We all like to plan our days when on vacation, making sure we hit all the spots recommend on the travel sites. However sometimes things don’t happen exactly as planed, so it is nice to have a few options for when you cannot get appointments at your favorite spa or a reservation at the restaurant you wanted to check out. If you are in Vail and having one of these days and in need of a good place to grab food without a reservation, check these 5 places.
Bart and Yeti’s
If you are in the Lionshead area of Vail and need to grab dinner but don’t have reservation try Bart and Yeti’s. It is one of the oldest places in Vail and has a great atmosphere. It’s a great place to watch a game and talk to locals about your ski day. Beside the great history you will find some seriously delicious comfort food. Some of the crowd favorites include the green chili, the onions rings and the Irish fries. The bar also have a great selection of craft beers.
At the base of the mountain in Vail Village, a great spot to grab a bite without needing a reservation is the Blu Cow. This is the home of Vail's famous Swiss hot dog — made following a generations passed recipe this sausage has been on the Vail must-do list for decades. The Blue Cow offers a few other great food options including Earnest’s famous 21 vengatable and herb soup, and a lively bar atmosphere with delicious cocktails and craft beers. The place is a modern combination of classic ski bar and an European cafe with friendly staff and a cult-like followers.