5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105


Dinner is served Friday and Saturday from 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 …


House Salad 10.00
mixed greens , carrots, cucumber, red onion with choice of ranch, creamy Italian, mustard vinaigrette, blue cheese crumbles, or cranberry vinaigrette

Soup of the Day 7.00
ask server for today’s homemade soup selection

Tavern Onion Rings 13.00
local beer battered onions served with ranch dressing

Venison Stuffed Mushrooms 15.00
baked in garlic butter with fresh parmesan cheese

Grilled Shrimp 16.00
on top of linguine with wild mushroom cream sauce

Tri-tip Meatballs 14.00
served on a bed of creamy polenta with Bar-B-Q drizzle.


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 Burger22.50
charbroiled half pound of 100% buffalo, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, and cheese (cheddar, jack, swiss)


Granny Smith Apple Cobbler Ala Mode 10.50
deep dish apple pie with a brown sugar crumb topping

Home-style Cheesecake 8.50
ask server for today’s flavor

Jack Daniels Pecan Pie 9.00
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


Served with homemade whole wheat molasses or rosemary bread and butter

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

Western Salmon Salad 25.00
grilled salmon, corn, red and green bell pepper, tomato, onion, black beans, mixed greens, special spicy oil and vinegar dressing

Bar-B-Q Ranch Salad 14.00
mixed greens, onion, tomato, cheese, ranch dressing, side of bar-b-q sauce
Add chicken +7.00, tri-tip +8.00, salmon +9.00


Served with homemade whole wheat molasses or rosemary bread and butter, seasonal vegetables, and choice of garlic mashed potatoes, roasted fingerling potatoes, or cauliflower puree

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Ratatouille 24.00
served with roasted eggplant, zucchini, tomato, bell peppers, and onions

Cold Spring Chicken 28.00
Local favorite – 6 oz organic free range chicken breast baked with almond-raisin stuffing and smothered with sherry, sour cream, and mushroom sauce

Venison Steak 36.00
with blackberry, cabernet demi-glace

Bar-B-Q Ribs 28.00
full rack of pork baby back ribs smothered in homemade bar-b-q sauce

Tri-Tip Platter 28.00
10 oz Cold Spring Tavern famous oak grilled thick slice steak served with homemade salsa, apple horseradish, and bar-b-q sauce on the side

Filet Mignon 42.00
8 oz of prime filet of beef with bernaise sauce

Duck Breast 40.00
with chardonnay roasted shallot, mint demi-glace

Rabbit Medallions 38.00
7 oz rabbit with wild mushroom, garlic brandy sauce

Wild Boar Tenderloin 40.00
pan seared with pearl onion, Jack Daniels demi-glace

Catch of the Day Market Price
ask server for today’s fish special

New York Steak 36.00
10 oz open flame grilled classic steak