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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
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
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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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75% Recommend
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English first
Camarillo, Ca
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A very popular restaurant near Solvang, you will want to make reservations, especially on weekends. Meals are rather pricey, but you get a salad, soup and a side dish, and everyone at our table enjoyed their meal. You can bring your own wine but there is a $15 corkage fee. Service was friendly, and reasonably fast considering we were a... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

great food and wine selection. have been there three times already. wonderful. Monday night is hamburger night in the bar, not to be missed.

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Really poor quality... Menu portrayed as gourmet dishes and gourmet best steaks, etc. Salad lettuce not washed... Grainy sand in it... Served with low quality dressings with no taste. The special soup of the day bean soup with pork tasted like a watered down can of pork n beans... Really! Filet Mignon steak had no taste, served on an empty... More

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New York City
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202 reviews 202 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

For a place that uses "Magic Stuff" on everything, you might hate it but it seems everyone loves to visit this restaurant featured in the film 'Sideways"- I was smitten, too, by the food! Excellent grilled artichoke appetizer, delicious fish entree and sides. Services was prompt and very friendly in spite of being totally sold out. Food is done on... More

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Campbell, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

An overpriced tourist trap. The Hitching Post is famous for being the center of the movie Sideways (one of my favorite films). But for dinner? No. First, the place is more of a place for "dinner" than for "dining". And when I pay $36 for an entree with a bill of over $100 for a dinner for two I expect... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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125 reviews 125 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We dined here while touring the wineries in the area. We had reservations and were seated immediately upon arrival. The restaurant was packed. We each ordered different types of steak. They were all overpriced and not very good. The women's restroom is absurd. It has 2 "stalls" with shower curtain separating them. It is quite unappealing. Our server was good,... More

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Irvine, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Was in the area for a little mini vaca. Went there because heard it was good. Made reservations. We got there and it seemed busy. We had to wait a while even though we had reservations. The wait wouldn't have been bad if I thought the food/service was worth it. Restrooms...the 'stalls' were curtains (no solid walls) and were only... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had to stay in Buellton because we couldn't find a hotel room in SLO for graduation weekend. Decided to take my parents here. Not really many choices in town and yes corny, they could see something from the Sideways movie. Could only get a reservation at 4:45 and glad we did as it was packed by 6:00 when we... More

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San Diego, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Great value and friendly staff.hamburger special was delicious, house Pinot was excellent. Decor exactly as in the movie Sideways. A must stop if passing through here.

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Houston, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We ate here twice during our visit to the area. The first visit was great: great service, great food (we had both small steaks and fish and both were done to perfection). We decided to return there a second time hoping for the same result, but it was not to be. Instead, there apparently was a miscommunication between the waitress... More

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