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Carl's Tavern

700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
+1 970-761-2060
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“pot roast” (32 reviews)
“wings” (58 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (18 reviews)
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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 2 October 2016 via mobile

Classic bar and restaurant with excellent cuisine. This restaurant is a perfect place for family, friends, dinner, drinks or just for watching sports and having a quick bite. Large menu with multiple options. Fish selections are great as are the burgers and pasta. Recommend the...More

Thank kimmysue42
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a drink and some apps. What started as a great evening ended in complete disappointment. Carl's has the MOST extensive bourbon menu I have ever seen and what looked like a good food menu. We ordered the sticky chicken thinking it...More

2  Thank Michael F
CarlTavern, Owner at Carl's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2016

I am very sorry to hear that what sounds like an otherwise very good experience ended in disappointment...I wish we could have come to an outcome that would have left a better impression. We take our food quality very serious. Our “Sticky Chicken” is actually...More

Reviewed 30 September 2016

We first ate here as a stop for lunch on our bike ride down the Yampa Core Bike Trail. We had a yummy chicken sandwich, crisp french fries, and a fresh salad. The sandwich was huge - we could have shared it. We sat on...More

Thank mgmaple
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My husband and I stopped at Carl's for lunch on our first day in the area and ended up returning 2 more times during our short stay. The staff is outstanding. On our first day we had delicious food and beer and amazing service -...More

Thank dbqsam
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Heard good reviews on this place and decided to check it out. Currently Happy Hour hours are extended due to construction near place. Prices are great during happy hours and locals like this place. Great specials on food also with items such as sticky chicken...More

Thank Romanlew
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for happy hour. The wings are delicious. Ended up staying to watch the Broncos and Panthers which was a lot of fun. Lots of people dressed up in their Broncos gear and into the game. Great place, great food and great service. Ended...More

Thank 7Serendipity7
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Carl's is a locals favorite. Great food. Only downside is it can be hard to get a table during peek business hours.

Thank annasteamboat
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Selected Carl's based on Trip Advisor rating; NOT disappointed. Cool place, though if you want to be near more of the action, be sure they seat you in the main room. We wanted quieter, so were in an adjacent room. A sports bar atmosphere. Wait...More

Thank LoboCPA1
Reviewed 14 September 2016

It is hard to find old fashioned fried chicken unless you hit fast food places, but Carl's does it up right. Bone in leg, thigh and breast that is crispy on the outside and moist and delicious.

Thank Greg J
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This an above average sports bar that seems to attract a number of locals. Many of which are into heavy duty exercise with the conversation often about climbing or qualifying for the Olympics.. Friendly staff and a wide range of drinks and craft beers. Slightly...More

Thank mtnhijim
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 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
  • E-mail
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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