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Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
+1 805-967-0066
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tri tip” (42 reviews)
“venison” (23 reviews)
“wild game” (13 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank Ochel
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Triple Tip and Onion Rings were amazing! Interesting history. Would definitely go here again. Street parking only!

Thank Sandra K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday is apparently the day to be here for their tri-tip sandwiches ($10). A healthy portion of meat on a nice roll which you can see them grilling over wood right where you pick it up. This place was BUSY on the Sunday. Parking was...More

Thank 157veekan
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Finally I made it to Cold Spring Tavern -- and I was not disappointed. Stopped by mid-week for an early lunch ....... and by 12-Noon people were arriving pretty quickly. I opted to try the "Chili Sampler" and it was fantastic. It includes a 3...More

Thank GareThere
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We took another couple knowing they would appreciate the history and the food. Continue after on the original Highway make it a beautiful day to any where. It's such an interesting building make sure you go into each dining room. Burgers, tri tip, beef dip,...More

Thank TravelerIV_10
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Sunday afternoons are so fun. Live band, dancing, great tri tip sandwiches. Se some amazing motorcycles. Located in a canyon in Santa Barbara. Fun totally relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Our camp host advised us to visit the Tavern. The location is both scenic and historical. Parking is limited along the road. Inside the tavern we stepped way into the past when stage coach used this location. It still breathes the atmosphere. Although it was...More

Thank Arno0571
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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
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
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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