During a Vail ski day, it's important to stop for a midday re-fuel. If you prefer to have lunch on the mountain instead of in your vacation rental, you're in luck. There are many on-mountain dining options at Vail Resort. Here are our top picks, whether you're looking for fine dining or grab-and-go. Check out your Vail ski map to find any of these restaurants!
Note: Some of these restaurants are open for the summer season as well, so you can stop in during a day of hiking or mountain biking. Check each restaurant's hours for details.
Ski in to The 10th, located at the top of the Gondola One. You'll love soaking in the spectacular views of the Gore Mountain Range during a day of skiing or Vail mountain biking. Relax and sit outside on their patio while enjoying their herb-roasted chicken pot pie or winter vegetable ratatouille. Sip on their signature cocktails or local beer in between runs. The 10th is the perfect place to wine and dine with family and friends!
Stop in Bistro Fourteen for lunch or dinner after a day of skiing or Adventure Ridge. Bistro Fourteen offers with a spectacular view of Holy Cross Mountain — the perfect place to watch the sun go down and catch Colorado mountains alpine glow!
Enjoy a magical night in the mountains at Game Creek, one of the best restaurants in Vail, Colorado. This upscale restaurant is located in the heart of Vail Mountain with snowy 360-degree views. A ride on a snowcat through Vail's ski slopes is the only way to get to Game Creek. You'll enjoy an exquisite 4- or 5-course meal of European-style cuisine. The menu offers a variety of entrees like the Colorado lamb rack with mint herb crust, garlic polenta, carrot, cauliflower, and rosemary or trout with hazelnut brown butter, duck confit fingerlings, haricot verts, and lemon. Finish the course with their delicious duo of chocolate dessert.
For a more casual lunch, stop at Mid-Vail, which offers a variety of food for everyone. The cafeteria-style eatery makes it easy to eat and head out to slopes at your own convenience. Choose from pizza, burgers, pasta, or sandwiches. It is a great stop for a beer or a cup of hot cocoa to warm up in between runs.
Two Elk is a great breakfast spot before you head to the Back Bowls — or on your way back! Located at the top of Chair 9, stop in for casual American cuisine like pizza, wraps, or pasta. Or warm up with soups and chili!
Take Game Creek Express up for BBQ with a view at Wildwood Smokehouse! For a fast and filling lunch, Wildwood serves BBQ favorites — ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, and soup — to warm you up before your next snowy turns.
Starving, but still want to ski? Buffalos in Bachelor Gulch is a great stop for a quick lunch of sandwiches, and salads, and baked goods to give you energy for the remaining ski day!
If you’re in need a dinner by the fireplace, Belle’s Camp is located at the top of Chair 37 with a cozy cabin atmosphere! Warm up with casual American cuisine for breakfast or lunch!
Marketplace at Eagles Nest is a great meeting place for lunch for the whole group! There are options for all palates and preferences: burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups, and burritos!
Head down Avanti for a special treat of waffles covered in your choice of sauces at Waffle Way!
Baked treats and coffee, what more can you ask for?! Grand Press Coffee Shop is located at the top of Eagle Bahn Gondola
Grab a hot dog at Dawg Haus on your way to your next run in Blue Sky Basin, located at the bottom of Pete's Express Lift.