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White Bison Restaurant & Bar

223 E Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-3605
+1 970-763-5470
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“bison burger” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
223 E Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-3605
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came around 7 to this place and waited for the host to greet us , sadly she was not very friendly . We weren’t sure if we were going to eat here but she wasn’t the most pleasant . The rest of the wait...More

Thank Suezq5385
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. From the ambiance to the menu to the servers Fantastic! Make sure you make reservations in advance! We had the trout and shrimp entree . A taste experience!

Thank Bikram_Mom_Dad
Marnie C, Director of Sales at White Bison Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thrilled that you had a wonderful experience. Please come back and see us again!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for lunch and while the food was good it didn't make up for the terrible service. I'm not sure what the problem was because the restaurant was not full but we had to ask for everything twice and then wait forever. It...More

Thank Okie11
Marnie C, Director of Sales at White Bison Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Apologies for your customer service experience. We are always looking to improve and will address with our team. Happy that your enjoyed the food.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We first experienced the White Bison on the Vail Food Tour when they served up the most delicious fish tacos ever. Even my 8 year old who is not fond of fish gobbled it up. (I ate her equally delicious grilled cheese with avocado.) We...More

Thank Devon A
Marnie C, Director of Sales at White Bison Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow!! Awesome that your 8 year old gobbled up the fish tacos... and we agree that those grilled cheese bites can be delicious :) We truly appreciate you came back for dinner. Thank you for passing along your kind thoughts.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very relaxing atmosphere. Good food and friendly wait staff. A bit pricey...but it is Vail. We didn't have to wait at all to be seated. The restaurant is in a great location next to shops and the like. If you are in Vail this is...More

1  Thank jayhawkfanatic
Marnie C, Director of Sales at White Bison Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad that you enjoyed your White Bison experience!! Come back and see us again.

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped for a late lunch and early happy hour. It was a beautiful day, about 90 degrees out, so we sat outside on the patio deck that overlooked the river filled with kids and parents wading in the water and tubing....More

Thank LiveForFood2
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Had their wings for appetizers with the house hot sauce, which tasted fantastic! Followed by the best burger I’ve ever had served on an English muffin which is genius. Really great food, the music and ambiance was lively and fun, we will be back for...More

Thank neenzpla
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

I made reservations three months in advance for 16 guests. We were seated on a Wednesday night in a back room at two tables in a room that was 80 degrees in temp with music blaring and one server. Meanwhile the main dining room was...More

1  Thank BLDad
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Our large party was sent to a hot, uncomfortable back room while the front of the restaurant sat empty. Food was ok at best and very overpriced even for Vail. Stick to the appetizers and drinks.

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

One of the most enchanting family dinners that we have ever experienced was at sunset looking down the Gore Creek at Sunset from the deck of the White Bison. The food and service were epic lead by Ian & Liam . We are looking forward...More

Thank David W
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April 28, 2017|
Response from McKenzie W | Property representative |
Hi, yes, we do. Please go to our website's private events page and contact our General Manager directly who has a link to their email address on this page. Thank you -- McKenzie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 E Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-3605
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-763-5470
  • E-mail
Nestled in the heart of Vail Village, White Bison is a casual restaurant serving modern Colorado cuisine with a focus on seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms and ranches. Our patio, overlooking Gore Creek, is one of the best outdoor dining spaces in town.
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