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“Great little breakfast- good food and retro atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Little Diner

The Little Diner
Ranked #1 of 123 Restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great little breakfast- good food and retro atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We had a great breakfast. Arrive early- it is really small and don't try to bring more than 4 people here.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Cathywp
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English first
Clayton, Missouri
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164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“My favorite meal in Vail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

A throwback diner which makes up in charm what it may lack in ambiance. The restaurant seats 20 in a U-shaped counter around the hostess-owner, Peg, and the two cooks. The fare is breakfast with a selection of grilled and cold sandwiches for lunch. The portions range in size from large to huge. Everyone in our family loved the meal and vowed to return. The food comes quick and hot.

If you are in the neighborhood, don't miss it, but expect a line during peak times.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RYKan
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Texas
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great menu, service, food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Loved this little place. Limited seating so you might have to wait in line. Nice menu selection, hot food cooked and served right in front of you and personable wait staff and cooks. To get into this little gem, you might have to wait in line for 30 min to an hour. You are seated as people leave.

Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Pretty Good Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in with young kids. Service was quick and the food was good. They have a good selection of offerings. The seating is a little limited but the service with a smile makes up for any shortcomings. Worth the effort to find a parking spot.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Chaz B
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

By far the best breakfast I have ever had. Originally from Chicago. I know whats up. I drive to Vail jus for breakfast. Ooo, there's a ski resort there? Blueberry pancakes, mmmmmmm

  • Visited June 2013
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