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Up the Creek Bar & Grill

223 Gore Creek Drive Suite 103, Vail, CO 81657-3602
970 476 8141
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Ranked #18 of 101 Restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
Avon, Colorado, USA
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Fantastic lunch. Fresh food and very tasty. We have the chicken sandwich and the fish tacos - both were fantastic (again). Service was courteous, timely and not pushy at all. Will go again and recommend to our guests.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We have been dining at Up the Creek for over 20 years. This restaurant is consistent in food quality and price. For Vail, the pricing is reasonable.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My husband and I stopped in for a quiet lunch and drink. We split the turkey and Brie sandwich with truffle fries. Delicious!! There were several things on the menu that looked yummy! Great view too!!

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Acworth, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We ate outside and it was perfect. There's a stream and my granddaughters had a ball playing there till lunch came and we could watch them and take pictures. The food and service were good too!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Enjoyed a great dinner on the patio alongside the creek on a pretty fall night. We ordered the pork chop and short rib. Both were very tender and tasted awesome, including the accompanying sides. Service was great from the local beers when we sat down to the brownie sundae for desert. We would not hesitate to recommend this place and... More 

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We recently had lunch at Up the Creek by recommendation of a local. She did not steer us wrong. There was outside seating by Gore Creek, the weather was perfect and the service outstanding. We both had the Lobster BLT, which was very good. We tried the truffle fries and I guess they are just too rich for my taste.... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch, and it was a great choice! Very friendly service and the food was nice. Fun to watch the folks come with their dogs to the creek and play in the open space by the tables.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Choosing a restaurant in Vail is not easy, but I am so glad we chose Up the Creek when we only had one night to enjoy a great dinner in Vail. We went fairly early (6:15pm) and because it was off season and a rainy night we were almost the only ones there. However the restaurant filled as the night... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We visit Vail every year and had never been to this restaurant. It was a nice day so decided to stop in for lunch and enjoy the patio seating along Gore Creek. There is also tables inside but we did not go thru so not sure of # of tables. We were seated promptly, and waitress appeared with water shortly... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place was one of the favorite place for my Mather in law and she is 86. They were one of the good and well know place. Formal owner from Austria and I met him a few years back very good manager and people like to talk with him. Last night this place look like old time but is not.... More 

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Additional Information about Up the Creek Bar & Grill

Address: 223 Gore Creek Drive Suite 103, Vail, CO 81657-3602
Phone Number: 970 476 8141
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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