Vail has provided countless "wow" moments for foodies for decades. Known for exquisite dining, Vail continues to push the envelope for gastronomic superiority. In the summer months, Vail’s dining scene is even better because of a prevalence of al fresco options with gorgeous mountain views.
Vail’s dining scene might be marked by a high number of award-winning restaurants, but it also has plenty of great family-friendly dining and affordable restaurants. Curb your hunger with everything from takeaway pizza to gourmet four-star cuisine on a Vail summer vacation.
Top Vail summer restaurants
- Foodies should try out not one, but two Iron Chef-owned Vail restaurants: Matshuisa (for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa) and Kelly Liken, both located in Vail Village. In the summer, Matsuhisa’s outdoor second-floor patio provides exceptional views of Vail Mountain. Sweet Basil, in Vail Village, has enjoyed a long-standing reputation as the best of Vail’s fine-dining options.
- Families will enjoy sharing fondue or raclette at the Swiss Chalet or fresh pasta at Campo di’Fiorio, both located in Vail Village.
Don’t miss dining and bowling at the same time at Vail Village’s Bol—the whole clan will love it! It’s also possible to enjoy dinner and a movie together at CinéBistro at Solaris, also in Vail Village.
- Those on a budget can enjoy great, affordable eats at Vendettas (Vail Village), Pazzo’s Pizzeria (Vail Village), Blue Moose Pizza (Lionshead), Los Amigos (Vail Village) or Garfinkle’s (Lionshead).