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Carl's Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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700 Yampa Street, Steamboat Springs, CO (7th)
+1 970-761-2060
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon 16:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sometimes service is great here, sometimes it is terrible. Food is average-above average quality but fairly expensive.

Thank cgschlags
Sarasota, Florida
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

All our food was delicious, presentation was exceptional, staff took care of all of us & nothing but good to pass along! Quaint little Steamboat has some fine restaurants & this one is tops on my list....my medium rare hottie burger was barking like i wanted it to be! Perfect!!!! Sea ya next time I'm (we are) in Steamboat...now will... More 

Thank beachgirl50-1
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Carl's is a pretty cool place, with a bit of an homage to Steamboat history (and the history of skiing in CO). Has a really nice bar for sports watching but is also perfectly good for families. Service is local, courteous and efficient. Menu has a decided southern bent and food is pretty good. The baby back ribs were actually... More 

Thank Jim H
Wausau, Wisconsin
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried this place after a recommendation . We were not disappointed. Great variety of beers, and a menu that is way more than a burger place-although one of the group had a burger and he raved about it. I had the fried chicken which was excellent. Enjoyed our meal here. Staff was very friendly and helpful

Thank Pat M
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carl's was busy, but we thought no worry we have a reservation. Unfortunately it still took between 20-30 minutes to seat us. Really enjoyed my ski jump burger though. Super tasty and fabulous huge onion rings. Were out of the monkey bread dessert we fancied.. probs just as well!!

Thank Jeffandcaroline
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me preface this review with the fact that we were there for the Super Bowl. So, obviously they were crowded and very busy. The food was about average. The mixed drinks were very good and strong. Here's the negative.... our total bill for 6 of us was $486. We tipped the waitress $86 total which is a little over... More 

Thank PilotFlyer
Loveland, Colorado
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241 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visiting Carl's Tavern. Decadent, and delicious...everything we ordered. We aren't "entree" type patrons. We generally order sides, appetizers or one entree, and split them. During this visit, we ordered a local, craft-brewed IPA and a signature drink, called The Jezebel. We visited during Happy Hour, so additionally ordered Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Oysters and The Business... More 

Thank Jodi R
Patchogue, New York
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, we had reservations but decided to eat at the bar instead. That was a mistake. The bartender was a little surly , no help when navigating the menu and what are their specialities. But, the food was good and I saw the locals all ordered the onion rings. Doesn't sound great/ but these looked awesome. Kicked ourselves that... More 

Thank Penelope P
Huntington Beach, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had been here a couple of years ago and remembered the Brussels sprouts. Came this time with my ski club and bought them for the group. Everyone was as impressed as I. All of the food was great.

Thank Oldskibum70
Los Angeles, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sticky Chicken - May be one of the best appetizers we've ever had. May also be one of the spiciest! The honey and cayenne combo is out of this world... however, my palette enjoyed this much more with a big side of blue cheese. Jumbo Shrimp & Grits - with Tomato & Bacon Broth - Just AMAZING!! - That's all... More 

Thank HLYWD500

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$28
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Yampa Street, Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-761-2060
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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