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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” (367 reviews)
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406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great grilled steaks. Friends shared their huge ribeye while I enjoyed the prime flat iron steak special. Reservations highly recommended. Only wish I had room for one of their yummy desserts.

Thank jimpD4831TK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place and the perfectly cooked steaks we had. Serving staff super polite and friendly, thoroughly recommended.

Thank SimonP2112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very, very nice steaks. I prefer the original Hitchin' Post in Casmalia, but this one is just about 98% as good. This one's more convenient, however, in it's location as we drive to Solvang because the kids love it there. Great steaks - absolutely excellent....More

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We went in because of the Sideways movie. I think prices are high here just because of the movie. Steak was good but not exceptional, quail was good but small, of course. My friend had to get more food after his plate of two quails...More

Thank Mujissa
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Good service. Good help picking a wine. Quail very well done. Smoked duck a bit over smoked and not great quality duck. Salads and vegetables all good. Rustic setting

Thank Nlenigma
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

The ambiance is casual, relaxing and fun. This is not a stuffy fine dining steak house. The vegetable platter was a different experience, and so were the Keebler crackers in a basket. I had the combo filet and duck. The filet was good, and cooked...More

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 24 February 2018

They start you off with a relish tray and cracker tray, followed by a small bay shrimp cocktail. How great is that! I started with a Bombay martini and it came ice cold and filled to the brim. The two blue cheese stuffed olives had...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We had visited before many years ago, but wanted to come back and enjoy wine with our meal. So we booked a nearby hotel. Firstly the toilets are just down right odd with curtains separating the cubicles. I didn’t find this cute or endearing, just...More

Thank Snowdy7
Reviewed 14 February 2018

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 13 February 2018

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
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Response from Stephen G | Reviewed this property |
Its casual
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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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