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700 Yampa Street, Steamboat Springs, CO (7th)
970.761.2060
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A place for the hungry. The thirsty. The legendary.Some people actually...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food.

Great burgers and mashers! Good variety of food on the menu. It can be loud and service and be hit or miss. I've had some really bad service at Carls, one person told me when I asked for something that it "wasn't her job", she then pointed to someone else and told me to ask them. The food is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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USA
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We hosted a Happy Hour for 50-60 family and friends on the eve of a wedding. The manager and staff were terrific during the planning and hosting stages for this event. We were given a separate room and a dedicated wait staff. Our guests were extremely happy with the quality and quantity of the food, the service, and the beverages.... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great burgers and mashers! Good variety of food on the menu. It can be loud and service and be hit or miss. I've had some really bad service at Carls, one person told me when I asked for something that it "wasn't her job", she then pointed to someone else and told me to ask them. The food is always... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

great bar tender from minnesota. burger, wings, and beer a must after a long bike ride. tv is set for any sport u wish, or u can sit outside and people watch. carl's is just a stone throw from the river so the breeze hits u just right.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Carl's is always our first dining stop when arriving in Steamboat!! The food is always fresh & delicious! The atmosphere is fun & lively! The owner, Craig is a super nice guy with an impressive restaurant career! The wine list has a nice selection and the bread pudding is fantastic!! They also have a great Happy hour!!:)

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Denver, Colorado
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food may be a little expensive at Carl's but the portions are huge!!! Many people will find that they could share a meal. I had the chicken fried steak and my wife had the pot roast. Both were delicious and very large portions!

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Orlando, Florida
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was a first for us, and was recommended by a friend. Carl's was absolutely delicious. We had the burger with amazing toppings the first night and came back later in the week for the dry rub wings and buffalo wings, the fries are home made and everything is delicious. Service was excellent and Rebecca at the bar is fast... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went here twice for the happy hour specials. Good selection of beers and friendly staff. The one thing I got hooked on were the Ninja Chicken wings. They sound like they would be extremely hot but they're not. They are nothing short of amazing! Take my word for it and order them. Lots of locals hangout here which makes a... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Yummy is an understatement. Try the dry rub wings--amazing. Drinks are strong and well worth their price tag. Menu is eclectic twist on comfort food. Great both winter and summer. Well worth the wait and the prices. Especially liked the wings, cornbread, grits, fried chicken, pork mole. It's all good!!!!!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We took a suggestion from our incredibly helpful waitress, and ordered an appetizer of wings. They were AMAZING, and that's not something I'd say lightly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Quite table........we were all too busy eating our meals and trying eachother meals. Crazy yummmmmy! Great drink special during lunch or happy hour. Enjoy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 Yampa Street, Steamboat Springs, CO
    (7th)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: 970.761.2060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 28
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?