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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

1 Thank judi0wens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

1 Thank nkH9051VX
Williamsburg, Virginia
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Twinpointe
Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting to have lunch with my husband on a sunny brisk afternoon. The arugula pear salad with walnuts, goat cheese and champagne vinaigrette was fabulous. We also shared the turkey and Brie on sourdough toasted lightly with cranberry-orange sauce. It too was outstanding. The service food and setting were wonderful. When in Vail again we will definitely come back.

1 Thank Chaser24
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a part of 12 so they sat us at 3 tables of 4 which was ok because they were round tables. The atmosphere along the river was beautiful and serene. Several of us ordered the Crab Cakes Benedict. The crab was very good. However, I'm pretty sure all of the orders for this came out wrong. There were... 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
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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?