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Pepi's Restaurant & Bar

Pepi's Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pepis.com
  • Email: info@pepis.com
  • Phone: (970) 476-5626
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily, 11:30am - 3:00pm. Dinner: Daily, 5:30pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: German, International
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: In the summer, the Antler Room is available for private events.
  • Private Party Contact: Kira G. Cameron (970) 476-4671
  • Special Events & Promotions: The Antlers Room is not available from the Web site - Reservations for this room must be made with the restaurant.

    All Special events and Large Groups must be made with the restaurant.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Vail Transportation Center, which is located 100 meters from the restaurant.
A word from Pepi's Restaurant & Bar
Located in the heart of Vail Village, Pepi's Restaurant serves an Austrian continental cuisine in the main dining room and wild game gourmet in our Antlers Room in the winter. During the summer, enjoy our outside deck dining with an international flair. We also have year-round live entertainment.
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Diner Reviews
  • "One my favorites restaurants when staying in Vail, Pepe's menu is unique and the restaurant has a quaint setting. I would encourage you to try to elk, lamb or veal dishes. The wine list is a good one. The dining room is intimately sized, and perfect for smaller groups or couples I would recommend reservations as the dining room can fill up quickly. I look forward to visiting again. We had a group of seven ranging in ages from 13 to 47 and everyone found something to enjoy, and were impressed. Nice!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "9 of us celebrated my youngest sons 28th Birthday - 8 from the UK and one from the US The food and service were outstanding topped off by a visit to our table from Pepi himself at the end of the meal. Thank you everybody at the restaurant for creating such a memorable evening."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We come to pepi's at least once for past 15 years. This year was another great experience."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We did live in Vail late 1990s. This was one of our favorites. Not now. Our meats ordered medium rare came well done- over cooked. Maybe if you go into their Antlers dining room the food may be handled properly ."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We ate in the main dining room. The food was very good, but overpriced. Granted many places in Vail Village are expensive, but this still seemed a tad too expensive. It was also extremely noisy even though the room was only half full when we first arrived. This may be due to the fact that the main dining room is small, so you need to get reservations in advance."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants in Vail. The German food is excellent, as are all the dishes. We dine here each time we are in Vail."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Close to ski base, allows worn ski boots. Great lunchtime spot, we eat there at least once every year. Open outdoor area great on a sunny day, or use covered porch for icky days, or go inside for true winter days."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "This place has the best (hands down) bloody mary's on the planet. The bartender infuses his vodka for 4 days in a spicy blend and the mix is just out of this world. We show up every weekend to have 1 or 2 of these guys. The food is equally as good. I always bounce between the Jaeger shnitzel and the hungarian ghoulash. The Leek mac n cheese, Sicilian meatballs and steak tartare are also amazing."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Usually eat lunch at Pepis which we really like. Had dinner there for the first time this weekend (March 2014) It was enjoyable - the food and service was good. Would give it a 3.5 if I could but that wasn't an option."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We have been coming to Vail for 35 years and Pepi's was always on our list for a nice dinner in a charming Ski Chalet atmosphere. The last two times we have gone we just felt sad that the place looks so tired. Even the older waitresses look just plain silly in their german dresses and anklets. The food hasn't been updated and I doubt we will return until something is done to freshen up this old gem."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "If you never have been to Austria this is as close and you can get in Colorado. The feel, food and beer makes you forget your still in Colorado."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "This was my third meal at Pepi's this ski season, all with groups of 8 or more. Pepi's does a great job with large groups. The varied bavarian menu has something for every taste, and the food does not disappoint. Over the years I have tried nearly everything on the menu and have always come away happy. Every time I go to Vail, I make it a point to eat at Pepi's. I love everything about this place, the bar, the main dining room, the Antlers room. Each has its own personality, depending on what kind of meal experience you want. This past meal we had the honor of meeting Sheika, which was a great experience. One day, I would love to meet Pepi."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The antler room is a unique & rewarding experience. Very social atmosphere as well, food & service were great"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Big portions , deiicious food and they have great après ski wth music!! Vibrant bar during cocktail hour!!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Three of us on a ski trip went to Pepi's. One of us is German by descent, and he had been yearning for dinner at Pepi's all trip. We were all delighted. It's Austrian/German food, done well. The ambiance is genuine, simulated, emulated, ersatz Tyrolean village, but what the heck - the food is great, the staff were friendly, professional, and efficient, and it's one of those restaurants where it would be hard not to enjoy yourself. My wiener schnitzel was huge, but very good. My German friend's comfort food of choice was sauerbraten, and he was delighted. The strudel was also excellent. A great choice - highly recommended among the many options in Vail."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Wonderful spot for Valentine's dinner. Ingrid our wait person was wonderful, great food and nice wine list to select from. ,over next door to the bar after dinner for some live music. Nice finish to a great evening. Would be great apres and outdoor dining is good when the weather is compliant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The feeling is pretty vibrant. The menu is very German, but the wait staff is very helpful. They make the ceasar salad was made table side and very delicious! Moderately priced for Vail."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Pepi's is an institution in Vail. The food, leaning toward German was all good but I felt like the atmosphere was too dated. If you are looking for a good ,reasonable meal in Vail and don't like the new trendy places then Pepi's is the place for you."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Our waiter seemed very anxious for us to order our meals, while we were intending to relax and enjoy a cocktail before dinner. Did not alter our enjoyment of an excellent meal. Large portions."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "my veal was dry. my wifes' trout was excellent. my escargot was just ok. our ceaser salad dressing was very bland. The apple strudel was great. atmosphere was very nice. too noisy from music in the bar."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Don't get me wrong, Pepi's is a fairly authentic German/Austrian dining experience. That said, our family of four sat, ordered a drink and within minutes the server was there to take our dinner order. Not more than 5 minutes after taking our order (I had had maybe three sips on the beer I had just received), our dinner was delivered. The food tasted fine, if a bit on the salty side, but the speed in which it was delivered was reminiscent of a cafeteria, not a higher end restaurant where entrées cost $30. Makes one wonder how much care is given to preparing the meals, vs. heating them up."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Not exactly fine dining but they have a lot of wild game options that made it very hard for me to decide on what to have. I had the Elk and loved it. The place was packed and made it all the more fun. The waitresses wore traditional German attire. They were spunky and made it fun."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Pepi's has been in Vail since 1964 and is a favorite of ours on our yearly vacations to Vail. Like most restaurants in Vail, it is expensive however the food is good and they have a good menu. It's nice to sit by the windows facing streetside to watch the lively town scene and lights, especially during the Holiday Season. It can get a bit warm in the restaurant when it totally fills up. Good entertainment in the bar for apre ski or late night. Nice to be able to book through Open Table. Some portions (i.e. soup or accompanying potatoes/vegetables) seem skimpy, especially for the price; however, the meat portions very adequate and tasty."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "On a warm day on the patio with friends and a Pils...great. For dinner, forget it. Cold rolls, salad poor presentation, signature sauerbraten dry and tough. And Mandatory coat check! This restaurant for dinner is in the dark ages, which is fine for the quaint ambiance but not for the courtesy and cooking."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We ate outside, even though there was a shower it was very comfortable and we had a wonderful view. Romantic and laid back atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/24/2013