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The Little Diner

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616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5226
+1 970-476-4279
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:45 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had biscuits and gravy, French toast, 3 pigs omelette and southwest omelette...excellent! It's very small and we had a short wait, but it was worth it.

Thank Dan N
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a new experience for me to have breakfast on a counter. It was a good one. My sister and I shared the veggie omlete. It was delicious with the perfect hashbrown. Plus we had a side of 1 pancake. It was good. The service is fast. The staff were nice. But you have to wait. We waited for 15-20... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have to be honest. I've been to the diner many times but I've stopped going because no breakfast is worth the long wait there. Now that you have to sign on an ipad, that little diner has lost it's original personality. Food is still good but for me, not worth the wait.

Thank Vail183
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved sitting at the counter watching the two cooks in their breakfast prep dance! Delicious beef crepe! Hubby loved the corned beef hash.

Thank ConMat
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My son and I ate at this great little diner. The food was excellent, the portions generous and the service great! We ate there twice and had the corn beef hash and eggs, a create your own omelette and Cheese blintz. Everything was excellent. It is truly a LITTLE diner but that have it down to a science, you sign... More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A big disappointment. Egg Benedict took forever, we asked about it and she said poached eggs just take longer. 3 minutes later, the eggs come out card as a rock. We tell the lady and she said, "I noticed they were hard we I bought them. Do you want some more?" So she noticed but didn't say anything. Another wait,... More 

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

DELICIOUS! Had a HUGE ground beef and spinach crepe. They have an iPad to sign up, and text you when it's time to come and get a seat. Friendly staff. (Bathroom needs some updating and a deep cleaning.)

Thank read_to_lead
Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Little Diner by far is the best breakfast restaurant ever but you have to wake up early to get a seat because it is first come first serve and has limited seats. But it is worth it has a open view so you can see them cooking in front of you before your very eyes and the service is... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you sit down to delicious coffee you will feel like you are in the chefs kitchen watching the magic happen as they sling breakfast right in front of you around a little bar. This place has amazing variety and the flavors are incredible. If you're from Jersey this the the only place I have been able to... More 

Thank Nspurlock
Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't mean the best in Vail. I mean the best little diner anywhere. From the moment you walk in, you are treated to the most professional staff and cleanest diner environment you'll likely ever experience. We arrived by 8am and had a 15 minute wait. By the time we left they were telling folks 45 minutes. Everyone waits, no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5226
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-4279
Vail's Legendary Breakfast Spot! Open daily from 7:00 'ish' PM To around 2:00 PM. 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?