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5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
805-967-0066
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Ranked #35 of 454 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
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
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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mlearned3007
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

For those of you out there that love venison this is the place for you. The venison burger is great and love the out of the way place that has amazing food only thing that I can ding them on is beer selection was pretty weak unless you are a Firestone fan

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Northern California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Loved it. Staying in Santa Barbara for a few days, and I had been dying to try Cold Spring Tavern. My plan had been to go there for dinner on our arrival day (a Thursday), but we rolled into town later than expected, so I changed the plan to lunch the following day. Even though I had been looking forward... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Nice drive to get there, about 15 miles from UCSB. They have buildings from 1896 and say that the stagecoaches would stop there for food and drinks back in the day. Ribs were great and the beer battered onion rings are a must try. Bands play on the weekends, we had a fun group when we were there. Next time... More 

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California
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1,614 reviews 1,614 reviews
509 restaurant reviews
537 helpful votes 537 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place has been around forever, in an industry where short lifetimes are the rule, and there's a reason - consistently great food, an eclectic menu, a quaint building and good service.

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Marco Island, Florida
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
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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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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 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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