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Up the Creek Bar & Grill

223 E Gore Creek Dr Ste 103, Vail, CO 81657-3602
+1 970-476-8141
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“truffle fries” (34 reviews)
“trout” (31 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
223 E Gore Creek Dr Ste 103, Vail, CO 81657-3602
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We go here annually, usually with other couples. The atmosphere and service remain terrific. It's pretty, reasonably quiet and well laid out. This year we were a little disappointed in the food itself. The ruby red trout was quite bland. The elk was good and...More

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off - this was our last meal after a weekend in Aspen filled with the most amazing food. We stopped in Vail for lunch on our way back to the Denver airport and chose this place because of the high trip advisor ratings. The...More

Thank Cheri S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely, low key restaurant located on Gore Creek in Vail. We chose to eat lightly, one glass of white wine each, I had the jumbo lump crab cake and my friend had the quinoa cake. Both items were excellent, instead of dessert...More

Thank HMarieH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I dined in for his birthday while on vacation and everything from the service, food, and drinks were nothing short of exceptional. On a scale from 1-10 we rated the Clam Chowder at a 12.

Thank Tish F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

one of the old standby's right on Gore Creek with a lovely patio in the summer. Family owned it is not pretentious. We resisted the truffle fries but everyone else in the restaurant had them on their table. The crab cake was crusted in pistachio...More

Thank davideddoc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Read a few of the reviews that were less than flattering but my kids and I went and had a great time. Friendly service and prompt attention by the staff.

Thank docby2004
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Cosy family restaurant in central Vail. Attentive staff, excellent wine list and menu. NY Strip and Rocky Mountain Elk are highlights. Would not hesitate to go back.

Thank croissant777
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Picturesque creek views and outlook - this restaurant setting is the snow covered creek and pretty village. Family style busy and popular. Meals come out fast and flavoursome! We had the chicken tortilla soup and fish tacos with mango salsa, there are truffle fries which...More

Thank burgsSydney
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

As in...melt in your mouth, no need for a knife, OMG EXCELLENT!!! And they serve it on top of a mac-n-cheese that collects the juices and I'm positive you have never tasted anything as good in your life. While you're here, you might as well...More

Thank Greg R
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We had some very large starters which I couldn’t really understand. The truffle fries were good though But the COLORADO elk mountain steak was amazing. Never had any better steak.

Thank Bas v
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Questions & Answers
3 June 2016|
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Response from Patrick S | Property representative |
Yes and Yes. We will serve a traditional dinner for both adults and children in celebration of Thanksgiving. You may make a reservation by giving us a call or by booking through our website. Thank you for your question... More
28 August 2015|
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Response from 48mimi2014 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry, but we didn't request any information on corkage fee. We enjoyed a glass of white wine from the restaurants wine list.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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