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Cold Spring Tavern, Santa Barbara

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#3 of 17 in Parks in Santa Barbara
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  • When arriving at the Cold Spring Tavern we were surprised by the beauty and authenticity. The place is beautiful and the food is great. Steak and pork chop, ribs with homemade bbq... awesome! America ...  more »
  • This is a must-do place for couples seeking an unusual and intimate dining experience. In addition to very authentic surroundings in an 1800's stage stop, our tri-tip sandwiches were excellent! Given ...  more »
  • Went here for lunch on a fairly warm day, and was surprised by how cool this location is. The tavern is incredibly authentic, and we enjoyed a hearty meal in the restaurant.  more »
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  • Open since 1886, the Cold Springs Tavern is easily the oldest restaurant in Southern California. It's been open for 131 years for a good reason: the food is amazing and the atmosphere is unlike anything else in the area- it's true Old West. On weekend days, the tavern serves as a popular biker stop for tri tip sandwiches, beer and live music. At night, the tavern is a romantic getaway from Santa Barbara. Regardless of your age or the type of vehicle you drive, definitely stop at the Cold Springs Tavern if you have the time.
  • Cold Spring Tavern is open on Saturdays and Sundays. Google has our hours wrong. We are trying to correct that. Come play with us on the weekend, it's fun, tri-tip sandwiches and live music Saturday and Sunday, day and evening. Please check our own website. For that matter, always check the businesses actual website. Offshoots don't always get the information correct. We apologize for any inconvenience. From the staff and manager of Cold Spring Tavern. Please join us, we love to serve you!
  • Perfect atmosphere! Variety crowd. Cheap drinks! Ruckus tri-tip sandwiches and a beautiful beautiful scenery up on them mountains. ALWAYS feel dad leaving
  • I love California History. It is a pride that surpasses national pride because our California history is much more richer and with deeper roots than the rest of the States. Cold Spring Tavern represents a fraction of that history. It is a humbling experience to eat at this Santa Barbara landmark. The drive is worth the time spend there.
  • What a beautiful ride! The views are amazing on the way there. There is a great vibe, and had one of the best tri tip sandwiches I've ever had.

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Blessed with a mild climate and lush location, Santa Barbara remains a playground for the rich and famous, so it's no surprise that accommodations can be extremely expensive here. The priciest hotels are near the water, so before you make your reservations, decide if staying beachside fits into your budget. You can find more affordable rooms at any one of the area's small motels, located just blocks from the beaches. These offer secure parking, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi.
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