Carl's Tavern

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$31 to $50
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Comfort Food
DASHING GOOD LOOKS AND A COOL FOREIGN ACCENT. OH, AND HE COULD FLY TOO!

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.
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JanetH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipEddd
Denver
75 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the place. Food was average, but service was great. Liked the atmosphere.

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NancyA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff was very friendly and efficient. Food was very good

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MustangSally
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Never disappoints! Love Carl’s

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from waitstaff, who is also a local nurse!
Great food

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vipJarrodr1
Dallas
109 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for happy hour and watching live sports

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vipAshleyH
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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HeatherK
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great Old Fashioneds and the burger melted in my mouth. Awesome with the social distancing!

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JulieL
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice outside dining. Their cornbread is the best. Nice diverse menu.

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Kathy
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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,

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KnowGodtrustChrist
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rose, our server, made everything perfect! The food was great, the service was impeccable and the atmosphere was wonderful!

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vipPerky
Chicago
110 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipGingerA
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Carl's! We go almost every time we're in Steamboat. :)

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vipGBaum
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and great service
Burger salad and wings delicious
Owner Scott stopped by table to check on things. Great evening

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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vipBelnoL
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Kobe beef burger delicious and cooked just right. Chicken wings were very good, nicely done, not overcooked.

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KMer
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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Travelgurl
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great open patio with lots of room. Quieter street than Lincoln. Great service.

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vipDarinB
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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GlendaJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was as it should be

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Sunny
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night in town and we had a great dinner. Delicious cocktails, sandwiches and burgers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pimento Cheese was perfect, drinks were amazing. Meatloaf is like a warm hug! New favorite spot in Steamboat.

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SamanthaN
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christian was an awesome waiter! Sat outside and enjoyed the CO air. We will ask for him next time too!

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Alleycat68
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. We love to be able to sit outside & enjoy the mountain air. Food i

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Best bourbon list

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and even better happy hour. The service here rocks, would highly recommend dropping by.

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Christine
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Best server

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vipWendyH
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Waitress was really bad...

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JoeC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really glad we chose this place for our anniversary dinner.

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EdwardK
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Had the wings with dry rub for the appetizer and prime rib for the nightly special. Prices very reasonable Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt was great the food was fantastic and the drink was good

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DennisS
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Wide variety with a distinctive Steamboat twistZ. Buffalo meatloaf is a must have

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vipLauryF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was pretty average, but service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipDelicious
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

FAQs

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.