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The Little Diner

616 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657
+1 970-476-4279
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Ranked #1 of 100 Restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Vail's Legendary Breakfast Spot! Open daily from 7 'ish' a.m. to around 2 p.m. The Diner specializes in traditional favorites and regional specialties using family recipes and the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Come by and try the house specialty German Pancake, a sweet crepe, homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, corned beef hash, or fall in love with the Eggs Benedict the owner's father "wooed" his mother with.. Serving up fast, fresh, scratch-made food to nourish your soul. Breakfast all day & Lunch after 11:30. Locally owned & operated. At the West Lionshead Plaza bus stop. The best breakfast in Vail!
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Evergreen, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This place is very small...maybe 20 seats, but the service is quick, and the food is very good. And affordable, which in Vail is a big deal.

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Avon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It's hard to find a reasonably priced restaurant in Vail that your not just paying for the name... The Little Diner isn't just a name. Fair pricing, great atmosphere and good food.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place was WAY overrated. The food was good except for the biscuits and gravy. They were pretty bad. But it was all WAY too expensive for fairly average food. We won't be returning anytime soon.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Shared a 3 pig omellette, along with a breakfast burrito. Both were very good. The burrito was topped with homemade green chili sauce and we added chorizo for the inside of it. Good service in a about 20 seat diner.i hear it gets very crowded on weekends.

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Ottawa, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Was referred here by the front desk at the Marriott, warned us it was small and hard to find a seat, but, it was well worth it. Wow were they right. We were greeted by the owner and chef and sat right away. The food was fresh and cooked to order. This man took Pride in his work. I will... More

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Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

On our visit to Vail we ate here twice. Watching meals being made in such a tiny space was amazing. The staff were warm and welcoming. the omelets and pancakes are delicious. Wish we hadn't been charged an extra dollar for asking for less spinach in our omelet,though!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is no ordinary diner. Great food and a fun time watching the exec chef & other staff. Best breakfast in Vail! Blintz with blueberries was great. Everything looked fantastic. Only regret is not going sooner.

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Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Wished we had breakfast here everyday of our visit. This wonderful diner only seats 20. Our first visit was on a Saturday morning, we arrived around 9am and had a 40 minute wait. Totally worth it! Arrived on Sunday by 8am and only had 20 minute wait. But their food is worth any wait. Make sure you try the Pannekoeken... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great for breakfast and lunch. We love to support places that are local small businesses, handcrafting great food. Try the Dutch Baby!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Expect a bit of a wait, after all its the little diner for a reason. Well worth any wait. You put your name &# in as soon as you get there . They text you when your close. So you can enjoy lyons square while you wait. Best breakfeast ... Try there oven pancakes. Dutch babbies.. Everything is great.

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Additional Information about The Little Diner

Address: 616 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657
Phone Number: +1 970-476-4279
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Café

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