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Up the Creek Bar & Grill

#13 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Au Plein Air - By the Creek!

Eating outdoors is always better than indoors, especially when the sun is shining in March! S, Up The Creek gets five stars on environment, 4 stars on service and ditto on the food. Fish tacos and arugula salad were just plain yummy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Abecedarius
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Salem, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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Salem, Massachusetts
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307 reviews 307 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Eating outdoors is always better than indoors, especially when the sun is shining in March! S, Up The Creek gets five stars on environment, 4 stars on service and ditto on the food. Fish tacos and arugula salad were just plain yummy.

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Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Visited during Spring Break. Wait staff seemed short handed night we were there. Two had the beef short rib and cleaned their plates. Husband had the elk, and while it was good, he did not feel like it lived up to the hype. I enjoyed my trout. Overall not a bad experience but I'm having trouble understanding why this restaurant... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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104 reviews 104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had our anniversary dinner last week. We eat here every time we are in Vail. Service is great, enjoy the wine list. We had the trout, lamb and short rib- every dish was great. Reasonable for Vail with great food.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Although unassuming from the outside (probably due to the fact that it sits next to an upscale art gallery), Up the Creek Bar & Grill offers gourmet versions of food you might make at home, as well as local cuisine. We arrived a little early for our 6:45 reservation, but we were seated immediately at a table that afforded us... More 

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Clive
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Delightful late lunch enjoying the babbling brook and gorgeous day. Sex on the Creek drink was great and strong. Husband liked his beef enchiladas immensely. My bacon Gouda Mac 'n cheese with asparagus and beef spare rib was delicious. Unique menu, good service and excellent setting. We would return.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We eat here almost any trip to Vail, and have yet to be disappointed. We had a wine they hadn't tryed, but got info from the internet from them and were very pleased.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It might not be fancy but food is excellent service fast and friendly And the place is always reliable We'll continue to come back

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a hidden gem of a restaurant. It's smaller in size, great whisky and wine selection, great menu and presentation, and awesome service. We took a shot with out waiter Jesse that took great care of us during our visit. We had the elk and the braised beef for entrees, which were cooked to perfection and prepared with an... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great food, great service. Never had a server like Jesse before. Best server I have ever had. This restaurant is located in the perfect place and I would recommend to anyone.

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Chicago, Illinois
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238 reviews 238 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The food at Up the Creek is very good, and is well beyond what the name "Bar and Grill" implies. I had the elk strip tenderloin, which was very good. One of my companions had the duck, which looked sensational and he said was extremely good. Vail prices are in effect, meaning that the menu prices will make your jaw... More 

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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, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, 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?