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Carl's Tavern

) #17 of 120 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
€€ - €€€
700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
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11 - 20 of 596 reviews

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Whether you're in the mood for a great burger, a steak, or chicken they've got it. The sides dishes are marvelous! (If you are a brussel sprout lover, you MUST try them here!) This place is a locals favorite and a place out-of-town visitors love...More

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Good burger, pricy and in our groups experience a well intended but unfortunate service meltdown .most orders came out wrong or not at all .Food ok service well , they offered a free dessert to take some of the sting out, cant recommend...

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Best burgers around. Service was good. The waitress helped us to select a great burger. I got American cheese my wife chose pimento cheese which was the winner. Plenty of other choices on the menu. Next time I'll get the blue cheese burger. That's on...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 27 March 2017

service was a little shaky, because several employees were no shows ( imagine that in Colorado), but the food was good ; menu was varied with new twists on good old American food.

Thank Billy O
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Sitting outside with beer and their burgers was pretty awesome. I personally like restaurants that allow you to switch out all their burger concoctions with a black bean burger. Big vegetarian win.

Thank Prev-ran
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This place and Mambo Italiano were my two favorite dinners during our week in Steamboat. Carl's has innovative drinks, good burgers, steaks, wings. Loved the grilled artichokes and crispy brussel sprouts. Upscale and fun atmosphere that suits a family dinner or adult night out. Definitely...More

Thank Dylaur
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Carl's has good beer and food but they will take an unbelievable amount of reservations. You will walk in any day of the week and see no less than 5 empty tables and they will not seat you because they have a reservation in an...More

Thank Connor W
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

A busy bar restaurant just off Lincoln we waited 30 mins for a table so we sat at bar with drinks watchin one of many TVs like a sports bar Table arrived traditional American fare burger and fries huge portions Food was good

Thank Clayton L
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Carl's is a lot more than you think it might be when looking at it from the outside. For starters, whilst it does have a large bar it is primarily a restaurant, and a pretty good one too. Food is bountiful and tasty. My only...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Great Hamburger and BLT Family friendly and lots of choices. Easy to get to and also had a good margarita.

Thank aco2010
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Nearby Attractions
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.26 km away
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, 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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