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Cold Spring Tavern

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Address: 5995 Stagecoach Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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+1 805-967-0066
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Today
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Description:

A popular mountain for hiking outside of Santa Barbara.

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Great Get-Away on a Rainy Day

With all of the rain lately, it has been hard to find great places to enjoy. Cold Spring Tavern is ideal on a rainy day. With several blazing fires, you can get warmed up quickly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
deborah1518
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Goleta, California
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Goleta, California
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With all of the rain lately, it has been hard to find great places to enjoy. Cold Spring Tavern is ideal on a rainy day. With several blazing fires, you can get warmed up quickly, and relax as you listen to the crackling wood. The food choices are also terrific for a rainy day. We had the wild game black... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This establishment is filled with interesting history and artifacts. It was originally a way station in the 1800's where stage coaches would stop on their journey over the mountains. It is about a 15 minute drive out of Santa Barbara proper. We went on a Saturday for breakfast and it was not easy to get a table for 6. I... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to Cold Spring's Tavern to enjoy tasty food in a fantastic setting! Old stage coach stop from the way back....enjoy music on the weekends and Big Tom's Tri Tip sammies. Or come for breakfast (before 11) or lunch or dinner. All are delicious in a wonderful vibe!

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool off from the beach with a short drive up a very scenic road to find Cold Spring Tavern. This is a very relaxed and very laid back place to grab lunch and a drink. The place is a turn of the (19th) century stagecoach stop which has been kept intact all these years to enjoy today. Once inside the... More 

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE were here visiting our son and his girlfriend. She raved about how fgood the food was so we just had to go. It is a bit of a drive and so you want to make sure your GPS is working, and you are prepared for some winding roads through the hills. Look for the obscure to turn off from... More 

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Palmdale, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This place combines beautiful scenery, excellent bbq, and California history. Tucked away inside Los Padres National Forest, this quaint restaurant isn't visible from Highway 154, but if you know its there and can be lucky enough to park anywhere near by, you are in for a treat. Once parked you have two dining options 1) Inside the restaurant that used... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very authentic and charming. Puts you way back in time. Great food. unusual menu with wild game early American food. Need to stop in for lunch on weekends. Live music and Tri-Tip Sandwiches.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This tiny find was a great experience for lunch. Friends have told me not to miss the lunch spot for an experience and it lived up to the hype.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Step back in time 100+ years and enjoy some good food and great ambiance. Creaking floors, low ceilings, dark rooms, and oak wood burning in the fireplaces and outside on the grill. Great little stop on the way through Santa Barbara.

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Reno, NV
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Had dinner on a night when a local band, "Grass Mountain" was performing. The band was GREAT! The venue was a bit crowded-they played in the Tavern Bar, which seated only about 40 people, and the sound system was a bit muddy, but the group was up to the task of working with the PA system, and ended up putting... More 

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