more

Hovey and Harrison Bakery

Vail Valley Restaurant
56 Edwards Village Boulevard, Edwards

Hovey and Harrison is a brand new cafe located in Edwards, and it's both a bakery and a market. The menu features artisanal breads, pastries, farm-fresh produce, homemade dishes and take-away meals. Some of breakfast items include options such as a fried chicken biscuit with spicy mayo and peach, a farm breakfast with pork sausage and sourdough toast or a bitter greens salad with a... read more

Hovey and Harrison is a brand new cafe located in Edwards, and it's both a... read more

King’s Club

Sonnenalp Hotel
Vail Valley Restaurant
20 Vail Road, Vail
(970) 479-5464

A small gathering spot tucked inside of Vail's iconic Sonnenalp Hotel, King's Club feels like a secret getaway made just for you and your close friends. Open only in the evening hours, King's Club features live entertainment and special events to be enjoyed in a comfy setting that's warmed by a glowing fire. German beers, artisan cocktails and wine selections are available to complement a... read more

A small gathering spot tucked inside of Vail's iconic Sonnenalp Hotel, King's Club feels like... read more

Loaded Joe's

Vail Valley Restaurant
227 Bridge Street, Suite C, Vail
(970) 479-2883
82 E. Beaver Creek Boulevard, Suite 104, Avon
(970) 748-1480

With locations in Avon and in Vail Village, Loaded Joe's is the place to caffeinate, grab a snack or wind down after a day full of mountain adventures. Breakfast offerings at both locations include sandwiches, burritos and bagels, and the Avon location has a more extensive breakfast menu with options that include French toast and egg scrambles. Burgers, soups, salads and pub fare are served... read more

With locations in Avon and in Vail Village, Loaded Joe's is the place to caffeinate,... read more

Ludwig's

Sonnenalp Hotel
Vail Valley Restaurant
20 Vail Road, Vail
(970) 479-5429

Tucked inside of Vail's Sonnenalp Hotel, Ludwig's gets creative with European cuisine in offering gourmet gluten-free dining without sacrificing full flavor. Since 2014, every item on the Ludwig's menu, including its housmade pastas and breads, is created without gluten, a fact that highlights the culinary team's creativity. The Ludwig's setting is elegant, and its wine list is extensive. The Sonnenalp's Bavarian influences provide charm, and... read more

Tucked inside of Vail's Sonnenalp Hotel, Ludwig's gets creative with European cuisine in offering gourmet... read more

May Palace

Vail Valley Restaurant
2109 N. Frontage Road W., Suite A, Vail
(970) 476-1657

May Palace is a longtime West Vail restaurant that serves traditional Chinese dishes in addition to Asian fusion entrees. Expect to find classics such as egg rolls, sweet and sour chicken,  beef and broccoli, and fried rice. The menu is extensive and offers most Chinese food favorites. At the May Palace bar, you can escape the high-season crowds in Vail Village and relax while catching... read more

May Palace is a longtime West Vail restaurant that serves traditional Chinese dishes in addition... read more

Maya

Vail Valley Restaurant
126 Riverfront Lane, Avon
(970) 790-5500

If you're after upscale, modern Mexican food served in a swanky setting, don't miss out on Maya with its tequila bar and scenic outdoor patio. Maya serves classy cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a happy hour as well as an extensive wine and cocktail list. The dinner menu features traditional soups, salads, tacos and enchiladas as well as specials, such as slow-roasted... read more

If you're after upscale, modern Mexican food served in a swanky setting, don't miss out... read more

Nova Guides

Vail Valley Restaurant
7088 Highway 24, Red Cliff
(719) 486-2656

If you're looking to enjoy a wide array of classic Colorado activities, Nova Guides in Red Cliff is your one-stop spot. During the summer take a jeep or ATV tour, enjoy whitewater rafting or fishing or even try out the popular paintball. In winter take a guided snowmobile tour or a top of the Rockies tour in a snow coach. In addition Nova Guides has a... read more

If you're looking to enjoy a wide array of classic Colorado activities, Nova Guides in Red... read more

Prosit

Vail Valley Restaurant
82 E. Beaver Creek Boulevard, Unit 108, Avon
(970) 949-7730

Prosit, which means "cheers" in German, originally opened in Frisco in 2010. Now this quaint beer hall, serving top-notch beers, wines, sausages and other great menu items will be opening a branch in Avon. In addition to a wide selection of both draft and bottled beers, Prosit also offers an array of cheeses, Bavarian pretzels and other snacks. Some of the popular selections include Pheasant, Mushroom... read more

Prosit, which means "cheers" in German, originally opened in Frisco in 2010. Now this quaint... read more

Root & Flower

Vail Valley Restaurant
225 Wall Street, Suite 103-A, Vail
(970) 763-5101

At Root & Flower, a tiny space located on one of Vail's bustling side streets, you'll find hugely exciting wine and cocktails. Breakfast bowls, small plates, soups, salads and sandwiches are also available. With a carefully curated wine and drinks menu, this is the place for a true beverage connoisseur — or for someone who wants to become one. While Root & Flower can become... read more

At Root & Flower, a tiny space located on one of Vail's bustling side streets,... read more