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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%
Travellers talk about
“tri tip” (42 reviews)
“venison” (23 reviews)
“chilli” (43 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. We attended Santa Barbara as a stop over during our Highway 1 road trip holiday and after reading good reviews decided to give Cold Tavern a try. It was fabulous. Staff were lovely. Food was delicious and the...More

Thank WajyKing
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This place is in the middle of nowhere but is so worth the trip. The place is adorable! There is a bar and a restaurant. The bar had live music and is pretty small but has tables outside. If you want to eat they sell...More

Thank Christy W
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We stopped for lunch and it was very good. I had the quiche and my husband opted for beef. Both were very good and after the meal, we took a few minutes to walk around the grounds.

1  Thank Carol M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

After a day of wine tasting, this dark, vintage restaurant is a good place for dinner--if you arent a particular eater. Lots of people stop for food & drinks. But the food isn't interesting, and we were delivered medium well done instead of medium rare...More

Thank golfgirl8350
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to Cold Spring Tavern for dinner while spending some time in California. We loved it. We started the night out listening to music at the tavern and ended the night having a great dinner at the restaurant. Awesome atmosphere for...More

Thank Mshugart
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Cold Spring Tavern is a 20 minute drive outside of town on one of the most spectacular drives you can do in this unbelievably scenic county. But it's a million miles away from the glitz of Santa Barbara, and its setting is much more akin...More

Thank Waterloonie
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Eliezer S
I have been trying to call for a long time to make a reservation. Phone has been busy all day long. The contact us form does not work either. I have no way of making a reservation.
28 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
Are dogs allowed?
22 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
I have to us a walker and am somewhat diabled. Is there convenient parking for the handicapped and is there level ground to walk on? Saw the Huel Howser show and would really like to have lunch. Mary Anna
2 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, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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