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Review of Cold Spring Tavern

Cold Spring Tavern
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Owner description: A popular mountain for hiking outside of Santa Barbara.
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Food and ambiance beyond comparison! One or our favorite places in the world. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, music all anyone could ask for.

Thank JoeRup
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

I love the area and the unique beers. A piece of history. I recommend making a stop if you are going by this way.

Thank mtymouz
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

If you haven't heard of Cold Spring Tavern, you'll want to put it on your 'to do' list if you're ever in Santa Barbara. It's a little out of town on the '154' highway but worth the short 20min drive to get there. It's a rustic looking 'old school' joint and it works right in the middle of a forestry location. There's great Tri Tip rolls/sandwiches to be had all day and they're great with the salsa provided. We went on a warm Sunday afternoon in April and it was a place I'd take people back to in a second. It was packed with locals, tourists and its a popular stop for the older bikers who are touring the Central Coast. Super relaxed setting, live music playing and everyone was basically hanging out and enjoying the unique atmosphere the place has to offer. You're right in the palms of mother nature and its one of those getaway places that beats the hustling and bustling of a city locale. Recommend it to anyone who wants to take their friends to a different spot for a relaxing lunch on the weekend. Make sure you go when the weather is fine. The side of the road parking can be a bit of a lottery but you'll eventually get one sorted. The beers are a bit pricey but they have more of a mini-brewers range and not many beers you'd see in a supermarket which is part of the appeal of the place. Mark it down on your calendar and I hope you have a good time when you get there.

Thank katubaldy
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Minutes from Santa Barbara. My son suggested that we go. AWESOME just AWESOME. I ordered Salmon and expected average with a big bill. It was above average with a small price. In fact. after paying for wine and dinners for 6 people the bill was WAY LESS than expected. (Too cheap in my opinion) Great Experience.

Thank LouisEdward68
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

I would say stop off at the Cold Spring Tavern when you're heading up the 154 Pass from Santa Barbara to Solvang, but you better have a reservation. We try to dine here every time we travel from Arizona to Santa Barbara. They never miss! The food is excellent and the rustic charm simply adds to the experience! They have a chef cooking at this place, not just a cook! My duck breast was amazing!

Thank N2FOTOS
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