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Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
+1 805-967-0066
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tri tip” (42 reviews)
“venison” (23 reviews)
“wild game” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
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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 26 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
Reviewed 24 March 2015

The drive from Rancho Oso was easy. We loved the historic site and the band playing in the bar building. The dinner house was charming, broken into a series of rooms. I loved the mustard seed salad dressing, and a manager brought out the Tavern's...More

Thank LBCynthia
Reviewed 23 March 2015

If you are looking for something a little different than all the cute city eats in SB, take a leisurely drive to Cold Spring. The drive alone offers many oohs and aahs, and just as you are wondering where the hell it is, there it...More

Thank rovingcarole
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Cold Spring Tavern is an old stagecoach stop about 20 minutes outside of Santa Barbara. So historic and charming , they provide excellent and unique food items with an interesting wine list and friendly service. Outside on weekends, live bands perform all afternoon and into...More

Thank Waterloonie
Reviewed 17 March 2015

What a great find! Out of the way and up in the hills above Santa Barbara but well worth the extra 30 minute drive! I had breakfast there with a friend. There is so much cool history at this place and it's fun to walk...More

Thank mamaduck131
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Super popular dining spot up a mountain - beware for people that ge tcar sick - it is a windy road! Had to wait about an hour to get seated, but there is a bar next door. Was super cold when we went to Feb,...More

Thank Nadiah21
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Highway #154 (toward Cachuma Lake) out of Santa Barbara is colorful, scenic drive northbound on the way to Solvang, or San Luis Obispo. Actually this road cuts off 30 min. of travel time by not driving on the #101 from Santa Barbara to SLO. The...More

Thank tulipani2000
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Questions & Answers
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
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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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