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Carl's Tavern

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700 Yampa Street, Steamboat Springs, CO (7th)
+1 970-761-2060
09:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
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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Panama City, Florida
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Upon arriving for the week in Steamboat we made our reservation for Carl's. Always a place we like to visit. Gotta have a reservation. I'd call it comfort food off the slopes. One of the best atmospheres downtown for drinks, watching the game and getting the family dinner. We got the cornbread with jalapeño and cheddar jack to munch on,... More 

Thank smrducs
Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

The people running Carl's certainly know how to run a business and please their customer. The food is high quality and the service is notable.

Thank kim r
Jamestown, North Carolina
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Our third day of skiing we went down town for a burger and ended up at Carl's. There was about 45 min wait but we got seated at a smaller table close to the bar earlier. The burgers were good and the salad and fries were great. The kuds burgers were large and plenty for an 8 year old. A... More 

Thank verolinswe
Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Arrived about 9 PM on a Friday night. The bar was busy as was the dining area. Was told the kitchen was closing in 10 so "better order quick." We ordered but the wait was long....the onion soup was delicious. The soup and salad was shared around. The Rueben sandwich was large and good, fries were hot and crispy. Mac... More 

Thank Lisa2719
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

One of the best bars in town, and good food. Large horseshoe bar and lots of seating. Unique apps and a good wine selection.

Thank Perrie M
Germantown, Tennessee
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Our first night at Steamboat my husband and I tried Carl's - interesting menu and great food. We split the deviled eggs to start - 3 different flavors were great. I had a standard wedge salad and my husband had their country fried chicken or steak?? Anyway large servings and very tasty. Service was good too. Only strange thing is... More 

Thank lori m
Orlando, Florida
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Enjoyed dinner a couple days ago and the food and service were excellent. The Cast Iron Cornbread ($7) was one of the best I have had, great corn flavor, nice crust with just a touch of sweetness. Six of us each had a piece. If you like Catfish the appetizer fritters are wonderful. Just a House Salad ($6) was large... More 

Thank AllEarsDeb
Miami, Florida
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Love local establishments and this came highly recommended. Sat at the bar, felt like a ski fraternity house. Service was ok, not great, one bartender for the entire bar at happy hour. ???? I mistakenly ordered the Sea Bass/risotto special expecting a gourmet meal. For the price it was adequate. The fish was a little tough and the risotto sticky.... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Carl's is a high energy , busy and slightly noisy sports bar in a great location on Yampa Street . Their menu is fairly extensive with many unique dishes that are targeted to address hearty appetites . I had the fish special for $31 . It was a modest piece of mediterranean sea bass but well prepared , with cheesy... More 

Thank SteamboatTom
Hickory, North Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Tried to have dinner here Sat night but it was going to be a 2 hour wait so we came back for lunch today. Good was delicious and service was great.

Thank Angela162

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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
USD 4 - USD 28
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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 Street, Steamboat Springs, CO
  • 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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