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All 39 Buellton Restaurants

The Hitching Post II

406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
(805) 688-0676
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Ranked #4 of 39 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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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We have visited this restaurant many times. It is consistently good. Food, service, menu always exceptional. The only issue is that the restaurant side is starting to show its age. Even if no upgrade still will always enjoy a meal when in Buellton.

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Lafayette, Ca
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was our third visit to the Hitching Post II, made famous by the movie Sideways. If you want to visit, you can make an online reservation which we did and it came in handy since when we got to the restaurant there was a two hour wait. This is one popular restaurant and for good reason. The steaks are... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

One more Sideways stop in our Solvang visit. It was a really worthy dinner. Excelent meat and good service.

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Rainier, Oregon
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437 reviews 437 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Although Miles and Jack ate here only once, during our previous visit the wait staff told us about the Happy Hour menu, and the absolutely spectacular burger that was featured on it. So, we decided to give it a try on our most recent Central Coast visit. The menu for the wine-tasting hour (5 to 6 PM) is different from... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

By the outside you would not think the food could be as good as it is, so as the old saying goes, "don't judge a book by its cover" is the case here. After spending a day in Solvang and eating every Danish type of food possible we decided we just wanted a good steak. Now there are two steakhouses... More 

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Fullerton, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

On our trip to the Santa Barbara wine country one of our "must-dos" was a visit to The Hitching Post. The owner of our B&B recommended that we go on a week night as it can get very crowded on weekends. The restaurant doesn't look much from the outside, but the inside is cozy and comfortable. We were shown to... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The title says it all. The restaurant has a cosy feel to it. I like the fact you can see into the kitchen and watch the chefs in action. The artichokes to start were tasty, the steak was some of the best we've eaten and the dessert was also very good. We obviously sampled their famous Pinot noir and we... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We were on a Santa Barbara wine tour and stopped here for dinner on our way out of Solvang. It didn't look much from the outside, but we had it on good authority that it was a great place for steak. And we were delightfully surprised. The decor is a little dated and the restaurant itself isn't that big. We... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great steak dinner and good selection of local wine. Always hesitate about restaurants made famous by movies but the food and service were both outstanding. The steak was tender, flavored well and cooked perfect!

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Orange, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Forget all the Sideways hype! Yes, you'll remember the bar from the movie, but after that... Come for old world, old school comfort. This is the place for world-class beef in the Santa Ynez Valley. We both had the filets, they were prepared perfectly! Also, try the Grilled Artichokes, very good! Great wait-staff, Sue was really funny, witty and very... More 

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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, Barbecue, Steakhouse

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