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Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
+1 805-967-0066
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Nice Spot in the Mountains

We had dinner at the Cold Spring Tavern. When we arrived, they had some music going and people were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Annelise C
via mobile
Love this place!

A beautiful stop and always visit when in the area. It is timeless. Good food and great service... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lsjanes
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Los Angeles, California
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A popular mountain for hiking outside of Santa Barbara.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stagecoach stop” (90 reviews)
“venison” (27 reviews)
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5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
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"tri tip sandwich"
in 65 reviews
"stagecoach stop"
in 90 reviews
"venison"
in 27 reviews
"san marcos pass"
in 19 reviews
"old west"
in 15 reviews
"onion rings"
in 10 reviews
"wild game"
in 9 reviews
"stage stop"
in 7 reviews
"rustic atmosphere"
in 6 reviews
"buffalo burger"
in 5 reviews
"stage coach"
in 10 reviews
"step back in time"
in 9 reviews
"piece of history"
in 6 reviews
"lots of history"
in 7 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 6 reviews
"santa ynez"
in 6 reviews
"the santa barbara area"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at the Cold Spring Tavern. When we arrived, they had some music going and people were eating outside and it had a fun atmosphere. We are inside the restaurant. We ordered the tri tip sandwich, and the wild boar. The tri tip...More

Thank Annelise C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful stop and always visit when in the area. It is timeless. Good food and great service. Not dog-friendly which is sad since there is so much outdoor seating available.

Thank lsjanes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten here a number of times and were never disappointed. This was the first time that we had breakfast and really enjoyed it. Large portions served hot and at a fairly reasonable price. The service is prompt and professional. The area itself is beautiful...More

Thank StudioCityMark
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hot , Muggy, Dirty, Lots of flies. We had heard a lot about this place over the years, and decided to swing by on our way to Santa Barbara. To be fair, arrived too late for lunch, and too early for dinner, so we were...More

Thank Klausthecat
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go to this cool place and enjoy the best tri tip in Santa Barbara. Be sure not to go with a large vehicle (Truck, RV etc.). The road is very narrow.

Thank heavy1968_de
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is so fun. Great place to stop after a ride. I personally like the restaurant food better than the tri-tip sandwiches. They have a grilled cheese that is to die for!! Friendly staff, even when the place is packed. Good drinks too. Love...More

Thank Loretta G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Local watering hole that is very busy on the weekends. Generous Tri-tip sandwich for $10 and the onion rings are a must have along with a cold beverage. Fun to take out-of-towners too

1  Thank NGTB_1
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Our family of 5 made the 20 min drive from downtown Santa Barbara to Cold Springs Tavern on a pleasant Sunday afternoon to enjoy their tri-tip sandwich picnic style. Friendly crowd enjoying the BEST tri-tip ever, so tasty and tender, several choices of sauce to...More

Thank RunandTravelMom
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We came here for lunch on a Saturday while visiting Santa Barbara for the weekend. We got here just in time as it does get very crowded around meal times. We were lucky to get a spot inside out of the sun in the bar....More

Thank datherto
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

My wife had no idea where I was going when I turned off the main road and headed into what seemed like middle of nowhere, but I had researched this place prior to our trip and knew where I was going. We got there before...More

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jay170
30 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
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Sandra W
19 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
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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
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