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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 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good but not great sums it up. Service was fine but the kitchen lacked a fine hand. Menu was a bit interesting but the preparation and plating was less than first rate.

Thank gogo1951
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner last week, table for 6, didn't have to wait with reservation for 6. The salads were very interesting and good. Most enjoyed their meal. I wouldn't get the vegetarian option again, the stuffed acorn squash. Trout was good. The braised short ribs was the winner this night, although the elk was a very close second.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was empty except for another couple and family with children. Ordered a cosmo which was slushy and watered down. Beet salad was interesting- tasty. Noticed other couple had bread. Lots of bread. We never got any nor was it offered- didn't feel like we should have to ask. Ordered the elk tenderloin cooked medium- first time ever trying... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every single member of my family of 7 was not only satisfied but hugely enjoyed their meals. In fact, everything was so good that we were constantly reaching over to try another person's dish. This is a must-stop as a restaurant if you are in the area. "This was a religious experience." - Robb W. "This was very gouda." -... More 

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Frisco, Colorado
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had Christmas dinner reservations at 4 thru open talbe but when we arrived, the staff was seating people at 4p for Lunch but was awkward to seat us and told us we had to wait to order dinner. Not sure why they couldn'r offer lunch and/or dinner to us. My goose done two ways was half good--One half was a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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317 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for coffee one afternoon and were so impressed that we made reservations for the following night for us and my son and his family (7). We arrived at our reserved time and were immediately seated. my son and I the lamb chops, my wife had the trout and my DIL had a veg plate and the kids had... More 

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San Diego, California
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is small and cozy, menu selection is good. The elk was the best main course we had, tender and tasty. The salmon was good, but not great.

1 Thank Eric B
Edmond, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat outside by the creek during the summer and it was lovely. We had our dog with us and they were nice enough to let us have him on the outside of the area. My husband had the elk and it was wonderful. The service was a bit slow, so just be sure you are not in a big... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Our annual trip to Vail will always include a visit to Up The Creek. This year we visited twice, in December, 2016. The food is great, the service is friendly and thorough and the prices are reasonable, considering you are in Vail. Reservations are a must. On one occassion this year, we were 12 people, and everyone was pleased. This... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

While staying at the Sitzmark Lodge we had a chance to visit Up The Creek. We were really impressed by a well balanced menu and best of all, the food was unbelievable. We did lunch first because we had a near noon tour but we also ended up doing dinner. Both times the food and service was really good. Ashley... More 

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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
US$31 - US$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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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?