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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” (41 reviews)
“chilli” (52 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 tavern gives the feeling a stagecoach will arive any minute. Beatiful surroundings with a rustic style. Excellant food, excellant service, and fun experience. Fair prices considering the quality.Worth the drive up the hills in Santa Barbara. Make sure to bring your camera. Try off...More

Thank alimode
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we drove up Stagecoach Rd., we heard the live music and there we cars parked along the side of the road. It was a Saturday and there was a large group of people listening the the live band, eating fresh BBQ sandwiches and just...More

Thank Kholorz
Reviewed 12 May 2018

This is a required stop when we have foreign visitors--especially when they are hungry exchange students! This photogenic spot has a ton of history in addition to a real "Old West" ambiance. And the food is great too! Our guests practically inhaled their gigantic hamburgers...More

Thank ruhskis
Reviewed 2 March 2018

As we drove down Stagecoach Road to the tavern I couldn't help but compare what it must have been like to arrive by stagecoach. Windy, curvy and steep roads make it a beautiful drive. Parking is available along the edge of the road on both...More

Thank Lucysfriend
Reviewed 19 February 2018

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 9 February 2018

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 4 February 2018

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 2 February 2018

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 11 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
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stella20jan
22 February 2018|
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Response from Lancesba | Reviewed this property |
Not many kids there, but were some. I don't see a problem with children being there. Eat outside on benches. Listen to music on weekends. Yummy tri tip sandwiches. Everybody friendly.
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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
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...
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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
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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