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The Little Diner

616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5226
+1 970-476-4279
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pancakes” (144 reviews)
“dutch baby” (34 reviews)
“german pancake” (26 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5226
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful breakfast joint We sat at the bar which was very comfy and were able to watch the cooks. Great menu with lots of options. The biscuit and gravy platter was fabulous. The pancakes were so light and fluffy and the hash browns were awesome

Thank kimtI1779ZF
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely a top restaurant for breakfast and lunch foods. My steak and egg sandwich with cheese, egg and hash browns was one of the best breakfast sandwiches EVER!!! Our server was friendly and very helpful with ordering. The Eggs Benedict’s Special was fantastic and the...More

1  Thank Bettybabe
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I ate breakfast here while spending the day in Vail. There was a 45 minute wait because of how crowded this place was. We were seated at the counter which we enjoyed. There is a lot going on and it was fun...More

Thank Kathy Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is pretty much always packed which tells you what you need to know. Breakfast is a top notch affair with the crown jewel being the dutch baby. I have also been for dinner and sat at the counter, that was a lot of fun,...More

1  Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to choose from such a great menu, thy offer table and bar service which when visiting on your own is great with a fabulous service!

1  Thank WillSW6
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great breakfast place. The food was delicious! So many breakfast choices!! This will be my go-to breakfast place in Vail now!!

1  Thank Valerie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful spot for a great breakfast. So many choices of egg dishes but also offering pancake, sandwiches and french toast. We ordered the German Pannekoechen a similar to a egg soufflé. Takes a little longer but something really different. It is very...More

1  Thank Bikram_Mom_Dad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared for a long wait on weekends as this is the best breakfast place in town! I had a fabulous veggie omelette and everything on the menu is delicious.

Thank UpperWestsideGuy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an over the top breakfast experience here having the eggs Benedict with spinach and my husband had the Ranch Hand platter. We loved the whole place from the counter service to the amazing fruit cup. It was so good that we went back...More

Thank julie f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent! My husband and son-in-law refuse to eat breakfast anywhere else in Vail. Everything on the menu is very good. Service is fabulous. Get there early to avoid a wait.

1  Thank Goingplaces1953
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Questions & Answers
February 6, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from thelittlediner | Property representative |
Unfortunately no.. We apologize
Jane L
November 6, 2016|
Response from ev390 | Reviewed this property |
They reopen November 18th for the Winter season.
September 17, 2015|
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $15
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 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
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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!
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