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The Hitching Post II

406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
+1 805-688-0676
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (361 reviews)
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406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a nice dinner with excellent quality meats. I had the duck and my hubbie had Steak. Could almost cut with a fork because the meat was so tender.

Thank wasasavage
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came here because of course, we ourselves were on our Sideways Tour. The food is absolutely delicious and worth the price! The place looks just like the movie. A cute, cozy, little house with great service and wonderful food! Absolute must!

Thank brittanyjensen85
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I grew up on the Central Coast an never had eaten here. On a recent trip back here..... I wanted to see what the hype was about so made my husband take me here instead of AJ Spurs. I am not a steak person so...More

Thank danelle o
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I with my son and his wife visiting here twice. Both times we had excellent good and wine. Excellent service. Friendly staff.

Thank lorahaack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose to try this place for an early dinner on a recent trip while passing thru town. The ambiance is okay, there's a very small bar area which was crowded and very loud-especially when you're trying to talk to each other over dinner at...More

Thank Joann V
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Like many people, we stopped here after a day of wine tasting. We had gotten a couple reviews that the food was good, so we decided to give it a try. They allow you to bring wine, which is a great thing after finding excellent...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Wow this place is the real deal amazing steaks I watched the movie sideways always wanted to go here after eating heat I purchased hitching post Pinot 1994 can’t wait to open it

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This wonderful place was used for the movie sideways, its an old school restaurant with great ambiance and food. When you walk in its like walking into the dining room of a large family gathering, tables sporadically spread across the warm and friendly room. Service...More

Thank Dylmol
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Although the waitress was extraordinally professional and very helpful in making food choices. The food itself was nothing to write home about. We had the grilled ONO, and as the old saying goes "Don't order fish in a steak house" our bad..the fish was overcooked...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We had a group here for New Years dinner. The steaks, shrimp and salmon were all excellent. Split pea soup was great! mService was super. Will definitely eat here next time we are in the area.

Thank sosantafe
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5 January 2018|
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Response from Stephen G | Reviewed this property |
Its casual
28 July 2017|
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Response from roadtrip_ken_2017 | Reviewed this property |
As noted in an earlier answer, you don't have to sit at the bar itself for burgers on Mon-Tues-Wed, just in the bar side of the restaurant (to the right of the entry), and there are a number of tables there. I've gone there... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-0676
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