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Up the Creek Bar & Grill

#14 of 109 Restaurants in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
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223 Gore Creek Drive Suite 103, Vail, CO 81657
+1 970-476-8141
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner by the river

This is a wonderful little restaurant with a gorgeous view of the rushing river in Vail. Both my husband and I enjoyed a lamb shank dinner, the food was excellent, and the service was average. Quite honestly I would give this restaurant a four star review any day, but our server did not excel in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
jan w
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Naples, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon. Service was great. Food was OK. Drinks OK. The vodka tonics came out flat. Great location. Sat on the deck right beside the creek.

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Fishers, Indiana, United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Getting a good meal in the Vail area really isn't that hard. Getting a great meal, and a great value is hard. Up the Creek has great views and the food was good, but it's not great. Service was solid, which isn't always the case in Vail. I know I am in Vail, so everything is 25-50% higher prices than... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Tasty food from a varied menu, served creek side (patio service in Summer). Small, so make reservations in high season. Excellent, friendly service.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a wonderful little restaurant with a gorgeous view of the rushing river in Vail. Both my husband and I enjoyed a lamb shank dinner, the food was excellent, and the service was average. Quite honestly I would give this restaurant a four star review any day, but our server did not excel in customer service, Although she warmed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

It was our first time to Vail and I thoroughly enjoyed sitting right by the rushing river. The striped bass and chicken tortilla soup were flavorful and cooked nicely. We were the only ones in the restaurant, so the service was wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Up The Creek has been a favorite of ours for years. Our last trip to Vail solidified that it is the best place in Vail! Our daughter has food allergies and they made her a delicious meal and the chef came out to talk to us before and after to see how she liked it. All of the appetizers, salads,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Nice view and good food with friendly service! Good sandwiches and salads with pleasant outside dining.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We noticed this place right on the mountain stream in Vail and wanted to have lunch - they gave us the choice of two different tables and we had an excellent view of the beautiful area and stream and could hear the stream - our soup and sandwiches were fabulous - ate every bite of the lobster blt and the... More 

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East Amherst, New York
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The most notable feature of this restaurant for lunch is the presence of Gore Creek with feet of the patio. A most enjoyable location. In the warmer weather, French doors are opened on two side for an outdoor eating experience while indoors. The lunch menu had small plates, sandwiches and entrees. The turkey and Brie sandwich was quite tasty. We... More 

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my suitcase
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Wow! This is definitely a place you'll want to visit. The pork chop was the best I've ever had - and the chef even shared his recipe with me. It's a sleeper on the menu, but out of this world. The location is nestled along Gore Creek, with great outdoor seating and views. The cucumber martini was delicious - overall... More 

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Additional Information about Up the Creek Bar & Grill

Address: 223 Gore Creek Drive Suite 103, Vail, CO 81657
Phone Number: +1 970-476-8141
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 223 Gore Creek Drive Suite 103, Vail, CO 81657
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-8141

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?