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Carl's Tavern

700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
+1 970-761-2060
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • 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 10 March 2018

While searching for a Bourbon Bar in Steamboat Springs I stumble on Carl’s Tavern and learned that they have the entire Pappy Family of Whiskey!!! At Carl’s I decided to start with the Kentucky Whiskey Flight: Blanton’s, Elmer T Lee, and Basil Hayden’s which was...More

Thank J26249
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

American classics with some updated twists, like loaded mashed potatoes, green beans slow cooked with bacon, burgers, steak. Great Kids menu too! And a bar, tv's, modern industrial barn decor. Cozy and welcoming, good meal. Public parking lot just across the street.

Thank Becky S
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Stopped as an afterthought and glad we did. Started with the business appetizer and it was fabulous, fries with heir season salt, cheese, bacon and more. My wife and I split a Rueben with mac and cheese and Brussel sprout casserole, all excellent. Don't miss...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 26 February 2018 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 26 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 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 16 February 2018

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 13 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 8 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 7 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 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
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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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