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Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
+1 805-967-0066
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A must on your places to visit!

This is a TRUE hidden gem, not the ones you go to and wonder why you went, no this is a must visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Great evening dinner

When arriving at the Cold Spring Tavern we were surprised by the beauty and authenticity. The place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas O
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A popular mountain for hiking outside of Santa Barbara.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tri tip” (44 reviews)
“venison” (25 reviews)
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5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
+1 805-967-0066
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a TRUE hidden gem, not the ones you go to and wonder why you went, no this is a must visit place. It's a little part of history AND the food is unbelievably good! Highly recommended!

Thank Totally420
Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank Thomas O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must-do place for couples seeking an unusual and intimate dining experience. In addition to very authentic surroundings in an 1800's stage stop, our tri-tip sandwiches were excellent! Given the time, we would definitely return for dinner!

Thank Justin A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for lunch on a fairly warm day, and was surprised by how cool this location is. The tavern is incredibly authentic, and we enjoyed a hearty meal in the restaurant.

Thank massiek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our daughter and her husband here for their 5 year anniversary. This is the 3rd time we've been here. My daughter and husbands first. The food is terrific. I had the New York with peppercorn sauce. The sauce was a bit strong, overpowering...More

Thank Signsofthejoker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode up here on the motorcycle, which was a beautiful ride through the hills, with amazing views back to the coast. Highly recommended. The tavern itself is small but cozy, limited parking and limited seats inside. However plenty outside. Even without eating or drinking...More

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cozy and just a delightful place to visit. Totally unexpected on a back road drive. Worth going out of your way to enjoy the special place.

Thank Rocket-Manlv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historic suite gives one the feeling that a stagecoach could pull up at any time. The buffalo burgers are noteworthy and that's what we had. A walk around the grounds to see the out buildings adds to the experience. This is much more than...More

Thank ArtFr4
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I love to go to the tavern for breakfast or lunch. It's a great one-of-a-kind place with historical character. Food is excellent with huge portions. Dinner is also fine, but not as good as the other meals in my view.

1  Thank oyabunkuma
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We had a family get together. The waiter let us bring in our own bottle of wine. All 6 meals were very good. I love the charm and coziness. It's a travel back in time.

Thank andrini
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31 August 2016|
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Response from Kylie K | Reviewed this property |
A rental car really is a must...so many things to see! A car is a must to get to Cold Spring Tavern also. You really need to have a car to get around town and to the piers etc. They do have some bike rentals but that is... More
Sandra W
20 July 2015|
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Response from Svignolo | Reviewed this property |
Even though it is a short distance from Santa Barbara, you really get the feeling that you are far away in the mountains. It is very rustic and there is not a lot of cement outside just very fine dirt. I would leave dogs in... More
Serafin H
1 July 2015|
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Response from roadtriptriptripin | Reviewed this property |
Hi Serafin, If you go on a Sunday afternoon in the summer, parking could be somewhat of a challenge. There are numerous parking spaces availabile, which fill up quickly. There is also a large dirt lot next to the tavern... More