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Carl's Tavern

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700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164 (7th)
+1 970-761-2060
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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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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Carbondale, CO
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed Carl's for dinner. Varied American neuveau menu with good selection. Had an après crowd that was a bit noisy, but that subsided and it was just fun to be there (and we are in senior category). Good food at fair prices.

Thank ct1219
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to drink great beer at great prices, Carl's is tough to beat. They do a very good job rotating the craft brews and most are a mere $3 per pint. On the food side - happy hour - the wings are great as is "the business" ( fries covered with cheese bacon, sour cream etc. ) it... More 

Thank Kenneth W
Bali, Indonesia
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122 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes great sometimes just ok. Other than happy hour way over priced. Not bad for the good old boys at the bar who have bud and wings

Thank OysterAddict
Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Carls with a large group of guys. Well placed TVs and great bar service. We actually ate at the bar. Suprising thing to me was how good the food was for a "tavern". I've seen bad reviewed for the service - so I would suggest eating at the bar as we had no problem there.

Thank mikethomas631
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great and our waiter was very attentive and helpful. The hostess was not as hospitable, but besides that, we had a great experience. Would definitely go back!

Thank Carolyn L
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very good. One of the best burger/fries I've had in a long time. Others in our group had the catfish sandwich and chicken fingers. All were very solid and above average. There was also a very respectable array of alcoholic beverages to choose from. However, like so many other reviews, the crew here seems to get overwhelmed... More 

1 Thank mason737
Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and arrived for happy hour at approximately 3:00pm. We informed the hostess that were expecting another party of four "shortly". She seated us at a table in the bar. We enjoyed a few beers and wings. Our friends arrived approximately forty minutes later and joined us. They were chased to the table by a woman who was very... More 

1 Thank zoinx
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank beachgirl50-1
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Cheap Eats, Groups
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 Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
  • 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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