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Up the Creek Bar & Grill

#11 of 107 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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 173
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 6
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Place by the Creek

At first we didn't give it a chance, since it's very unassuming from the outside. Went in and never regretted it. Some of the best food we've had ever. Worth mentioning the Calamari and the Braised Short Rib. Very friendly personnel. A little quiet spot "up the creek", with great views.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
FipoLarrea
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

At first we didn't give it a chance, since it's very unassuming from the outside. Went in and never regretted it. Some of the best food we've had ever. Worth mentioning the Calamari and the Braised Short Rib. Very friendly personnel. A little quiet spot "up the creek", with great views.

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Thank FipoLarrea
Columbus, Ohio
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We completely enjoyed our meal and service. We were warmly greeted and served promptly. Our dinners were very reasonably priced and delicious. The view really sealed the deal. Simply a wonderful experience.

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Vail, Colorado
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51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here many times & will concentrate on a dinner review. If the weather is nice ,sit outside by Gore Creek.....great location to soak up the ambiance & watch the world go by. We occasionally eat outside with grandchildren......they eat early & then exit to play in Gore Creek while the adults can enjoy a glass of wine... More 

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Houston, Texas
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of the creek, nice and coxy inside albeit a little dated. I came for lunch and the sandwiches (BLT and Turkey/Brie) got great reviews, the wings were a big hit, and the bacon gouda macncheese with the braised shortribs got four stars, Service was friendly and super fast. I will be back for sure.

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Hollywood, CA
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158 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part of this was the scenic view along the creek and the good service (Bailey). I ordered a salad, it was pretty bland ( I'ma vegetarian and that tends to be the case, Bland mostly everywhere). Great experience, but don't think I'd return to eat, maybe for drinks if the specials are running.

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Sydney, Australia
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here one night and all ordered the elk as a main course. It was fantastic - the best main course we had in our 3 week trip to Vail. My husband and son offered crab cakes to start which were nice and I had a salad that was good but overdressed. Service was efficient While this is... More 

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the truffle frites, elk and new york strip steak. My husband and I decided to go here because they are the only place in town with elk. Our entrees did not disappoint. Staff was attentive and did a nice job of taking care of us. The elk and NY strip were cooked to perfection and had great flavors.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our wedding rehearsal dinner at Up the Creek, and we could not have chosen a better place. The staff (especially the manager, Beau) were all wonderful. They worked with us to create a three-course menu that had a great range of options. The space was the perfect size and ambiance for our 50 guests, although it certainly could... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

good food, good service and a lovely spot. over the holiday it was full, but service seemed to have already considered the crowds.

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Whever
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The food was alright. The portion sizes we are over the place, the flavors were not spot on. Kind of blah. Not to write home about

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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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?