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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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“chili” (35 reviews)
“venison” (24 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
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Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is so rustic and charming with great food and wines. It is an an 1800's old stagecoach stop that is a must do. It is a bit difficult to find in the hills above Santa Barbara, but well worth the effort. The menu...More

Thank 424wguava
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

The owner/management should either update their inaccurate website, which promotes "Our famous Cold Spring Chili, Soups, Salads and Beverages are available between 3 and 5 PM daily" or better train their staff to learn the hours of service and proper service for that matter. We...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2015

We always come here on Sunday afternoons to hear the live music, tri the tri-tip and relax. Maybe even dance. It gets crowded and lively and it's always a good time. A little misleading to say this is in Santa Barbara since it's still a...More

Thank livasida
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Very enjoyable food, ambiance and service is great. We really enjoy their salads and make a full meal if you are not into the main course. Soups are lovely too.

Thank AprilleWright
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

Wow! What a great place to visit. Don't be alarmed this place is tricky to get to but worth it. This place is a piece of history. Beautiful setting great food a must see if you are in the area. The food is great and...More

Thank Nana2266
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Cool old stagecoach stop that has been serving quality food for many years. This is a great place to stop on the way up to wine country on the San Marco lPass. We had terrific Barbecue Tri Tip and Chili. We sat outside in the...More

Thank Jeffrey N
Reviewed 6 April 2015

The Steak and the Cold Springs Chicken are great, the wine list is also good. The surroundings are very quaint ansd secluded.

Thank Ronda L
Reviewed 29 March 2015

I arrived in SB on the Sea Princess. After touring the town, I was met by a friend and he asked where we wanted to go for lunch. He had a choice of a Mexican, a Chinese and this place. It was recommended by his...More

Thank Tatanka49
Reviewed 25 March 2015

drove in from SB, took SanMarcos Dr. Wild scenery, cool drive, scary cliffs but awesome ride. Got there Thursday at 11am for lunch. This place is a sight as you can read elsewhere. Both our meals were tasty and reasonably priced. I had tri-special wife...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 25 March 2015

add the yellow sauce and the salsa to the sandwiches served outside saturday and sunday. Also, there is live music and it is an interesting historic spot.

Thank susan5200
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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...
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.
Mary Anna B
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
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 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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