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Carl's Tavern

4.4
465 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Perfect For:
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  • Comfort Food
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Southern, American
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Hours of operation
WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE SPRING SHOULDER SEASON
APRIL 15TH - MAY 8TH

Lunch and Dinner:
Monday: 2pm - 10pm
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 10:30am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(970) 761-2060
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Serdar
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Private party facilities
We are able to accommodate up to 175 people for a full restaurant buyout. Additionally, we have various areas of the restaurant that can accommodate groups from 6 people to 45. Our Antler Room is a private area with four large TV's with seating up to 45 people.
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Private party contact
Scott Engelman: (970) 761-2060
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Catering
Carl's offers on site and off site catering options. Let us discuss all options with you to customize your event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th & Yampa
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Parking details
Immediately adjacent to front door at corner of Seventh & Yampa. Resort shuttle stop even closer - on corner by the alley!
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Public transit
The Free Bus Service has a stop one block from our front door.
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Entertainment
Steamboat's best ambient music including JJ Cale / Johnny Lee Hooker / Allman Brothers / Jerry Garcia Band / Dire Straits / Funky Meters...and more
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 465 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We go every time we are in Steamboat. Great drinks and comfort food.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Nice place. Good wait staff. Bad food.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The cornbread skillet and deviled eggs are alone worth the trip to Carls. Each of the 6 people with us were extremely happy with the options offered, service and food. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Hit up Carl’s every time we are in Steamboat. Good selection and staff is always attentive. Dry rub wings and flash fried Brussels sprouts appetizers are our go to dishes. Large portions and solid selection of beers and wine and bourbon.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great place and family friendly!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great service great food and one of our favorites in Steamboat

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Been here twice. Great food, great drinks, great service. Highly recommend the wings with their specialty dry rub! The environment is relaxed, but energetic. Can't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Good food, nice location, the only thing is that I have a food allergy. My food allergy is to sunflower seeds or oil or anything sunflower. We asked about this, and the waiter said we don’t use sunflower. Great! I had the mash potatoes with gravy with the meat loaf. I had an allergic reaction later that night after only eating that food. So, there was some kind of sunflower additive to what I ate. I’m just saying to food allergy people that I’ll be talking to the cook/chef next time I eat here.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Good food however they were out of their delicious brussel sprout appetizers and chicken - so disappointing!

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Felt like we were being pushed to finish and leave. Waitress brought us our bill while we were still eating and never asked if we wanted dessert. Also the Open table menu is not the same as their current menu and when we questioned it, the waitress said the new owners of 1 year did not have access to the website to fix it due to a dispute with the previous owner.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Nicer dinner in a resort ski town. Prices reflect the ski resort, but the food is much better quality then many close to the slopes places. Service was top notch. Wife and kids 10 and 16 loved it.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Really good food, nice atmosphere, good service with fun environment.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great wood and beers.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We ate dinner here one night while on a ski trip to Steamboat. On the plus side, we had a reservation for 7 people and were seated right away. Other than that, we were all relatively unimpressed overall. Our 20-somethings enjoyed the whiskey flights but everything else was overrated & not worth the expense. The food & menu were nothing great. Our waiter was somewhat condescending (scoffing at my husband for ordering a mere Budweiser, etc.). He also struggled with splitting our bill over more than one credit card. Overall, Carl's Tavern was our least favorite dining experience in Steamboat. We much preferred The Ore House & Mazzola's in every regard.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Outstanding selection of whiskey and bourbon. Friendly service and good food. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The best burger I have had in a very long time! This was a recommendation from someone I was chatting with in the bus! Glad we went!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

A favorite of ours! Alwasys glad when we can get a table.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great ambiance great food great service thank you Scott for making it personal!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Excellent service. Food was fantastic as always. We love Carl’s Tavern!!!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Fantastic Whiskey List

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

great cornbread and beer. great kid menu as well. look forward to our visit next year

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Great place good food and easy going. Lots of TV’s as we watched the Olympics . Food is great. I would recommend this place for a casual dinner.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Second time there with my teenage boys and I remembered why I hadn’t been back for a while. While the service was great and the food good we had to shout to have a conversation, and my boys are not quiet.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Service was great but my burger was over cooked and dry. Friends salmon was incredible!

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Great cocktails. Service was good food was good but didn't wow. Pricing was good for Steamboat. Will comeback for happy hour!

