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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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4:00 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, Reservations

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  • 62
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  • 31
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  • 17
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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
Steak dinner

Good, old fashioned steak house located just outside Solvang. Looking for a gluten free refuge from the typical Danish dinner fare, we came to this traditional dinner house. Pricey, but high quality. Good service, good steaks. We arrived at 5:30 on a Tues and by 6 pm it was packed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I read "reservations required". That's no joke. We arrived at prime dinner time, Sunday night at 6:30 pm....with reservations by way of Open Table. We walked past 20 or 30 waiting people...and were seated immediately. By that I mean, I said the name, the hostess grabbed the menus and we were sitting in 30 seconds. Waiter was awesome, friendly and... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by a friend who lived in this area and are we glad! You'll need a reservation, 'cause this is a popular spot. We booked on OpenTable and were seated immediately. Our waitress, Tammy, was wonderful. We both had steaks and agreed that they were probably the best we've ever had! A little pricey, but the meal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Good, old fashioned steak house located just outside Solvang. Looking for a gluten free refuge from the typical Danish dinner fare, we came to this traditional dinner house. Pricey, but high quality. Good service, good steaks. We arrived at 5:30 on a Tues and by 6 pm it was packed.

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San Clemente, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wine event at Gainey Winery was only topped by our amazing dinner at HPII.....Tammy our waitress was a complete pleasure....food was amazing table was perfect, my New York Strip was out of this world! We brought our own wine but Tammy also talked us into a Hitching Post Pinot Noir ... good call it was perfect! Make reservation and do... More 

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Del Mar, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had to stop by for a Rib eye and a filet and this time sat in the bar. We tried the baked garlic on toast and it was terrific! Company is always great, and a whole lot of hungry people are waiting to be fed!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were excited about visiting this restaurant on a recent trip up the Central California Coast, especially because it had just received a glowing write-up in the Los Angeles Times. We arrived very early for dinner (about 5 PM!), as we had heard that it can get quite crowded. Imagine our surprise to find that it was already packed with... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We usually have one dinner here when visiting, and it's always good. It was good before it was featured in the movie Sideways, and it is still good. Ribs. The other food is good too, but the highlight for me is always the ribs. Rustic atmosphere, friendly staff, and I'd advise a reservation.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

In a word, FANTASTIC! Casual atmosphere good for any type group; couples, families...actual kids menu (steak or chicken) at a steak house is rare. The food was amazing and the overall experience was above average.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Hitching Post is an interesting dichotomy. Though the restaurant has an impressive wine list and cuisine worthy of a special date night, the atmosphere is relatively subdued. Simply put, there is a refreshing lack of style and hipness about the Hitching Post. It is cozy and rustic, yet one may even notice a celebrity or two present in the... More 

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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Mediocre food and high prices make this a tourist trap. It is factory food for people who want to see where "Sideways" was filmed.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?