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The Hitching Post

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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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  • 62
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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 1
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  • 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
Really worth the drive.....

This is the original Hitching Post (not the newer one from Sideways the movie). It's in one of the stranger towns I've ever been too seemingly in the middle of nowhere, off the 1, north of Orcutt - just a cluster of homes with an odd vibe, like a lot went down here over the years.....the Post is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Chris7g
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is the original Hitching Post (not the newer one from Sideways the movie). It's in one of the stranger towns I've ever been too seemingly in the middle of nowhere, off the 1, north of Orcutt - just a cluster of homes with an odd vibe, like a lot went down here over the years.....the Post is truly fab,... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My husbands favorite place to go, but I like it just as much. We always get the filet and it's always cooked just the way we like it. I like that they have a 5 ounce filet which is just the right size for me. Very casual place. Service is usually fast and attentive. You get relish tray,shrimp cocktail(tiny shrimp... More 

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Although the atmosphere is nothing more than a "family room for the extended family", the food is always generous and perfectly grilled. My family gathers in Santa Maria for all holidays as our parents still live there even though none of us siblings do. Saturday evenings always are centered on dinner at the Hitching Post & great memories are made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Went with a group of 10. Everyone had a great experience. Would also recommend their Restaurant in Buelton.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about The Hitching Post

Address: 3325 Point Sal Road, Casmalia, CA 93429
Phone Number: 805-937-6151
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Casmalia
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
Average Prices: USD $45
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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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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