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Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
+1 805-967-0066
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tri tip” (41 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
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Reviewed 18 May 2015

The building appears to have been knocked together from scrap wood 100 years ago. The bar is small and seems like it should have a gathering of locals, but in fact the customers were a cosmopolitan group. The servers are absolutely friendly and helpful. We...More

Thank Fringe_Gatherer
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

Tucked away, giving no concern to anything other than the beauty they've always been..... This historic landmark has not only class, seclusion, and taste, but excellent food. Get here and enjoy. You won't be disappointed.

Thank RaceChic00
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Thank you to the server @ coffee/Danish when we asked "what else should we see besides the museum, Lutheran Church, and mission?" She recommended and gave directions to this amazing and wonderful tavern. Beer and fries were all we had time and tummy-room for, but...More

Thank tucsonk8
Reviewed 12 May 2015

This little place on the side of the road feels like it's far away from Santa Barbara, California -- more like Appalachia! This is a historic stagecoach stop that remains just as it was 100 years ago. In the restaurant, we sat at a tiny...More

Thank First_Timer_Mon
Reviewed 8 May 2015

This place is off the beat and path, but not far from town. It's charming and one of a kind. Perfect place to chill with acold beer, listen to music and has THE BEST people watching. As for the food…it's good, think bar food, but...More

Thank K I
Reviewed 7 May 2015

This place is a must see if you like if you like the old West. We had the wild game black bean chili, regular chila and the chila verde absolutely delicious, we also had the buffalo burger & the venison steak sandwich all were excellent....More

Thank Nola18
Reviewed 5 May 2015

We have been wanting to stop at this restaurant for many years. We decided to skip brunch in Solvang and headed to eat here. We arrived around 1 pm on Sunday and were seated right away. Both had really good burgers. I had a salad...More

Thank CalifSue
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 22 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

2  Thank mountains_12
Reviewed 21 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
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stella20jan
21 February 2018|
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Response from Lancesba | Reviewed this property |
Not many kids there, but were some. I don't see a problem with children being there. Eat outside on benches. Listen to music on weekends. Yummy tri tip sandwiches. Everybody friendly.
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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.
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Eliezer S
27 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...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
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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