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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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Westminster, Colorado
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location, location, location! Up the Creek has got the best location in Vail! Patio seating by a babbling brook just can't be beat. I should mention that the food was delicious. We stopped in for lunch and were very pleasantly surprised. Staff were very competent, food was delicious, and the location can't be beat. My friend said his Reuben sandwich... More 

Thank Bob B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great wine list and reasonably priced as well. Ordered the Belleruche Rose and we all loved it. Super friendly staff and we will definitely be back next trip.

Thank Jensenlaura2249
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the kids here on a beautiful snowy day and the views of the Creek were amazing. Food was great including the clam chowder, BLT and fries. Very good value for a Vail restaurant and great location. Good service and nice atmosphere

Thank salmonator
Vail, Colorado
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for a little apres ski snack. The appies (appetizers) were great, so were the drinks and service. It helped that we were sitting outside, in the sun and next to the Gore Creek.

Thank RJ1340
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Up the Creek 3 times in the 5 days we were in Vail. Beautiful location and atmosphere. Service was on point. Loved every dish.

Thank Leslie T
Acton, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had made reservations for three of us on Opentable but needed to change the reservation from three to seven. They were super friendly and accommodating on the phone. The location is a bit off the main 'road' and took us a bit to find (basically behind the Lancelot restaurant and next to the creek....hence the name). I bet that... More 

Thank noranekko
Bedminster, NJ
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very attentive staff, my scallops were a bit salty mostly because of the pork pieces. My husband loved his short ribs!

1 Thank SansanBedminster_NJ
South Riding, Virginia
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I were at Vail for a ski trip and came across up the creek. We're seated immediately and waited on quickly. The wine by the glass options were limited, but found the dinner to be very good. We both enjoyed a nice salad and red trout. Well prepared and presented very well. Would go again!

1 Thank Wayneva
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Have dined here multiple times over the years and always enjoyed it. Was very surprised with the service last night. Was diningwith my 16-year-old son after skiing so it was a small table. Felt like we were dismissed as unimportant by our waitress. Several requests were ignored until I asked a second and third time. Very disappointing

1 Thank TadTolle
Clarence, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

There are so many excellent restaurants in Vail and the fine dining choices cover the full spectrum of food and environments. We have enjoyed Up the Creek during prior Vail weekends and thus were excited to return. The casual room, nice view and food choices are all terrific. We also recalled great and friendly service. This time we had 7... More 

2 Thank Donald S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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?