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

10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company

Vail Valley Restaurant
227 Bridge Street, Vail
(970) 524-2580

Named with a nod to the famed 10th Mountain Division soldiers who trained nearby to fight historic mountain battles in WWII, Vail's 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company is a premier distillery with a beautiful tasting room that overlooks Gore Creek in Vail Village. Here you'll be able to taste and purchase the company's whiskey, vodka, cordial and moonshine products crafted from locally sourced ingredients.... read more

Named with a nod to the famed 10th Mountain Division soldiers who trained nearby to... read more

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

Chronic Tacos

Vail Valley Restaurant
50 E. Beaver Creek Boulevard, Unit A101, Avon
(949) 680-4602

Chronic Tacos offers a fun, lively and upbeat environment and plenty of choices for the entire family. The menu allows you to design your own meal by first picking your base, such as a burrito, tostada or salad. Next pick your protein — meat, fish, shrimp or vegetarian — and finally add your choice of specialty items and sides. Chronic Tacos uses all-natural proteins and... read more

Chronic Tacos offers a fun, lively and upbeat environment and plenty of choices for the... read more

Etown kitchen + bar

Vail Valley Restaurant
295 Main Street, Unit C4, The Riverwalk, Edwards
(970) 926-4080

For the past 10 years, Etown has been a popular hangout among Edwards residents, Vail Valley locals and visitors alike. A steady stream of hungry and thirsty folks comes through the restaurant all week long, but traffic really swells on game nights and Fridays. This is thanks to Etown’s 16 TVs, affordable food and beverages, comfortable atmosphere and stellar location in Riverwalk. The restaurant pulls... read more

For the past 10 years, Etown has been a popular hangout among Edwards residents, Vail... read more

Gore Range Brewery

Vail Valley Restaurant
105 Edwards Village Boulevard, Edwards
(970) 926-2739

A friendly, casual atmosphere sets the scene for anyone looking to sample handcrafted microbrews, wolf down a burger or catch a football game at Gore Range Brewery. The brewery attracts locals and visitors all year round thanks to its large patio, daily happy hour specials, tasty grub (which features classic American pub fare such as wood-fired pizzas, salads, sandwiches, onion rings, nachos and dishes that... read more

A friendly, casual atmosphere sets the scene for anyone looking to sample handcrafted microbrews, wolf... 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

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

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

Minturn Saloon

Vail Valley Restaurant
146 Main Street, Minturn
(970) 827-5954

Boasting one of the oldest structures in town, Minturn Saloon has been serving Minturn residents since 1901. Complete with old wooden floors and plenty of character, this popular spot is known for its lively atmosphere and high-quality Mexican and American food. In addition to an extensive beer and wine list, Minturn Saloon specializes in burritos, margaritas, salads, guacamole and homemade jellies. All meats come from organic... read more

Boasting one of the oldest structures in town, Minturn Saloon has been serving Minturn residents... read more

Mountain Resort Concierge

Vail Valley Restaurant
PO Box 2953, Vail
(970) 460-4719

Mountain Resort Concierge is a luxury management company that offers one-stop shopping for all of your vacation needs. The goal of the company is to exceed the expectations of customers by providing an all-in-one hospitality experience. Just book your accommodations, and Mountain Resort Concierge will contract third party vendors to handle the details. Services range from restaurant reservations to plane flights, child care to concert... read more

Mountain Resort Concierge is a luxury management company that offers one-stop shopping for all of... 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