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Cold Spring Tavern

Open Now: 08:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 20:00
Open today: 08:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 20:00
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Cozy little haven...

This is such a treat to experience. The rustic little cavern is full of history & its as cozy as... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Connie O
Santa Barbara, California
Quaint, out of the way, spot.

Extremely popular gathering place. Parking is mostly roadside, a short walk might be necessary... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul E
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A popular mountain for hiking outside of Santa Barbara.
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5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
+1 805-967-0066
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is such a treat to experience. The rustic little cavern is full of history & its as cozy as can be. The food is delicious and great spot for a special dinner. Its on the smaller side & getting a reservation is a good...More

Thank Connie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely popular gathering place. Parking is mostly roadside, a short walk might be necessary. Food is reasonably good. Can be crowded

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 4 had dinner reservations at the Tavern. This is a classic preserved historic stage coach stop. Very rustic. On the evening we were there the mosquito's were very bad outside and inside the restaurant . We ordered appetizers and entree's, which I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the oldest restaurants in CA as it was stage coach stop over 120 years ago (or more?). Great food , music on weekends. Go on Saturday and hear music and get Tri-tip sandwiches for less than $10...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So after a Friday night beautiful wedding celebration of the new Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson, Saturday 4 of us girls decided to take an impromptu drive outside of Santa Barbara up to the Cold Springs Tavern for a quiet dinner, what a fabulous serene...More

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at, Cold Springs Tavern on the way home from Solvang. It was a three mile drive off of the 154 that dropped you back into time. The one hundred fifty year old stage coach stop was in a word ‘Awesome’. I was with...More

Thank mikekennedyauthor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been down this way a few times, but only heard about the tavern this last time! We had a blast. The drinks were good and they had a live band! Definitely a must see on your way either to Santa Barbara or Solvang!!

Thank silvar123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off for a cold drink .. Wonderful unique outdoor location. Very interesting spot, very relaxing stop.

Thank ttgarv
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This review is for the outdoor sandwiches on the weekend; I expect that the indoor restaurant would be different. The place was crowded with motorcycles and wanna be builders from the city. The was a folk / country group playing outside. It was warm on...More

Thank CaliTexan22
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Historic attraction you should not miss. Do not let the road discourage you. I had a great tri-trip sandwich and my wife had the chili verde that she is still praising. Good drink selection and a friendly staff. Close to Santa Barbara and Solvang.

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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
Sandra W
19 July 2015|
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Response from Patty V | 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