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Carl's Tavern

) #20 of 122 Restaurants in Steamboat Springs ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
+1 970-761-2060
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (32 reviews)
“wings” (55 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
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1 - 10 of 603 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was very tasty! Staff was friendly. Strange bathroom setup. But overall a good experience. Portions are very large, prepare to take some home.

Thank Antoinette W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Carls is under new ownership. Things are more expensive, 50 cents for a tiny side of ranch etc. A lot of great food has been taken off the menu and the quality is lower. The fries and bread are different, not as good. I used...More

2  Thank Emily V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food and service. The burgers were to die for. You have to try "the Business". We had a late dinner after an escape room experience at the Crooked Key. A fitting end to a great night.

1  Thank poppops3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for happy hour and left very disappointed. The bartender was more interested in his phone than helping us and when he finally did he was terribly rude. Food wasn't great and the prices seemed high especially for happy hour. Maybe it was an...More

2  Thank jpatrick1970
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit after the new owners/chefs took over and I was underwhelmed. Menu looks similar but many items missing. Prices look to be the same HOWEVER, recipes have changed and portion sizes have been decreased. For instance, the famous brussel sprouts are no longer...More

2  Thank TracyO1974
CarlTavern, Owner at Carl's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ms Olds, We understand that change can be a shock to certain customers, especially loyal ones like yourself. We also are open to objective and subjective feedback, but we must clarify your statements so that other readers can understand the subtle changes we have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service sucks sat for way too long at the bar without being even acknowledged so I walked out. Staff all looked unhappy and boring anyways.

4  Thank Kevin F
CarlTavern, Owner at Carl's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Kevo... We know you are upset that you were not hired, but acting this way is really sad.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sarah was a great server, super friendly and attentive. Checked in during apps and meal to make sure everything was good. And the food was all really good. Brussels sprouts and Mac&cheese are stand out apps. Great meal.

Thank mjwalsh3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The customers here are much nicer and friendlier than the working staff. The bartenders are into themselves and don't care much about service. The food is inconsistent - some days it is good, others not. The wine selection is not that good either. I have...More

2  Thank Michael M
CarlTavern, Owner at Carl's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI Michael, We are sorry to hear that your experiences in the past have not been stellar. We are the new owners and we took over just after you wrote this review. We "re" opened on June 29th. We have implemented some changes to the...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Went with a big group - they accommodated. Everybody enjoyed their meal, nothing bad on the menu. Amazing lamb burger. Killer trout. Try it all.

Thank mdtroskey
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Wings, wings, wings!!! Best happy hour in town and great dinner meals. Can be packed by the local crowd and best place to watch sports

Thank kand0408
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.18 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 28
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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