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The Little Diner

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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BREAKFAST SANDWICHES‎
$8.99
Hash browns $+3.95
Grits $+3.95
Steak & Eggs Wedge
Thinly sliced steak, two fried eggs, potatoes & cheese on a sub roll.
$6.95
Hash browns $+3.95
Grits $+3.95
Biscuit Sandwich
Sausage, scrambled egg & cheese on our scratch made buttermilk biscuit.
$6.95
Hash browns $+3.95
Grits $+3.95
Croissant Sandwich
Ham, scrambled egg,& cheese on a croissant.
$6.95
Hash browns $+3.95
Grits $+3.95
Bagel Sandwich
Your choice of breakfast meat, scrambled egg & cheese on a plain or everything bagel.
$8.99
Hash browns $+3.95
Grits $+3.95
Pork Roll, Egg & Cheese
Taylor ham, two fried eggs, & American cheese on a roll w/ salt, pepper, & ketchup.
$8.99
Hash browns $+3.95
Grits $+3.95
Hangover Helper Wrap
Our homemade corned beef hash, scrambled egg, & cheese in a tortilla.
SOUTH OF THE BORDER‎
$8.99
Pork green chili sauce $+1.50
Fresh homemade salsa $+1.50
Breakfast Burrito
Scrambled eggs, hash browns, diced green chiles, onion, tomatoes & cheese.
$10.99
Huevos Rancheros
Ranchero sauce & three fried eggs served on a tortilla w/ hash browns.
$9.95
Taxi Driver Special
Two fried eggs over hash browns topped w/ pork green chili & cheese.
CREPES‎
Savory
$8.99
Cheese
$9.95
Ham, Tomato, & Cheese
$9.95
Caramelized Onion Tomato & Swiss
$12.99
Joe's Special
Ground beef, egg, spinach, onion & parmesan cheese
$10.95
Veggie
Spinach, mushrooms, tomato, caramelized onion & swiss
$11.95
Cheesy Apple Bacon
House made apple-bacon topping & cheddar cheese
Sweet
$7.99
Sugar, Butter, & Lemon
$7.99
Cinnamon Sugar
BLINTZ‎
$8.99
Mini Crepe Filled w/ Sweet Cottage Cheese
Topped w/ apple-cinnamon, blueberry or strawberry fruit topping.
OMELETS‎
Served w/ toast & choice of hash browns or fruit cup or grits.
$10.95
Hash browns
Fruit cup
Grits
Southwestern
Chorizo sausage, green chile's, & our mix of cheddar & pepper jack cheese.
$9.95
Hash browns
Fruit cup
Grits
Meat
Choice of sausage, bacon, or ham & cheddar.
$10.99
Hash browns
Fruit cup
Grits
Florentine
Spinach, bacon, caramelized onion, tomato & pepper jack cheese.
$9.95
Hash browns
Fruit cup
Grits
Veggie
Broccoli, bell peppers, onion, tomato, mushroom, scallions & cheddar.
$12.99
Hash browns
Fruit cup
Grits
The Three Little Pigs
Bacon, sausage, & ham w/ cheddar
$10.95
Hash browns
Fruit cup
Grits
Denver
Ham, onions, bell pepper, scallions, & cheddar.
$9.95
Hash browns
Fruit cup
Grits
Sautéed Mushroom & Swiss
Sautéed mushrooms & swiss cheese.
$10.99
Hash browns
Fruit cup
Grits
Roma
Sweet roasted peppers, caramelized onion, tomatoes & provolone cheese.
$8.99
Hash browns
Fruit cup
Grits
Cheese
Choice‎ of cheddar, pepper jack, provolone, swiss, or American
BREAKFAST PLATTERS‎
$12.99
Jim Little's Famous Eggs Benedict
Two poached eggs served over a toasted English muffin & canadian bacon topped w/ Brian’s dad’s legendary hollandaise sauce. served w/ your choice of hash browns or grits or fruit cup.
$10.99
Biscuits & Gravy Platter
Served‎ w/ two eggs any style & choice of hash browns or grits or fruit cup.
$11.99
Corned Beef Hash
Served w/ two poached eggs & a toasted English muffin.
$12.99
Ranch Hand Breakfast
Three eggs any style, toast, a breakfast meat, & choice of hash browns or grits or fruit cup. Served w/ one of our famous pancakes.
$14.99
Pork Chops & Eggs
Two center cut pork chops, two eggs any style, toast, & choice of hash browns or grits or fruit cup.
$10.99
Cream Chipped Beef on Rye Toast
Served w/ two eggs any style & your choice of hash browns or grits or fruit cup.
$8.99
Two Egg Breakfast
Served w/ two eggs any style, toast, a breakfast meat, & choice of hash browns or grits or fruit cup.
Upgrade your toast.. to a biscuit or English muffin 1.00, or one of our famous pancakes 2.00
$10.99
Pork green chili $+1.50
Homemade sausage gravy $+1.50
Mixed Grill
Diced mushrooms, onions, green peppers, tomatoes & eggs w/ hash browns mixed together w/ your choice of breakfast meat.
COMFORT FOOD‎
Fresh blueberries $+1.99
Raspberries $+1.99
Short stack (three) $7.99
Full stack (five) $9.95
Pancakes
$8.99
French Toast
Two slices
$10.99
Pannekoeken
Often called a dutch baby or German pancake. baked to order the airy dough rises resembling a soufflé; similar to a sweet Yorkshire pudding. this popover-like confection is simply divine.
OVER THE TOP‎
$2.50
Bacon & Sautéed Apple Topping
$1.99
Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry or Strawberry Fruit Topping
$1.99
Fresh Bananas
$1.00
Whipped Cream
$1.25
Chocolate Chips
SIDE ORDERS‎
$2.99
Breakfast Meat
Bacon (2 strips), sausage patty, or thick slice of ham
$2.99
1 Egg Any Style
$2.50
Toast
Choice‎ of bread (2 slices), biscuit (1), or English muffin (1)
$3.50
Pancake
$4.50
Piece of French Toast
$5.99
Biscuits & Gravy
$5.99
Corned Beef Hash
$3.95
Fresh Berry Fruit Cup
$3.95
Hash Browns
BEVERAGES‎
Small $2.19
Large $3.29
Juice
Fresh squeezed orange or grapefruit, cranberry, apple or v8
$2.50
Hot Chocolate
$2.35
Farmer Brothers Coffee
$2.35
Black or Herbal Tea
$2.50
Fresh Brewed Iced Tea or Lemonade
$2.50
Arnold Palmer
Small $2.19
Large $3.29
Milk or Chocolate Milk
$2.35
Soda
Pepsi, diet pepsi, sierra mist, mountain dew, dr. pepper, diet dr. pepper & gatorade (g2)
About
Vail's Legendary Breakfast Spot! 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!
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Diner
FEATURES
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Exactly the type of "diner" experience you expect with a great menu and friendly staff. Counter and table service available. Rivals anything I've experienced on the east coast or NYC. Being from Philadelphia however, I would have loved to see scrapple on the menu!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mikeylovestotravel
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Little Diner is the heart of Vail's breakfast and lunch for hungry skiers going to or coming back from the slopes. The portions are immense and delicious. The coffee is hot and rich and served with a smile. For a treat, try breakfast at...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank johnX9535FL
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a "must visit" place for people who want the full Vail experience. It opens at 7 a.m., breakfast is fast, friendly, delicious and reasonably priced. The diner is clean and the service people are "with it." Two years ago you had to wait...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank MickeyJay
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I really enjoyed this place for breakfast before we headed out to the slopes! Their coffee is great! I got two eggs, sausage, fruit and toast -- all wonderful!! My husband had a biscuit sammie and hashbrowns, which he really enjoyed!! Worth...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Jen_42713
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent for breakfast. Staff was very friendly. The seating is very cramped - hence the meaning of the name “little” dinner.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank woodsfairy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to go if you are looking for a diner, or if you are looking for The Impossible Burger. We found this place because it was the only place in Vail with The Impossible Burger. We were glad we came!

