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The Hitching Post II

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406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603 (Thumbelina)
(805) 688-0676
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 211
    Excellent
  • 152
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Sideways Restaurant also has Great Food

Yes, the movie put it on the map. And it still apparently draws a crowd on that basis. But the fare they offer is good and tasty. It is not cheap since you will pay at least $25 just for the entrée. But the food preparation is superb. And our waitress, while very busy, was pleasant and attentive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
vincemc
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Santa Monica, California
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  • Local cuisine
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Santa Monica, California
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Yes, the movie put it on the map. And it still apparently draws a crowd on that basis. But the fare they offer is good and tasty. It is not cheap since you will pay at least $25 just for the entrée. But the food preparation is superb. And our waitress, while very busy, was pleasant and attentive. Their desserts... More 

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Burbank, California
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My husband and I timed a drive up the Central Coast to allow us to stop in Buellton for dinner at the Hitching Post II on Monday evening, June 22. We'd heard it was the "best steak I ever had" from trusted friends. It turned out that it was "Burger Night," and the joint was hopping, with lots of locals... More 

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Modesto, California, United States
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant after driving by and seeing it was packed. It was a great find. The portions are plentiful and the prices are appropriate. I had the sirloin and I came with soup, salad, bread, and a baked potato. The steak was juicy and tasty. All of it was delicious. My kids both had the sirloin kids... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It was so fun to visit the Sideways Restaurant. We had nice wine and steaks. The service was great, and it was crowded. We were glad when the big birthday party next to us left. They were very loud and the acoustics in that place could use some work. I'd go back...

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Thousand Oaks, California
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Craving a delicious Steak? This place was amazing! Excellent service, and a fantastic Steak meal at a good price. I believe this was featured in the Sideways movie.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

There really isn't much to say except the food was amazing, prepared perfectly. The service was amazing as well. No complaints from us, that's for sure! One side note, make a reservation or prepare to wait...but it's totally worth it.

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Lompoc, California
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126 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Steak any place else and we are disappointed in comparison. The bar menu is the best in the area. Great atmosphere, great service. Chandra is always on her game and makes our visit. Can't go wrong with 10 oz New York or 5 oz filet for entree. Steak sandwich can't be beat. Artichoke is a must for starter. Key lime... More 

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Napa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I'd like to know where these people dine that give this an excellent rating. The decor is ordinary. The food is ordinary and some of the policies are downright irritatating. We arrived on a Tuesday and they had a hamburger special that night which we could have if we waited 45 minutes, and dine in the bar room or go... More 

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Piedmont, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A trip to Santa Barbara is not complete without our pilgrimage here - It feels like 1965 and shouldn't be missed!

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Ojai, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This restaurant has oak grilled everything. I have only had the quail the few times I have gone but it is out standing and I went back for more. Only 30 minute drive from the Bacara so it was good to eat there. Waitress was excellent but you must make a reservation.

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Additional Information about The Hitching Post II

Address: 406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
Phone Number: (805) 688-0676
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
    (Thumbelina)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: (805) 688-0676

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?