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536 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5208
+1 970-476-3789
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (60 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (10 reviews)
“french dip” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
536 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5208
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1 - 10 of 571 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Garfs has been around since the early 90's. With the turnover of restaurants that speaks volumes.Bar atmosphere. Good service. Reasonable prices, and good food. It's a bit quieter a little later in the evening. We have prime rib and a filet this time. We've eaten...More

Thank Coloradonative8585
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our first visit to Garfinkels, also known as Garf's. We were greeted and seated quickly. The boss came over to our table to professionally ask if we had a Service Animal. We thanked him for asking and we advised him our Service Animal is...More

Thank 1RealReview
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always our favorite apres ski location. Great food and easy to have a family in this atmosphere....everyone is having a good time.

Thank GreatOutdoorFolk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Garfinkel's was a restaurant we visited twice. Once for dinner and once for lunch. It was a good fun environment for dining. Not too fancy. Comfortable. Reasonable prices. Service was great. Jennifer was our waitress for dinner and she was great. Emily was our waitress...More

1  Thank Theferros
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this place so much we ate there twice during this Vail visit. Everything was yummy and more moderately priced for Vail. We had the French dip (perfect), the bison burger (very tasty but a little over cooked), the chili (delicious), the pork bites...More

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

Thanks for stopping by! We are glad you liked your experience so much that you came back for a second time during your visit to Vail. Thanks for the support. See you the next time you are in town.

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Nice place to sit, eat, and drink a beer and watch people skiing down the mountain. Can sit inside or outside on deck if the weather is nice. The chicken lettuce wraps were yummy. The French Dip sandwich is fabulous. French fries and mozzarella sticks...More

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

Thank you for your review. We will make sure to pass the message on to Jay. Looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

During our recent ski trip to Vail, Garfinkel’s was THE place to go in Lionshead Village after skiing on a beautiful sunny day. Can’t beat sitting out on the back deck, drink in hand, overlooking the mountain on a blue sky afternoon! Wings and nachos...More

Thank LarchFoodie
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thanks for your fantastic review. Drink in hand overlooking the mountain... We agree you can't beat that! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 7 March 2018

Our group of 3 had a delicious lunch outdoors on the patio. The beer was cold and the food was hot. Just what we needed after a morning of non-stop skiing.

Thank Paula F
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Nice Paula! That does sound like a good time. We are happy to hear you had a great time.

Reviewed 7 March 2018

During our week in Vail we went here a couple of times, the first for dinner and then another time for apres ski. Dinner was pretty good but not spectacular, but we weren't expecting that either. Vail is full of fancy restaurants, Garfinkle's is one...More

Thank Chris A
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thanks for your review and feedback Chris. Happy to hear you had a nice time!

Reviewed 6 March 2018

Had a 43 member ski club group apres ski there from 5:30-7:30. They reserved the back area for us, provided apre ski appetizers and a good time was had by all.

Thank syswanson1017
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for the review! We were happy to accomodate your party and glad you had a great time!

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Response from garnett h | Reviewed this property |
Don't know but you can call them.
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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, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
We re-open on May 23rd. 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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