Cold Spring Tavern
5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Fax Number: (805) 964-5995
Bike Parking: Yes
Cuisines: Family Style, American, Bar & Grills
Alcohol: Full Bar
Specialties: Weddings, Meetings
Price Range : Average
Takes Reservations: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
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We love this place!! Hit it on Monday an hour before they stopped serving lunch and we practically had the place to our selves. Love the tri-tip sandwich. Always a must visit when we're en route to Los Olivos!
A must stop place if you are in the Santa Barbara area. Tucked away in the hills above St B, it is a throwback to the stagecoach era. Great recommendation for friends.
Don't miss stopping here when you are near Santa Barbara. It's a nice drive up Stagecoach road. Food and historical ambiance is great.
A very enjoyable experience in general. The inside and outside are like going back over 100 years. Situated in a very nice setting. (Try for a window seat if you can.)
They do need to treat the knat condition inside the restaurant, though. Their were quite a few of 'em. Detracts from the overall ambiance, which I'd actually give about 3 1/2 stars. Would rate about 4 1/2 if not for that. Really needs to be addressed somehow. (I.E. Maybe blue light bug zappers?)
Service was pleasant, but not the greatest.
Do I recommend going here? Oh yes!
Was told this was the most romantic restaurant in the whole state...I didn't see it. It's a neat location but the food was not great...I ordered a ny strip medium. It was overcooked so I sent it back & they brought me another overcooked steak but more charred this time. I ate one bite. The mashed potatoes were not good & neither was the asparagus. My husband didn't find anything great about his rabbit either. Sorry I wasted my time & money.
08/27/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Without a doubt one of my favorite road side stops in California, this fully preserved stagecoach stop features excellent food and drink and a welcome respite during a weekend getaway. Difficult to find and off the the 154 under the gorgeous Cold Spring Canyon bridge, this is a must find place, particularly on weekends when they open up the outdoors with bands and barbecue. But if you miss that fear not, the cozy inside will take you back to the wild west in with the original decor but not the food, which is some of the best, most unique ingredients. Seek it out.
05/20/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This restaurant and bar is a favorite of mine because I love places that not everyone frequents. A place that takes a drive to get to but once you get there you feel like your worlds away from home and transplanted back in time. It's an old stagecoach stop for travelers between Solvang/101 to Santa Barbara w/o taking the freeway or coast. Great spot if your into places where you don't like being seen and just integrating with the locals.
02/26/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I have been going here for several years and always take out of town guests. We have never been disappoointed and my guests are enjoying the sights in Santa Barbara County. This charming quaint, rustic restaurant has brought us all joy. Our European visitors still remark about the visit and my granddaughter and friends are always ready to dine there. The prices are great, the experience is unique and it is number one on our favorites. Cheryl Simi valley
09/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
If you plan of stay overnight in Solvang area after a wine tasting experience in Santa Ynez or Paso Robles wineries, or for whatever reason, you might need to complement your getaway experience with the brunch that takes you back to past.
This historic joint serves breakfast/brunch which I would call ""An American Breakfast."" Though the food is already incredible, not to mention the cost--your eyes may open wide and your jaw might dropped, dining in this restaurant makes you feel eating with our forefathers... ha ha ha. This place is no ordinary place. You don't come here to compare food but to experience dining in one of California's landmarks--a tourist spot.
Over hundred years ago, dusty stagecoaches stopped here at what was then know as ""Cold Spring Relay Station"" to change teams of horses and allow travelers to rest at this stagecoach stop and enjoy one of the most delicious meals in the Old West. Today the tavern (Cold Spring Tavern) is still a ""rest stop"" though now travelers arrive in more modern coaches to enjoy the food and refreshment which is still among the best in the West.
The place is best for a little romantic experience, family brunch, or group of friends. A great place to experience the countryside after a good meal... California has great weather, so pick your day (or weekend).
On different occasions, I came here with friends, family, and a great girlfriend. 100% recommended.