Billy's Restaurant
Billy's Restaurant
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Billy's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.billysislandgrill.com/
  • Phone: 9704768811
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Monday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Eduardo Ruiz
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Bill Suarez (970)390-5575

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Vail Resorts North Day Lot also available after 5:00pm. Please call for directions
A word from Billy's Restaurant
Billy's is a contemporary steak & seafood house serving the finest hand-carved steaks & the freshest seafood along with a variety of dishes with a Pacific Rim flair. Located in the heart of Lionshead, 1 block west of the Eagle Barm Gondola, Billy's offers a casual, relaxed atmosphere, a private dining room & an exceptional wine list that will perfectly compliment any meal. Billy's has been recognized year after year for offering the best steaks, seafood & salad bar in the region.
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Billy's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • A Favorite for Seafood in Lionshead
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    We always have a great time at Billy's. A wide selection of seafood deliciously prepared and some excellent meat dishes for meat lovers. Terrific salad bar and a delicious assortment of appetizers and desserts. Service is fast, friendly and knowledgable. We are never disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Billy's Island Grill has the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Billy's Island Grill has the typical beachy logo you'd find in any Caribbean burger shack. The look of the sign gave me doubts about dining here as who sets up a beach themed restaurant in ski country. But as the menu satisfied the needs of all the members of our party we tried it. The food was excellent. We shared an ahi tuna app we liked so much we ordered another, shared a shrimp cocktail also v good. The warm(hot) brown and white breads were great as was the chive? butter. Cesar salad eh. My kids split a rib eye ordered med and me a ribeye charred med rare. They nailed it-good as I've had any where. My wife had the trout and was also extremely happy. Now just ditch the old beach theme. Best value in Vail.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Sub-par experience. The waiter
    BVonTheIvyattheGlennVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Sub-par experience. The waiter was hurried and blunt. When asked about items on the menu, he offered no detail. He did check on us throughout the meal. The salad bar was something I would expect from Two Elks on the ski slope - offering generic, supermarket croutons and even dressing. Overall, I can best describe the restaurant as bland.
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  • Centrally located in Lionshead
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    Food was well prepared, delivered without undue delay and served in decent proportions. Prices were moderate for this part of the mountain and represented good value.
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    late-night find, scenic view
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  • Exceptional food & menu!
    KristenVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Menu, food & service were all exceptional! The ambiance leaves little to be desired... old carpet for flooring for instance. But the halibut & trout & salads were all amazing! I will definitely return for the food. Service was great too.
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  • The food was great with unique
    KemmcrothVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    The food was great with unique choices. Great wines at all price ranges. Friendly staff. The mud pie is to die for
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reasonably Priced
    TomDVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    This restaurant is just OK. Nothing bad and nothing outstanding. The extensive salad bar and reasonable prices (for Vail) are the most notable items.
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  • great food - only fair service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    great food - only fair service. Waitress was not friendly and not attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Situated in Lionshead, Vail,
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Situated in Lionshead, Vail, CO Billy's has been a local favorite for years. The food was very good, and the prices competitive for other restaurants in Vail. Their Ahi tuna Dana is very fresh which is admirable for a restaurant landlocked by more than 800 miles from the nearest ocean. Highly recommended for a fun relaxed atmosphere mixed with fine dinning at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    What a pleasant surprise this restaurant was. I was a bit wary since it said "tropical fare," however, the flare was not overwhelming. Steaks were great! I recommend the sirloin teriyaki. Bread and butter were great and wine list was nice too. It is a relaxed atmosphere, however, waiter was very attentive to us and to detail. Stop by Billy's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • I have been going to Billy's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    I have been going to Billy's for 8 years and generally found the food good in the past. This time I was shocked by the minute portions. My piece of swordfish was literally the size of two fingers. When I asked if they could substitute plain buttered pasta instead of the rice I was told they would need to charge me for two entrees for my daughter. Small portions, no substitutions, and noisy all made for an unpleasant dinner. I will not return.
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  • Good for family but overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Service was tremendous for our family of 6. Menu had decent variation. My $30 Baseball steak was a bit disappointing..it was cooked perfectly but had next to no taste. It seemed as if there was no seasoning at all. The rest of the dishes looked nice but were similarly "ok". I know it is Vail, but it was hard to swallow a $350 dinner bill for food that was "ok".
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Tuna in Vail
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    Try the Tuna Dana or the Swordfish. Don't miss the Cervice appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food with many options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Great food with many options on the menu. The service was a little pushy and we just wanted to sit and relax a bit. I would come back again.
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  • Billy's is always excellent.
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Billy's is always excellent. Great variety of seafood deliciously prepared and a terrific salad bar to get the meal started. Steak and chops are excellent if that's what you prefer. I love the huge fish tank.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but nothing special.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    Good food, nothing special. Salad bar not expansive. Waitress was nice but not very attentive.
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  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Great food and drinks! Among the table we shared the calamari steaks and the ahi tuna nachos apps. The ahi tuna was phenomenal! Their bread is some of the best I've ever had. I had the salmon for dinner and it was cooked perfectly. Definitely a place to go if you're in the area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • we had not been to Billy's
    SmithVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    we had not been to Billy's in a few years and were happy that we returned. Service was good and the food very good. Billy's is a steak,seafood and salad bar place similar to the Charthouse formula. The entrees are are varied and had several seafood items in addition to steak. The variety and depth of the salad bar was diminshed from years past. Overall a good place for friends and family
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 star meal, comfortable atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    As Vail locals, this place has become one of our favorites. Billy's is a great place to have a five star meal without an overly stuffy atmosphere. The Captain Struve filet with crab is to die for! Their sauteed mushrooms are amazing as well (even better than mine which is hard to beat)! Also, if you are in Vail during the summer make sure you stop by Billy's on a Monday night for mussels and martini's! Wonderful food/drink for a wonderful price!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Nice salad bar. All our meals
    BeardiesRuleVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2012
    Nice salad bar. All our meals were excellent and the service was as well. Definitely will go back next time in Vail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    The rib-eye steak was a poor quality piece of meat. I asked for the steak to be cooked medium but I received bleu or very rare.
