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536 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657-5208
+1 970-476-3789
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“nachos” (56 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (7 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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1 - 10 of 521 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

garfinkels is casual gem in the middle of the most pretentious place on earth. perfect. 10/10. chicken wings were delicious.

Thank Justin W
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Fantastic review. Thanks Justin.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Vail the first weekend of the down season and we wanted a place to watch football and Garfinkel's was perfect. Many TVs with the different games and a fun atmosphere even though there weren't a ton of people in town!

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

We are glad you found us. We are typically the go-to spot for football, especially during the off season. Come back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always make it to Garfinkel’s when in Vail. It’s basically a combination sports / neighborhood dive bar with great staff, reasonable prices, good bar food and fantastic location.

Thank rpi0610
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We love being a local and visitor go to restaurant destination. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got a pasta dish (can't remember the name of it and have never tasted anything like it before) and husband got the philly cheese steak sandwich and both were delicious; beer was good and cold. Prices were reasonable, atmosphere very comfortable and waiter was...More

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

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you had such a great experience with us. Looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 21 September 2017 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
Colby L, Manager at Garfinkel's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thanks for the great review! We love when we become someone's go to spot that feels like home. We pride ourselves on our atmosphere being family friendly and fun all day long. Heck ya it's a win win. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 20 September 2017 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 20 September 2017

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 17 September 2017 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 18 September 2017

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

Reviewed 10 September 2017

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 11 September 2017

Hey, thanks Kelsdog!

Reviewed 10 September 2017 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 11 September 2017

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

Reviewed 2 September 2017

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 11 September 2017

Thanks for the great review Nancy. We love being your first stop when you come into 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
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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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