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The Hitching Post II

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$$ - $$$
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406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603 (Thumbelina)
(805) 688-0676
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Santa Monica, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is celebrating its 30th anniversary so its been around for a while. A real old time kind of place with good cocktails and a relish tray on each table. The service is good, attentive and professional. The food is mostly good but I was disappointed in the top sirloin steak. Although it was cooked perfectly as ordered (medium... More 

Thank _dt_arch
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

All of the adults enjoyed the food but there was a limited children's menu. Best steak and lobster in the valley.

Thank dwalker0320
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told from people in Solvang to try it and it was a Outstanding place. The food was fantastic and the staff was very, very nice. It was the Best steak I've ever tasted.

Thank b0b009
Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A local must see for all central coast visitors or residents.. made famous when used as a centrally located gathering point for an thoroughly entertaining film about the adventures of two guys who drive up from LA to sample the many varieties of Pinot noir wine grown in the area. The menu of char- broiled fish steaks and chops is... More 

Thank Peteran357
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd read so many great views and it was top of my list of restaurants to visit in Buellton. What a let down!! It's very pricey (compared to other restaurants we visited in the area) and with really sub-standard food. My husband and I ordered two starters each as we weren't prepared to pay $50 for a steak without any... More 

Thank Yvette M
Torrance, California
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As one previous traveler said about the steak "B.... get in my stomach" ! My wife and I shared the double cut rib on prime rib steak and what a joy. For those who have not had this oak cooked beauty you must try and highly recommend the bbq mushrooms to go with it! This steak was perfectly prepared MR... More 

Thank Calicobass
New York, NY.
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the decor to the crowd to the presentation, this restaurant celebrates an older, "honest", restaurant tradition and does it splendidly! The ribeye was generously sized, reasonably priced and perfectly cooked; the wait staff quick, professional and helpful. A really good restaurant without pretense. Our group thoroughly enjoyed our meal and look forward to returning.

Thank gofo
Newport Beach
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming here for 2 decades, love this place. THAT film led to some not so great changes, but it's still a very good place for a dinner. The specials tend to rock, so go for them. And the wine list is superb, so go go go for them, too!

Thank OCDoc
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The $30 anniversary menu basically gives you a free dessert--and it is worth it if you enjoy concluding a meal with chocolate. A chocolate tart to be exact...it is excellent and not on the regular menu (thru mid-December 2016). Recommend the filet mignon and the pork chop. Go for the pork chop if you haven't had one lately.

Thank PasaTravels
Buffalo, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I shared the giant rib eye on our last visit. The food, wine and service was delightful but the real fun is watching all the customers. We got a real kick out of people watching. From the crass LA man talking about how much money he made that day to the simple farmer and his wife. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: (805) 688-0676

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?