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Carl's Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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700 Yampa Street, Steamboat Springs, CO (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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Dallas TX
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Plan ahead and make reservations. It is a very popular place! Food was good and the bar people were wonderful!! Once again....reserve ahead of time.

Thank Beachmartinis
Aquebogue, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Carl's is GREAT.....for lunch or dinner. We had lunch there and the food was superb. We heard from other travelers that dinners were great too. DO THIS!!!

Thank Andrew M
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Had the prawns & grits wow fantastic. Great place to be great atmosphere. The staff know their stuff very informative and good recommendations.

Thank Chris A
Searcy, Arkansas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

My husband and I love Carl's Tavern!!! Our first visit was in 2014 with friends and we loved every minute of it, easy to walk to when staying downtown (we stayed at Pioneer Ridge Alpen Glo), and the staff is so friendly. Fast forward two years, we recently went to Steamboat Springs with some other friends and just had to... More 

Thank Shelly M
Atlanta, GA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

We haven't had the pleasure of having dinner at Carl's, but the lunch there was excellent. Nice atmosphere, and the wait staff was personable and attentive.

Thank gatootles
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162 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Second year this restaurant delivers. Burgers are outstanding. Wings are tasty. Great beer selection. Atmosphere is upscale pub. Super service for a party of eight. We mulled over the release of my fourth novel, Margaret River Winery. Check it out on Amazon.

Thank AlexiVenice
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Call well ahead if you want a reservation between 6 and 8 as it does get booked. Very popular with tourists and locals. My wife's chicken carabonara was the best she ever had. Visited with an adjoining table, that's the kind of place it is. Will definitely return.

Thank SteveSuzan
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

I've been here multiple times to meet friends. I have had a pleasant experience with 1 out of 5 bartenders. Usually I come in just before happy hour and its slow. The few male bartenders I have had serve me have just been downright rude. I choose not to come to Carl's because of the service alone. Everything I have... More 

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C. Barnstead
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

I knew that the chicken on my salad tasted different, but 1 hour later I was going both ways! So ,it ruined my family's plans for the next day and a half. The service was very slow and forgetful. We'll definitely pass on our next visit to the area.

3 Thank spetalas
CarlTavern, Owner at Carl's Tavern, responded to this review

I want to first apologize that the service you recently experienced was slow and forgetful - that is not our normal level of service and I assure you is not typical of dining at Carl’s. I am also terribly sorry that you feel you were served “bad” chicken...We take food safety and handling VERY serious and address each and every... More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Carl's is where you want to go when you have a great appetite and are looking for a lively place to dine. Their food is really good and their service is always excellent. Our favorites are "the business" which is addicting but really over the top rich so you need to share it, their pot roast, the meatloaf and their... More 

Thank HappyDesigner

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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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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 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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