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Cold Spring Tavern

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Address: 5995 Stagecoach Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone Number: 8059670066
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description:

A popular mountain for hiking outside of Santa Barbara.

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A gem in the middle of the city and of all places in SoCal

This place is a gem beyond belief. Beer on tap is tasty, music is perfection, and the restaurant is simply scrumptious. We had the Tri Tip Sandwich and Soup and Chili. The Chili... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Artistedelavie
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a gem beyond belief. Beer on tap is tasty, music is perfection, and the restaurant is simply scrumptious. We had the Tri Tip Sandwich and Soup and Chili. The Chili was beyond delicious and the sandwich was divine! Planning to go back whenever in town or at least nearby.

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Thank Artistedelavie
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The selection of dishes was very good. The Buffalo steak was a bit grisly--but perhaps it's supposed to be. I had the Ahi - which was one of the specials of the night. It was excellent!

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting to this place is not easy task, but it sure is beautiful!l When taking that turn, you see an old carriage house building that is obviously from time's past and is impossible not to investigate what is going on. They have great food, super charming well maintained ( for it's age) location, and lovely staff. Next to the restaurant... More 

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Ojai, California
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved the ambience in this cabin-like, homely restaurant. The food was plentiful and good, but its for the warm interior and atmosphere that we will return.

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Thank funnygermangirl
LA
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cold Spring is outside of town but if you have an afternoon and want to do something unusual in Santa Barbara, this is a good option. Perfect on a sunny weekend afternoon, the tavern offers BBQs on weekends and is a gathering spot for bikers. Great pit stop on the way to or from the SY Valley. It is also... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As Santa Barbara locals, my husband and I visit Cold Spring Tavern several times a year for their weekend tri-tip sandwiches. They're the best and the drive up the 154 offers spectacular views. Cold Spring Tavern is often busy on the weekends, but is so worth the drive and waiting in lines. Off the beated path, it offers a cool... More 

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my girl friends decided to check this cool place out while visiting Santa Barbara. We were expecting to see some cool bikers in a rugged setting with some country music playing,...etc. We arrived around 2:30 on a weekday and saw none of that. It was very quiet inside and outside. As we were here also for their special... More 

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Thank KtamFun
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place to visit and the food is very good. Try to go during the week as the motorcycles take over on Sundays:) And parking is difficult on the weekend! It's a lovely drive from Santa Barbara.

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Thank Linda S
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road up the hill to Cold Springs tavern is interesting and windy. Don't imbibe too much at dinner so you can navigate back down the road. The steaks are great here and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. A bit of the old west.

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Thank Mutinousdog
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Cozy and warm on cold winters evening. Enjoyed our swordfish, elk and ribs. Good service. Wonderful experience!

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