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The Hitching Post

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3325 Point Sal Road, Casmalia, CA 93429
+1 805-937-6151
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse
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3325 Point Sal Road, Casmalia, CA 93429
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They don't make restaurants like this anymore. The Hitching Post features five courses (standard), spectacular barbecue, really attentive service, a lot of history (65 years!) and great prices. I had the Sunday Special half-chicken barbecue dinner and my husband had barbecue ribs and the artichoke....More

Thank deborah1518
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Great steaks. The t-bone and the ribeye were both exceptional. The artichoke appetizer is a must-have too! Low key, country ambiance with a good vibe. Service was also attentive and generally good.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

A short drive outside of Santa Maria, the effort is well worth it. Everyone traveling between L.A. and the Bay Area on 101 seems to know of this place. A 1960s Western dining feel. Old historical photos on the wall with full exposed grill in...More

Thank 432West
Reviewed February 10, 2017

Three things: 1. Hard to find, especially in fog. 2. Not cheap - these folk know the value of their goods. Ribeye at $45 (but that's a full plate and dessert, too). 3. It's awesome. Table of three, busy Wednesday night - the decor is...More

2  Thank MBA-OGTA
Reviewed January 17, 2017

An amazing steak! I have eaten here many times, but it was especially good yesterday since I had not had solid food for two days (colonoscopy)! The Hitching Post is a walk in the past started by one of the ranching families that has been...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed January 13, 2017

THIS is the place, y'all. You can't be a vegetarian and eat here....well, you could, but it would be difficult. This is the original Hitching' Post in a tiny, no cell service town, called Casmalia. (I heard my first owl when we came out of...More

Thank 5150rocks
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Over several years, we have become predictable: Artichoke, goose & tonics, 10 oz. New York, 5 oz. Filet, a local red wine, etc., etc. Hitching Post I has always been predictable: Service is excellent, food and drink are excellent, atmosphere is local and friendly while...More

Thank Jbhes
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We had 30 people and this place delivered. Not only good food, but fast and friendly service, which is not easy to do for groups this size. Steak was cooked just the way I asked, and our server was fully engaged and attentive. Worth the...More

Thank Dale G
Reviewed October 18, 2016

The Hitching Post is a wonderful place to dine. The place has character. The servers were helpful. The menu was very extensive and the steaks there are exceptionally wonderful ; cooked to perfection. The restaurant was able to handle our group of 30 with no...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed October 17, 2016

I was visiting Santa Maria for a one day visit and we wanted to go to a nearby steak house. The Hitching Post had the best ratings so we gave it a try. We split a rib eye steak. We choose the french fries over...More

Thank Steve B
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Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3325 Point Sal Road, Casmalia, CA 93429
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Casmalia
  • Phone Number: +1 805-937-6151
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