THE ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT OF CARL HOWELSEN IS OUR INSPIRATION AND CARL’S TAVERN IS A PLACE FOR ADVENTUROUS SPIRITS TO CALL HOME. THE HOSPITALITY IS GENUINE. THE BEER IS COLD. AND THE FOOD IS MADE FROM SCRATCH.
SO RAISE A GLASS TO THE MAN WHO TURNED WINTER INTO A PLAYGROUND, AND SKIS INTO WINGS. THEN GO AHEAD - RAISE ANOTHER FOR YOURSELF. WELCOME TO CARL'S.
Prime Rib of Beef
special only valid with 12oz cut, smashed potatoes / horseradish sauce / au jus
We live in Steamboat and enjoy dinning at Carl's Tavern. It is a very cozy, friendly place with good service and a nice atmosphere. Plenty of selections on the menu to satisfy all ages. We enjoy it for lunch as well as dinner.
Our last time there was to celebrate my husbands 80th birthday with good friends.
Enjoyed the place. Food was average, but service was great. Liked the atmosphere.
Wait staff was very friendly and efficient. Food was very good
We brought our meat loving friend to experience Carl’s prime rib, which is fantastic. The food was great but the service was lacking. We started off our meal with the deviled egg appetizer (yum) and after some time our host returned ready to give us our bill. She asked was there anything else and we told her we wanted to order our dinner (she seemed surprised by this).
Our meal was delicious and after some time we had to request another host to find our host so we could pay our bill. To her credit she was hosting our inside table and several outside tables. I think she forgot she had customers.
We will certainly dine at Carl’s again but maybe we will be mindful of where they seat us so we won’t be forgotten.
Delicious! Never disappoints! Love Carl’s
Excellent service from waitstaff, who is also a local nurse!
Great place for happy hour and watching live sports
Our bartender was AMAZING. I don’t typically order margaritas outside of Texas. He used fresh lime and great tequila. He was very knowledgeable. Great service!
Friendly staff, great Old Fashioneds and the burger melted in my mouth. Awesome with the social distancing!
Nice outside dining. Their cornbread is the best. Nice diverse menu.
Our first time at Carl's and will definitely return on our next trip. We have the Brussel Sprouts leaves with Parmesan appetizer....outstanding!! We ordered the Stella Blue Burger and a Pulled Pork Sandwich. Both excellent.
We received some extra attention from Manager Lily - which was really nice, She came by to chekc on us to make sure we were getting what we needed and talked when she had time - really made us feel welcome. Thanks for a great experience!!!
Thanks, Carl's - we will return on our next trip,
Rose, our server, made everything perfect! The food was great, the service was impeccable and the atmosphere was wonderful!
Really liked the "All the business" fries appetizer, although $15 for fries is steep. Sandwiches were large portions and good. Main complaint was we waited 20 minutes to be acknowledged by wait staff, then it was the manager (I assume) who asked if he could get us something to drink. Food took another 20 minutes to arrive, so they missed out on more drinks and dessert due to the time it took to be waited on.
We’ve been to Carl’s many times and we are never disappointed! Love the menu, drinks, and atmosphere! It’s a fun and relaxing place to gather with friends and family! We will definitely be back soon!
We love Carl's! We go almost every time we're in Steamboat. :)
Fantastic meal and great service
Burger salad and wings delicious
Owner Scott stopped by table to check on things. Great evening
Kobe beef burger delicious and cooked just right. Chicken wings were very good, nicely done, not overcooked.
We thought that the staff was very good. We know that things are harder for them with all of the Covid-19 rules that are in place, but they did a Great job. The food was good, hot and served in a timely manner. We've been there before, and we will be back when we are back in town.
Great open patio with lots of room. Quieter street than Lincoln. Great service.
It was a our first time at Carl's and we really enjoyed everything. The food was great and they have a wonderful list of whiskey.
We were there for a lunch and everything we ordered was outstanding. The Brussel sprout leaves with Parmesan were over the top. The wings were great and the deviled eggs were amazing.
Everything was as it should be
First night in town and we had a great dinner. Delicious cocktails, sandwiches and burgers.
Pimento Cheese was perfect, drinks were amazing. Meatloaf is like a warm hug! New favorite spot in Steamboat.
Christian was an awesome waiter! Sat outside and enjoyed the CO air. We will ask for him next time too!
Service was amazing. We love to be able to sit outside & enjoy the mountain air. Food i
Love this place! Best bourbon list
Great meal and even better happy hour. The service here rocks, would highly recommend dropping by.
We went for the Tuesday Prime Rib special. The meat quality was average. Ordered our drinks to enjoy prior to dinner. The food started coming out before we had a chance to enjoy the cocktails! Service needs to either slow down...or ask your guests beforehand.
So good! Best server
Waitress was really bad...
Really glad we chose this place for our anniversary dinner.
Excellent food. Had the wings with dry rub for the appetizer and prime rib for the nightly special. Prices very reasonable Service was great.
Burgers were good. Italian Beef was not (but we are from Phili originally so...). Fiery cocktail was too sweet but they did make a virgin colada that the teenager loved. Overall mixed view. Overpriced? Yes but its a mountain resort town so take that into consideration. We’d go back for lunch, not dinner.
Matt was great the food was fantastic and the drink was good
Wide variety with a distinctive Steamboat twistZ. Buffalo meatloaf is a must have
Food was pretty average, but service was outstanding.
Phil was our server and was very sincere, accommodating to my family and especially to our little girls. The food came out fast. It was hot and delicious. Overall we loved it!
Carl’s keeps getting better. It has always been good but we noticed the food seems even better! The service is always great. Keep up the good work!!!
Carl's Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 761-2060.
Carl's Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 703 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.