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Carl's Tavern

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700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164 (7th)
+1 970-761-2060
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon 16:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wings, wings, wings!!! Best happy hour in town and great dinner meals. Can be packed by the local crowd and best place to watch sports

Thank kand0408
Hayden, Colorado
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Try the crispy Brussell sprouts as a side or an appetizer. Great food, great bar...have fun.

Thank Chris R
Craig, Colorado
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch was very good. The portions were big and the staff was very friendly. Nice atmosphere when the restaurant is not super busy!

Thank Jim H
canton, ga
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Resturant was recommended by our conceirge and was rate 4 o 5 on yelp. It is your typical sports bar hangout. The food was average as was the service and we were there during a not so crowded time.

Thank papajohn73
Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent pot roast, good variety of beer, excellent chicken, very good service, nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank 28mario12
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the Best Comfort Food around! Awesome staff, awesome drinks, great friendly atmosphere - and the Best Wings around!!

Thank Aaron S
Sayville, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always packed and our dinner was pretty good, so why the average rating? Well, our waiter quickly became disinterested. Our food came out extremely fast and I guess he decided we didn't want another round of drinks or dessert and coffee. He really miscalculated. We shrugged our shoulders; decided not to "bother" him. The busboy was very... More 

Thank Dbrown2013
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I may have set myself up for disappointment on this visit. I went online to view the menu and found exactly what I wanted. Low and behold the menu had changed just a short time before. I ended up with the French Pig (a pork version of a French dip with chutney). It was good but not quite what I... More 

Thank Dusty S
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 to try. This is a tavern, so expect a vibrant atmosphere and some noise! We've... More 

Thank Beth R
Mahwah, New Jersey, United States
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$28
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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