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Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
+1 805-967-0066
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Unique peace of history caught and saved from the past

Very unique and special place in the mts, with great music, fun bar and delicious food, rustic and... read more

Reviewed today
doris s
An Authentic Stagecoach Stop

The drive to Cold Springs Tavern will delight you. The San Marcos Pass is an engineering marvel. On... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Santa Barbara, California
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A popular mountain for hiking outside of Santa Barbara.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stagecoach stop” (85 reviews)
“tri tip” (42 reviews)
“venison” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
+1 805-967-0066
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Reviewed today

Very unique and special place in the mts, with great music, fun bar and delicious food, rustic and cozy, especially on a Sunday afternoon, for their famous Tri Tip Sandwich

Thank doris s
Reviewed 2 days ago

The drive to Cold Springs Tavern will delight you. The San Marcos Pass is an engineering marvel. On your back to Santa Barbara, there are many view points where you can pull off and drink in the beauty. an elixir to the senses. The Tavern...More

Thank Dibasan
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped here on a cold, drizzly afternoon; the crackling fireplace made for a welcome spot to warm up and enjoy lunch. The old building is a great setting and very interesting. Service was wonderful and there are some great choices on the menu. Nice venison...More

Thank jerjon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful find, what a time in history! Family friendly, great food and BBQ Tri Tip sandwiches outside! Everyone was so nice!

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ride up the mountain. Went on a Saturday for tri trip sandwich. The atmosphere is wonderful good beers. Can eat outside at tables or go inside to the restaurants. Parking on the street. Casual stop. Original stagecoach buildings. We will be back. A must...More

Thank CindysReviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you stop here you will definitely want to come back again and again. The atmosphere is beautiful. They frequently have music on weekends, but the tri tip...the best I have ever had. The staff is friendly and accommodations clean.

Thank justLinda2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the food is generally ok the service is usually poor. When the restaurant first opened we in Solon were happy. Now it’s no longer a go to location.

Thank Bobcat1977
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On an old stagecoach route. Buildings are very old and add to the atmosphere. Has a varied menu. Food is well prepared and generously supplied and service is good. It's a different place and a fun stop.

Thank 633KPD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great find. We stopped in for dinner while travelling in the area. Delicious food and huge portions. Cosy and ambient with lots of history. Highly recommended.

Thank RosiePosiePudin
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Wonderful off the beaten path eclectic food stop. Loved the cracklin fire and menu selection, Tried the wild Chili mad with rabbit and venison. The venison sausage sandwich was outstanding. Wonderful historic tour of the property is not to be missed.

Thank Stanley S
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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
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
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