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) #16 of 96 Restaurants in Vail €€ - €€€ American, ,
536 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5208
+1 970-476-3789
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“nachos” (55 reviews)
“french dip” (12 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
536 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5208
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to go to watch everyone go about their day... You can watch activity on the mountain and there is just A LOT happening in the area. As far as food, we had the quesadilla with beef which was $9 and served with salsa...More

Thank Lynn_Costa
Reviewed 6 days ago

Food is just okay. Prices are on high side. Beautiful views though. But was not good for family. I had to leave with my small daughter by time food had come, as it took 2 hours.

Thank kjtex2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wings were good, not over cooked as many restaurants tend to do. The Fish tacos tasted like they were from the supermarket and microwaved. You can almost taste the freezer burn.

Thank Walter V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Garfinkel's had a good variety of grill food and a relaxed atmosphere. Even after the standard rush lunch time, it was still busy. It did take about 20 minutes to place our order, but the busy staff was friendly.

Thank Kelsey B
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the kind words Kelsey. Being on the mountain our rush hours can vary drastically. Thank you for your patience. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant around 2:30 in the afternoon on a Thursday - no exactly rush hour - and we had a hard time getting served here. It was very busy but as a large party of 7 with a 5 year old child...More

Thank mbartiss
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. Being on the mountain we can get busy at irregular times due to weather, activities and vacation schedules. We do our best to schedule and prepare as we don't want any guests to receive slow service. We hope you stop...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have an $11 burger here. Heck have 2 burgers for less than dinner prices at Tavern on the Square. Bar atmosphere, but still ok for families. Great view on the deck. Food was good, beer was cold.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a moderate priced place to eat. That's not easy in Vail. The food is good, and they have a good beer selection. We would go back there if we go into Vail again.

Thank swannzee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. Awesome after a day of shopping or on the mountain. Whether it's Summer or Winter you can't go wrong. Awesome patio. The Prime Rib French Dip is to die for.

Thank Jzaret67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food made me sick. Couldn’t stop puking after I had the nachos here. 2nd time here not impressed but I like their drinks definitely good place to get drinks.More

Thank Maddie M
Colby L, General Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're terribly sorry to hear you fell ill. And, we'll do anything in our power to find if there is anything wrong with our food. We haven't had any other complaints, but we'd like more information to help us narrow this down, we'd be forever...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this place twice due to its location, deck looking out over the mountain gondola lift and friendly wait staff. Super nice wait staff with great drink selections (even off the menu drink suggestions, which were excellent by the way). Lunch was good...More

Thank karykemble
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We have a great team that loves working on the mountain. Thank you for visiting (twice!) and we hope to see you again soon.

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Amy C
8 January 2017|
Response from garnett h | Reviewed this property |
Don't know but you can call them.
20 December 2016|
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Response from Jeff T | Reviewed this property |
When we were there last summer people were smoking on the outside porch. I DO NOT KNOW if that was Allowed or if they just did it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5208
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-3789
  • E-mail
Since 1992 Garfinkel’s (or, "Garfs" as it is locally known) has been a cornerstone in Lionshead (VAIL) for both tourists and locals alike. Our sunny deck provides the best après ski, sun catching, and overall late spring and summer experience.

Over the years some things have changed but the feeling of Garfinkel’s as a classic ski town sports bar/grill atmosphere remains the same. Seasons pass by, memories are created, good times are had, and lifelong friends are made. The walls inside tell the stories of the past with photos of patrons, athletes, and events gone by. You could one day be one of them.

So come on down to pay us a visit, relax, eat, drink, enjoy our atmosphere and become part of the Garfinkel’s story.
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