Up The Creek Fish Camp & Grill

★★★☆☆
  • 1041 Lakeshore Drive

    Lady Lake, FL 32162

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  • 352-259-8500

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My wife and I had been to a UTC restaurant in Georgia a couple of years ago and we enjoyed it very much.When we heard that there was a UTC restaurant in the Lady Lake area we were excited to dine there.Then I read the reviews and was surprised by some of the poor reviews. We decided to go there anyway and see for ourselves what the restaurant offered.So we went on Friday May 24th for our anniversary dinner. As we approached the facility we saw droves of people entering and thought we would have to wait awhile to be seated. But to our pleasant surprise we were seated immediately by a very friendly host. We were approached within two minutes by our server (Bridget) who was also very friendly. We asked for water with lemon and she returned with same in minutes. Then we ordered cocktails and they were also served in a timely manner. Our dinner followed. I had fish and chips and my wife had Tilapia in parchment. Both were superb! We were asked if we wanted dessert, but we were too full and we received our check promptly. We live in Ocala, which is an hour driving time, but we will return to UTC very often. I am retired from the restaurant equipment business and have dined in many restaurants. This restaurant is among the top ten we have visited. Our thanks and appreciation to the manager and the staff for such a great dining experience.

5
★★★★★

My wife and I had been to a UTC restaurant in Georgia a couple of years ago and we enjoyed it very much.When we heard that there was a UTC restaurant in the Lady Lake area we were excited to dine there.Then I read the reviews and was surprised by some of the poor reviews. We decided to go there anyway and see for ourselves what the restaurant offered.So we went on Friday May 24th for our anniversary dinner. As we approached the facility we saw droves of people entering and thought we would have to wait awhile to be seated. But to our pleasant surprise we were seated immediately by a very friendly host. We were approached within two minutes by our server (Bridget) who was also very friendly. We asked for water with lemon and she returned with same in minutes. Then we ordered cocktails and they were also served in a timely manner. Our dinner followed. I had fish and chips and my wife had Tilapia in parchment. Both were superb! We were asked if we wanted dessert, but we were too full and we received our check promptly. We live in Ocala, which is an hour driving time, but we will return to UTC very often. I am retired from the restaurant equipment business and have dined in many restaurants. This restaurant is among the top ten we have visited. Our thanks and appreciation to the manager and the staff for such a great dining experience.

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We just visited this restaurant, and I must admit, I had read all the negative comments. I was hesitant, but went with an open mind. Our waiter Buddy was at our table as we sat down, took our drink order and was gone. He came back with drinks and took our main order. Everything was delivered in a timely manner, and the food was very good. After reading all the negative remarks, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised, as it was a very good experience! We will go back!

4
★★★★☆

We just visited this restaurant, and I must admit, I had read all the negative comments. I was hesitant, but went with an open mind. Our waiter Buddy was at our table as we sat down, took our drink order and was gone. He came back with drinks and took our main order. Everything was delivered in a timely manner, and the food was very good. After reading all the negative remarks, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised, as it was a very good experience! We will go back!

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My wife and I went to Up The Creek to see how good it was.When we arrived we were quickly seated, but it took our waitress about 10 minutes to come to our table and get our drink order.The place was not that busy at all, but service was very bad.After we placed our order and received our food that was the last time our waitress came to our table until it was time for the check.I sat without any tea in my glass for most of the meal. I would look for our waitress and tried to get her attention, but she didn't seem to see me. She never walked by our table, she went out of her way to go around us in other areas of the restaurant.I think it was because we were not from the Villages, we are a "thirty-something" couple.We were dressed in business casual and are always very friendly, but service was terrible.We will give this place another try, then I will post another review.

1
★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I went to Up The Creek to see how good it was.When we arrived we were quickly seated, but it took our waitress about 10 minutes to come to our table and get our drink order.The place was not that busy at all, but service was very bad.After we placed our order and received our food that was the last time our waitress came to our table until it was time for the check.I sat without any tea in my glass for most of the meal. I would look for our waitress and tried to get her attention, but she didn't seem to see me. She never walked by our table, she went out of her way to go around us in other areas of the restaurant.I think it was because we were not from the Villages, we are a "thirty-something" couple.We were dressed in business casual and are always very friendly, but service was terrible.We will give this place another try, then I will post another review.

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I was shocked and upset by the other reviews listed on this web address. We have had many positive experiences at Up the Creek. The staff has treated us wonderful and they always go out of their way to accommodate our children. The food has been great and also the service. The managers are visible and accessible with the staff and customers. The concept of this restaurant is like no other. Everyone should go.

5
★★★★★

I was shocked and upset by the other reviews listed on this web address. We have had many positive experiences at Up the Creek. The staff has treated us wonderful and they always go out of their way to accommodate our children. The food has been great and also the service. The managers are visible and accessible with the staff and customers. The concept of this restaurant is like no other. Everyone should go.

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Today my husband and I took his mother to the "Villages" for books because it has a decent book store. Being past lunch, we went to Up The Creek, having eaten there in the past. When we arrived, I asked if we could be seated somewhere close to the front as my mother-in-law has difficulty walking. We were immediately seated at a corner table in front. This should have been a warning?

As this was Sunday, we were given the Dinner menu; no problem; however, we wanted lunch, so I went back to the seating hostess, and asked for the lunch menu. Her comment was "whatever!" Whatever does this mean? Nevertheless, it took a while for a waitress to come by. When she arrived at our table, she asked if we were ready to order. My mother-in-law asked her whether she was going to take our drink orders first. The waitress replied she could take our complete order.

We went ahead and ordered. It took at least 10 minutes just for our beverages to arrived. When they did arrived, the waitress brought not only our drinks but a salad and a chowder. We ordered an appetizer, which I assumed should come first.

