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Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
+1 805-967-0066
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Fun pitstop while traveling

Always wondered what was under the expansion bridge near Lake Cachuma! The Cold Spring Tavern is a... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2016
Los Angeles
A Step back in time and the old west with great fare

This is the real thing, rescued for all to enjoy. An original stagecoach stop, parking is now a bit... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2016
Michele J
Santa Barbara, California
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A popular mountain for hiking outside of Santa Barbara.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9776
+1 805-967-0066
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Reviewed November 16, 2016

Always wondered what was under the expansion bridge near Lake Cachuma! The Cold Spring Tavern is a favorite for locals, tourists and bikers! Stop for a drink or the best tri-tip sandwich you ever had! A lot of history as it was a stagecoach stop,...More

Thank jellybeanlucy
Reviewed November 15, 2016

This is the real thing, rescued for all to enjoy. An original stagecoach stop, parking is now a bit challenging, but there is always space along the road. There are gourmet offering not just the legendary Tri-tip beef, and it is a great place to...More

Thank Michele J
Reviewed November 13, 2016

Had a wonderful time experiencing the old west and eating a great beef dip sandwich in the old stagecoach building. The onion rings are heavenly too!!! It was super crowded but we chilled with a beer and enjoyed the area while we waited.

Thank KellyJ0914
Reviewed November 8, 2016

We discovered this place on a jeep tour with Cloud Climbers and we came back the next day to eat lunch. This place is a true gem. Live music, tons of bikers, full bar, restaurant and on site grilling of tri tip for delicious sandwiches!...More

Thank casavaldez
Reviewed November 1, 2016

This is still in full swing and every Sunday is so much fun! The whole atmosphere, history and the people who regularly gather are all such fun. Not to be missed.

Thank Penelopewms
Reviewed October 26, 2016

After reading the reviews while planning a surprise trip for my mate, this was to be our first stop on the trip for lunch. Well we arrived at 4:00 and they were through with lunch but dinner was to start at 5:00. So we ordered...More

1  Thank RiRiTex
Reviewed October 22, 2016

We stopped at Cold Spring Tavern on our way home from Santa Barbara, after reading several reviews. It was only a few minutes out of the way, and therefore worth the stop as I love the old and historic. Unfortunately outside activities closed off some...More

1  Thank Vickie P
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here while driving through Los Padres National Forest on our way from Santa Barbara to Santa Ynez. Finding the turnoff is a little challenging because there is only one sign to direct you to the historically intact Cold Spring Tavern. It's a trip...More

Thank chollita
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Heard about this from a friend and we were driving up to San Simeon and its 1/2 way so perfect place to stop for lunch. What great spot. They talk up their tri tip and we split the best french dip sandwich I have ever...More

Thank TheKoonah
Reviewed October 16, 2016

it's a bit of a drive up highway 154 but well worth it. hidden down the old stagecoach road in the hills of santa barbara it is truly a hidden gem

Thank Bart N
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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