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“Always a bizarre experience!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Carl's Tavern

Carl's Tavern
700 Yampa Street, Steamboat Springs, CO
970.761.2060
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $28
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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4 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Always a bizarre experience!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

I've been to this place many, many times and it is always a weird and wacky experience. You never know if the food is going to be terrible, if the service is going to be terrible or if you'll receive some sort of combination of both. If you go here anticipating that you may sit for twenty minutes without a drink or that the food will be some sort of odd tasting platter of peculiarity, you will not be disappointed. The atmosphere and location are great but the way that the place is operated is nuts!

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Great food for lunch or dinner. Can be noisy especially evenings when TV games turn the place into a sports bar.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Identity Crisis”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Horrible Service, Annoying Atmosphere. I could not hear our waitress, and my date had to sit next to me so I could keep a conversation. I was watching a hockey game and they changed the TV to a Football game that was already on another TV that was in Sight of the table that asked. They have no clear direction if they are a sports bar, casual dinning, or Live music venue they do it all in the same small space and it annoying.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best bet for an out of towner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Lots of hd TVs, no oyster selection, ice cold pbr. The wings can be good or bad, and the bloody bar is over priced. Lackluster service

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Fine experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

The folks at carl's have found s great recipe for success. Very attractive room, good service and an affordable appealing menu. Standouts included the crispy Brussels sprouts, pot roast, Mac n cheese. Great spot for all ages.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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