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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 - 00:00
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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jasper ga
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best burgers around. Service was good. The waitress helped us to select a great burger. I got American cheese my wife chose pimento cheese which was the winner. Plenty of other choices on the menu. Next time I'll get the blue cheese burger. That's on the next trip to the boat. The onion rings were great too.

Thank Tom R
Houston, Texas, United States
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

service was a little shaky, because several employees were no shows ( imagine that in Colorado), but the food was good ; menu was varied with new twists on good old American food.

Thank Billy O
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting outside with beer and their burgers was pretty awesome. I personally like restaurants that allow you to switch out all their burger concoctions with a black bean burger. Big vegetarian win.

Thank Prev-ran
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place and Mambo Italiano were my two favorite dinners during our week in Steamboat. Carl's has innovative drinks, good burgers, steaks, wings. Loved the grilled artichokes and crispy brussel sprouts. Upscale and fun atmosphere that suits a family dinner or adult night out. Definitely a place I'd come back to.

Thank Dylaur
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Carl's has good beer and food but they will take an unbelievable amount of reservations. You will walk in any day of the week and see no less than 5 empty tables and they will not seat you because they have a reservation in an hr or 2. Go ahead and rake some reservations but don't let's so many tables... More 

Thank Connor W
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A busy bar restaurant just off Lincoln we waited 30 mins for a table so we sat at bar with drinks watchin one of many TVs like a sports bar Table arrived traditional American fare burger and fries huge portions Food was good

Thank Clayton L
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Carl's is a lot more than you think it might be when looking at it from the outside. For starters, whilst it does have a large bar it is primarily a restaurant, and a pretty good one too. Food is bountiful and tasty. My only complaint is the font on the menu is so small and the lighting so dim... More 

Thank Andrew F
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Great Hamburger and BLT Family friendly and lots of choices. Easy to get to and also had a good margarita.

Thank aco2010
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We originally tried going to Mambo Italiano for lunch but it was closed. A local woman walking her dog recommended we go to Carl's. Always trust a local....great spot for lunch with the family. Great menu and fast service. I would definitely go back.

Thank BrendoNYC
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Hot wings, onion rings, and fried chicken are very good. We will go back.

Thank Matt M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, 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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