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Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
+1 805-967-0066
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tri tip” (42 reviews)
“venison” (23 reviews)
“wild game” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a step back in time to see this tavern!! I would suggest checking the menu before you go simply because it has alot of game and limited other choices. The pork chops were outstanding!!

Thank lollieanddave
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the historic stagecoach stop between Santa Barbara and Los Olivos. It has been turned into a restaurant without losing any of it rustic charm. It is old framed wood plank single wall construction with lots of old photos and other memorabilia on the...More

1  Thank Philip R
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

When arriving at the Cold Spring Tavern we were surprised by the beauty and authenticity. The place is beautiful and the food is great. Steak and pork chop, ribs with homemade bbq... awesome! America at its best!

1  Thank Thomas O
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Visited during peak hours right before the Whittier fire broke out.. seating was a bit hard to come across but after putting our name down on their list the waitress was with us in about 15 minutes with a table ready inside. We ordered burgers...More

1  Thank Hanna A
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We were thrilled with our meals here. At the look of the log structures and special history value, I was expecting an average meal, but the food was incredible and the service superb. This is a must do.

1  Thank Fallbrookian
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We went up on a Saturday afternoon for their famous tri-tip sandwich, adult beverages, and music. What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Nothing but a good experience!

2  Thank RENOTED
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I love this place!!! Friendly staff, excellent ginormous portions. Creative. But perhaps most of all is that the tip is included in the price. I HATE having to think about tipping - just give 20%? If the waiter is a snot then give 15%? Leave...More

2  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We had their tri-tip sandwich, charbroiled tiger shrimp and one of the appetizers platter (pasta, artichokes, some other thing) - all very tasty. The atmosphere is also pleasant, and so is the staff.

2  Thank Ochel
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The road to Cold Spring Tavern is fun and beautiful. The property is in lots of shade with plenty of seating indoors or out. The BBQ is great and its quiet there. Just get there early as it can get crowded during peak times. The...More

2  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Went with family for Father's Day- CST did not disappoint. Go for the outdoor tri tip sandwiches... the cold beer... the fun people watching... the groovy blues music... it's got a great community hanging out together feel!

2  Thank SBREV
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Questions & Answers
Eliezer S
27 September 2016|
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Response from JL3AZ | Reviewed this property |
Make sure you are calling during lunch or dinner hours PST... The time difference is essential when reaching out to them...
Stephanie I
21 March 2016|
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Response from Jaspersmum71 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know. There are some tables outside so they would probably be suitable but I'd give them a call to ask, if I were you.
Mary Anna B
1 February 2015|
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Response from 424wguava | Reviewed this property |
That depends when you go. Parking is on dirt and can be a bit of a walk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
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11:00 - 15:00
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-967-0066
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