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Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
+1 805-967-0066
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Back in Time

My wife had no idea where I was going when I turned off the main road and headed into what seemed... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
Lawrence M
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came for the sandwiches, stayed for the vibe

This restaurant had been around a looooong time and they keep getting better and better. Spread out... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Taylor F
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A popular mountain for hiking outside of Santa Barbara.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stagecoach stop” (89 reviews)
“venison” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
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+1 805-967-0066
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"tri tip sandwich"
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"stagecoach stop"
in 89 reviews
"venison"
in 27 reviews
"san marcos pass"
in 19 reviews
"old west"
in 15 reviews
"onion rings"
in 10 reviews
"wild game"
in 9 reviews
"stage stop"
in 7 reviews
"rustic atmosphere"
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"buffalo burger"
in 5 reviews
"stage coach"
in 10 reviews
"step back in time"
in 9 reviews
"the grill"
in 6 reviews
"piece of history"
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"lots of history"
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"worth the trip"
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"santa ynez"
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife had no idea where I was going when I turned off the main road and headed into what seemed like middle of nowhere, but I had researched this place prior to our trip and knew where I was going. We got there before...More

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Thank Lawrence M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant had been around a looooong time and they keep getting better and better. Spread out over several buildings, there are plenty of outdoor seats and some very intimate indoor seating. Weather permitting, I recommend sitting outside and enjoying the people-watching while you eat/...More

Thank Taylor F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We like to motorcycle up the "pass" to hear the music in this quaint and beautiful spot on weekends.

Thank Tamar H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you haven't been there before, you're not expecting it as you turn the corner, so may stumble across this hidden gem by happy circumstance! The portions are a great size, this takes nothing away from the quality. Great choices, chilli is particularly good. Open...More

Thank Rebecca J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tri tip sandwich was great, the place in a 150+ year old stagecoach stop and that alone was fun to see. They had music playing, cold beer and interesting crowd. The parking is also memorable.

1  Thank plstrobel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive alone to get here is worth going out of your way. Rolling hills, history, it is a really charming, the food was good the wine selection was good. It was like stepping into a little piece of history.

Thank Nicole E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quirky little log cabin like structure nestled into the woods on the side of a twisty turny road. the inside smells like many years of smoke from the old stone fireplace but there is picnic bench seating outside as well.

Thank boulder2002
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing! Rustic cool...best Tri tip with live music on weekends! We live in Carp so it’s not too far... Love this place!!

Thank Aeropete1
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Locals know this is a go to place for just getting away from the city energy and into the country in a few minutes. And, it takes a drive up San Marcos Pass from Santa Barbara to get there. Along the way, magnificent vistas are...More

Thank BlakievanHemert
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Yes even in California it possible to have a cold wet day, this place was a haven with the wood burning fireplace. Great appetizers and drinks. A must see if your visiting Santa Barbara. Lots of history an original stop by the old Wells Fargo...More

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jay170
30 August 2016|
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Response from Kylie K | Reviewed this property |
A rental car really is a must...so many things to see! A car is a must to get to Cold Spring Tavern also. You really need to have a car to get around town and to the piers etc. They do have some bike rentals but that is... More
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Sandra W
19 July 2015|
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Response from Svignolo | Reviewed this property |
Even though it is a short distance from Santa Barbara, you really get the feeling that you are far away in the mountains. It is very rustic and there is not a lot of cement outside just very fine dirt. I would leave dogs in... More
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Serafin H
1 July 2015|
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Response from roadtriptriptripin | Reviewed this property |
Hi Serafin, If you go on a Sunday afternoon in the summer, parking could be somewhat of a challenge. There are numerous parking spaces availabile, which fill up quickly. There is also a large dirt lot next to the tavern... More
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