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Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
805-967-0066
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Ranked #43 of 443 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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English first
Manila, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 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
Top Contributor
229 reviews 229 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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288 reviews 288 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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Ventura, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I took my girlfriend to Cold Spring Tavern last night for dinner and the atmosphere did not disappoint! I made a reservation and they sat us right by a window with a great view of the hillside. Duck for me and chicken for her, the chicken was great! The duck was tender, but the winner of the evening was the... More

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Santa Monica, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

One of the most eclectic mixes of people anytime you visit...from Hell's Angels to celebrities, everyone is here for the stellar cuisine and wine list and great live music at this hidden gem of Santa Barbara County. Last time I was there I was sitting next to a very big celebrity who informed me that he comes up from Pacific... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you are on a mtorocycle cruise to Solvang, definitely make this a quick stop for lunch. This used to be a regular stagecoach stop and feels like you step back in time a little. They even have wild game to try if adventurous. March 2011.

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