Discovering the best family restaurants in Vail is no doubt a part of your family vacation planning.  You are thinking ahead about meals and if you are traveling with your children you are interested in restaurants in Vail that are conducive to all ages. There are no age restrictions enforced at any restaurants in our area but some are definitely more conducive to families. For us family restaurants are easy going establishments with a variety of options that include chicken fingers, cheeseburgers, or macaroni and cheese on the menu to satisfy the pickiest of young taste buds. Of course price and atmosphere matter as well.

Here are our choices for family restaurants in Vail:

Pazzo’s Pizzeria. offers great pizza and you can dine in or take out. In addition to pizza the restaurant serves great sandwiches like a meatball sub or a Philly cheesesteak, excellent pasta including eggplant parmesan and ziti, and a few different salad options. The atmosphere is laid back and perfect for families. Pazzo’s has locations in Vail Village (970-476-9026), Avon and Eagle.

The Red Lion. The Red Lion is a cornerstone in Vail. Located in the heart of Vail at the top of Bridge street this iconic restaurant is the symbol of après ski in our town. Of course the restaurant also serves up the kind of fare that children love, including nachos, burgers, wings, mac and cheese, chicken tenders and so much more. There is something for everyone at the Red Lion. The restaurant is crowded and there is often a wait, especially right after skiing. Call 970-476-7676 for more information or for wait times.

Los Amigos. Los Amigos is a local favorite situated right at the base of Gondola One (formerly the location of the Vista Bahn). The Mexican restaurant has the best margaritas in Vail Village and food to please everyone. Nachos, tacos, burritos, and quesadillas are but a few options. Los Amigos is very busy during après ski time because of its fantastic location. Call ahead to see if there is a wait, 970-476-5847.

Vendetta’s Italian Restaurant. Vendetta’s is deceivingly large. When you enter off Bridge street the pizza room is directly to your left and often its small space is crowded and off-putting, and heading in further Vail’s favorite local bar can be packed after a day of skiing. However, there is a full restaurant downstairs with room to breathe and plenty of food to choose from. Vendetta’s offers a great night out for families of all sizes. Call 970-476-5070 for more information or to make reservations.

The Tenth. The Tenth is one of Vail’s newest restaurants, located at the top of Gondola One. What makes The Tenth a fabulous restaurant for all is the travel experience to get there. Riding the gondola at night is pure fun with views to match. The restaurant is expensive but they do offer a children’s menu. This is the epitome of dining Vail-style, a great on-mountain dining experience.  Call our Front Desk to Make these reservations directly through Vail Resorts.

Blu’s. Blu’s, at the Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort in East Vail is a fabulous restaurant offering a unique menu which includes appetizers like tuna sashimi and toasted gorgonzola gnocchi and entrees from pizza and burgers to basil crusted salmon and a dry aged strip loin. Blu’s also offers a “Just For Kids” menu that offers penne pasta, cheesy pizza, cheese quesadilla, and turkey corn dogs. Call to make reservations or learn more 970-476-3113.

There is no shortage of dining options in Vail but it can be stressful trying to find the perfect spot to suit a variety of ages. If you are staying at the Vail racquet Club Mountain Resort you will be in a condo or townhome with a full kitchen, which adds to your options. Cooking for your family or getting take-out can make life easier. Our staff can make additional recommendations and ensure that your Vail vacation will include great dining experiences.

Contact us today for our latest lodging specials and let us help you book a vacation that will go down in you family’s history, creating a lifetime of memories.

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