Eat Your Way Through Vail Like a Local
There’s more to this mountain town than skiing
Don’t be thrown off by the lack of fresh powder this season. Why? Because Vail is a bonafide year-round destination, with a dining scene to rival the most popular of mountain towns. Below, how to spend a day eating your way through Vail like a local.
Breakfast at The Little Diner
For a solid start to your day, beeline to The Little Diner. As the name implies, the space is snug and the setup is simple—a three-sided bar with stools wraps around an open kitchen—but the breakfast staples, ranging from the famous dutch baby pancakes to huevos rancheros, are dependably delicious.
Lunch at Moe’s Original
Got a hankering for meat? Then it’s Moe’s Original BBQ you can’t miss. Owned by three Alabama natives, this popular spot does all the basics right and proper by smoking the meats in-house with fruit woods, blending their sauce from scratch, and serving everything with a healthy dose of warm, Southern hospitality.
Dinner at Matsuhisa
Nearer the village center, Matsuhisa by chef Nobu Matsuhisa offers a dimly-lit, swanky spot to sample pristine sushi and inventive Japanese plates, including broiled sea bass with truffle, soft shell crab spring rolls, and yellowtail tataki.