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The Very Best

Vail Daily’s Readers’ Choice Poll picks local favorites

Recently returned after a seven-year hiatus, the Vail Daily's Reader's Choice poll allows residents and visitors alike to vote for their favorite Vail Valley establishment, trail, bartender and more. The online voting went from late-August through mid-September, and the contest received more than 28,000 individual votes. Though, naturally, the best anything is truly a matter of personal taste, here's a taste of what came out on top. To see the full list of winners, pick up the Best of Vail section around town throughout the season.


The Rose, Edwards

Mountain Standard, Vail

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10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits 


Garfinkel's, Lionshead

Montana's, Avon

Harvest, Edwards

Ski Run, Vail

Riva Ridge

Minturn Mile


Family Restaurant

Pazzo's, Vail, Avon and Eagle

Blue Moose Pizza,
Beaver Creek and Lionshead

Moe's BBQ,
Eagle and Lionshead

Happy Hour, Avon

Maya Modern Mexican
Kitchen and Tequilaria



Happy Hour, Beaver Creek

Coyote Café


Dusty Boot

Happy Hour, Edwards


The Rose

Zino Ristorante

Happy Hour, Vail


The Remedy

The George 

Ice Cream

Kiwi International Delights
and Coffee, Avon

Rimini, Beaver Creek
and Lionshead

Grand Avenue Chill, Eagle


The Rose, Edwards

The Remedy, Vail

Mountain Standard, Vail

Art Gallery

Claggett-Rey Gallery, Vail

Karats, Vail

Masters Gallery, Vail

Philly Cheesesteak

La Bottega, Vail

Montana's, Avon

Benderz Burgers, Eagle


Taco Rico, Edwards

Rocky Mountain Taco Truck, at large

Agave, Avon

Wine List


Root + Flower


Chair Lift

Gondola One, Vail

Strawberry Park, Beaver Creek

High Noon Express, Vail

Coffee House

Yeti’s Grind, Eagle and Vail

Starbucks — Every location

Loaded Joe’s, Avon and Vail

Nordic Center

Vail Nordic Center

McCoy Park

Maloit Park

Snowshoe Area

McCoy Park

Meadow Mountain

EagleVail Golf Course

Outdoor Gear

Ptarmigan Sports

Alpine Quest Sports

Transition Sports

Local Artist


Carrie Fell

Suzanna Shirra