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“Delicious, hot food”

The Little Diner - temporary closed
Ranked #1 of 123 Restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Vail's Legendary Breakfast Spot! Open daily from 7:00 'ish' PM To around 2:00 PM. 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!
Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious, hot food”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Great breakfast spot! This is a very small restaurant with with maybe 25 counter seats so get there early and get your name on the hostess' list. You can leave a cell phone number and they will text you when your table is ready. We were quoted a 40 minute wait so went over to have coffee at the nearby French Deli while we waited. Food is served when it's hot and it's really good. I had the lemon crepe and I had bites of the pancakes with apple bacon topping. Delicious. Just go!

  • Visited August 2014
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kennesaw
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Call ahead or go later”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Small diner, cooking right before your eyes. Great service and food. Be warned, go there around breakfast or lunch and you might have to wait up to an hour to get seated! They close early afternoon "around 2".

Visited July 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Quick, friendly service and great food”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

As others have noted,the seating is limited, so it might not be the place to go for large groups, but my party of 2 was seated in about 20 minutes on a Friday morning. It is also probably not the place to go for a romantic dinner because everyone is seated at the bar around the kitchen, but it is a great atmosphere for hanging out with friends/family. The servers were very friendly and helpful. I got the Famous Eggs Benedict which was delicious, and my friend got the breakfast burrito. It was quite a bit of food and she couldn't finish it. We were very happy with our experience.

  • Visited August 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fast friendly and fresh!”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I have wanted to visit The Little Diner on previous visits to Vail but was afraid of the rumored throngs of people who come in and out of their doors every day. Finally made it last weekend, and what an amazing, friendly and fast spot for delicious food, even amidst all of the other hungry and hopeful guests. The Little Diner staff is kind and killer efficient....yes, we had to wait, but even my family of four got in the door super efficiently and the service was exceptional once we were seated. Plus, the food is outta this world good. My son had the croissant sandwich which just tasted like something straight out of Paris. The Dutch Baby exceeded expectations (despite reading all of the rave reviews on Tripadvisor!) and the Taxi Driver (? I think that is right) was just right, with some terrific homemade green chili. We will be back every time we head to Vail.

Visited July 2014
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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Value for Fresh Food”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Food at the Little Diner is fresh, tasty and perfectly executed. It's a bustling place that probably seats no more than 30 at a time. The efficient and friendly staff keep everything moving and the use of space is amazing. Executive chef Brian Little astutely offered to substitute avocado for bacon when I order a "BLT without the B" and the sandwich was delicious. A photo of a sumptuous German apple pancake makes me want to return in the winter for some classic alpine comfort food.

  • Visited July 2014
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