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The Little Diner

616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5226
+1 970-476-4279
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash browns” (92 reviews)
“dutch baby” (34 reviews)
“german pancake” (25 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5226
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Reviewed yesterday

We waited for 1/2 hour, but it was worth it. We sat at the counter, and loved everything we ordered. The portions are generous, and everything is delicious.

1  Thank BillB234M5
Reviewed yesterday

We come to Vail every summer (and sometimes winter to ski). Not a visit goes by that we aren’t here for breakfast at least twice in the week! Sit at the counter (for the full experience), order the eggs Benedict and/or German pancake and be...More

1  Thank KEHarris2014
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very small dinning but definitely with delicious food!! (Breakfast)You definitely most visit if you stay in Vail!

1  Thank Maria Belen C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This "Diner" is located in the Lionhead Circle area of Vail, Colo. They offer a made from scratch Menu with good sized servings....The Diner offers a great Breakfast Menu, along with regional specialties and a good selection of sandwiches. Our breakfast serving was large and...More

Thank B3678AIwilliamb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place to go for breakfast in Lionshead. Get there early to plan on waiting it’s a small place. Today is Sunday we got there just before eight got the seat right away and within 10 minutes we are eating a wonderful breakfast....More

2  Thank Tami S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the reviews are right, this place is really great. They serve breakfast all day and I think that’s their calling card. He also tried corned beef and burgers since it was 2pm. Everything was made to order and the counter service for 6 of...More

Thank Toro9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff and a convenient eatery if you are in the village. Decent food but nothing special. They have a vegan burger for those on a plant based diet. The best thing out table order was the Reuben. Very good fries.

Thank katiebetrippin
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is exceptional and the food is even better. I really like sitting at the counter and watching all the activity in the kitchen. Sometimes there can be a wait, but it is worth it! Just plan a few extra minutes and you won't...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It used to be our favorite breakfast place with my boyfriend but ever since they made it bigger things changed a little bit. I first would recommend to sit on the bar for a full attention, if you seat on a table sometimes servers are...More

Thank Maialh17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the middle of a 11 hour car ride from Denver, CO to Mount Carmel, UT I decided to stop in Vail for lunch. After a short walk around Lionshead Village I thought that this place looked cozy and sat on the counter, since I...More

Thank BrunoLonx
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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
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 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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