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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” (40 reviews)
“chili” (42 reviews)
“venison” (24 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
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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
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 3 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 28 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
Reviewed 19 September 2017

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 16 September 2017

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 14 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!

2  Thank Thomas O
Reviewed 12 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
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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.
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...
Stephanie I
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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