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The Little Diner

616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5226
+1 970-476-4279
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“german pancake” (26 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5226
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked there in a snowstorm, and it was warm and cheery when we arrived, just after they opened. We shared a Dutch Baby pancake, because.... pancakes! It was the first time any of us had ever tasted one, and I suspect it will be...More

Thank TucsonAngie
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our go-to place for breakfast during our 3 day stay in Vail. They have a huge menu which include crepes! Their portions are filling and yummy. Make sure you get there fairly early. We went around 8:30ish and by the time we were...More

Thank Ruth J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, great people and great food make this a must return. I sat at high top bar and was greeted by Caesar who was awesome. He gave me thumbs up on my choice on southwestern omelet and suggested a sauce to top it. It...More

Thank SuitcaseLife75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There, I had the best hot chocolate I have had in my life. I got a “crepe” a.k.a a omelet with bacon, tomatoes and cheese. Best meal in vail. Highly recommended

Thank RileySwin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in before our Hike to have a yummy breakfast. The biscuit sandwich was mouth watering and the portions were very generous. Highly recommend walking into to Lionshead to visit this place!

1  Thank allemckinney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is fantastic and the prices are reasonable given the location in vail. I had the impossible burger - great flavor and the sesame seed bun was great. The hashbrowns are delicious!!! After I had finished them, though, I realized bacon was cooked with...More

1  Thank deward070882
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We make it a point to eat here every time we’re in Vail. This trip we ate breakfast here twice and lunch the last day. Best breakfast ever and a fun place to sit at the counter and watch all the food being prepared. Friendly...More

1  Thank 2Bees_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked over for breakfast and it was packed, and this was at the end of September. We sat at the counter, which is were most couples sit. Watching these short order cooks was an experience- they were a fined tuned machine. I had the...More

1  Thank mwalchak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived before they started to serve lunch and the female server told us that we could wait sitting at the counter and enjoy our coffee & tea and read the newspaper. We were NOT made to feel that we were taking up 2 seats...More

1  Thank Bailey55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful breakfast joint We sat at the bar which was very comfy and were able to watch the cooks. Great menu with lots of options. The biscuit and gravy platter was fabulous. The pancakes were so light and fluffy and the hash browns were awesome

1  Thank kimtI1779ZF
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Questions & Answers
February 6, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from thelittlediner | Property representative |
Unfortunately no.. We apologize
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5226
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-4279
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Vail's Legendary Breakfast Spot! 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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