Vail Colorado Restaurants

The Vail Colorado restaurants can satisfy a wide range of tastes, and if you have trouble finding you're looking for in the village, then the towns of Eagle-Vail and Avon or the nearby ski resort of Beaver Creek just might have the answer. Also, since there are plenty of vacation rental properties with full kitchens in and around Vail, preparing your own meals and snacks from time to time can also be a possibility.

The Vail Valley is home to more than 100 eateries, so visitors should have little trouble satisfying their dining wants and needs. In Vail proper, most of the restaurants are found in the Vail Village core and the adjacent Lionshead Village area, which is home to Vail Square. In terms of what they offer, the often-blue Colorado sky is virtually the limit. You will find pubs, sports bars, cafes, Mexican restaurants, and eateries that specialize in American and/or French cuisine in Vail, and there are a variety of fine dining establishments for that special occasion.

The Vail dining options aren't limited to what you will find at the base of the mountain. Up on the slopes, there are various lodges that serve up tasty comfort food such as hot chili, hot sandwiches, and hot soup to help keep skiers and snowboarders happy. You can also indulge in some hot chocolate at the on-mountain eateries while you also treat yourself to a muffin, a chocolate-chip cookie, or something the like. Some of the mountain lodges offer a variety of dining stations that specialize in different things, such as wraps and pasta dishes. This makes it easy to satisfying the dining needs of everyone in the group both in the village or on the mountain.

But this isn't to say that Vail is a place with quick comfort food only. In general, the Vail Colorado restaurants aren't cheap. This ski resort town is quite upscale and many of the fine dining establishments reflect this. There are ways to keep your dining budget in check, however. A few fast food eateries are found in and around Vail, and they can come in handy here and there when trying to save on dining costs. Also, if you have a hotel room or a vacation rental with kitchen facilities, you can save money by preparing your own budget-friendly meals. Across from Vail along Interstate 70 are some grocery stores, and you can also drive around the bend to the town of Avon and get some groceries there.

Food enthusiasts who are planning a Vail vacation might interest themselves in the area food festivals. One such festival is the Taste of Vail, which revolves around both food and wine. Held in the spring, this Vail Valley affair has been going strong for more than twenty years now.

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