5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105


Dinner is served Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Cold Spring Tavern has been a haven for hungry travelers since the 1800’s. This old and weathered establishment, virtually unchanged since the days of the stagecoach run, is rich in California history and old time hospitality. If the walls could talk they’d speak of the thousands of colorful characters who once found solace here from dusty roads and the wilds of the old west. The horse-drawn coaches have long since disappeared but the Tavern still stands ready to welcome hungry travelers. The Tavern was purchased by Adelaide (Mother) and Audrey (Daughter) Ovington in 1941 and is still lovingly cared for by the Ovington-Wilson family and the Cold Spring Tavern staff.  We invite you to feast on a hearty, freshly prepared meal and choose from a wide selection of local wine, beer, and spirits while you enjoy your stay and reminisce about days gone by …


Soup of the Day 10.00
ask server for today’s homemade soup selection

Tavern Onion Rings 12.00
local beer battered onions served with ranch dressing

Cold Spring Stuffed Mushrooms 18.00
potato puree, spinach, gralic confit, mushroom jus

Frog Legs 16.00
tomatoes, fine herbs, brown butter caper sauce

Tri-tip Meatballs 15.00
focaccia toast, tomato sauce, basil, parmesan cheese


Served on a locally made brioche bun with choice of fries, seasonal vegetables, or house salad with choice of ranch, creamy Italian, mustard vinaigrette, blue cheese crumbles, or cranberry vinaigrette

Buffalo Burger23.00
garlic aioli, arugula, roasted tomato, havarti cheese, french fries, served on a brioche bun


Granny Smith Apple Cobbler  12.00
deep dish apple pie with a brown sugar crumb topping served ala mode

Home-style Cheesecake 11.00
ask server for today’s flavor

Jack Daniels Pecan Pie 12.00
rich and gooey deliciousness of which Jack himself would be

Kid’s Menu

Linquine Pasta 12.00
with butter and parmesan cheese sauce

Chicken Tenders & Fries 13.00
crispy tenders and fries served with home-made bar-b-q sauce or Hidden Valley Ranch dressing


Caesar Salad 16.00
hearts of romaine, crouton, parmesan cheese, tossed in classic caesar dressing
Add chicken +7.00, tri-tip +8.00

Nectarine Salad 17.00
grilled salmon, corn, red and green bell pepper, tomato, onion, black beans, mixed greens, special spicy oil and vinegar dressing

Mixed Green Salad 15.00
mixed greens, onion, tomato, cheese, ranch dressing, side of bar-b-q sauce
Add chicken +7.00, tri-tip +8.00, salmon +9.00


Roasted Zucchini 26.00
tomato caponata, pistachios, goat cheese, balsamic glaze

Half Roast Chicken 32.00
roasted potatoes, bacon, lentils, salsa verde

Venison Steak 38.00
potato mousseline, mushrooms, carrots, radicchio, blackberry jus

Bar-B-Q Ribs 28.00
garlic mashed potatoes, zucchini slaw, Cold Spring Tavern Bar-B-Q sauce

Tri-Tip Platter 28.00
famous oak grilled thick sliced steak with garlic mashed potatoes, julienne vegetables, chimichurri

Rib-Eye Steak 42.00
crispy potatoes, broccolini, chimichurri, bordelaise

Orange Duck 35.00
parsnip puree, turnips, garlic spinach, orange segments

Rabbit Medallions 38.00
white beans, bacon, roasted vegetables, mushroom demi-glaze

Wild Boar Tenderloin 36.00
goat cheese mashed potatoes, wilted greens, apricot gastrique

Baked Trout 30.00
roasted potatoes, charred broccolini, tomato caper sauce