Cold Spring Tavern, Santa Barbara

4.6
#1 of 7 in Nature in Santa Barbara
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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  • My daughter and I visited during the COVID-19 pandemic, so the dining was all outside. The tri tip sandwich and burger were both very good and the service was attentive. we had the seasonal...  more »
  • If you haven't been here, its a must see. Its hidden in the Hills of SB and has the best Trip Tip sandwich on Sundays.They grill it in front of you and have the best salsa to go with it. The Bar has....  more »
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  • 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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