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The Hitching Post

3325 Point Sal Road, Casmalia, CA 93429
805-937-6151
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Casmalia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $45
Hours:
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

After a long day of travel, we traveled from Vandenberg AFB to the Hitching Post. A good find in the middl of nowhere. The smell..from the parking lot was intriguing. Not a fancy place, a little too pricey, but good. We decided to split our meal and were pleasantly surprised. Our meal came with a tray of veggies, shrimp cocktail... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

After a long day on the road and despite having booked the landmark Hitching Post II in Buellton, thought about the shorter trip to Casmalia. A very cutesy restaurant in a one-horse town in the middle of nowhere. The food, chatter and buzz, every bit as good as its sister but after some recon activity, found a delightful koi pond... More

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santa clara
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My first visit to the Hitching Post was in 1979 and the restaurant had an atmosphere of the West, the food was great and the staff were "down home". The 2014 visit was okay, but not as good. The staff was less friendly, food was a little above average. It's not worth the 10 mile drive from Santa Maria on... More

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REDONDO BEACH, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I am greatly saddened to say that one of my favorites, Hitching Post I, Casmalia, CA, has declined. I have been going there for 19 years and have always looked forward to a return trip. I live in Southern California so it's quite a hike for me to visit HP. The event has always been in conjunction with a few... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My Porsche Club were on a Central California Coast tour and stopped in Casmalia at the Hitching Post for an early dinner(4:30pm). The HP had been checked out before and we asked if they could handle a group of 50 people. They stated that at that hour, before it was busy, they could. Upon all 26 cars and 54 people... More

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Destin, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Would have to say some of the best BBQ Beef I have ever had. Did the house special 36oz bone in Ribeye Damn wonderful and full of a very distinct BBQ flavor I have never had before. Others had Filet, sirloin, and reg. menu rib eye. All just loved it and the wine selection was up to speed. Kind of... More

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Monterey, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Love putten on my cow girl boots and heading out to The Hitching Post. Waitstaff is always great even though they are always super busy. The veggies and crackers you get once seated are a nice treat while you purse the menu. We love their Pino Nour when it's available. Dinner includes a salad, garlic bread, entree (always filet for... More

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Glendale, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This restaurant is simply wonderful, and so unique. As part of organizing a car show for the troops at Vandenberg, we come here for an after car show dinner. Last time we had 50+ people and everyone agreed the food and especially the service was amazing...and what a bargain! Terri and her staff treat every customer like a longtime friend.... More

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Camarillo, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Make your reservation and plan to enjoy outstanding food and service. We have enjoyed the HP as a couple or for family outings, I even took a chance alone after golf and had great service at the bar for dinner.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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179 reviews 179 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My wife and I last ate here some 25 years ago. We haven't had the opportunity to return until now. It seemed like nothing has changed -- the building is the same, in the same out-of-the-way location. The menu is the same and the food and service are still outstanding. Our waitress told us she has been working there for... More

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