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Carl's Tavern

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700 Yampa Street, Steamboat Springs, CO (7th)
970.761.2060
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9:00 am - 12:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Busy and overhyped.

The food here is good everyone enjoyed and nothing had to be sent back. This has the feel of a chain restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
LUSHgurlie
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Tempe,AZ
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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309 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tempe,AZ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food here is good everyone enjoyed and nothing had to be sent back. This has the feel of a chain restaurant.

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Miami fl
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I won't write a long review but I'll say this. The Brussel sprouts were amazing, the grilled artichoke tasted right out of the BBQ. The greatest wings in North America can be found here and they serve 90 Schilling my favorite beer. The two lamb chop dish some other reviewer complained about was bountiful. Carl's is unique and home cooked,... More 

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Niagara, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Overall the dining experience was good. My adult daughters Mason jar water glass broke as soon as she picked it up. The table across from us had the same thing happen. Might be time for new water glasses. I felt it was a bit overpriced, compared with our other dining experiences in Steamboat Springs Colorado. I had the French Onion... More 

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Waco
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Pub atmosphere. My wife and I got a salmon special that was WAY too expensive for what it was. A piece of salmon, wrapped in prosciutto and set on top of a salad. The kids got chicken fried steak, it wasn't bad. Service was good.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This was our family's second visit to Carl's. If you look at my previous review, I gave Carl's an excellent rating for our first visit. Our second visit was not as positive. We visited Carl's with our family during spring break. While our opening round of drinks was just fine, the onion rings we ordered as an appetizer were way... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My wife and I had an 8:30 dinner reservation on a Saturday night at the Tavern. When we arrived the hostess was very friendly and quickly took us to our booth. The waitress was also friendly and prompt and took our drink and dinner orders. My wife ordered the Carl's Deluxe and I ordered the Sunday Chicken. When our meals... More 

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Plano, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My family enjoyed our meal last week. The pot roast and corn bread were delicious. Make reservations if you plan to visit during a busy time. Our table was ready when we walked in the door. There was a long wait for walk ins.

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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

family of 4 went over Spring Break so it was a little crazy but the waiter was super friendly and the food was great. table was a little small so try to reserve a booth.

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Atlanta
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Stopped in for dinner and a few drinks while visiting Winter 2015. The service was pleasant, the staff and clientele were pleasant - lots of locals (which is always a good sign). The food was meh - average. Nothing offensive, just nothing to write home about. I had steak and a salad.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Carl's Tavern is very popular in Steamboat Springs...and maybe this was just an "off" night, but we experienced several events that marred our evening here. First, our reservation was for 7:00 p.m. and we were seated within a few minutes, although, our table wasn't ready & we were asked to wait outside so as not to crowd the entry way.... More 

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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

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?