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2503 West Wisconsin St, Portage, WI
(608) 742-8208
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food's fantastic, Atmosphere not so much

If you don't mind old school surroundings, you will really like the Hitching Posts food. Their pies are legendary! The staff is friendly and knowlegable. A little more expensive than your average cafe in Portage but the quality of food is worth it. Generous portions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2014
Jerusha S
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Portage, Wisconsin
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Portage, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you don't mind old school surroundings, you will really like the Hitching Posts food. Their pies are legendary! The staff is friendly and knowlegable. A little more expensive than your average cafe in Portage but the quality of food is worth it. Generous portions.

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25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stopped on the way to the Dells. We had three small children with us. The waitress was awesome at catering to the kids. She brought them crayons and each a fruit cup before our food came. Our food also was very quick and delicious! After breakfast I was waiting in line for the women's bathroom with my two boys.... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

What a fun little place to have a variety of food. Tonight was taco buffet night. Good food, good drink, and excellent staff.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

A group of us fly our single engine planes somewhere every Saturday morning for breakfast. We were looking for someplace different and it had to be within walking distance from the airport. We found The Hitching Post to be one of the best breakfast places around. Dawn was a wonderful waitress, funny and quick. Our plates were overflowing and the... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

If you ever had that old bar in your town that no one ever went in, you know, the one where everyone says, "it has good food" but by the looks of it you're more likely to get a virus, and your dad would kill you if he knew you went in... This is that bar... My husband tried to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My husband and I are locals. Went on Saturday night for prime and shrimp. Very good. Will definitely go back again and again. Bloody Mary was excellent and kaitlyn was absolutely delightful as a server. Salad bar is average

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I loved the salad bar and the amazing fresh, homemade soups! I also loved the option to play the jukebox whenever I wanted!

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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Out travels took us near Portage at dinner time and we used TripAdvisor to select a restaurant. My husband had the Saturday night prime rib, which was wonderful and I had a great burger. Both kids cleaned their plates! It is a cozy, friendly atmosphere and we had one one the best waitresses I've ever had in any restaurant-Kaitlyn. Attentive,... More 

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Portage, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Service was excellent. Several items on the buffet were not very good. They had been sitting out there too long. The ribs were dried out, the prime rib was sitting in aujus for so long that it was salty. The alfredo and the shrimp were both good. The crablegs were excellent. Drinks were good.

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Westfield, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We visited the Hitching Post recently and were pleased when we walked in. The restaurant was under new management and remodeling had been done, a salad bar added, etc. We commented to each other everything seemed brighter. Our waitress was very friendly. We thought, GREAT! We had steak for our meal. Before the steak arrived at our table we could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2503 West Wisconsin St, Portage, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Portage
  • Phone Number: (608) 742-8208

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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