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All 37 Buellton Restaurants

The Hitching Post II

406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
(805) 688-0676
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Ranked #4 of 37 Restaurants in Buellton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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NW England
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

OK so we came here on our trip across Calfornia because of Sideways. And what a disappointment it was too. I can't imagine Miles putting up with this standard of food to accompany his beloved pinto noida. Ok, maybe I'm being a tad unfair? It was quaint and unusual, at least to us Brits who haven't anything like this since... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Steak and wine here was exceptional. Would thoroughly recommend a visit to here if you travel through Buellton.

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here on a busy Friday night. We had a reservation and we were seated on time. We came here because it was featured in the movie Sideways but this place can hold its own. The food, service and Hitching Post wines were excellent. The atmosphere is rustic but the mood is energetic. Portions are... More

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Irvine, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had dinner at the Hitching Post this summer while visiting Central California. I had dinner there some years back and it has changed quite a bit from the first time I was there, but is still excellent. The restaurant was packed. We had made reservations and we were seated right away. It' really friendly down home service and you... More

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Seattle, WA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a very upscale eating establishment. The food is wonderful and served not too large. What you get here is quality food, not quantity. Be prepared for a full course meal.And be prepared to pay for it. A very pleasant atmosphere.

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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Walking into Hitching Post II is like walking into a well preserved and cared for 1950's restaurant. There is a very comfortable vibe throughout the dining room. There are few surprises on the menu (when is the last time that your meal started with a relish tray and basket of club crackers?) but everything on the menu is well-prepared and... More

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Buellton, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Yes, the food is good, most of the time. The last time I was there I had a $35 steak that was not as good as an eight dollar steak at Denny's. My son had the quail. It looked like it came out of the microwave. I was very disappointed. I have eaten there in the past and I've had... More

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Old Warden, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited this restaurant on many occasions. The steaks are of an excellent quality cooked and seasoned to perfection, all washed down with superb Pinot Noir.

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Newbury Park, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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