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536 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5208
+1 970-476-3789
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“nachos” (54 reviews)
“french dip” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
536 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5208
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Garfinkel's is an awesome place to chill and watch the mountain during the day while enjoying a drink if you're not a skier. It's perfect for après ski. There are a lot of fun things going on at Garfinkel's after dark. DJ's, pool tables, or...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went right after the last run of the day to have dinner. The atmosphere was fantastic and the staff was phenomenal. Everything was reasonably priced and tasted spectacular. The best thing about this place is the location…it's right outside the Eagle Bahn gondola. I...More

Thank Michael B
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Michael, we are happy to hear you had a wonderful experience with us. We pride ourselves on great service and affordable yet delicious food. We hope you come back again soon and visit us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat at a high top table right near window to outdoor patio. Had bacon cheese burger and grilled chicken sandwich. Friendly waitstaff. Prices reasonable.

Thank Biblib3
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you had a good experience with us. Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Garfinkel's is the best watering hole in Lions Head Village, Vail. It has all your favorites like burgers and Nacho's. Ice cold beers and the sun deck is located right out facing the mountains. Great place to watch football.

Thank Kelsdog
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey, thanks Kelsdog!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really should go here more often. The food is really good, the price point excellent and service is great. Their prime rib French dip is awesome. The Caesar with salmon is wonderful. Of course the fish and chips are a crowd favorite. It is...More

Thank skier003
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We agree... come by more often. Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know what to say that I haven't already said in reviews from past years. Every time we come to Vail we eat here at least three times. This year was no exception. We arrived at our condo and immediately headed for Garfinkel's! We...More

Thank Nancy H
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review Nancy. We love being your first stop when you come into town.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to have lunch overlooking the gondola. Food was good and plentiful and the service was great.

Thank Yackandandah
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here from our hotel and had a glass of wine, with our fish and chips. The food was delicious and the service was great. We watched the gondola go up and down the mountain while we had our dinner. Very nice.

Thank TravelBugs-LewSue
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you had a great time! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Pros 🐟 Yummy tuna on spinach salad 🍔 Huge tasty burgers 👍 Yummy quesadillas Very nice waitress Cons 🚽 Bathroom needs some work

Thank Mike F
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Mike.

Reviewed 15 August 2017

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
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. It really is the best people watching in town.

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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
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11:00 - 00:00
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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
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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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