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Willow Creek Restaurant

29029 Upper Bear Creek Rd, Ste 105, Evergreen, CO 80439-7738
+1 303-674-9463
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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11:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
29029 Upper Bear Creek Rd, Ste 105, Evergreen, CO 80439-7738
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food, ample wine list, pleasant staff, and an excellent view of the lake and mountains. Book a table on the deck during nice weather for an alfresco treat.

Thank lenpredains
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's okay. Pretty decor and pleasant ambiance. The food is mediocre at best. It seems the restaurant may appeal to those enchanted by views of a mountain lake and the perception that all things associated with Evergreen, Colorado are better. Having lived in the vicinity...More

Thank Rod H
Kristopher L, Owner at Willow Creek Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your Evergreen introspective. I strongly disagree with your assessment of our community. We strive to be an incredible restaurant experience...in a really cool mountain town, that takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Mediocre!???? Really sir? Your Debbie downer mentality says...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

After walking around the lake, we crossed the street and popped in here for a mid-afternoon drink. It was really nice to sit on the deck and look out to the lake. The service was very good and the drinks reasonably price. It had a...More

Thank TylerAnne78
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous location.......choose the patio, if possible. Enjoy the passing elk, folks boating (or ice skating in the winter). And the food is definitely 5 stars! As a resident, it's the place we always take guests.

Thank fiddlewood2016
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Booked a weekend in Evergreen to get out of Denver. I’m in love with his town and this restaurant! They remembered me from my last visit, they were so friendly & accommodating, my husband couldn’t believe it. We had brunch on their magnificent patio while...More

Thank SunnYves
Kristopher L, Owner at Willow Creek Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you for your kind words! We love it when we succeed at making our guests happy!

Reviewed 27 April 2018

We went to Willow Creek yesterday for lunch and we were very disappointed. This restaurant was used to being in our favorite ones around, but not any more. The food is still very good, the service impeccable, the view on the lake superb. The thing...More

Thank Eliselev
KristopherMadaket, Owner at Willow Creek Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Hi Elise, We are disheartened to hear that we did not meet your expectations! This time of year we do have a lot of new staff members who are learning the ways of the restaurant, your input is valued. Our fish and chips are something...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite Evergreen restaurants. Good food, atmosphere, along with lake views. Consistently good food and service.

Thank hollykind1
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

After an amazing 30 minute drive To Evergreen, and an amazing day at the spa (Tallgrass) also a wow, we found this little gem located at Evergreen Lake. Wow, wow, wow! Everything from the awesome hostess who found us a table (no reservations), the gorgeous...More

1  Thank SunnYves
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I have eaten here several times, and the food and service has always been excellent. One of the best in Evergreen, it is also a bit pricey but worth it occasionally for the food and view. It has a nice deck where you can eat...More

1  Thank John Traveller
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Where to even begin. This restaurant was a part of Denver Restaurant Week, 2018. There were 3 tiers for DRW, $25, $35, and $45. The restaurants are supposed to commit to one tier, and offer a 3+ course menu which is then advertised on the...More

1  Thank kikunut
KristopherMadaket, Owner at Willow Creek Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Dear Kikunut, When we sign up for Restaurant week, the idea is to show case what we do best. The menu that was submitted (months ago) is a sample menu of the items that we will be offering throughout the week. Every night, the menu...More

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Questions & Answers
27 August 2016|
Response from P M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about desserts, always been too full to eat that. I am not sure of your question, so if I have not helped, let me know!
Ann B
9 June 2015|
Response from KristopherMadaket | Property representative |
Our dessert menu always has our signature, house made peanut butter cup, creme brûlée, house made ice creams & sorbets AND we always have seasonal ( changes weekly) items. All made in house, using seasonal ingredients!”
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29029 Upper Bear Creek Rd, Ste 105, Evergreen, CO 80439-7738
    (Highway 74)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Evergreen
  • Phone Number: +1 303-674-9463
  • E-mail
Curtis & Kristopher Lincoln welcome you to Willow Creek Restaurant, overlooking Evergreen Lake in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado.Long-time locals, Curtis and Kristopher realized the tremendous need for a restaurant serving fresh, wholesome food while maintaining an awareness of how resources are harvested. They strive to use sustainable seafood, farms and ranches whenever possible. Willow Creek Restaurant has been created with the entire community in mind. Bring your families, have your meetings, or just meet friends at the restaurant for some great conversation, wonderful food and extensive wine options.
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