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About Up The Creek

Up the Creek Bar and Grill has been family operated since 1988. In our effort to serve only great, healthy, sustainable food we source our ingredients locally as much as possible, and use additive free, grass fed and environmentally responsible products. Try some of our hand muddled specialty cocktails, local micro brews, or enjoy a bottle of wine from our extensive list.

223 Gore Creek Dr., Suite 103
Vail, CO 81657
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Wild Game

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 476-8141

Website:
http://www.vailupthecreek.com/

Parking Details:
The only parking available is in the Vail Public Parking Structure. Handicap access and drop off at the International Bridge.

Executive Chef:
Taylor Martin

Private Party Facilities:
Our restaurant is available for private functions. We offer buy-outs for large parties and can handle smaller parties in our regular service. Our creek side location is the perfect setting for rehearsal dinners, weddings, and corporate events.

Private Party Contact:
Mike Stadler: (970) 476-8141

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Up The Creek Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Special Occasion (7)
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Romantic (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Scenic View (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (5)
Authentic (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Casual (4)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I have been coming to their restaurant for at least 10 years, I Liv coming back here. The food is always wonderful and the service is great.

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food. Our server was great. We had a great experience. Will definitely return next time we visit Vail!!

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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food , great service and a very nice location looking out on the ice sculptures

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Have been several times and eill go back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was a busy Saturday night so there was a bit of a wait but the staff handled it well. Our server, Jesse, was excellent, and, despite the busy restaurant, remembered the birthday at our table without being reminded. Very nice! Try to get a table away from the front door to avoid cold drafts.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding clam chowder, truffle fries and Reuben.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We go to Vail every year and Up the Creek is our most frequented restaurant. We went twice this visit. The scallops are to die for and the last time we went I had the short rib. Delicious! I don't think you could go wrong with anything on the menu. My favorite salad is the Arugula with pears. Definitely add this restaurant to your list of musts.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 5, 2018

One of the really good Vail restaurants, with creative entrees, friendly service, and good atmosphere.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent food. Everything was perfect. Don’t think that you can just drop in here - you will need a reservation

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great cocktails! The entire meal was remarkable. We tried the arugula, beet and organic salads - all on point. We followed up with the braised short rib, trout and salmon; again all winners. Year after year we have up the creek on our list of places to dine during our annual trip to Vail - never disappoints.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Fantastic food! The trout was delicious!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 29, 2018

My wife and I had a very nice dinner at Up The Creek this week. The food was excellent and the service was great. Two thumbs up!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The decor and presentation was lacking. The food would’ve gotten a higher review had the presentation been improved. We were excited to try a new place in Vail, and were sadly disappointed. We heard the lunch is better....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A delicious menu with a gorgeous setting on Gore Creek. We had the soup of the day, an arugula salad, and mains of lamb chops and elk - both cooked to perfection and with creative complements. I had the elk, which was on a bed of risotto and brussel sprouts. Oh, did I mention their cocktails and wine?!? I had the ginger beet martini which is to die for, not too sweet. They also have a fantastic and well rounded wine list. Their dessert choices were mouth watering, but we behaved ourselves and shared three delicious scoops of lemon sorbet, vanilla ice cream and salted caramel ice cream (OK, almost behaved ourselves)

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

A good value unpretentious restaurant that we enjoy returning to every year. I've always wanted to come back in the summer and sit on the patio at lunch as you're right got on Gore Creek

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Service was excellent. Chef cooked lamb chops perfectly. Will definitely be back on next trip to Vail

Tags: Organic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Short rib and Mac and cheese was amazing. Calamari appetizer is a skip. Trout was very good

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Absolutely the worst $300 meal in my life. Overpriced, average food, with very average service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Amazing food

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 (Central Texas)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent service, delicious food and great ambience with views of Gore Creek. Highly recommend!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Best restaurant in Vail village. Service is great. The food is excellent. Good selection of wine list. Everything in the menú is delicious The owner are full time in the business, everything is alway excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Hot Spot, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food and service were excellent. The ambiance was nice, but very loud on the night we dined there due to multiple large parties with kids.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

we had an awesome dining experience. my wife and I had a delicious meal on our first trip to vail co. resevation was easy food was really good and they have kids menu which always helps for us since we have a 3 y.o daughter.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Service and location were excellent, food was fine

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 (Panama)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It was the best meal ever. We so enjoyed the the food, ambience and the great service. We will be back when in Vail. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Longtime favorite. Perfect for an intimate dinner for two or a larger gathering with friends. The entees can be a bit on the heavy side - but a bowl of chicken tortilla soup and a crisp salad are perfect for a lighter meal. We always get the peach cobbler for dessert. Enjoy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went to Up The Creek for Thanksgiving dinner. The traditional thanksgiving meal was incredible, and the pecan pie was delicious. Getting to sit at the window overlooking a snow lined creek was just an added bonus.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We go here every time we are in Vail. It is always fabulous in every way!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 27, 2017

food quality is excellent..not fancy but outdoor seating on the Gore Creek can't be beat. Service is friendly. this is a great mountain experience with a very good lunch menu.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had an amazing celebration of our anniversary! The food, wine and atmosphere was excellent!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

As usual, terrific food, spot-on service and a lovely setting!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

LAS PAPAS CON TRUFA Y EL SANDWICH DE PAVO CON PEROA Y QUESO BRIE SON ESPECTACULARES.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Family favorite.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We've been going to UTC for years and it will always be a special place for my family. Couldn't recommend it more! I'd give it 10 stars if I could!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Healthy, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Have been eating there for several years and always find the food to be very consistently good.
The chef knows how to cook steak & fish to your liking. Definitely a must when in Vail.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Food was excellent! Loved sitting outside by the creek!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Tapas, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The trout and salmon were delicious. Service was very good.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Loved sitting streamside and having a delicious dinner. Great food and ambience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great ambience by the creek.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I understand putting sauce, mayo etc on the side, but would be better on the sandwich. Otherwise good.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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