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“Good Food”
Review of Garfinkel's

Garfinkel's
Ranked #14 of 124 Restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $17
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Since 1992 Garfinkel’s (or, "Garfs" as it is locally known) has been a cornerstone in Lionshead (VAIL) for both tourists and locals alike. Our sunny deck provides the best après ski, sun catching, and overall late spring and summer experience. Over the years some things have changed but the feeling of Garfinkel’s as a classic ski town sports bar/grill atmosphere remains the same. Seasons pass by, memories are created, good times are had, and lifelong friends are made. The walls inside tell the stories of the past with photos of patrons, athletes, and events gone by. You could one day be one of them. So come on down to pay us a visit, relax, eat, drink, enjoy our atmosphere and become part of the Garfinkel’s story.
Reviewed June 10, 2013

The food is good and enjoy sitting on their patio. Great atmosphere and prices are affordable. Let them know if you are a local and they will give you a "Locals" discount! Service has been great at every visit.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

great location - right by the Lionshead gondola. Their drinks are cheap & strong. My husband got a Jack & coke (only $5) & said it was strong. I got a cosmo - only $7. Maybe they have spring pricing but they didn't act like it was a special. Seems like the kind of place locals go. we didn't eat there but they did have a huge menu.

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

We had lunch here on our last day in Vail. It was Spring Skiing, so we sat on their patio, above the Vail Ski School and Ticket Windows.

Our waiter was attentive and friendly. I had their prime rib sandwich and Mrs. Gardiner enjoyed a salmon dish. Kiddo ate from the Kids menu, and was also happy.

Service was crisp and food was a good value for the dollar. Great view of the bottom of the slopes for Lionshead.

(Note: we had tried to get in for dinner one evening, but the place was absolutely mobbed… a good sign, I suppose…)

Not a Game Creek, but would certainly return.

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Thank Chauncey_Gardiner
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Food not very good. Wife's hamburger was poor quality meat. My chicken sandwich was drier then sawdust. There are a lot nicer places to go for dinner.

If you're a young couple or single in your mid 20's you'll probably like the bar scene here.

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Thank fake_usa
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Vail can be expensive but not at Garfinkels. The place was packed and noisy in a fun way. There was a vocalist playing and he was pretty good, people were singing along and dancing. The food is basic but good, tasty and very good value. Service is attentive in a very busy bar/restaurant and we enjoyed meals there on 2 nights. The location is perfect, just off the slopes for after ski drinks and close to Lionshead Inn where we stayed for an easy walk to dinner and back.

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Thank Roger S
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