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Carl's Tavern

4.4
444 reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Lunch and Dinner:
Monday: 2pm - 10pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 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
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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 444 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 hours ago

Fantastic Whiskey List

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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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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vipBeth (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined 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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WilliamB (Shreveport)
4.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 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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vipTheMonkThumbsUp (Chicago)
2.0  Dined 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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KLN178 (Denver)
4.0  Dined 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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diningdog (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 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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DaveHimm (Denver)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Great tunes:

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 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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BethAnneS (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 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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steamboatflyer (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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VolleyballCoach (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 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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KImmysue68 (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined 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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MLfromMD (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 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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