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About Westside Cafe

For authentic comfort food atop a mountain, try Westside Cafe in Vail. The venue offers breakfast favorites such as chicken fried steak, bison meatloaf and biscuits and gravy. For lunch and dinner, Westside Cafe offers hearty burgers and penne pasta. The restaurant hosts events and provides several catering opportunities, allowing guests to enjoy their food even when not lounging in the fantastic diner.

Westside Cafe began almost 10 years ago and continues to improve via guest feedback and recipe donations. The restaurant serves fresh ingredients, good cheer, and excellent service on a daily basis.

2211 N Frontage Rd W
Vail, CO 81657
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Burgers, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast: Everyday 7:00AM - 11:00AM
Lunch: Everyday 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Dinner:Everyday: 4:00PM - 9:30PM

Cross Street:
Exit 173

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 476-7890

Website:
http://www.westsidecafe.net/

Catering:
We are the Valley's premier caterer. Big, small, on site, off site, from casual to fine dining we do it all! Catering for all occasions; corporate functions, weddings, rehearsal dinners, luncheons, breakfast, coffee, and just about anything you could think of. Our professional catering and culinary team can work within any budget to make you the hero of your next event. Don't be fooled by our competitors catering can be extremely affordable. We look forward to making your event the talk of the town!!

Parking Details:
We offer convenient parking directly in front of our restaurant at no charge!

Public Transit:
The town of Vail and eco bus services.

Executive Chef:
Mike Irwin

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wine

Westside Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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food

4.0

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4.1

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3.5

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (41)
Kid-friendly (37)
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Good for Groups (24)
Great for Brunch (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Scenic View (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 3, 2014

Although had trouble finding this restaurant since Google and the address did not much up. After stopping to ask it is located next door to the Holiday Inn. Food was very good. They were friendly and seated us when our reservation was

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 8, 2014

The bacon wrapped tots were soooo yummy. Our waitress was very attentive and cool. I suspect she's a snowboarder when she not working at the cafe. She just had that kind of vibe.

We enjoyed our dinners and definitely would go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2014

We read reviews that this was a special place. We sat through an afternoon thundershower while we ate and that was the only thing memorable about our visit. The barbecue sauce tasted bottled, the cole slaw was coarse and the dressing tasteless, and the fish tacos were undistinguished. The Sweaty Betty beer was great however.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2014

The waitresses are amazing at the Westside Cafe. They all work very well together to make sure your needs are being met. We all enjoyed our meals from the Veggie Eggs Benedict to the Strawberry Chicken Salad. We'd definitely go there again.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 13, 2014

Westside Cafe is great for what it does--good food at good prices. The waitstaff is personable and attentive. The menu has sufficient variety to satisfy everyone's needs/desires.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 11, 2014

Hamburgers, dessert.... all fabulous! Friendly staff too!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 4, 2014

This was our first time at this restaurant. The food was fine. Could have been hotter temperature wise. The service was poor. Our food was late, came out at different times, and they seemed to forget we'd not been all served. They apologized and explained they had new cooks and they weren't on the same page, but still..... Anyhow, it's a good location and the food was good enough, I'd give them one more chance. They did at least take something off the bill

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 4, 2014

This is the second time we have eaten at the Westside Cafe in Vail. It is a basic but quaint interior and often quite busy.

Our first time there it was for breakfast, which was quite good. This time it was for dinner, and it was again solid. The buffalo meatloaf was a hit, as were the burgers. We also had the beet salad which was tasty.

Definitely worth considering in Vail when compared to places that are much more expensive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 29, 2014

Casual relaxed friendly
Unpretentious restaurant
A perfect family spot kids
Menu
Western decor part of holiday Inn but with separate entrance
Frequent diners can get a rewards point card

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 2, 2014

Well worth driving to. It's good to know that a place such as this exists at Vail. Reasonable prices- $5 for a glass of wine. Very good, fresh food, unpretentious. Great, friendly place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 25, 2014

I have eaten out in Vail a lot and hadn't heard of Westside Cafe until recently. It's seen as a local spot for comfort food. I thought I wouldn't find something I wanted on the menu since I don't exactly know what comfort food is and I think of things I don't like. I went for dinner and had an excellent salad with chicken for my main dish and there was plenty to choose from. I almost ordered ahi tuna, which I would try next time. It is a nice contrast for me from the usual more trendy atmosphere in most Vail restaurants. I will return for sure!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2014

Great burgers, fish and chips, fish tacos, and the sausage Mac n cheese was awesome! Very casual dinner to end a great day on the slopes.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on March 19, 2014

