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Up the Creek Bar & Grill

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223 E Gore Creek Dr Ste 103, Vail, CO 81657-3602
+1 970-476-8141
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our dinner was very good as well as the service. There were six of us. Everyone loved the wine and the dinner. Would definitely go back

Thank Gilbert A
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the spot for a great lunch in the summer! Nice tables outside along the creek with umbrellas. Excellent salads and sandwiches. A few good beers on tap along with a full bar menu. A great place to waste the day!

Thank lamarjo
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected a nicer decorated place considering the prices and beautiful location. The patio is neat next to the river but you are sitting under coke unmbrellas and cheap patio furniture! They could definitely upgrade. The wait staff were not very friendly considering the reviews. The flip side is the food was outstanding. The trout and crab cakes and calamari... More 

Thank JonTx
Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently ate here to celebrate my father's 60th birthday while in Vail and it was hands down our best meal in Vail. I had the braised short rib which was incredibly juicy and delicious. The cocktails were great too. The restaurant is right on Gore Creek which really adds to the ambience. Can't recommend this place enough!

1 Thank A9826
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

always enjoy the food but was sorry the scallops no longer seemed to be on the menu. The bread is fabulous. This spot affords a great view and it is fun to watch the family activities by Gore Creek

1 Thank 105johelm
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently had dinner here with my wife. Food was very good as were the cocktails. However the service was lacking. Our service was slow. At one point we went looking for our waitress and found her unloading dishes. Maybe there's our problem. Hire dishwashers and let your waitstaff take care of tables. I ordered a second cocktail and after 35... More 

Thank Jmkmtexas
Little Rock, Arkansas
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Vail for the day and asked around about a good place to eat lunch where we could sit outside. The overwhelming recommendation was this restaurant that had a lovely outdoor deck directly on the river. We ate an early lunch and the place had only a few customers, yet our service was very slow. Our lunch arrived 30... More 

Thank Janet R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here based on the reviews from other members. This was an excellent place for lunch. The service was great and the food was excellent. The views were amazing Definately a place worth visiting.

1 Thank Joshua B
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in last night. Beautiful setting. Planned lunch for 6 today at 1:00. Made sure to arrive 5 minutes early only to find there were no tables reserved for us. (We requested creek side of course). We could sit inside or wait whatever amount of time it would take for two tables to clear. Indefinite wait. So....obviously reservations are not... More 

Thank AceMeOne
Denver, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat on the patio and had a view of the creek as we chose this place over the more crowded other restaurants that had patios. Food was great, service was good and the price was very fair - for some reason this restaurant shows 4 dollar signs while others with prices even higher show 2 dollar signs - so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 E Gore Creek Dr Ste 103, Vail, CO 81657-3602
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-8141

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?