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Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
+1 805-967-0066
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tri tip” (40 reviews)
“chili” (44 reviews)
“rabbit” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The veggie burger was much better then I expected - one of the best! It was a meal in itself but also came with a side salad which was very good for a side salad. My friend loved the chili.

Thank winkphoto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove up to Cold Spring Tavern for lunch midweek. The drive was scenic, especially when you turn off on tiny stagecoach road. The buildings are interesting, and you can see several natural springs running or seeping from the rocks on the property. The food...More

Thank kay k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive to the Cold Spring Tavern is beautiful. Once you arrive amongst the Harly Davidsons, pickups, Porches, ... you won't be disappointed by the food nor the people watching. We chose to sit inside and order salads, chili, and quiche. The onion rings are...More

Thank dive2tennis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think perhaps this would not be easy to find if I hadn't known about it from when I was a student years ago at UC Santa Barbara. I stopped today for lunch and this place never disappoints. What a seriously tasty grilled salmon over...More

Thank mackanna
Reviewed 22 November 2017

The service here was outstanding as was the atmosphere. If you're looking for an old western stop that was once a Stage Coach stop. Try Cold Spring Tavern. You will have to dress warm as the sun barely reaches the place. Nestled amongst the trees.

Thank Letsrv2day
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We were riding motorcycles around California and made a lunch stop at the Cold Spring Tavern. It is a beautiful and historic place that serves great food! We were here on a week day and there were just a few people around. We will certainly...More

Thank J B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a great Sunday drive - or motorcycle ride - into the hills. This is an old Wells Fargo Stage Coach stop. it has been kept as a reminder of what life was like. The food is excellent. The drinks pretty good. But that...More

Thank Jerry P
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I went there with a group of friends on a Sunday afternoon. We had lunch in the restaurant. One of us had their tri-tip from the outdoors BBQ stand and was thrilled with the taste of it. This place smells and feels like what old...More

1  Thank artcie
Reviewed 27 September 2017

It is a truly walk back in time experience. It's in the woods, off the road, we were expecting a bit more upgrade, considering the popularity, but it is very tiny, dark, smelling of old everything with old pictures and light fixtures. The food was...More

Thank Rtraveller45
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Went from Painted Caves near top of San Marcos pass, small but interesting. Then went to Cold Spring Tavern on a Sun. Good blues trio, great guitarist. Gotta have their tri tip sandwich, yummy. Hung out with crowd, had couple brewskies, wife wine. Entertaining afternoon.

Thank Lancesba
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stella20jan
21 February 2018|
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Response from Letsrv2day | Reviewed this property |
The place is kid friendly. I have seen large parties with children. I would state that you have children and their ages when making your reservation. You need to picture an old stage coach tavern with small to moderate... More
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Tom S
22 December 2017|
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Response from Philip R | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, but call. I know there is a lot of smoke in the area, which may be a problem.
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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...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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