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Carl's Tavern

700 Yampa Street, Steamboat Springs, CO
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $4 - $28
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 7th
Description: 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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80% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Friendly staff and good food and Menu-Yampa St location just off downtown Steamboat springs.. Relaxed atmosphere...Local's hang here as well as visitors. 'Carl' is Carl Howelsen a Norwegian ski pioneer in Steamboat springs and the original ski mountain is named for him.

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Truckee, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This is a must do in Steamboat. The bar here is very well done with great modern rustic feel. Iconic local ski and outdoor art adorn the walls with locals and tourists gathering together. Good beer selection and awesome bar service. Well done!

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Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a weird experience. We arrived at 2pm and there were tons of tables free, but according to the hostess there were none that had been cleared. So what did she do? Clean a two top behind her stand and seat us there. So we sat and read the menu (so, so typically overpriced bar menu but this is... More

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Carl's was a great place for a drink but i wouldn't recommend eating the food. We were told that it was a 2 hour wait for a table to dine so we sat at the bar. We had a bottle of wine and a couple of the guys had a few of the local beers. All drinks were good but... More

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Colorado, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited at 4:30 on a summer Tuesday. Bar crowded w happy hr drunks but sat outside which is nice. Cornbread appetizer was pretty bland and kids meals were as well. BBQ pork was decent but not a $15 sandwich. My wife's cocktail was $10. Started to rain so ended up inside with the drunks I wouldn't recommend it for young... More

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Miami, Florida, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Had a great dinner here. The variety is superb. We had the best dry rubbed chicken wings. Others had burgers and great Ceasar salad. On top if that I had a phenomenal vegetarian plate.

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San Diego, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great family restaurant in Steamboat. Awesome cold draught beer and the best burgers and wings in town. Friendly and fast service! We'll be back here on our next ski trip to the Boat...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The reviews say it's frequented by locals, and it is. One sitting next to me at the bar advised me to stick to their burgers and sandwiches rather than going for a (pricier) entree, and I did and was most pleased with the burger and salad I ended up with. Good selection of beers, featuring local ones. Lively atmosphere but... More

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Estero, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Very unique local place to eat, food is good, good service, rustic surroundings but can get noisy around the bar area.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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99 reviews 99 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food was excellent! The service was excellent! The atmosphere was comfortable with a clear view of the kitchen for extra entertainment. We will return.

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