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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%
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy food....had fried brussel sprouts for the first time...lov'em! Cornbread is so good! Had the chicken pot pie and pot roast.... fantastic! The staff was super!

Thank cskrtk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

first time since the new owner, i had the chicken fried steak and wife had the prime rib, all i can say is wow it was very good

Thank blueman66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be one of our favorites. Everything has gone way downhill. We’ve been coming here for at least eight years but we will not be back.

1  Thank RichardGWV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We splurged on prime rib for a late lunch after skiing most of the day! it was just perfect...worth coming for! There is one day a week where it is on special for $19.95 - then its even better!!

Thank ttmayes
Reviewed 12 February 2018

After wandering around town on an early Friday afternoon, we ended up in front of Carl's and decided to go in. The atmosphere was so warm and welcoming. The restaurant was spotless, music was right on, food was amazing. Every single employee was smiling, friendly...More

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

For several years we have made Carl’s a must do on our list of restaurants. This time we noticed several changes to the menu that seemed like fewer choices. A favorite, the lamb burger, is gone. Too bad.

Thank emmadunfee
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We chose Carls while in Steamboat mainly because they take reservations for Super Bowl Sunday. The reservation required a 75$ pp minimum charge. Some thought this was a put off but I knew that would be no problem for us for ~4 hours of dining,...More

Thank william b
CarlTavern, Owner at Carl's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Wiliam...Thank you for the kind review and many thanks for having the faith in the Carl's Tavern team pulling off a fantastic time during that amazing game. Just like you said, $75 for 4 hours of time seems quite fair and everyone who attended felt...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018

My family dropped in for lunch and had salads and appetizers. The food was great, my daughter loved the fries with her kale salad, what a combo. The waiter was nice. The wheat beer was excellent. The atmosphere was cool, I wish we had one...More

Thank Scott G
CarlTavern, Owner at Carl's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Scott...Thanks for a great review. We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed the experience. Let us know when you are ready to talk about a satellite location down South. If you would like to share any additional details of your experience, please feel...More

Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Carl’s has awesome food and service. The Brussel sprouts are a great appetizer. We had prime rib with smashed potatoes. Very good.More

Thank travelsbysusan
CarlTavern, Owner at Carl's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Susan...Thank you for a fantastic review. Our Crispy Brussel Sprout Leaves are very popular. Lightly fried for a delicate crisp and then tossed with a hint of vinegar and shaved parmesan...these are the perfect appetizer to share or hoard for yourself! Out Prime Rib of...More

Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Carl’s is more of a bar than a restaurant, at least that was my general impression but the drinks selection was good, as was the food. The staff were so friendly. Would recommend anyone wanting a chill out night to go there.

Thank costasavva
CarlTavern, Owner at Carl's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Costa...thanks again for the great review [Google]. If you would like to share any additional details of your experience, please feel free to reach out to us directly at info@carlstavern.com CHEERS!

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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