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All 99 Vail Restaurants

The Little Diner

616 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657
+1 970-476-4279
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Ranked #1 of 99 Restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $15
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: The Diner is Now CLOSED for the off-season. 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
The Woodlands, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This place was a small hike from the Arrabelle on Vail Square, but the food was worth it. Business was pretty slow, with only 5 people in the 40 maximum occupancy restaurant. It is also pretty cool to sit at the bar and watch your food being made. I ordered the Eggs Benedict with no meat. The owner's dad created... More

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Arvada, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Little Diner is just that - little, so be prepared to wait and be flexible with the seating. The ***HOME MADE*** corn beef hash is delicious. If you are like me you want to try both the Eggs Benedict AND the corn beef hash - they will allow that change for a small fee. Pretty everything I saw served... More

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st. louis, mo
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Little Diner is a great place for breakfast but go early because seating is limited and the restaurant fills quickly. The food was delicious.

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Regina, Sask. Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Excellent breakfast. Had Denver omelette.on my list of one of the best breakfasts I ever had. Nice atmosphere, fast service, and one can watch the food being prepared. Don't miss a trip to this restaurant when visiting Vail.

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Leadville, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This place always has great food, great value, great staff! what more could a person ask for! I live out of Vail and always HAVE to stop here when were in town!

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DFW, TX
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

One of the best value & meal in the mountains. The small diner with only a counter with 20 stool serves a number of people daily "rapid fire" We were there during the week in Oct so although we had a short wait it wasn't long, during the season there is probably a line out the door SRO. Don't miss... More

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colorado
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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Traveling alone, it was a nice (tiny) place to grab breakfast/brunch--the whole place is counter service! Their eggs benedict are among the best I've ever had! The hash browns and fruit salad I had to accompany them were also quite good! I see why this place has a reputation for a wait to get in!! Definitely would eat here again!!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

we ate here the first weekend in October. This is a great little place. And I mean little. It doesn't have any tables. It only has counter seating. When we arrived almost all of the seats were filled. However, we got seated quickly. And this was about at eight in the morning. Since the place is so small the counter... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I'm no spring chicken, and breakfast is my favorite meal to eat out, so you can do the math. This place is the best breakfast we've ever found, not counting some high end places in Europe. Every dish is seasoned creatively just a bit. The corned beef hash is done differently than anything you'll ever find and it works great.... More

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Tampa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This place is amazing. Quick service, and yummy food. Have gone the last 2 days and am going back tomorrow. Best egg white veggie omelet I've ever had, and the crepes were fabulous as well!!! Highly recommend it. Staff is very friendly, including Mr. Little, the chef.

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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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Café

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