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The Little Diner

) #1 of 94 Restaurants in Vail $$ - $$$ American, Cafe,
616 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657-5226
+1 970-476-4279
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash browns” (97 reviews)
“dutch baby” (31 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 1:45 pmAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
616 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657-5226
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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Vail for a few months for work and I've tried most of the other joints but this place would definitely be the one I always coming back to. The place is tiny, warm, and hearty. For the menu, just lead with whatever you're...More

Thank Harvie G
Reviewed April 26, 2017

The owners are from Switzerland, I believe and are very friendly. It is a tiny place, but you can call and get your name on a list and receive a text when time to be seated. This is a really good place to get a...More

Thank MREEV90
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

This little diner is being expanded, this will only make more people happy. Loved the hash browns and corned beef hash. Wish I could eat the Dutch pancakes every day. Crepes and French toast exceptional. Great menu and friendly, fast service. Great music as well.

Thank gezkell
Reviewed April 11, 2017

I've only been here twice, but both times have been positive. A little hard to find, but worth looking for, especially if you are looking for solid diner food at reasonable prices, and large portions. Go to the west end of Lionshead village (near Montaneros...More

Thank Christopher N
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

The Little Diner lived up to its name in that it was a quant size with great, friendly staff. My husband had their homemade corn beef hash, I the delicious Dutch Baby and our daughter the nummy chocolate chip pancakes. Well worth the stop!!

Thank kristyut
Reviewed March 31, 2017

This place is wonderfully tiny. It can hold about 30 people at a time, so you have to plan to sign in and go shopping, and they will text you. You watch them fix your food, and the portions are big. The flavors were really,...More

1  Thank TimNewton1956
Reviewed March 31, 2017

This place is super busy so expect to wait for a table... However, TOTALLY worth the wait. I had the eggs Benedict and it was amazing.. My friend had the omelet and said it was to die for. Service was great and I agree with...More

Thank perkinssss98
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Best breakfast I have ever had. We went twice during our stay. If there is a wait, they will call you to tell you that your seats are ready allowing you to browse the shops in the area. If/when we go back to Vail, we...More

Thank KyleCarpenter
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Delicious German pancakes, amazing eggs Benedict with hollandaise sauce better than I have ever had. This restaurant runs like clockwork, it is perfect. The Decour is a sweet black and white.

Thank Kari K
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Went here based off other's recommendations on this ap. We were not disappointed! I had the southwestern omelet with the green pork chili on top... wow! I'd definitely eat here again, even after the wait.

Thank Ksmith727
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Questions & Answers
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
June 15, 2015|
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Response from Brian L | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for contacting us! To answer your question. There is obviously wheat in the bread type products at the diner (i.e. sliced bread, biscuits, croissants, burger buns, bagels, English muffins, & flour... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657-5226
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-4279
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Our remodel is in full swing and our new tentative opening date is June 30th. Sorry for the delay. Be sure to check out our progress on Facebook. We hope to see you soon! 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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