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Up the Creek Bar & Grill

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££ - £££
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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Got to the restaurant and was smelly ! Table not ready for an 8 person reservation.., My rack of Colorado rack was skinny, small and raw .. Salmon dishes were very good Expensive for the quality

Thank J G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My Husband and I have been going to this test for 23 years. The food is consistently fresh and delicious. We met the owners in the beginning, German Father and his two Sons. The restaurant is located on the beautiful Gore Creek which adds to the ambience both winter. and summer. The menu is wonderful and the wine list too.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fine restaurant with appropriate number of staff for great service. Prices are reasonable for Vail; expect to pay $50+ per person for a deluxe meal with great presentation, and very good flavor. Our gluten-free guests were very impressed.

1 Thank david s
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Up the Creek has been our favorite restaurant for over 10 yrs. Every entre is superb and we have had them all! The elk is the best in the valley! Cudos to Peter, Patrick and Michael. Ron and Carole

1 Thank crich3226
Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Vail at least once a year for skiing with friends and family and try to have dinner at Up the Creek one night. It is always a treat, with great food and service. It is pricey, but well worth it. This visit I had one of the specials, which was a wild boar dish, and which was out... More 

1 Thank Elliot S
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is very good. The elk is very tender and flavorful. The short ribs are also tender and prepared nicely.

2 Thank avidwalkerNJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for dinner on a week night last week. Had a reservation and we were seated promptly. Interesting menu with varied choices including beef and fish. Between the 4 of us, we chose strip steak, trout and short rib. All of us found our dinners to be very good. We shared 2 desserts as well. The setting along the creek... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the beet salad - ok - and the salmon - which was very good. I'm a but hit and miss with this place - the food is always solid and it is always best - but it still misses something for the 5 stars. mind you its more reasonable that a large number of other places in Vail so... More 

2 Thank thefrequenttraveller
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 25yrs, we can say this is a favorite of ours. It's always been one of the best meals we have in Vail. The food is well prepared and imaginative without being nutty, The variety is good, and service has been excellent. The prices are quite reasonable for Vail so I'd say it's a good value - for fine dining,... More 

2 Thank Mark V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stopped in for lunch with some friends from vail who recommended this place and raved about the crab cakes. so i ordered them and was not disappointed. they were amazing. not mushy gluten infused concoctions. these were light with large pieces of crab. perfectly cooked. everything we had was excellent. nice wine list. one of the owners introduced himself and... More 

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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
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings
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?