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The Hitching Post II

406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
(805) 688-0676
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Ranked #4 of 38 restaurants in Buellton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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San Luis Obispo, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My wife and I ate at the Hitching Post recently and the dinner was lacking in almost every way. The rice pilaf was cold, chicken was undercooked, and garlic bread lacked butter and garlic. Although I would like to give a positive review to the restaurant because I like the understated atmosphere and it used to give me great pleasure... More

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This restaurant had terrific food and lots of it. It was a value for the price. Their own label wines were great. I drank the Hi Liner pinot Noir, a generous pour for a good price. We were in a large group and the service was attentive. Everyone enjoyed their experience.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Ok, so regardless of what you read on my review or anyone's reviews, you have to visit this restauarant if your a fan of the movie "Sideways". It was neat to be there and it looks just like it did in the movie. However, if it wasn't for the movie, I would not recommend it. The food was average and... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I feel like most times I visit a place featured in a movie I feel like it's totally different, but somehow the Hitching Post is exactly as you would imagine it from Sideways. I wish we had stayed for dinner, but we just stopped for a wine tasting. Sit at the bar and have the tasting. Just a great way... More

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We just went to the Hitching Post II yesterday for the first time and I fell in love with the place! We had just watched Sideways and decided to make a quick trip to Solvang/Buellton/Los Olivos to do a little wine tasting and eat at Hitching Post. I was not disappointed at all by what the Hitching Post delivered! I... More

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San Diego
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218 reviews 218 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We chose a visit here for dinner during our visit to the wine country, as I am a big fan of the Sideways movie. It was great fun to sit at the bar and see the photos on the wall from the filming that happened here. Drinks were reasonably priced with good options for Pino. We made a dinner reservation... More

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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

As a fan of the movie Sideways I had to dine at this place. I was not disappointed. We sat at the bar where Myles hoped to see Myra surrounded by other fans. Our dinner started with the roasted over an open flame artichoke dusted with their magic dust. AWESOME! I ordered ribs my husband had steak. Both entrees came... More

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Buellton, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

As "townies" we appreciate a place that is consistent. Aside from it's Sideways fame this is a local place that serves up a good meal. We usually sit at the bar and chat with visitors from here and there, always good fun. We think of it as a family place and we have taken our grown kids here. They like... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Reservations are needed on week-ends, or you face a long wait. Service & food were good and the staff was very attentive to our need.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We have been here a couple of times and it was great both times. As someone said below in a another review, it is old fashioned - like eating out decades ago. If you're going on a Friday or Saturday night make sure you have reservations. We particularly enjoyed the veggie plate that came out before our meal.

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