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank makklo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived here about 8 am on a Sunday morning and the twenty minute wait they quoted was pretty accurate. Our pancakes, omelets and eggs Benedict were very good. The expansion a few years ago also i proved ventilation, so you no longer smell like...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank kstraveler81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing eggs Benedict!! Dined with a group of 5 and everyone was quite satisfied. Attention to detail is what makes this place excellent IMO, plate presentation is right on and although I can’t pinpoint the seasoning, the eggs bene had a unique flavor that I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank TheDolphman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This "little" diner is one of my favorite places to get breakfast! It is a great way to fuel up for a day on the slopes. Be sure to order the Dutch Baby!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank skiandsea_10
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

Hash browns are amazing!! The crepes were wonderful & the staff prompt & courteous. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank kh221903
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davidsonhillary
February 6, 2018|
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Response from thelittlediner | Property representative |
Unfortunately no.. We apologize
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Jane L
November 6, 2016|
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Response from ev390 | Reviewed this property |
They reopen November 18th for the Winter season.
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printerguy47
September 17, 2015|
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Response from Brian L | Property representative |
Hi, Yes, unfortunately we do indeed close for the off-season.. Our last day of the summer season will be Columbus Day - Monday, October 12th. We will reopen for the Winter on opening day of Vail Mounain - Friday, November... More
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