Here are our picks for the best local restaurants to curb your cannabis-inspired munchies.

Our budtenders often answer this question: “Is there anything good to eat around here?” 

Whether our visitors anticipate the munchies or they’re starving after a day in the mountains or traveling, they’re always looking for something to eat.

So we decided to do you a solid by putting together a list of the best restaurants in and around Vail to curb your cravings. 

Pasta with MJ leaf

Restaurants in Avon

Northside Kitchen might be Avon’s best-known restaurant, and that’s for a good reason! The cozy log cabin dining room is a Colorado classic, framed by stunning mountain views. And the food is rustic yet comforting—the perfect post-slope snack.

There are plenty of excellent Beaver Creek restaurants to choose from, but if you’re a fan of wood-fired pizzas and other Italian eats, you can’t do better than Ticino. Soak up the cozy atmosphere as you dine on classic dishes like pizza, pasta, and a killer Caesar salad

There’s no cozier way to end a day of hiking or hitting the slopes than tucking into a serving of pho, and the version served by the folks at Phở Bay is pretty hard to beat. In addition, their “create your own” menu lets you assemble the perfect bowl.

Restaurants in Beaver Creek

Grouse Mountain Grill is an excellent gourmet splurge if you’re in the mood to treat yourself. An elegant atmosphere with impressive mountain views creates an atmosphere of high country luxury, while seasonal live music sets the mood (re-opening May 20, 2022).

Restaurants in Eagle

Enchiladas being served on a plate

One of the many restaurants in Eagle blending tasty food with scenic ambiance, Garduno’s Mexican Food serves a menu of dressed-up Mexican classics on a pine-shaded patio—because nothing says Colorado like a conifer canopy and a plate of bacon-wrapped shrimp.

Eagle, Colorado restaurants usually offer on-the-go options for outdoor adventures, but few do it better than pickled. kitchen + pantry. With a full menu of wholesome salads, soups, and sandwiches offered to-go (or dine-in), you can eat on the mountain or linger on the patio.

Restaurants in Eagle-Vail

With chill seating, an airy patio, and a menu featuring all-day breakfast classics, Route 6 Cafe is an Eagle-Vail classic. Order a cup of their excellent coffee or a local brew, and sample mountain classics like venison chili and buffalo meatloaf.

Not all the best restaurants in Beaver Creek are Italian, but many are. As the name suggests, Ristorante Te Amo is an excellent date-night choice, with romantic booths perfect for sharing a plate of pasta.

Restaurants in Edwards

One of our favorite restaurants in Edwards, CO, is The Rose, a laid-back eatery we visit often. Get a piping hot bowl of ramen, or a couple of pork belly tacos, paired with their house specialty cocktails for a truly indulgent experience.

Boasting an impressive selection of craft beers on tap and local whiskeys, The Craftsman is a must-visit for any fan of pub food. Their menu is stocked with classics like the ultra-crispy fried chicken burger, plus some of the best fries in town.

French fries on a serving tray with ketchup and ranch dips

Serving a menu of tasty New American classics in a cozy, lively atmosphere, Juniper Restaurant is one of the most fun places to head in Edwards on a Saturday night. Enjoy a glass from their extensive wine menu, and save room for dessert.

A must-do for any Edwards visitor looking to sample mountain cuisine, The Gashouse Restaurant creates delicious versions of wild game in an unforgettable atmosphere adorned in rustic cabin style. Try the rocky mountain oysters if you dare.

Restaurants in Gypsum

Tacos on a plate

Tucked into the back of a fully stocked Mexican butcher and grocery store, Carniceria Tepic is a one-stop shop for all your cravings, from refreshing agua frescas and tasty pan dulces to generous portions of lunchtime Mexican classics like sopas, tacos, and quesadillas. 

It might look like a simple food truck, but Turgeon’s Wood Fired Pizza is one of Gypsum’s hidden gems. Crispy crusts, classic toppings, and extras like the awesome wood-fired cinnamon roll make this the best place to carb load before you hit the mountain.

Restaurants in Minturn

Minturn Saloon is loaded with old-school Colorado charm with a crackling fireplace, elk antlers on the wall, and a decoration scheme consisting of photos and trophies commemorating winter sports wins of seasons past. 

Kirby Cosmos’ BBQ Bar is a must-visit for barbecue lovers, whether you’re local or just passing through, serving up wings, brisket, and killer pulled pork bbq sandwiches. Pro tip: ordering a side order of their cornbread takes it all to the next level.

Restaurants in Red Cliff

Woman holding a delicious looking hamburger

With a view of Red Cliff’s famous historic bridge, Mangos Mountain Grill has a menu as tasty as the scenery is lush. Chow down on a delicious burger and fries as you take in the views and listen to live music.

Restaurants in Vail

Bully Ranch channels the spirit of our favorite Vail, Colorado restaurants, serving tasty Southwestern food in a cozy atmosphere with indoor and outdoor options. Like many Vail restaurants, the patio at Bully Ranch is seasonal, so give them a call before you stop by.

Vail Village is blessed with excellent restaurants, but the top spot is the New American destination, Mountain Standard. With splurge-worthy cuisine accompanied by local craft bourbons and brews, it’s the perfect spot for a mountain date night.

Don’t forget to grab provisions from High Country Healing before you hit the restaurants on this list. Click here to order online!