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Cold Spring Tavern, Santa Barbara

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Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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).

The tavern serves steak, lamb, venison, duck, and rabbit,.
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  • I wrote this in 2019, but the review has disappeared. The only thing different is the COVID restrictions. The food is still fantastic. Our recent lunch included a delicious Tri Tip sandwich, with...  more »
  • My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and the couple nearest to us was also! There is beautiful outside seating and a great selection of food and drink, from appetizers to dessert! The...  more »
  • This was an excellent choice! The drive is beautiful! A great historical place with excellent food. The small side salad was quite large and very fresh. Onion rings were made with a thin breading and were cut thick and were very tasty. Their grilled cheese was flavorful! Staff all worked as a team and were friendly and quick to respond to our food order. There was live music playing outside!
  • Love. Great biker bar, but accommodates all who are looking for a unique space to relax and have a beverage and great food. Bluegrass music on Sundays. Restaurant on one side. Bar and the best tri tip sandwiches (buy a ticket at the bar) in existence on the other. Very communal bar and food environment, so if you are not nice and open, please don't bother the awesome souls here.

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