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“A Welcome New Addition to Avon” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boxcar Restaurant and Bar

Boxcar Restaurant and Bar
182 Avon Road, Avon, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
970-470-4121
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Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Avon
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Atlanta, Georgia
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237 reviews 237 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
“A Welcome New Addition to Avon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We are regulars to the Vail valley and always on the lookout for a new dining venue. This restaurant opened in the spring and is tucked away behind what was Christy's Sports. The Sports store is being renovated at the time of writing and it makes the restaurant look as though it is part of a partly demolished building. Don't be put off. Once you get inside the interior is modern and contemporary. There is a nice bar area and then a second dining room at the rear. The kitchen is fully exposed and the staff looked calm and in control despite a pretty busy dining room. The menu is interesting and the small plates are not that small. The roasted cauliflower is really good. The steak combo was very good and also the mixed greens. You should try this place before it gets known, friendly staff, well prepared food and a decent wine list. I bet we will have trouble getting a reservation come the ski season.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels, Belgium
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Best in avon,beaver creek and edwards !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Having lived on and off in the valley for 31 years, this is a terrific restaurant, the food was very innovative,different and very tasty. Very reasonably priced, good service bottom line well worth the trip ! The one suggestion for he owners of the building........ The Hoffman family please get some signage on the building and parking lot so guest know it is there, it would be great if the terrace would be open. We have eaten there three times in the last ten days.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Concord, North Carolina
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere, could use a kids menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We really enjoyed Monday night "fish and chips with a beer" special! The service was great, and the restaurant is an easy walk from anywhere in Avon. While they had a cheeseburger on the menu, it comes with a very rich cheddar cheese that did not please the palate of a nine year old. A good, but simple kids menu would be a welcome addition.

Visited July 2014
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Miami, Florida
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

From the outside it looks more like a bar and grill. The interior is acceptable but not amazing. But the food is quite amazing. This was our first time there but will definitely not be the last. My wife and I only had the apps and small plates but as these were excellent I cannot wait to return and try some of the large plates. My wife had the muscles which she adores and says these were the best ever. I had a Vietnamese sandwich and finished it to the last bite. Glad this restaurant is in Avon.

Visited July 2014
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Omaha, Nebraska
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“Go, Go, Go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

From the name and exterior, you might think this was a dive bar -- you would be absolutely wrong! Open only 3 months, the Boxcar is a wonderful, intimate environment with the BEST BURGER in Vail -- and other wonderful food as well. We met the chef (yes, chef) and was absolutely charmed by him and his description of how they develop their menu. And the value! Go before folks find this place and the prices inevitably go up.

Visited July 2014
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