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Up the Creek Bar & Grill

#10 of 110 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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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 83
    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 on the Creek

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Galena, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful restaurant in the heart of Vail Village. Great Ruby Trout lunch, reasonably priced, wonderful service and outside seating right along Gore Creek.

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Catonsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

What a lovely location if you can grab a table by the creek; very friendly staff and loved the calamari!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Lovely little restaurant, great service, good menu, not overpriced. Had lunch and all four of us really liked the selections, welcoming wait people, and very tasty food.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food here is fantastic. Chicken tortilla soup was excellent. Salads were fresh and tasty. The food is a 10. But....the decor is extremely dated and the music they play is like a mix between elevator music and nursing home. Change the station would make huge difference.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband and I made our second visit to Up the Creek today and it knocked it out of the park again. Our first visit we had an amazing dinner with absolutely delicious steak and rib dishes and today we enjoyed spectacular lunches with beautiful views of the creek. Don't miss the arugula salad with pears, walnuts and goat cheese,... More 

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We called to see if they would still serve us after 9- they were very accommodating. We picked a quiet table by the window. Good microbrew on tap and the MRS enjoyed a very strong Bellatini. The short rib my wife had was outstanding, but my NewYork Strip was by far and away the best I've had almost anywhere. The... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Last minute plans to eat out, but they had availability. First time there, but will definitely return. Food was delicious and service fast and friendly.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I had dinner with a group of 6 at Up the Creek. The food, service and ambiance were awesome! All the doors were open onto the creek with rushing water and we felt like we were eating outside. They have a great cocktail and wine list - as well as a kids menu - so it is good for families.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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: Doing business, 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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