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Cold Spring Tavern

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Address: 5995 Stagecoach Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone Number:
+1 805-967-0066
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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
Description:

A popular mountain for hiking outside of Santa Barbara.

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An amazing place

Try to describe this place is difficult. it's a collection of 3 or 4 buildings on a side road off the "Sam Marcus Pass" (Rt 154) a few miles from Santa Barbara. There's a bar, an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Try to describe this place is difficult. it's a collection of 3 or 4 buildings on a side road off the "Sam Marcus Pass" (Rt 154) a few miles from Santa Barbara. There's a bar, an antique store and a restaurant and all three are unique. On most Sundays they fire up a huge BBQ and throw on big chunks... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have now had lunch here twice in 2 weeks and enjoyed both immensely. Caesar salad excellent. Game chili and tri-tip sandwich both yummy as well. Cozy fireplace in 2 of the 3 dining rooms. Service was personal and friendly. Enjoyed the beers and wine as well.

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Thank Carol R R
Omaha
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Saw the recommendations on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. This was great fun, finding this 1885 stagecoach stop in the San Ynes Mountains, near Santa Barbara. We were there for lunch and arrived early so we could enjoy the character inside, since inside seating is limited. Take the time to walk around the area to see other artifacts... More 

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Goleta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With all of the rain lately, it has been hard to find great places to enjoy. Cold Spring Tavern is ideal on a rainy day. With several blazing fires, you can get warmed up quickly, and relax as you listen to the crackling wood. The food choices are also terrific for a rainy day. We had the wild game black... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This establishment is filled with interesting history and artifacts. It was originally a way station in the 1800's where stage coaches would stop on their journey over the mountains. It is about a 15 minute drive out of Santa Barbara proper. We went on a Saturday for breakfast and it was not easy to get a table for 6. I... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to Cold Spring's Tavern to enjoy tasty food in a fantastic setting! Old stage coach stop from the way back....enjoy music on the weekends and Big Tom's Tri Tip sammies. Or come for breakfast (before 11) or lunch or dinner. All are delicious in a wonderful vibe!

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool off from the beach with a short drive up a very scenic road to find Cold Spring Tavern. This is a very relaxed and very laid back place to grab lunch and a drink. The place is a turn of the (19th) century stagecoach stop which has been kept intact all these years to enjoy today. Once inside the... More 

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE were here visiting our son and his girlfriend. She raved about how fgood the food was so we just had to go. It is a bit of a drive and so you want to make sure your GPS is working, and you are prepared for some winding roads through the hills. Look for the obscure to turn off from... More 

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Palmdale, California
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This place combines beautiful scenery, excellent bbq, and California history. Tucked away inside Los Padres National Forest, this quaint restaurant isn't visible from Highway 154, but if you know its there and can be lucky enough to park anywhere near by, you are in for a treat. Once parked you have two dining options 1) Inside the restaurant that used... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Very authentic and charming. Puts you way back in time. Great food. unusual menu with wild game early American food. Need to stop in for lunch on weekends. Live music and Tri-Tip Sandwiches.

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