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Cold Spring Tavern

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Unique must see pub/location

Stopped off for a cold drink .. Wonderful unique outdoor location. Very interesting spot, very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Yorba Linda, California
TriTip & Tunes on the patio under the trees

This review is for the outdoor sandwiches on the weekend; I expect that the indoor restaurant would... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Luis Obispo, California
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A popular mountain for hiking outside of Santa Barbara.
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5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
+1 805-967-0066
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped off for a cold drink .. Wonderful unique outdoor location. Very interesting spot, very relaxing stop.

Thank ttgarv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This review is for the outdoor sandwiches on the weekend; I expect that the indoor restaurant would be different. The place was crowded with motorcycles and wanna be builders from the city. The was a folk / country group playing outside. It was warm on...More

Thank CaliTexan22
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Historic attraction you should not miss. Do not let the road discourage you. I had a great tri-trip sandwich and my wife had the chili verde that she is still praising. Good drink selection and a friendly staff. Close to Santa Barbara and Solvang.

Thank BillyrayLosAltosCa_
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Love the rustic feel, but we picked a hot day and there is no AC. I so wanted a five star experience but was let down. The portions are quite large. Food service is slow, but I actually didn’t mind that as it gave us...More

Thank LivingTheDreamAs4
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Casual restaurant with different rooms serving usual fare but always something different too. I’ve had venison, pheasant, and crocodile to name a few. Or if you don’t want dinner, just hang outside with others having a beverage of your choice. If it’s Sunday it’s trip...More

Thank Griswalds5440
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at the Cold Spring Tavern. When we arrived, they had some music going and people were eating outside and it had a fun atmosphere. We are inside the restaurant. We ordered the tri tip sandwich, and the wild boar. The tri tip...More

Thank AnneliseC65
Reviewed July 4, 2018

A beautiful stop and always visit when in the area. It is timeless. Good food and great service. Not dog-friendly which is sad since there is so much outdoor seating available.

Thank lsjanes
Reviewed July 2, 2018

We've eaten here a number of times and were never disappointed. This was the first time that we had breakfast and really enjoyed it. Large portions served hot and at a fairly reasonable price. The service is prompt and professional. The area itself is beautiful...More

Thank StudioCityMark
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Hot , Muggy, Dirty, Lots of flies. We had heard a lot about this place over the years, and decided to swing by on our way to Santa Barbara. To be fair, arrived too late for lunch, and too early for dinner, so we were...More

1  Thank Klausthecat
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Go to this cool place and enjoy the best tri tip in Santa Barbara. Be sure not to go with a large vehicle (Truck, RV etc.). The road is very narrow.

Thank heavy1968_de
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August 30, 2016|
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Response from Kylie K | Reviewed this property |
A rental car really is a must...so many things to see! A car is a must to get to Cold Spring Tavern also. You really need to have a car to get around town and to the piers etc. They do have some bike rentals but that is... More
Sandra W
July 19, 2015|
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Response from Svignolo | Reviewed this property |
Even though it is a short distance from Santa Barbara, you really get the feeling that you are far away in the mountains. It is very rustic and there is not a lot of cement outside just very fine dirt. I would leave dogs in... More
Serafin H
July 1, 2015|
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Response from roadtriptriptripin | Reviewed this property |
Hi Serafin, If you go on a Sunday afternoon in the summer, parking could be somewhat of a challenge. There are numerous parking spaces availabile, which fill up quickly. There is also a large dirt lot next to the tavern... More