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

We chose Carls while in Steamboat mainly because they take reservations for Super Bowl Sunday. The reservation required a 75$ pp minimum charge. Some thought this was a put off but I knew that would be no problem for us for ~4 hours of dining, drinking and enjoying the large group excitement of watching the game. Wasn't disappointed at all. Great atmosphere with large screens everywhere. Service was perfect. Interesting menu - only wish I had a chance to try some of the other sandwiches/ entrees. We had the burgers, they were very good but in retrospect, I can get a good burger many places. Shoulda tried something different; I'm pretty confident I would have enjoyed anything on the menu. The highlight for us were the crab cakes we had early on - nicely crusted with good proportions of breading/meat - delicious. Hopefully, we'll return to Steam Boat and if so, we'll return to Carls.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

As always Carls was very good. I would like to see them add ribs to the everyday menu. We enjoy Carls for a simple night out. The burger is great as well as the chicken sandwich and flatiron steak.

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2.0Dined on January 28, 2018

This is an annual stop on our trip to Steamboat Springs. We ran into issues of being out of menu items and poor seating last year as well as soup coming out after the entree in the past. We love the location, several menu items and our earlier experiences so we gave it one last try. This year was another bust. We were greeted and then waited as the host/hostess tried to figure out a table configuration for my husband and I... oh no, not again! This year was worse. We were put in the back corner behind a table of 10 against a wall. We asked to move the table out and they said there were other tables being moved into the area. We ordered the special Fried Chicken and our waiter then informed us that they were out (supply management... it was only 7:30pm). I ended up ordering the amazing Crispy Brussel Leaves and a Tavern Salad. Here's the cake - I ordered the blue cheese dressing on the side. It was warm and did not taste good. I asked for the citrus vinaigrette AND then was told I would be charged .50¢! OK, it is only .50¢ but seriously, the first dressing was bad. We've moved on and will branch out next year. Good luck in finding your new wings under the new management.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Chicken pot pie special was super tasty. It did feel like our server was rushing us....he kept coming over to remove items off the table while we were still working on our meals. It made it awkward to tell him no, please leave us alone for a little longer.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

One our favorite spots that we hit every time in Steamboat. Dry rub wings and Brussels appetizer are two regular faves. Wide ranging menu and consistently solid food offerings.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

We always enjoy Carl's and must eat there at least once while we are in Steamboat Springs.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Great tunes:

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Great family dining experience. All enjoyed their dinner and we hope to go back before we leave.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Visiting from out of town, a local recommended Carl’s for game watching. We are huge Falcons fans and wanted a fun place to watch the playoff game. Carl’s staff completely hooked us up — gave us a booth with the perfect TV angle and did not rush us so we could stay for the entire game. We had apps, dinner, drinks and dessert. Food was fantastic, and the staff was awesome. We had our two kids with us, and thought it was very family friendly too.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

We chose Carl's because of its reliable casual food and convenient location. All 5 of us enjoyed some variation on a burger and I also had a salad....all of which were very generous portions and done to order. Under new ownership, the service has improved substantially, though some of my favorite menu items have disappeared. The biggest problem for me is always the noise. We arrived at 8pm and the noise level was so high we had trouble talking across the table. It was slightly better by the time we left.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Food & service were good. Menu at restaurant didn't match what was available online. Waitress commented that when it reopened, menu shrunk a bit. Still good selection available, but some desired options from online menu were no longer available.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

We were seated at a very comfortable high top table in the back. The noise level was fine where we were seated. When we left the front of the restaurant was loud and bustling. We would come back for the dirty business and cornbread appetizers. The stew was delicious, the Reuben not special. Double black diamond burgers were massive. Overall a fun night.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

What a fun place for New Years Day (dinner) with the family. Alabama-Clemson on TV and happy, cheering fans. Two vegans in our party of 4, and our delightful server, Jorge, made sure everything came out perfectly. We'll be back...food was delicious!

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been to Carl’s many times over the years. It’s usually one of my favorites. We were a little disappointed this time. Menu is much more limited and the food wasn’t as good as usual. Miss the vegetarian option they always had.
The salmon had too much sauce on it which drowned out the salmon.
Steak was average.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to Carl's to watch an out-of-town football game. The staff was very accommodating with regard to putting the game up on a screen that we could all see. We sat there for over three hours before we were told that there were other reservations that needed the table. The staff was again super great about setting up a space for us to continue to watch the game.

Carl's is my first choice for lunch or to watch a game in Steamboat.

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