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Ludwig's Restaurant

20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
+1 970-479-5429
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“cotton candy” (7 reviews)
“blintzes” (3 reviews)
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European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
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1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The buffet is very impressive. Filled with freshness, quality and impeccable distribution of delicious foods. The service is equally deserving of 5 stars!

Thank IsaTraBu
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

How can you beat the breathtaking view outside of Ludwig's for breakfast? You can't. There are no bad seats in the house as you dine overlooking the Gore Creek. The buffet has everything you could imagine including the ability to order off the regular menu...More

Thank DanMDay
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I ate breakfast at the Sonnenalp a few years ago, and I remember it was lovely. While the atmosphere cannot be beat, the menu prices are now breathtaking. And not in a good way. Three pancakes for $16? A $10 fruit plate? Although the servers...More

Thank Joanna V
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

I love European style brunches. This one was very exceptional. The setting was beautiful and the service was excellent (Sofia). The brunch had a great selection of items., especially fresh fruit. The coffee was outstanding! The even made a different type of eggs Benedict just...More

Thank pat g
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We visit the Ludwig's for Father's Day brunch. The food is delicious, the setting is magical, and the staff are the best! Hannah & Maria were so helpful & kind. We were happy to see Audrey, our super helpful friend from the Swiss Chalet. Audrey...More

1  Thank Sheila T
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We have visited the Ludwig's Restaurant at the Sonnenalp every June for for years. It is a breakfast buffet. Includes blintzes, waffles, French toast, hash browns, yogurt bar, oatmeal, pastries, breads, cottage cheese, fruit, veggies, and more. They are usually open 7-11 am, which is...More

2  Thank Sheila T
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I occasionally travel with a Gluten-Free companion who is accustomed to having to question every item on a menu to be sure that it is truly GF. Our dinner here was superb and the experience was made even better just knowing that we did not...More

Thank BartCMH
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I realize not everyone has a discriminating taste for fine dining. But you just try this in your lifetime. Gluten free never tasted so delicious. However, the taste, presentation and service is 5 star no matter what city you find yourself in. We enjoyed the...More

Thank Jwghmg
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Tried Ludwig's on a Sunday morning. They offer a buffet but I went for the eggs benedict instead and my friend went for the Huevos Rancheros. Meal sizes are a good proportion - you will not walk away hungry. The California Benedict was cooked perfect...More

Thank Marla R
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The Ludwig's team do a great job with food preparation, drinks and service. The restaurant has a reasonable decor and usually always satisfies our needs.

Thank stewater
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29 April 2017|
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Response from Jwghmg | Reviewed this property |
For sure
6 January 2017|
Response from Debra B | Reviewed this property |
Not for morning brunch when we wee there. Not sure about their evening service.
11 July 2015|
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Response from SonnenalpVail | Property representative |
Hello! We do not take reservations for breakfast. We shouldn't have a problem accommodating your party. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
    (W. Meadow Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Complimentary Vail bus route, Village Inn bus stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-479-5429
  • E-mail
Ludwig's is pleased to offer European cuisine, featuring a menu of entirely gluten-free dishes artfully crafted by our Executive Chef Florian Schwarz. Every item on the menu, including fresh made pastas, bread and desserts, is gluten free. Fresh ingredients, light and healthy, carefully prepared - this is what you can expect with every visit. Ludwig's boasts an award-winning selection of wine, refined European service and attention to detail. Treat yourself to a Vail tradition.
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