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Up the Creek Bar & Grill

#10 of 111 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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  • 150
    Excellent
  • 86
    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
Wonderful Afternoon

We were here for lunch today with friends who are very knowledgeable about the area. We were lucky enough to have a table right next to the creek. What a marvelous time. The truffle fries as an appetizer were really wonderful. I highly recommend this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Len V
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Ozona, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Ozona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We were here for lunch today with friends who are very knowledgeable about the area. We were lucky enough to have a table right next to the creek. What a marvelous time. The truffle fries as an appetizer were really wonderful. I highly recommend this place.

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Edina, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Our family of nine went to dinner here late one night after a rafting trip. I ordered the clam chowder for my starter and if I ever get back here again I would order a couple bowls and perhaps nothing else!!! My husband and I usually share our food so we can taste different dishes but this was so good... More 

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Brooklyn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Located right on the Gore Creek, the terrace is a lovely spot for lunch -and the food is very good too! worth a stop

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

this lovely restaurant is next to the river and has excellent sandwiches and fries. the turkey sandwich with brie is really good and the fries with blue cheese are great. the service was excellent.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ate here twice during a recent summer visit, once with kids and once without. Great location on the river. Nice to sit outside, but inside is open and airy so not bad either. Really good mixed drinks. Calamari appetizer is fantastic. Entrees were all quite good, but didn't match the calamari. Expensive, but in line with other restaurants of this... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I love enjoying a cocktail on their patio, which, as the name would indicate, is right on the creek. It's really delightful; probably my favorite patio in Vail. Often I end up staying for a meal which, while not the best meal you can get in Vail, always does the trick. I've never eaten anything here that I didn't enjoy.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Spent a day in Vail last week. Walked the creek, the park and the village. A local merchant suggested Up the Creek for lunch. Glad we listened to her advice. Super yummy fresh food, and terrific staff. Everyone in our party loved their meals; I was even coveting the next tables food. It was average in price for Vail standards... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Food was upscale at dinner with prices to match. But all in all a good value especially for Vail. Very good service.

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Awesome location on the creek. Sit on the patio if you can. We had our dog with us and she had plenty of room. Good food and service! Nice wine selection and local craft beers

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

What a fantastic restaurant. Not only is the food superb, the location on the creek in the heart of Vail is amazing. The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The selection of micro brews is impressive. Two thumbs up.

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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: Local cuisine, Doing business, 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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