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The Hitching Post II

406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
(805) 688-0676
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Ranked #3 of 37 Restaurants in Buellton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $30
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Thumbelina
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English first
Newbury Park, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We went to this restaurant because we had driven by it on the way to the casino & we thought we'd check it out on our way back to our hotel. We were not impressed. I had the top sirloin & my husband had the duck. I will admit the steak and the duck were flavorful but for the price... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We went to the Hitching Post II for dinner on Monday night and enjoyed it so much we went back on Tuesday night. We had steak and wonderful grilled ono. The grilled artichoke was killer! The bar was fun and lively, many locals. The hamburger on Mon, Tues and Wed is worth the trip! We can't wait to go back.

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Calabasas, CA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I've wanted to come here for years ever since seeing the movie "Sideways". Its a simple little small town restaurant so it was basically what I expected, but if not for the fun of seeing a location used in a movie, it was unremarkable. I travel a lot for work and am often in small towns. I felt like I've... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We sat at the bar based on the recommendation of a friend to go on Wednesday and have the best cheeseburger ever. He was right. Only offered at the bar, (and apparently top secret as it is not on the menu) the cheeseburger is huge, more than enough to share and delicious! It is served with fries or salad, both... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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149 reviews 149 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Okay, we thought, they made a movie here, so you are milking it for all it is worth. Wrong! They had delicious food and excellent wine. We sat at the bar on Wednesday (burger night), and their burgers were top notch. It is definitely a bit kitschy and has some of the old world atmosphere of your father's steak house... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner one night while we were in the area. The service was good and the food was tasty but nothing special. Tons of food though - you will not leave hungry!

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Falls Church, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Fantastic steaks & desserts were delish! Service was efficient & courteous. This place doesn't look like much on the outside--but inside = food is PHENOMENAL. The artichokes are suppose to be fantastic--but they were out when I was there the week of Aug. 11. I'd go back there in a heartbeat.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

we were impressed with the quality of the meat and the great service. they know their meat and cooking . we were 8 4 gals and 4 boys for all the boys we ordered the angus rib chop.big 24 oz meaty and yummi.gals all took the prime top sirilon,they had happy faces. roasted garlic,and deserts a must.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a fabulous time here. Similar to many reviewers here we visited because of Sideways and because it's one of my favourite films, I grinned throughout my experience. The menu is not extensive but that's because steak is what they do best. My fiancé eats his steak bleu and really struggles to get a steak cooked properly to his... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a tough one. The food was good, not great. The price was ok, not great. Service was nice, not excellent. But, the house brand wines were very nice, and well priced. I would not go there thinking that it will be the best steak you have ever had. But it will not be one of the worst either.

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