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The Hitching Post II

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406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603 (Thumbelina)
(805) 688-0676
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Laguna Beach, CA
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Hitching Post is a regular stop for us when we're in the area. Our visit this week was probably the last time we'll spend so much money on so little quality. Our entrees, a filet and a rib-eye, were both VERY ordinary. The two things that were very good were the baked potato and the martinis, but they hardly... More 

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Cool, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well, it is loud and somewhat rowdy. Got seated right away. Many locals there so you know the food is good. Had my heart set on a steak but the menu said "NO YOU DON'T". $47 price tag. Now, we are not cheap by any stretch but that is what we call "prohibitive" pricing. It was hamburger night so we... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at the Marriott about a mile up the road. It was nice out so we walked to the Hitching Post II. We did not have to wait for a table. We like the menu. Plenty of good and healthy options. Beer was ice cold and service was both fast and friendly. This is the kind of place... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We try to make it to dinner at The Hitching Post whenever we are in the Buellton area. The food is great, and we love the old fashioned relish tray that is served as soon as you sit down. We also love that meals come with sides included. The bone-in Angus rib chop is not only delicious, it's practically big... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly was looking forward to dinning here, But very disappointed. One too many drunks in the bar area very loud and obnoxious. Food was mediocre. The service staff were wonderful and attentive. I won't be going back

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Buellton
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best place for a great burger, on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday only. Their Rack of Lamb is to die for. The staff is very friendly and busters are very efficient. Great atmosphere too.

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los angeles
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Hitching Post never seems to change except I miss Frank Ostini in his helmet cooking over the hot oak fire. The steaks are delicious and the servers are friendly and fast. The wine list allows one to sample all of their in house Pinot noirs as well as ordering all the local wines from the area. A popular spot... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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165 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place came highly recommended to us. The clam chowder was one of the most memorable soups we had. As for the wine, we tasted the basic Pinot Noir by Hitching Post prior to our trip and we loved it. The many glasses of higher-end Pinot Noir we had here though did not live up to expectation. We'd say this... More 

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Heber, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For being the pricey place that it is, I was VERY disappointed! We were seated next to a big party that was celebrating a birthday, they were so loud! The wait staff tolerated this and told us that the party realized how loud they were being, and offered to buy us a round of drinks. I didn't want that, I... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here on our 'Sideways' tour. I can't really fault it, perhaps only on the more expensive side, but you get what you pay for and the food is great, the wine is stunning and the staff are really really really friendly, going out of their way to make your visit special.

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?