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Carl's Tavern

) #18 of 120 Restaurants in Steamboat Springs $$ - $$$ American, ,
700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
+1 970-761-2060
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (32 reviews)
“wings” (55 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
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1 - 10 of 598 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The customers here are much nicer and friendlier than the working staff. The bartenders are into themselves and don't care much about service. The food is inconsistent - some days it is good, others not. The wine selection is not that good either. I have...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Went with a big group - they accommodated. Everybody enjoyed their meal, nothing bad on the menu. Amazing lamb burger. Killer trout. Try it all.

Thank mdtroskey
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Wings, wings, wings!!! Best happy hour in town and great dinner meals. Can be packed by the local crowd and best place to watch sports

Thank kand0408
Reviewed 18 April 2017

You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Try the crispy Brussell sprouts as a side or an appetizer. Great food, great bar...have fun.

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Lunch was very good. The portions were big and the staff was very friendly. Nice atmosphere when the restaurant is not super busy!

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Resturant was recommended by our conceirge and was rate 4 o 5 on yelp. It is your typical sports bar hangout. The food was average as was the service and we were there during a not so crowded time.

Thank papajohn73
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Excellent pot roast, good variety of beer, excellent chicken, very good service, nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank 28mario12
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Some of the Best Comfort Food around! Awesome staff, awesome drinks, great friendly atmosphere - and the Best Wings around!!

Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This place is always packed and our dinner was pretty good, so why the average rating? Well, our waiter quickly became disinterested. Our food came out extremely fast and I guess he decided we didn't want another round of drinks or dessert and coffee. He...More

Thank Dbrown2013
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I may have set myself up for disappointment on this visit. I went online to view the menu and found exactly what I wanted. Low and behold the menu had changed just a short time before. I ended up with the French Pig (a pork...More

Thank Dusty S
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Nearby Attractions
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.18 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 28
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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