Dining in Lionshead: Five Minutes to a Full Belly

Ski season is only about a month away. Finally. If you’re not coming out to visit Lodge at Lionshead during this ski season, you should be! Situated just 100 yards from Lionshead Village, we are just outside the lively center of town but close enough that your teens can still run in and grab some ice cream without you sending out a search party. The restaurant list of Lionshead consists of many of the BEST the Valley has to offer. Here are a few of my favorites!

As you venture straight into town into the Arrabelle, you’ll see the Tavern on the Square. A cozy, lively spot and perfect for après ski, including daily live music. They offer a little bit of everything on their menu. Enjoy signature dishes, such as Buffalo Meatloaf, Grilled Elk Lettuce Wraps, Baja Fish Tacos and lobster Mac and cheese. My favorite item on the Tavern’s menu is the Prime Rib French dip. Even just saying those words make my mouth water for one! They have flat screen TVs all around the dining room and bar, so finding your game will not be a problem, guys! Check out the Tavern’s commercial below!

Across from the Tavern is another awesome restaurant, the Vail Chophouse. The Chophouse is known for their cuts of meat, their fresh fish and a FREE champagne toast at every day afternoon during the season. Their deck overlooks the gondola, which makes for amazing people watching. You must try one of their infused vodkas! Also, it’s a perfect restaurant for families. They have nightly tableside magic and a very extensive children’s menu.

And finally, through the village and up the stairs by the General Store, is Moe’s Original BBQ, a local’s favorite. They have pulled pork, smoked turkey and ribs, daily special sides, and the cheapest beer in town. Don’t forget to grab a sweet tea and a banana puddin’. Get there early, because when the food’s gone, Moe’s closes.

A few others to mention:

Montauk –The best seafood, staff, and pricing in town. It’s perfect for date night, family night, or girl’s night out. Their seared tuna dish is unbelievable!

French Deli (Les Delices de France) – Great for a quick breakfast before you head up the Gondola. Order an egg sandwich to-go and a coffee. You’ll be out of there in 15 minutes, max!

Old Forge Pizza – Old Forge is famous for their thick crust pies and local spot for a cheap lunch. It’s small but delicious and quick if you are looking for a bite between powder runs.

Bart and Yeti’s – Hit this spot if you are looking for apps, beers, and a great après ski. One of the oldest restaurant/bar’s in Vail. You’ll always find someone to have a great chat with, and it’s probably one of the long time locals that frequent there.

Now, time to get some lunch. All this talk of food has made me hungry! Cheers!