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The Creek

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317 E Bennet Street, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 45
  • 18
    Very good
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  • 4
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
I would visit again. If they opened at normal hours.

Really good burgers. I was quite impressed and would visit again. Restaurant is only open a few days a week. Which was rather disappointing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Caine D
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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

That doesn't affect The Creek's status as an excellent place (especially for lunch) in downtown Cripple Creek. The buffalo and elk burgers are superb, especially the elk (can't find that in many places), the BLT on sour dough excellent and then ... the onion rings really stand out. Atmosphere is nice, people are nicer and the old bar legitimately historic.... More 

2 Thank William33537
Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We stopped in and the place is beautiful. Owners live in Texas and really did a wonderful job restoring the historic building from 1897. A big thank you goes out to them. The food is cooked from scratch and absolutely delicious! They have pizza, Elk burgers, Buffalo burgers, Beef, Chicken, Philly Steak and more. And they cut their fries and... More 

1 Thank Carol S
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Really good burgers. I was quite impressed and would visit again. Restaurant is only open a few days a week. Which was rather disappointing.

Thank Caine D
Littleton, Colorado
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Little hole in the wall. Just ok, bar menu with greasy burgers and such. Service was a bit slow. 1st beer was skunky but promptly replaced with a fresh one. I think the waitress was a druggie. Food wasn't great but not awful either. Pretty typical of what I've come to expect in Cripple Creek.

Thank cado66
Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

If you want to eat in CC and not in a casino probably one of the best choices Good raw product prepared well

Thank BM T
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We waited over 40 minutes for 2 individual pizzas and a kid's chicken fingers plate. We saw our waitress mix up two other tables' orders. When the patrons noticed, she asked them if they had taken bites yet and when they said no, she switched their plates around. Yuck! Our food was good when it arrived, but it wasn't so... More 

Thank Jennifer M
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Was so pleased, the elk burger was prepared perfect and the fried were great. The service was fast, friendly and attentive without hovering.

Thank Karolene C
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

The sour grapes review that precedes this one is unfortunately not accurate. We had BLT & Philly steak, one with fresh cut fries and the other with onion rings. Fries and rings are worth the visit, sandwiches were average. Beer cold and service friendly. Didn't have a burger so cannot comment on that. Was asked twice if we wanted a... More 

1 Thank LazyCatRidgway
Cottonwood, Arizona
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The ranking of a five in a little town doesn’t mean a thing. We were hoping to enjoy some grilled burgers, but the creek did not deliver. The burgers were definitely fried and small. Puny would be a better word to describe them. My wife ordered a hamburger and I ordered an elk burger with onion rings. Even the onion... More 

Thank RnCinAZ
Cripple Creek, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The on-line menu needs to be updated. I was all ready for a club sandwich but it is no longer on the menu. Great fried mushrooms and the personal pan pizza was very good. Need to develop a unique signature sandwich and a few sandwiches that aren't already available at every other restaurant in town. Service was very good for... More 

Thank Teri R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 317 E Bennet Street, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cripple Creek
  • Phone Number: 719-689-9595

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?