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Trip Planner: USA / California / Santa Barbara / Cold Spring Tavern
Cold Spring Tavern was established as a stagecoach stop in 1865. Originally known as the "Cold Spring Relay Station", it was a horse changeover and meals break station. The tavern is located 20 minutes north of Santa Barbara, California, in Cold Spring Canyon, which is about a mile off Highway 154 along Stagecoach Road (in the San Marcos Pass area).Arrange your visit to Cold Spring Tavern and discover more family-friendly attractions in Santa Barbara using our Santa Barbara day trip tool.
The tavern serves steak, lamb, venison, duck, and rabbit.
Cold Spring Tavern reviews
I literally don’t know where to start. It was a cold, quiet night. We got a little lost getting there due to a road closure. We were arriving towards the end of their seating time which we were...
I literally don’t know where to start. It was a cold, quiet night. We got a little lost getting there due to a road closure. We were arriving towards the end of their seating time which we were... more »
This is a hidden gem. Been going here since college at UCSB in the early '80's. Great spot, hidden in the canyon, with yes, a cold spring running through the property. Great rustic location, well..... more
This is a hidden gem. Been going here since college at UCSB in the early '80's. Great spot, hidden in the canyon, with yes, a cold spring running through the property. Great rustic location, well..... more »
Just off the main highway is the coolest little bar and restaurant. It was once a stagecoach stop on the old road that was literally passed over by the Highway. Make a small detour on the old road that actually takes you under the new road and you will be delighted by this little secret gem. Good food, nice staff and often live music can be enjoyed.
Great spot to make a special trip for. Recommend reservations in advance. And definitely get the try tip 🤤🤤. I got mine without bun (my intention was to finish all of the meat - which I did!).
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