Cold Spring Tavern

Cuisine: American

Price Range: $$

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With four fireplaces, an idyllic log-cabin setting in the middle of a forest and friendly (sometimes famous) patrons, Cold Spring Tavern is one of the best restaurants in California to visit in the...  Read More


  • Recommended as Best Restaurants for Fall Because: Dining in a 153-year-old restaurant in the middle of a forest... is there a better way to experience the season?
  • Recommended as Best Restaurants for Spring Because: Besides having the word "spring" in the name, this restaurant in a forest is a destination that mandates a gorgeous springtime drive.
  • Best for Romantic Dining Because: Four fireplaces, flickering lamplight and a great menu make this restaurant, hidden in a forest (and open since 1865), extra magical.
  • Best for Breakfast/Brunch Because: Cold Spring Tavern is a Santa Barbara tradition that dates back decades, well known for live music and hearty cooking.

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