Portions are generous. We had dinner. I know breakfasts are good. Locals like this place.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 5, 2014

Wanted to find a casual restaurant in Vail and we chose Westside Cafe. 1/2 price bottles of wines, Bison meatloaf, bacon wrapped jalapeño tater tots and chicken pot pie. This was a true gem. Great food, great service and comfortable setting. Went back next morning for an equally fantastic breakfast!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 21, 2014

Fabulous breakfasts! Dinner was just as good. Will definitely go back next time we visit Vail. Easy to get to on public buses, just get off at the west vail mall stop. Just a 3 minute walk! Well worth it!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 13, 2014

I made a reservation online but when my party of 10 arrived, we were told that no reservation was received but that one had been canceled. Fortunately we were accommodated quickly. Our server was very efficient & willing to do separate checks.
We will definitely be back during our next ski trip.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 21, 2013

When feeding a family, this is a good place to go. Pizzas and

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 21, 2013

My wife and I went to spend the night in Vail and found Westside. We were so pleased with our dinner that we made a point to return on Sunday morning for breakfast. There was a wait but it was well worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 31, 2013

This is a great casual dining venue. It is an ideal place for families. The menu has something on it for everyone. Things we ordered were the prime rib dinner, burgers, fish and chips. Everything was quite good and very reasonably priced and our picky eater grand kids even were happy with their choices.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 31, 2013

These guys do a great job! We enjoyed breakfast there this past weekend which was a very positive experience. Although we had a short wait to get in, it was well worth it. Our waiter was friendly and in spite of being busy, took time to make sure the food and service met our expectations. The helpings were both abundant and delicious. So impressed, we went back for dinner the following night...much more quiet atmosphere, but both the food and the service were again over the top!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 22, 2013

Ok, but nothing special. Took a long time to get food and it was not busy.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 8, 2013

Great food, reasonably priced and fantastically friendly staff!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 26, 2013

great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner; good variety in menu and nice specials; great patio for bringing the dog; love to go here while visiting vail

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 11, 2013

Our waitress was excellent. My partner got a burger that was actually cooked the way he requested . . . medium rare, . . which is unusual. The restaurant was out of the fish for Fish and Chips and for every other fish dish with cod. The Trip Advisor reviews raved about the bloody Marys, so I ordered one, chagrined to find that I was paying for a glass of BEER to go with it, no matter that I don't drink beer. No fish and chips so I just ordered a cup of pork green chile which was tasty but would have been better on a burrito or something.

All in all, the waitress actually MADE the experience, but I left with most of my chile in the bowl, A mixed bag, yes.

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 (Hong Kong)·Dined on July 9, 2013

Love the new fresh fish dishes, especially the grilled halibut with jasmine rice. I really wish they would bring back the braised short ribs this winter as they were awesome. I missed them this past winter and ate there less frequently as a result.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on March 24, 2013

Best bloody mary's in the Vail Valley!! And the service was super - really attentive and nice wit/conversation, too. The food was great - very flexible re: the menu and our dinner was awesome!!
Great value, too!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2013

Great for a relaxed dinner after a day of skiing. The food is great and it will not break your bank as some of the other restaurants do in Vail.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on February 28, 2013

Very good food. Not FINE dining, however. Nice atmosphere and a great deli attached.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 23, 2013

good food, good service, good ambience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2012

Not a good restaurant. Good environment, but the food was not that great and the service was bad. Will not return. Not sure this place belongs on OpenTable.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 28, 2012

While the service was fast and attentive (almost empty on a Saturday evening in July), the food was good but not great, and it was overpriced for what you get. Portion size was fine, good eats for kiddos, decor needs an overhaul. I know it's "local", but it's kinda lame.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 30, 2012

In a bad location and they have no atmosphere. Food was just ok.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on April 13, 2012

We love Westside Cafe. It's consistent and there is always something to discover on the menu (thanks, Mike Irwin!). Their loyalty program is just an added bonus.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on March 31, 2012

Westside is, by far, the most overall good restaurant in the Vail Valley. So glad you guys are here :)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on March 18, 2012

Disappointing for dinner - I guess they need to stick to breakfast.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on March 16, 2012

We will definitely come back. Varied menu, laid back environment, and family friendly. Heard breakfast is excellent.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 10, 2012

Server informed us she did not feel well and was in a bad mood. Pretty much says it all.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 29, 2012

we went here for dinner and the food was pretty good. relative to the other dining options in vail, this is a good value. the food is good at reasonable prices (relative to vail prices). we hear the breakfast is the best but we weren't able to get there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 19, 2012

Great family friendly restaurant right of I-70. The food here is awesome, especially the breakfast.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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