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Cold Spring Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
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5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
+1 805-967-0066
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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Manila, Philippines
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

This place is a must stop for all tourist coming to LA. Unbeatable atmosphere with country-style live music, the most delicious sandwiches ever, great beer and amazing crowd.

Thank nicka8181
Santa Barbara, California
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Cold Spring Tavern is located in an historic Stagecoach Stop, and it feels like it, in a good way. The food is always wonderful, and you often find tasty surprises like Elk, Rabbit, Venison, and Quail in addition to the ever-popular ribs, burgers, and chili. Staff are friendly and helpful. We have been going to Cold Spring Tavern for 28... More 

Thank Pinner5
San Fernando, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

This place takes you back in time to the Stage Coach Days. It's a well hidden place in the mountains of Santa Barbara. Nice place to ride to on a motorcycle. Very woodsy and live music, great atmosphere all around!!!!! There is also a small restaurant.

Thank BrendaG818
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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748 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Went here for breakfast yesterday and was not disappointed. Although it seems a bit off the beaten "Santa Barbara" track it's not very far at all and well worth a drive into the canyon. The service was great and the food very good as well. Recommend!

Thank SeatOfMyPntsTravelr
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

This is the best place to go and "get away" The setting is fantastic, in the Santa Ynez mountains above Santa Barbara. Nestled amongst nature in a shady cool area. The restaurant area has several rooms with a truly great menu and our dinner was fantastic. Don't miss the chili. The bar is a western saloon which often has live... More 

Thank Dennis H
Oceanside, California
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441 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

What a neat spot! Too bad it is not a secret. There were tons of people, cars and bikes were parked up and down the street pretty far. The scenery was beautiful and the setting felt like a movie or something. A band was playing and people were sitting in any available spot they could to enjoy the music and... More 

Thank Aprilp2412
New Mexico
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

park and walk miles to get to resteraunt, not worth it. This place has no parking, is on narrow roads in middle of the woods and mountains, has gorgeous scenery but absolutely horrible parking situation.

Thank ShakoNM
Ventura, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

I took my girlfriend to Cold Spring Tavern last night for dinner and the atmosphere did not disappoint! I made a reservation and they sat us right by a window with a great view of the hillside. Duck for me and chicken for her, the chicken was great! The duck was tender, but the winner of the evening was the... More 

Thank Luke M
Nipomo, California
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

One of the most eclectic mixes of people anytime you visit...from Hell's Angels to celebrities, everyone is here for the stellar cuisine and wine list and great live music at this hidden gem of Santa Barbara County. Last time I was there I was sitting next to a very big celebrity who informed me that he comes up from Pacific... More 

1 Thank Fitf00die
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74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

If you are on a mtorocycle cruise to Solvang, definitely make this a quick stop for lunch. This used to be a regular stagecoach stop and feels like you step back in time a little. They even have wild game to try if adventurous. March 2011.

Thank ocjohnyb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?