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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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11 - 20 of 607 reviews

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 22 June 2017

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 2 weeks 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
Reviewed 18 April 2017

You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Try the crispy Brussell sprouts as a side or an appetizer. Great food, great bar...have fun.

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Lunch was very good. The portions were big and the staff was very friendly. Nice atmosphere when the restaurant is not super busy!

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Resturant was recommended by our conceirge and was rate 4 o 5 on yelp. It is your typical sports bar hangout. The food was average as was the service and we were there during a not so crowded time.

Thank papajohn73
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Excellent pot roast, good variety of beer, excellent chicken, very good service, nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank 28mario12
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Some of the Best Comfort Food around! Awesome staff, awesome drinks, great friendly atmosphere - and the Best Wings around!!

Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This place is always packed and our dinner was pretty good, so why the average rating? Well, our waiter quickly became disinterested. Our food came out extremely fast and I guess he decided we didn't want another round of drinks or dessert and coffee. He...More

Thank Dbrown2013
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Nearby Attractions
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.26 km away
Howelsen Hill Ski Area
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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