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“Beyond unique” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cold Spring Tavern

Cold Spring Tavern
5995 Stagecoach Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Ranked #15 of 58 Attractions in Santa Barbara
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Swimming
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Owner description: A popular mountain for hiking outside of Santa Barbara.
Seattle, Washington, USA
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Beyond unique”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Out of the way, tough to find, worth the effort. Good but not great food. The definition of "rustic"

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Manitowaning, Canada
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“A blast from the past...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stopped in for lunch...weren't disappointed. Rustic charm, stagecoach drivers' bunkhouse, etc... fireplaces, good and quick service, good wine and drink selection, special was grilled salmon with balsamic reduction and side salad...excellent!! Would definitely return...

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Los Angeles, California
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“Like Going on Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This place is really awesome. You take a 30 minute drive from downtown Santa Barbara and you're up in the mountains. It's a very (very) old stagecoach stop with a great restaurant inside. On Sundays, it fills up with bikers but don't be afraid, these bikers all ride $30K bikes and are most likely doctors and lawyers. Great food from a somewhat limited menu served in a truly rustic setting. You won't want to leave.

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Santa Barbara, California
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“Birthday Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This has historic interest to us. It was a stage coach stop in the early California days. Rustic atmosphere with great food! We were there for lunch and enjoyed the choices. Live music outside was also enjoyable.

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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“Worth the drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

OK, know that before you make the trek up 154 to Stagecoach Rd, you are headed toward a very laid back casual affair. Average food, but the flavor of the surroundings outside and in is worth the trip. Stone fireplaces, blazing when we went on a rainy day, set a nice quiet mood. Grab a beer, or your favorite beverage and relax. Not a place to go if you are in a hurry.

Stuffed animal heads that are probably at least as old as the place also add authenticity, really!

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