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Cold Spring Tavern

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5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
805-967-0066
Today
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 8
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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You might sit next to a movie star at this restaurant. I never have but one could. They visit for the food and the seclusion. Oprah lives nearby... I love this place. I've never had a bad meal here. The history and rustic, old California look is cool. All real. It was the old San Marcos... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Robert D
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Oakdale, California, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Moorpark, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very rustic and an interesting historical stage stop. Most of the buildings appear to be authentic and it's surrounded by beautiful woods. Only ate here twice. 1st time food was ok, not great and a little pricey. 2nd time found broken glass (yes glass) in my chilly. Waiter skeptical until I put a spoonful on a plate and he personally... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I like the history of this tavern and the staff was friendly. However, the food was average considering the price. If you are staying within the area it's a good place to eat but if you are traveling from far it's not worth it.

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Oakdale, California, United States
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122 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

You might sit next to a movie star at this restaurant. I never have but one could. They visit for the food and the seclusion. Oprah lives nearby... I love this place. I've never had a bad meal here. The history and rustic, old California look is cool. All real. It was the old San Marcos stagecoach stop from Santa... More 

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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We arrived with a Country and Western band in full flow and settled down to have good honest, solid meals, no messing about here! and very relaxing entertainment. The atmosphere was very authentically western, with huge steaks on the barbecue grill around the back, an old and original caboose to lock up any misbehaving customers, everyone so friendly and welcoming.... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

While staying at the Rancho Oso campground a few miles away in June 2015, we at this charming little restaurant. We had lunch one day and it was so good we went back for dinner a week later. Great western ambiance in a beautiful setting in he woods off HWY 154 near Santa Barbara. The prices for dinner were a... More 

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U.S.
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A must for those visiting Santa Barbara. Fantastic vibe with an eclectic mix of visitors. Live music, cold beer, and killer tri-tip sandwiches. Life is good!

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Ferndale, Washington
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This place is great fun for a destination dinner coupled with sight seeing on the drive up from Santa Barbara. OK the buildings ARE old but that is the historical charm. The food is good but probably gets an extra star from some people as compared to restuarants in the city because of quaintness or maybe because of a few... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We stopped in here on friend's recommendations on our way to wine tasting. This a a 100+ year old stagecoach stop in the middle of the woods. Many of the buildings are original, and I liked the old pictures and historical background on the place. Food was good (omelettes and biscuits with gravy). Service was a bit off and slow,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My sister & her BF frequent this place & it embarrassed them to have raved over it when we got such poor service. Hansjorg definitely did NOT want to be there. We had to ask other servers for refills on our coffee & iced tea as he absented himself after taking our order and never voluntarily returned. However, the Tavern... More 

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food was good, the ambiance fun and unique. The service was above average. The price was reasonable. Everyone who ordered the ribs loved them.

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Additional Information about Cold Spring Tavern

Address: 5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
Phone Number: 805-967-0066
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-967-0066

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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