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Dining in Vail with Kids This Winter

Vail is certainly known for its world-class dining, but don’t let that intimidate you when looking for somewhere to eat out as a family. To help narrow things down when heading out for a  meal in Vail, here are some of our top picks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to feed the whole family.  Most of our restaurants offer pick-up / to-go options too, so order out and carry in to the comfort of your lodge!


  1. West Side Café | West Vail at the Highline Lodge | Full-service classic breakfasts.
  2. Yeti’s Grind | Solaris Plaza | Coffee, tea, and easy grab-and-go breakfast choices.
  3. Loaded Joe’s | Vail Village | Load up with a variety of breakfast sandwiches and gourmet coffees.
  4. The Little Diner | Lionshead | Breakfast classics with locally sourced ingredients.
  5. The Tavern on the Square | Lionshead | Full-service breakfast with a view of Vail Mountain.


  1. Big Bear Bistro | Vail Village | This colorful café offers premium, natural meats, fresh-baked-daily breads, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free selections.
  2. Pazzo’s Pizzeria | Vail Village | Enjoy pizza, salads, and Italian sandwiches in a fun setting.
  3. Vendetta’s | Vail Village | Pizza, salads, and more served in a fantastic indoor or outdoor 


  4. Garfinkel’s | Lionshead | You’ll find something for everyone with views of Vail Mountain from their huge deck.
  5. Moe’s BBQ | Lionshead | Award-winning Alabama BBQ, including a variety of side dishes you’ll wish you had the recipe for!

Dinner – Casual

  1. Bully Ranch | Vail Village | Burgers and Southwestern dishes in a cozy space or out on the seasonal patio.
  2. Bol | Vail Village | Sample world flavors with small plates to share. 
  3. Los Amigos | Vail Village | The locals’ go-to spot for casual Mexican-American fare such as tacos & burgers plus margaritas, just steps from the Pirate Ship Park.
  4. Red Lion | Vail Village | This iconic establishment serves up fantastic food, tasty drinks, and live entertainment.
  5. Blue Moose Pizza | Lionshead | Hand-tossed NY-style pizza is the specialty, alongside other staples like sandwiches & salads.

Dinner – Fancier (still family-friendly)

  1. El Segundo | Vail Village | This high-energy and casual restaurant serves creative southwestern dishes and delights with an expansive kids’ menu.
  2. Sonnenalp Swiss Chalet | Vail Village | Complete your Bavarian experience with authentic, regional, hearty favorites such as Schnitzel and smooth fondue.
  3. Russell’s Steakhouse | Vail Village | This classic steakhouse pairs a casual vibe with mouth-watering steaks, and smaller portions for the kids.
  4. Lionshead Chophouse | Lionshead | Steak, seafood, and a classic kids’ menu, all to the tune of live entertainment.
  5. Almresi or AlpenRose | Vail Village | Feel like you’ve been whisked away to Europe in the authentic Bavarian setting of either of these two sister restaurants and their classic German-Austrian dishes.


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