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  • Food was absolutely magnificent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    Food was absolutely magnificent. Ahi tuna, rare perfect, ribeye, baseball sirloin, and the filet. All were perfectly cooked.homemade key lime pie and coffee. Aliejandro server very professional. Among our favorite in vail!
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  • BILLY'S
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    WE WENT THERE TWICE IN 6 DAYS. FOOD IS GREAT, SERVICE IS GREAT, BOB THE BARTENDER IS FABOULOUS.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • start with incredibly good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    start with incredibly good bartending, move to world class salad bar, then choose from a wide variety of sumptuous and creative entrees, all provided with 5-star service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    ljcoloradoVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2012
    Have not been to Billy's in years. Always enjoyed it in the past and did not disappoint us this time. Food was excellent and the service matched. Not many people in the restaurant while we were there and could hear everyone's conversation. Normal during the week during off season. Highly recommend. Especially enjoy 50% off this time of year
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Skip this place when you're in Vail
    jxab
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    We arrived for our 8:00 pm reservation and waited several minutes with no hostess in sight. I went to the bar and was ignored. I finally walked back to the kitchen and one of the cooks got me some attention. We finally got a table about a half hour later. We were then told that all entrees were 50% off and there was an 18% gratuity added on the full price. The menu we were given had prices much higher than what was listed on their website. The ribeye was tough and had little flavor. The vegetables were soggy and unseasoned. The service was equal to that of a Village Inn. Ultimately, we paid more for this "special" meal than what was advertised. Fraudulent practices and mediocre food.
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  • The food was truly exceptional
    MountainFoodies
    Dined on 9/19/2012
    The food was truly exceptional however the service only mediocre. Four of us had a mixture of steaks and seafood. All were excellent, especially the Capt Struve Special and the Cabo Shrimp. All of the portions were generous. We had made a reservation and it wasn't even checked and our requests were not honored. At the time of our arrival, the restaurant wasn't even that busy. A great meal was offset by lack of attention to detail by the host and mediocre service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • We'll be back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Noted how busy this restaurant was midweek in the summer compared to other eateries, so decided to give it a try. Was not disappointed. Our waiter was attentive and very responsive to dietary restrictions. Amount of food was a treat. This will be a regular for us.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • As usual good value. Took
    BobC
    Dined on 7/17/2012
    As usual good value. Took a new neighbor who echoed our view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A lot of good food for the money!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    so many places give you a little fancy food for a lot of money, billy's gives you a LOT of food for the same price or less. seriously, billy feeds you well. definitely an excellent place to go in favor of the other higher-end fancy restaurants in the area. the salad bar is a little lacking, but the steaks are right on excellent and the view of the mountain (depending on where you sit) is awesome. it's a very warm atmosphere and a good choice for special occasions. i'm originally a southerner meat-n-taters guy, so this place is usually my first choice when family comes to visit. kids are okay there, but there's a giant fish tank in the middle of the room by a table they may have a hard time leaving alone....that from a father of two girl
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The Filet was outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2012
    The Filet was outstanding! Great potato side dish and salad bar. Wonderful staff. Enjoyed watching all the humming birds come for nectar at the feeders. Will dine at Billy's again!
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • My Family has known Billy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    My Family has known Billy (the owner) for years. We took my father there for his birthday and Billy and his entire staff went over the top in taking care of us. I try to make it a point to always have dinner at Billy's every time we are in town for more than a night.
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    special occasion
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  • Too expensive for serving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/26/2012
    Too expensive for serving size of fish tuna, swordfish. Not competitive with other restaurants in vail
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  • We dined on a Saturday night
    MargaretBVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    We dined on a Saturday night during the NCAA tournament and requested a table that could see a tv showing the game. The restaurant staff was very accommodating and made sure that the game we wanted to see was put on the tv in the bar. Three of us ordered seafood entrees and one ordered a steak. The seafood entrees were wonderful. I would give them 5 stars, but the steak was disappointing. Everything else was fabulous.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have been going to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    We have been going to the restaurant on our annual ski trip for years and it gets worse every year. We will not be returning. The "Captain Struve" special was dry and over cooked. It was ordered medium rare and was delivered medium well.
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  • Best prime rib I have ever
    DiningmavenVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    Best prime rib I have ever had. We went twice during a ski trip and the place was very consistently high quality. You get what you pay for.
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  • Highly Recommended, have never
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2012
    Highly Recommended, have never been disappointed to this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • food ok; pricey but the portions
    packwoman
    Dined on 3/6/2012
    food ok; pricey but the portions were very appropriate for what you pay for. wine expensive and the restaurant is loud and busy.. if you want a relaxing evening, this is not the place to eat. if you want a bar scene, go and enjoy!
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We discovered Billy's last
    FineDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2012
    We discovered Billy's last year after many seasons in Vail, and we're glad we did! Billy's offers consistently tasty food, with menu options for the whole group. The wide range of seafood offerings and the salad bar are particularly notable, and the cheesecake was outstanding. Also, we have found it fairly easy to get a reservation at Billy's. We will definitely be back!
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Steaks were only mediocre
    drjonhVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2012
    Steaks were only mediocre considering the price. Specifically while flavorful the rib eyes were thin.
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