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Ludwig's Restaurant

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20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010 (W. Meadow Drive)
+1 970-479-5429
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited for brunch. Wide variety of hot and cold choices to satisfy any palate. Fruit selection was very good. Nice offering of breads. Many gluten free options. We sat in the solarium on a partly cloudy day, and it offered great views of the fall foliage. Attentive wait staff with perfect manners. You won't be disappointed.

Thank richardj100
Smyrna, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, I must disclose that were there during the "shoulder" or "off" season, so things are a little different in Vail then. We came in for brunch only to find out they don't do a la carte dining during this season, they do buffet only. Fine... There were only 3 tables sitting around us, so the place wasn't... More 

Thank ekcpeterson
Buckeye, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful breakfast, wide variety and service was exceptional. The view on the patio is gorgeous! Loved it!

Thank Debra B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I ordered Eggs Benedict during our stay at the Sonnenalp. The hollandaise sauce was rather blah tasting and the eggs were cooked too long.

Thank 786pamurray
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

This restaurant is one of the best in Vail. The food and service is exceptional. The atmosphere is amazing. How Trip Advisor rates this restaurant at #22 below a pizzeria, cheesy bbq dives, and "The Little Diner" is a travesty! It makes me wonder who writes these reviews and it they actually have a palate for fine dining. Go to... More 

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Morrison, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

The buffet is as good as it gets. The service is splendid as well as the food and ambient. From pastries, to waffles, to eggs, to salmon, to fruits to cereals. They have it all.

Thank isaburger
Leawood, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Ludwigs was only serving breakfast during our stay. You could order from the menu or partake of the buffet which is what we did. The buffet has many all of the usual offerings such as scrambled eggs, hard-boiled eggs, hash browns, sausage, bacon, pancakes, waffles, french toast, several cereals and granolas, fruit, fresh-baked pastries (different every morning), blintzes, and more.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

The food is very straight forward and ebjoyable. I have been a frequent visitor for many years. Give it a try!

Thank stewater
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

This place is good for dinner or lighter meal. We had the double portion fondue with two appetizers which filled 4 people.

Thank Antje43
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

Good food, night and day, but the breakfast buffet is the best. Tremendous variety. To submit this review, site wants more characters, but enough said.

Thank wjl740

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
European, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
    (W. Meadow Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Complimentary Vail bus route, Village Inn bus stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-479-5429
Ludwig's is pleased to offer European cuisine, featuring a menu of entirely gluten-free dishes artfully crafted by our Executive Chef Florian Schwarz. Every item on the menu, including fresh made pastas, bread and desserts, is gluten free. Fresh ingredients, light and healthy, carefully prepared - this is what you can expect with every visit. Ludwig's boasts an award-winning selection of wine, refined European service and attention to detail. Treat yourself to a Vail tradition.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?