5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105


Cold Spring Tavern is a former stagecoach stop dating back to 1886 that has been in the Ovington- Wilson family since 1941.  We are located between Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez in the beautiful mountains on the San Marcos Pass off Highway 154.  Here you can appreciate the true history of the old stagecoach days.

We serve traditional American fare made with fresh local ingredients accompanied by our famous home-baked molasses bread.  Our dinners feature game inspired entrees, steaks, and ribs and are enjoyed by the glimmer of gas lanterns.  Lunch is more casual and includes our famous Cold Spring Chili among other soups, sandwiches, and salads.  We also serve a hearty breakfast with home-made biscuits on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Be sure and visit us in the winter to enjoy our three warm glowing fireplaces.

Weekends at the Cold Spring Tavern are special.  We start with entertainment in the Log Cabin Bar on Friday evenings.  On Saturday and Sunday we serve our famous tri-tip barbeque sandwiches and beer-battered onion rings outside.  Our customers love to come up and enjoy the great music of local bands, food, drink, and fresh air.  It is a weekly tradition for many.

The Cold Spring Tavern can also host your special event or wedding.  We have a beautiful outdoor area, Blisshaven Garden, where we host many weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners for up to 150 guests.  The Log Cabin Bar can also be booked for birthday parties, business meetings, or other special events.

We are fortunate to have many employees who have been with us for over 20 years.  They will treat you like a member of the Cold Spring Tavern family.

  • Manager – Paris Trefz
  • Chef – Moises Bernal

Contact us with questions at info@coldspringtavern.com.

We hope you will visit us soon!