Stop by the Cold Spring Tavern and enjoy a hearty casual lunch or fine dining at night at this former stagecoach stop on the San Marcos Pass near Santa Barbara. Here you can appreciate the true ambiance of the Old West because, as if by magic, time stands still. Savor our traditional American fare including our famous tri-tip sandwiches, onion rings, and chilis at lunch or our dinner entrees featuring steaks, fresh fish, and game.
LUNCH – We offer full service dining inside our historic Tavern or outdoors in beautiful Blisshaven Garden Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11:30 – 3:30 and Sunday from 11:30 to 5:00. Reservations are encouraged for lunch but are not required. We do save over half of our tables for walk-up customers.
DINNER – Join us for a fine dining experience Friday and Saturday night from 5:00 – 8:00. You can’t match the ambiance or our unique menu anywhere else in town!! RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
LOG CABIN BAR – Our bar is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:30 – 5:00. Come on up and enjoy the beautiful surroundings while sipping your favorite cocktail, local wine or beer. We also have live music every Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 – 4:30 in front of the bar. Check our “Entertainment” page for more details.
OUTDOOR BAR-B-Q – Tri-tip sandwiches are available on Saturday and Sunday between 11:30 – 5:00 at outdoor bar-b-q for $13.00. You can grab a sandwich and your favorite beverage from the Log Cabin Bar and sit on any of our logs or benches and enjoy.
LABOR DAY – The Restaurant will be open Monday September 6th from 11:30 – 3:30. The Log Cabin Bar and Outdoor Tri-tip Bar-B-Q will be open from 11:30 – 5:00. Tina Schlieske and the Graceland Exiles will be playing in front of the bar.
We kindly request that you do not bring your dogs up to Cold Spring Tavern. We cook outdoors and health regulations prohibit animals on property, other than service dogs. We appreciate your understanding.
Please call 805-967-0066 for reservations. We will call you to confirm your reservation if you leave a message with your request. We are closed on Mon-Wed so may not be able to return messages left on those days until Thursday.
If you are not vaccinated, please continue to follow CDC guidelines and wear a mask while not eating and drinking.