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For 2
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Wed, 1/17
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Carl's Tavern

4.4
432 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 432 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

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

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BethAnneS 
5.0
Dined on January 7, 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 6, 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 4, 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 4, 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 2, 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 January 1, 2018

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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TommieK (Denver)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

I have always loved Carl’s and always ate Sunday chicken which was on the menu daily. However, new ownership took over and now they only have fried chicken on Sunday. So after years of their chicken I had to order something else. Bring back fried chicken every day PLEASE.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Our adult family of 6 spent our ‘last supper’ in Steamboat Springs at Carl’s Tavern. Our reservation was for 8PM, we arrived 15 min early and were sitting at our table by 7:55PM on a very busy Friday night (great coordination by the host staff!). We had crab cakes and corn bread for appetizers and both were excellent (yep, we can see why Carl’s was voted best corn bread for 2017!). We had a mix of meals, from burgers to salmon to THE BEST RUEBEN that I have ever tasted. We had planned on sharing desserts but the food was so good that we finished our meals and were too full to eat a single morsel more. Wait staff was friendly and energetic- full of smiles and great recommendations (loved the Naughty Nordsmen cocktail). Overall, an excellent dining event that topped off an amazing week of skiing and snowmobiling at Steamboat Springs.

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