7 of the Best Vail, CO, Restaurants

In Vail Valley, delicious restaurants and delightful coffee shops can around every turn. With our guide to the best Vail, CO, restaurants, you can say goodbye to churning through Yelp reviews and say hello to incredible meals in a beautiful setting. Before your trip, don’t forget to request our complimentary Vacation Guide. Our expertly crafted guide is full of even more of the area’s best restaurants, attractions, and seasonal events. Planning an unforgettable getaway to Vail, CO, has never been easier.

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7 Can’t-Miss Vail, CO, Restaurants

Mountain Standard

The wood-fired ovens are more than just a way to stay warm at Mountain Standard. The restaurant uses this ancient cooking technique as a way to bring even more flavor to thier brilliant cuts of fresh salmon, beef, pork, and chicken! If you’re looking for a well- balanced middle ground between bar food and fine dining, this is a great option.

Sweet Basil

From the same owners as Mountain Standard, Sweet Basil is considered to be one of Vail’s most iconic restaurants. The restaurant has been a staple of the Vail culinary scene since 1977 and features elegant lunch and dinner menus in addition to excellent wine and cocktail options.

Pazzo’s Pizza

If you’re smart, you don’t travel anywhere without making sure there’s a reputable place to grab pizza close to your destination. For Vail, that spot is Pazzo’s Pizza. With three locations in the area, you can always guarantee that a fresh pie is always within reach for carry out or casual dining!

The Little Diner

Open at 7:00 a.m. daily, The Little Diner serves delicious, made-to-order breakfast and lunch. The restaurant is located at the West Lionshead Plaza bus stop, is Vail’s only full-service diner, and serves breakfast all day long!

Almresi Vail

Almresi adds a refreshing dash of European charm and culture to Vail’s culinary scene. Their Austrian, German, and Swiss-inspired menu adds a modern flair to traditional cuisine and is unlike any other dining experience in Vail Valley. Enjoy the romantic charm of Almresi on your next visit!


Elway’s is often regarded as Vail’s best chophouse. Sizzling cuts of perfectly cooked steak, fresh seafood, and so much more are featured on their five-star menu. If you’re planning a celebratory dinner or just want to experience the freshest bite in Vail, you can’t miss Elway’s.

Vail Ale House

Live music, 15 TVs, delicious food, and an artfully crafted beer selection are just a few of the things you’ll find at Vail Ale House. Whether you’re stopping by for happy hour or looking for a kid-friendly restaurant, you can’t go wrong here!

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