The waitress then brought our appetizer, but no plates to serve it on. She never did bring serving plates but finally did arrive with our order. The restaurant was not full.

I have previously eaten at Up the Creek, and the food has been quite good. I felt like today that since I wasn't a Villager (I noted the other people at other tables getting very good service) that our money was not quite a good, It will be a long time before I go to Up the Creek again.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Today my husband and I took his mother to the "Villages" for books because it has a decent book store. Being past lunch, we went to Up The Creek, having eaten there in the past. When we arrived, I asked if we could be seated somewhere close to the front as my mother-in-law has difficulty walking. We were immediately seated at a corner table in front. This should have been a warning?

As this was Sunday, we were given the Dinner menu; no problem; however, we wanted lunch, so I went back to the seating hostess, and asked for the lunch menu. Her comment was "whatever!" Whatever does this mean? Nevertheless, it took a while for a waitress to come by. When she arrived at our table, she asked if we were ready to order. My mother-in-law asked her whether she was going to take our drink orders first. The waitress replied she could take our complete order.

We went ahead and ordered. It took at least 10 minutes just for our beverages to arrived. When they did arrived, the waitress brought not only our drinks but a salad and a chowder. We ordered an appetizer, which I assumed should come first.

The waitress then brought our appetizer, but no plates to serve it on. She never did bring serving plates but finally did arrive with our order. The restaurant was not full.

I have previously eaten at Up the Creek, and the food has been quite good. I felt like today that since I wasn't a Villager (I noted the other people at other tables getting very good service) that our money was not quite a good, It will be a long time before I go to Up the Creek again.

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We have eaten at this location several times, and often order dinners to go at the bar. Last night we returned to the bar, the bartender greeted us by saying, "I remember 'yall' from last time, you only left me a dollar so I am NOT serving you. If you have a problem with that you can go ask my manager he will back me up." So I am sorry but I am unable to accurately rate your service as we were denied service at the bar. This is quite unacceptable. We have never been discriminated upon at any restaurant or at worst denied service. I highly suggest you incorporate a policy within your restaurants' where staff is prohibited from greeting a guest by denying them service. I will be sure to tell everyone I work with and know of my experience, as it was extremely upsetting and embarrasing. I understand that a server or bartender's salary is based on tips. I always tip twenty percent or more. So I am unsure of the incidence he was referring to. Regardless denial of service is absolutely unacceptable. We will never eat here again.

1
★☆☆☆☆

We have eaten at this location several times, and often order dinners to go at the bar. Last night we returned to the bar, the bartender greeted us by saying, "I remember 'yall' from last time, you only left me a dollar so I am NOT serving you. If you have a problem with that you can go ask my manager he will back me up." So I am sorry but I am unable to accurately rate your service as we were denied service at the bar. This is quite unacceptable. We have never been discriminated upon at any restaurant or at worst denied service. I highly suggest you incorporate a policy within your restaurants' where staff is prohibited from greeting a guest by denying them service. I will be sure to tell everyone I work with and know of my experience, as it was extremely upsetting and embarrasing. I understand that a server or bartender's salary is based on tips. I always tip twenty percent or more. So I am unsure of the incidence he was referring to. Regardless denial of service is absolutely unacceptable. We will never eat here again.

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The restaurant did not seem that busy when we arrived, we were seated immediately, but it took at least 5 minutes before our server came to our table. She did not seem like a very happy camper at all, she took our order and returned a few moments later with 4 glasses of iced tea. She brought 2 extra she said, so she wouldn't have to worry about us. I feel it was so she didn't have to bother with us. Our Tuna appetizer took about 15 minutes to arrive and while it was very good, we didn't really have time to savor and enjoy it, because our dinners arrived just a couple of minutes later. The kitchen, at 7pm on a weeknight seemed to be completely out of baked potatoes and we ordered sweet potatoes instead. We were not told they were mashed and loaded with brown sugar and butter. After we finished dinner, it took her at least 10 minutes before she came to see if we wanted coffee and dessert. We decided against ordering it and chose instead to walk over to Starbucks. We were not the only people who were not happy, the table across from us sent 2 of their 7 dinners back because they were not cooked properly and their dinners didn't get served until the rest of their party had already finished. From the conversation, we gathered this was not the first time this happened. Now, I believe in giving second chances, because things do happen, but I'm not so sure I want to give this a second chance.

I'll give this a satisfactory rating, because the food was good, but for what we paid, we didn't get the service normally expected.

3
★★★☆☆

The restaurant did not seem that busy when we arrived, we were seated immediately, but it took at least 5 minutes before our server came to our table. She did not seem like a very happy camper at all, she took our order and returned a few moments later with 4 glasses of iced tea. She brought 2 extra she said, so she wouldn't have to worry about us. I feel it was so she didn't have to bother with us. Our Tuna appetizer took about 15 minutes to arrive and while it was very good, we didn't really have time to savor and enjoy it, because our dinners arrived just a couple of minutes later. The kitchen, at 7pm on a weeknight seemed to be completely out of baked potatoes and we ordered sweet potatoes instead. We were not told they were mashed and loaded with brown sugar and butter. After we finished dinner, it took her at least 10 minutes before she came to see if we wanted coffee and dessert. We decided against ordering it and chose instead to walk over to Starbucks. We were not the only people who were not happy, the table across from us sent 2 of their 7 dinners back because they were not cooked properly and their dinners didn't get served until the rest of their party had already finished. From the conversation, we gathered this was not the first time this happened. Now, I believe in giving second chances, because things do happen, but I'm not so sure I want to give this a second chance.

I'll give this a satisfactory rating, because the food was good, but for what we paid, we didn't get the service normally expected.

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