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Dining and Shopping in Vail

Vail is widely known for its amazing skiing and outdoor adventure, however it is also a foodie and shopping paradise. Experiencing Vail's world class dining and boutique shopping is one of the best parts of vacationing here. Lionshead has a variety of excellent dining and retail options, all within steps from Montaneros.

Check our our list of the best dining options in Lionshead Village:

Tavern on the Square - Upscale American dining with wonderful cocktails and outdoor/indoor seating at the base of Gondola 2

Vail Chophouse - Contemporary steakhouse and seafood restaurant with slopeside views and live music.

Montauk Seafood Grill - "Where the ocean meets the mountains." Montauk serves tasty seafood, craft cocktails, and a raw bar. 

El Sabor - Street tacos, jalapeno margaritas, delicious burgers, patio seating with mountain and creek views at this Mexican restaurant. 

Garfinkel's - Boasting perhaps the best deck in Vail, overlooking Gondola 2, this sports bar serves American food.

The Little Diner - A classic diner serving lunch and breakfast, offering counter and booth seating.

Blue Moose Pizza - New York style pizza recently remodeled with a full bar, indoor seating, and a patio perfect for people watching.

Bart and Yeti's - A cozy, local hangout serving East Coast bar food and drinks.

Walk just a little further (or take a free in-town shuttle) to Vail Village, and enjoy iconic restaurants like Matsuhisa, Mountain Standard, Pepi's Bar and Alpenrose.

Vail retail therapy:

Outdoor apparel and gear retailers: Arc’teryx, Patagonia, The Boot Lab, Vail Ski Tech, Salomon, Burton

Boutiques: The Golden Bear, Perch, Valbruna, Gorsuch Ltd., Lululemon

Gift shops: Annie’s, Shirt Off My Back, Charlie’s T-Shirts


Window shopping in Vail Village, Colorado

Elevation: 11,570 ft.

Vertical Rise: 3,450 ft.

Terrain: 5,317 acres

Number of Trails: 195

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