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Carl's Tavern

700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
+1 970-761-2060
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (33 reviews)
“wings” (61 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
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1 - 10 of 667 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are 8 of us and we all absolutely loved the food and service here! Will definitely be back here!

Thank Amcgee53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bar/ tavern out of Bud Lite , not just one day but for both our visits four days apart? Expensive for good, not great food. Alcoholic drink pours are measly. Not happy about either of our experiences.

1  Thank Billy O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here three years ago and the food is still excellent!! Best menu in Steamboat. Eat the dry rub wings and the cheeseburger with the fried egg. Unreal

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We made a reservation and were seated 10 min after our time. The service was very prompt. We were in and out of the restaurant within an hour. 2 of us had burgers, one had chicken pot pie, and 2 had the meat loaf. We...More

Thank FriendswoodKathy
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We visited this place for a late happy hour/early dinner. We were sat at a table that was in the sun which made the experience really uncomfortable (I realized later that our reservation was for three, not four and that might have meant they had...More

Thank Jamie L
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We went to Carl’s because we heard from a local that they had the best burgers. We just wanted burgers and fries, but there were so many other enticing items, that we have to go back. The burgers were terrific. Great meat and many topping...More

Thank GMBG
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This is a very inviting bar. The staff is friendly but I was somewhat disappointed in the food. First off, the menu does not state that they put vinegar on the Crispy Brussel Leaves. Kinda ruined the whole dish for me. The Patty Melt just...More

1  Thank Carol C
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Convenient to downtown and many attractions. Nice atmosphere and a good selection of menu items. Staff was very attentive.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Had a nice time but they seem to have a lot of staffers and very few helpers. Good music and a nice atmosphere

1  Thank Bennett K
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were skiing at Steamboat and had dinner at Carl's recently. It was our first visit to Carl's and we will return. The restaurant is very attractive with fresh and modern decor. The staff were young, cheerful and efficient. In fact, I...More

Thank MnumMnumMna
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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, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
2:00 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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