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All 442 Santa Barbara Restaurants

Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
805-967-0066
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Ranked #42 of 442 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Marco Island, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

fun roads to get there Veggie burger was great Pumpkin soup was the best I ever had Setting was from 100 years ago Middle of wine country Worth the visit!

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Santa Clarita, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Popped in for breakfast on the way up to Santa Ynez to go Grape Stomping. What a gem of a place!!!! Really quaint & tucked away in the woods..........breakfast was delicious!!! Service was fast & the food obviously was freshly made - I chose not to get biscuits & toast with my breakfast but landed up eating bits from everyone... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband recently took me here for a birthday dinner. We drove up from Santa Barbara, a lovely scenic drive there. This little gem of a place is tucked into the side of the mountain on old stagecoach road and is an original stagecoach stop from 1838. Teeming with character and ambience, they serve very flavorful robust dishes! Two words...GO... More

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Manila, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This place is a must stop for all tourist coming to LA. Unbeatable atmosphere with country-style live music, the most delicious sandwiches ever, great beer and amazing crowd.

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Santa Barbara, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Cold Spring Tavern is located in an historic Stagecoach Stop, and it feels like it, in a good way. The food is always wonderful, and you often find tasty surprises like Elk, Rabbit, Venison, and Quail in addition to the ever-popular ribs, burgers, and chili. Staff are friendly and helpful. We have been going to Cold Spring Tavern for 28... More

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San Fernando, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place takes you back in time to the Stage Coach Days. It's a well hidden place in the mountains of Santa Barbara. Nice place to ride to on a motorcycle. Very woodsy and live music, great atmosphere all around!!!!! There is also a small restaurant.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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242 reviews 242 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Went here for breakfast yesterday and was not disappointed. Although it seems a bit off the beaten "Santa Barbara" track it's not very far at all and well worth a drive into the canyon. The service was great and the food very good as well. Recommend!

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Indio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is the best place to go and "get away" The setting is fantastic, in the Santa Ynez mountains above Santa Barbara. Nestled amongst nature in a shady cool area. The restaurant area has several rooms with a truly great menu and our dinner was fantastic. Don't miss the chili. The bar is a western saloon which often has live... More

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Oceanside, California
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328 reviews 328 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What a neat spot! Too bad it is not a secret. There were tons of people, cars and bikes were parked up and down the street pretty far. The scenery was beautiful and the setting felt like a movie or something. A band was playing and people were sitting in any available spot they could to enjoy the music and... More

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New Mexico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

park and walk miles to get to resteraunt, not worth it. This place has no parking, is on narrow roads in middle of the woods and mountains, has gorgeous scenery but absolutely horrible parking situation.

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