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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 251
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  • 171
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 32
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  • 18
    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
Rugged elegance. ..

Remember the high end steakhouses from the 60s and 70s.... that's what it reminds me of. A bit over priced, but good food. They have some fish specials that are fresh. The steaks are decent. Make reservations. ..or you may wait awhile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Peggy C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Remember the high end steakhouses from the 60s and 70s.... that's what it reminds me of. A bit over priced, but good food. They have some fish specials that are fresh. The steaks are decent. Make reservations. ..or you may wait awhile.

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Thank Peggy C
Fort Worth, Texas
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group was on a Sideways themed trip, and as The Hitching Post II was featured in the movie, it was a "must see" for us. It was a busier than usual night as they had a very large party to accommodate, but for the most part we had very good service regardless. The one exception being one person receiving... More 

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Thank MadGrendel
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is great steakhouse in wine country- a perfect combination. Nothing fancy with the decor, as with most great steakhouses. The BBQ garlic mushroom in wine sauce was a 'shut-the-front-door' highlight, something I could have noshed on all night long. We were given a recommendation of the Angus Rib Chop, and at 24 oz. it was more than enough for... More 

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Thank Bernard A
Lompoc, California
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had a great dinner here a week ago. I ordered a Hawaiian Aho that was seasoned so well, w/ added butter and garlic. With a salad, a small shrimp cocktail, bread and relishes, I ended up taking half the fish and my backed potato home "for later." It was just as good the next day! The service is great,... More 

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Thank suzannesuz
Danbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being a huge Sideways fan this was a must stop. I had wonderful experience. The food was awesome and I felt very welcomed. The staff was very, very nice. While at the bar they overheard me talking about my love for the movie and they brought down from the shelf the quad magnum wine bottle signed by all the cast!... More 

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Thank magyarember1970
Redondo Beach
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We have been coming to the Hitching Post for 12 years now because we just love their food and their friendly staff. And to no surprise, everything was perfect for my New Year’s Eve 50th Birthday dinner. We got the table we wanted and Chris, our server, was absolutely phenomenal. The food was cooked to perfection - their Rib Eye... More 

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Thank PoopiRedondoBeach
California
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Hitching Post II Address: 406 E Hwy 246, Buellton, CA 93427 Phone:(805) 688-0676 Hours: Open today · 4:00 – 9:30 PM Reservations: opentable.com Menu: hitchingpost2.com We stopped by here and had a great meal. We wanted to stop in as we had seen this place in the movie Sideways. Little dated but still good food. if you are in the... More 

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Thank Chuck B
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I had always wanted to eat (and drink) here. Very good Perfect Manhattan at the crowded bar while waiting for our table. Service once we sat down was attentive. The food was above average but not exceptional. My NY steak was cooked perfectly but the house seasoning was not to my taste. The quality of the meat was good. A... More 

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Thank palisooner
Santa Clarita, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The 5 ounce filet mignon was yummy, best I've had in a long time. Server was friendly and attentive.

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Thank Diana W
Santa Barbara, California
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136 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We have wanted to try this restaurant for some time. Friends have suggested it for steak night and we do enjoy steak rarely and rare. The restaurant was packed for a Wednesday evening but we grabbed a standing room spot at the bar and before very long were seated in the restaurant. The food and service were as we hoped.... More 

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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, Families with children, Bar scene
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?