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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“truffle fries” (30 reviews)
“trout” (36 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
223 E Gore Creek Dr Ste 103, Vail, CO 81657-3602
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Long-time Vail location. Outside tables right on Gore Creek. Good soups and sandwiches. I had the BLT - big sandwich, 3 tomato slices on each 1/2. Others had the burger, the buffalo pastrami, and the turkey w/brie. All well presented. Friendly, capable staff.

Thank Gordon L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Every year, I go to Vail for a conference. Every year, we eat at Up the Creek. Every year, the food is absolutely superb! You must try their trout - absolutely heavenly!

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took a while to find it but table by the creek was worth the search. Really enjoyed the grilled turkey sandwich with truffle fries. Fish tacos were excellent. Lovely setting, plus excellent service.

Thank DenverJack2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We highly recommend this restaurant. It is located in the heart of Vail Village on the river. I ordered the elk tenderloin which was exquisite! Perfectly cooked and served with a lovely berry sauce. My husband had the beef short rib also served with a...More

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it so much, we ate here two days in a row. Lovely sitting outside by the creek. One day we were lucky enough to see some kayakers go by. The truffle fries are a MUST, out of world with the shaved parmesan and...More

Thank travel16018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious!! We got the truffle fries, a blt , blackened fish tacos and the crab cake. It was beautiful being able to sit right out by the water, too. Would definitely recommend!!

Thank Suzy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting was perfect and the food was fabulous. We had the coffee rubbed elk tenderloin. I provided all my food allergies to the chef and he avoided everyone of them to perfection.It was a wonderful evening without digestion issues.

Thank Naturalnana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a late afternoon lunch with friends —outdoors by the creek. Hamburgers and enchiladas were wonderful. Friendly service and a great restaurant.

Thank LBHouston11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have dinner at Up the Creek mainly due to the fabulous location right along the river in Vail. Plus, we heard the food was good too. Well, the food was outstanding! For starters we had an organic beet arugula salad which was...More

Thank Suebub
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice venue to sit outside by the Creek, eating lunch in the sun. Enjoyed the trout and the blackened shrimp

Thank Sonia M
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Questions & Answers
9 June 2018|
Response from Suzy C | Reviewed this property |
I saw people outside on the patio with their dogs, not sure about inside.
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, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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