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Carl's Tavern

700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
+1 970-761-2060
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice local place that gives you a taste of local Steamboat. Good people who like to have fun. Would try it again!

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eight of us stopped for lunch and had various entrees ranging from mac n cheese to Brussel sprouts and Kobe beef hamburgers. No one was disappointed. The burgers were excellent but fries were just average.More

Thank Philip B
CarlTavern, Owner at Carl's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Philip...Thank you for coming to join us at Carl's Tavern with your group. We are happy to see that you enjoyed the 1/2 Pound Wagyu [American Kobe] Burger. It has been getting rave reviews since we put it on the menu this summer. The Crispy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in on football Sunday, so I get that things were a bit hectic. Definitely order "The Business" fries. They were delicious! Our waitress seemed a bit distracted, it was Sunday. Appetizer took almost 30 minutes but was awesome. Burger was okay, although a...More

Thank Laurie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here on a Friday night. Many restaurants were very busy so we were happy to be able to get into Carl's. 3 of the 4 of us selected the restaurant week menu which seemed to be a good deal. We could have...More

Thank cljensens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carl's is a goto in Steamboat. The food is consistent and tasty. My Dad loves the cornbread. Salads look fresh. Brussels sprouts were delish.

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a big group to be served expeditiously-they even had us in our own room. Very delicious macaroni and cheese, broccoli and burgers...fun place to watch sports and have a beer too.

Thank mamadavinci2017
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We attended The Chili Cook Off in Old town Steamboat Springs- The winner of the Green Chili Division was Carl's! Their Green Chili was delicious and they served corn bread on the side- wow what an experience. Later that evening we thought we would try...More

Thank Merlin16
CarlTavern, Owner at Carl's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Merlin...thank you for a great review! We did take part in the local Chili Cook-Off and we figured it would be complete without a tasty cornbread to accompany our Pork Green Chili entry. We put a generous dollop of honey butter on the cornbread with...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a late afternoon lunch so it was quiet time. Often times during off peak times the crew is busy getting ready for the rush. Not here. Hostess, waitress and bar service were great. My table shared a pulled pork sandwich and some...More

Thank CoSdak
CarlTavern, Owner at Carl's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

CoSadak...Thank you for coming in and enjoying your experience at Carl's Tavern. If you happen to be back in the area, come back and join us during Monday Night Football and you can Have the Pulled Pork Sandwich with a serving of our Pork Green...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We are in Steamboat annually, and we always find time to visit Carl's Tavern. The pub atmosphere is casual, somewhat noisy on a busy night, and always friendly. This year, we went with the whole family, which included 8 adults and a year-old baby. The...More

Thank MinneGoGo
CarlTavern, Owner at Carl's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

WOW! Thanks for such a great review MinneGoGo. We certainly look forward to having you and your family join us again when you are back in Steamboat Springs. CHEERS!

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

They had a kids menu. Daughter wanted butter noodles. They had upgrades (chicken, steak, etc). Her bowl of buttered noodles with chicken was $14. I figured perhaps they would grill up a chicken breast, slice it and put it on top. Instead, it was a...More

2  Thank grach821
CarlTavern, Owner at Carl's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

grach821...We are sincerely sorry that your experience fell short of your expectations. We do offer an array of items for kids on our "Youngins" Menu including Grilled Chicken Breast $8 / Grilled Flat Iron Steak $12 / Pasta with Butter & Parmesan $8...add chicken $6...add...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-761-2060
  • E-mail
A place for the hungry. The thirsty. The legendary.Some people actually think the Wright Brothers perfected human flight. Around here, we all know better. Carl Howelsen turned Steamboat into a playground, skis into wings, and mustaches into an art form. His adventurous spirit is our inspiration - and Carl’s Tavern is a place for adventurous spirits to call home. Here, the hospitality is genuine, the beer is cold, and the food is made from scratch. So come as you are, make yourself at home, and share a few of your own legendary stories. Just don’t try to one-up Carl; you’ll hurt yourself.
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