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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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406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had the special Flat Iron steak. It was excellent. We arrive around 5 on a Monday night and it wasn’t very busy. By 6:30 it was packed. Go early.

Thank Eel55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally made it to the Hitching Post. Fun place, good service. My husband ordered the ribs which do not come with sauce. He loved it so much, we had to go back again in a few days. I'm not a huge meat eater, but I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a group wine tasting trip, and had a dinner for 11 with the Sideways vibe... great food, nice service and setting. everyone enjoyed their orders... I'm particularly pleased with the ribs.

Thank Rick T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We finally ate at this very popular restaurant made famous by the movie Sideways. There were three of us dining and we all ordered steaks. They have different sizes of filet to choose for dinner as well as other selections. The steaks are cooked to...More

Thank Ciaotravelerblogspot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well what can I say, it is for sure maybe the top touristy place if you are4 into the film Sideways, photos on the wall abound with crew and film production shots. The place was packed on a week night off season so I assume...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 18 April 2018 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 3 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank SimonP2112
Reviewed 3 April 2018

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
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Response from Joann V | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend taking children to this establishment
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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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