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Carl's Tavern

700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
+1 970-761-2060
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (32 reviews)
“wings” (59 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (18 reviews)
Open Now
2:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My meal was the best fall-off-the-bone ribs I've had in a long time. We (party of 3) were greeted by a friendly staff, seated promptly, and served personably. We had a vegetarian in our small group, and he was able to eat well.

Thank vik151
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here in the low season and had a great experience and food. During peak season though it can be a challenge to get reservations. Always a place we eat at during our Steamboat trips.

Thank Rmmatt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing fancy, just a local bar to meet with friends and grab a bite on the Main Street near the edge of downtown. The place seemed well managed and friendly. We enjoyed a drink and appetizers. Our gentleman server wore an interesting mustache and was...More

Thank Marc F
Reviewed 31 October 2017

With the new ownership we were hoping for better quality but it's pretty average. The trout was cool on the inside and had to send it back. Burgers are very good! Would be nice to see some healthier options and better bar food/Teasers. Good wine...More

Thank SkiBee3
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Food was average. For a fast, reasonably priced meal it is ok but not one of my favorites. I had lump crab cakes but they tasted as if made from the dark crab and not lump.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was first restaurant in Steamboat Springs, CO- When we arrived it was pretty quiet my cousin needed to get some work done. We were there for quite a while. Our waiter was nice. We started with cast iron corn bread. The honey butter was...More

Thank Lindsay M S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

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 7 October 2017 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 8 October 2017

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 2 October 2017 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 2 October 2017

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
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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, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 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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