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3325 Point Sal Road, Casmalia, CA 93429
805-937-6151
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great steaks

Great food cooked perfectly per your request.Very attentive staff. Exposes the other steak houses mentioned in other reviews for what they are, tourist traps. Yes the interior and exterior are rustic , but we go for the food and friendly ,helpful staff. Yes it's a drive out in the country, all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Philip F
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great food cooked perfectly per your request.Very attentive staff. Exposes the other steak houses mentioned in other reviews for what they are, tourist traps. Yes the interior and exterior are rustic , but we go for the food and friendly ,helpful staff. Yes it's a drive out in the country, all the better .In fact forget what I said .Instead... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We, went to this place while on vacation. The service is excellent, the STEAKS are second to none! The BEST STEAK we've ever had! Not fancy, right to the point.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

My in laws live in Lompoc and every imp we visit this is our go to spot!!! Always constant with great Santa Maria style steaks. The rub they use on their meats is so tasty not to mention the way they grill everything. Your dinner includes a chilled veggie tray great to snack on while waiting for your drinks followed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The service was incredible! Our drinks were never empty. Not once! They offer homemade dressings and fries. I ordered the half slab of ribs. The taste was great but they were not tender at all. So we were not too impressed with my meal, however, my husband ordered the chicken. Now that was AMAZING! We both agreed that it was... More 

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Radford, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I would still love to return to this place again. The other reviewers were correct in their statements of fair sides and locals atmosphere. But despite the price, the steaks can't be beat and the wine just highlights the experience of being among the "locals". I returned here on a getaway with my wife after 5 years of being away.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I remembered the hitching post to be much better in every aspect. The food is WAY over prices and the seroundings far to load. The service was kind but in less ur white or look like u got money people seem to stair like u dont belong there. I WILL NOT be returning and if ur smart u would head... More 

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Redondo Beach, Calif.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We love the Casmalia location of the Hitching Post. It's a longer drive but it's less crowded and more quaint than Buellton. The service is fantastic and the steaks are the best. Always have to get the grilled artichoke, otherwise you are missing out. The wine choices are also fantastic. Well worth the drive.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The steaks were awesome. Side dishes so, so, but adequate. The service was fantantastic. Over all it was an outstanding dining experience.

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Hanford, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

December 30 was my second ever trip to The Hitching Post after a first visit in September. I remembered it being good, but it was better the second time around. I don't know if it was because of other first timers along for the fun or what, but everything about it seemed better. Maybe it was the dry martini? The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great wine and even better steak. Funny, the salad and sides were not great at all. The vegetables seemed like they were jolly green giant frozen and boiled. But that said, loved, loved my meal, because I was there for the meat and wine.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3325 Point Sal Road, Casmalia, CA 93429
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Casmalia
  • Phone Number: 805-937-6151

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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