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5 Best Restaurants in Vail, Colorado

First we eat, then we do everything else

 Natalie Kowalewski
NatalieTravel Guide
5 Best Restaurants in Vail, Colorado

Make sure your body is fueled before adventuring through Colorado. Trust us when we say you're going to need it! Here are our top suggestions for restaurants in Vail, Colorado, particularly near your Wander Vail Valley home.

Westside Cafe & Market

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  • Distance from Wander Vail Valley: 1 mile 

  • Location: 2211 N Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657

  • Hours: 7AM-9PM daily

  • Phone: (970) 476-7890

  • Website: https://westsidecafe.net/ 

Westside Cafe & Market is a cozy spot for down-home cooking from breakfast to dinner. On the lunch and dinner menus, you’ll find comfort favorites including nachos, soft pretzels, salads, grilled meats, burgers, and sandwiches. 

Furthermore, they also serve beer, wine, and a variety of cocktails if you feel like going to happy hour!

Tip: Westside Cafe has had Bloody Marys on their menu since day one and it’s no wonder why - it's their most popular drink. Plus the drinks are HUGE! Be sure to try the Classic Westside Bloody Mary, the Bacon Bloody Mary or the Spicy Bloody Mary (or all three). 

Alpine Burrito Company

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  • Distance from Wander Vail Valley: 1.5 miles

  • Location: 2111 N Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657

  • Hours:  7:30AM-12:30PM Thursday & Friday; 7:30AM-11AM Saturday & Sunday; Closed Monday-Wednesday 

  • Phone: (970) 401-0864

  • Website: https://www.alpineburrito.com/ 

Alpine Burrito Company is a delicious breakfast burrito drive-through/takeout restaurant. In addition to their several varieties of burritos, they also serve breakfast tacos, quesadillas, avocado toast and coffee. Vegan and gluten-free options are available. 

Tip: This is a very small, local business run by two individuals- meaning they often run out of certain items on the menu and there are longer waits during peak times. It’s best to arrive early - trust us, they’re worth it!

Alpine Pizza Company

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  • Distance from Wander Vail Valley: 2 miles

  • Location: 555 E Lionshead Cir Unit C1, Vail, CO 81657

  • Hours:  11AM-8PM Friday-Sunday; 12PM-8PM Monday-Thursday

  • Phone: (970) 393-5553

  • Website: https://www.alpinepizzacompany.com/ 

If you’re looking for some yummy pizza after hitting the slopes, Alpine Pizza Company is the place to go. In addition to pizza, they serve wings, sandwiches, and house salads. They also offer beer, seltzers, and wine.

The Little Diner 

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  • Distance from Wander Vail Valley: 1.5 miles 

  • Location: 616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657

  • Hours: 7AM-2PM daily 

  • Phone: (970) 476-4279

  • Website: https://thelittlediner.com/ 

The Little Diner serves breakfast classics from morning to afternoon, plus hearty lunches after 11:30 with counter dining. Tip: Be sure to try the Dutch baby pancakes and the mini crepes.

Big Bear Bistro

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  • Distance from Wander Vail Valley: 3 miles

  • Location: 297 Hanson Ranch Rd, Vail, CO 81657

  • Hours: 8AM-3PM Monday-Thursday; 8AM-4PM Friday-Sunday

  • Phone: (970) 445-1007

  • Website: https://www.bigbearbistro.com/ 

Big Bear Bistro is a colorful cafe featuring simple breakfast eats and lunchtime sandwiches. The menu features sandwiches, après, and all-day breakfast. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available too.

Your stay at Wander Vail Valley also comes with an on-call concierge service that's just one text away 24/7. So if you need to make last-minute reservations, you can text Wander Concierge to help out!

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