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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
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, atmosphere, and service with nice views of the creek in Vail. Great spot for families as well, with outdoor seating available on nice days. Nice selection at lunch of sandwiched, soups, and interesting items like redfish tacos. We would go back.

Thank BigPick
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The waitress did not ask if we needed refills nor did she explain about upgrading the sides and the extra cost

Thank Alex M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was outstanding. Everything was very fresh. Meg our server was friendly and very attentive. We will definitely be back.

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Houston, Texas
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our favorite place to eat in Vail. Food and wine are really good but it's the experience of sitting above the creek and people-watching that we love most.

1 Thank CathyHV
Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Concierge at Four Seasons recommend this as a pet friendly establishment. She called and confirmed the outdoor eating area was open, our reservation was accepted and we were told we were welcome to come and we could eat outside. We chose to eat here because it allows you to eat outside with your pet next to you just on the... More 

2 Thank judi0wens
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed lunch outside with a great view of the creek. Food was delicious and there where great options for everyone!

2 Thank nkH9051VX
Williamsburg, Virginia
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We were able to get dinner reservations on a Saturday night after arriving in town and were so happy to get a table on patio right by the creek. We had already receiving recommendations to get the braised short ribs with asiago/bacon macaroni and believe me when I say they melted in our mouths. All 3 in our party got... More 

1 Thank Robin P
Norwich, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Some of the food we ordered was on the hotter side of spicy than we would have liked but the staff were helpful by putting the dressing for the slaw in a separate pot on the side so we could taste it first. The quality of the food was good as was the service

1 Thank AngelaJ77
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We used to go here every visit but either it got tired of us or visa versa. Regardless, we visited in August, after a couple years not going were pleasantly surprised at both the quality of the food and the service. There were 9 people and as there were singles in the group they wanted separate checks and our server... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Vail is pricey so to say that the prices are fair for what you get is relative. I've eaten in Vail restaurants 6 or 7 times. All of them were good, all of them pricey, but none of them memorable enough to say I must go back. So here the wait staff, the food prep, the presentation, the favor were... More 

1 Thank trisporter717

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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?