Cold Spring Tavern, Santa Barbara

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  • September 21, 2017
    This is a very interesting place to visit, lots of history. Tri tip sandwiches are very good, atmosphere is great, beautiful location in a very wooded area. HOWEVER, if you are a visitor and not famil...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    This is literally the same building that was the stage stop so be ready to go back in time. The food is generally great bbq, salads and usually a daily quiche. My favorite is the grilled venison sandw...  more »
  • September 9, 2017
    Was expecting more....nice 20 min drive from SB into the dry dusty hills. Great backstory on the tavern itself and it's previous life as a stagecoach station. Lines of shaded outdoor seating on the ro...  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    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.
  • July 2, 2017
    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!
  • June 9, 2017
    Perfect atmosphere! Variety crowd. Cheap drinks! Ruckus tri-tip sandwiches and a beautiful beautiful scenery up on them mountains. ALWAYS feel dad leaving
  • April 29, 2017
    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.
  • June 25, 2017
    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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