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The Hitching Post

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3325 Point Sal Road, Casmalia, CA 93429
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Miami Beach
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being my love for going to the Hitching Post II in Solvang, I thought I would stay in Shell Beach and try the Hitching Post I. It was a disappointing experience. It was not fun! The bar, was just that, a bar. Nothing eminated exciting. Very dark, very few windows if any in the entire restaurant. Hot as one could... More 

Thank ILoveTraveling2
Orange County, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little place is out in the middle of nowhere! Luckily we go with some locals that lead the way. The steaks are pricey but worth it! You are not paying for the high profile name or the high rent location; you are paying for a top rate steak and that is what we got! Delicious!

Thank L A
Newport Beach, California
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

This is what started it all!! The movie and the reality!! The best steaks and the remote location! The starters are just ok except the artichokes but when you get to the steak smother it with the salsa and you will not forget this. Excellent food unique location

Thank thehandsometraveler
Midlothian, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Awesome steakhouse, out in the middle of nowhere! Our son is stationed at Vandenberg AFB, visits HP frequently, and highly recommended it. The service was friendly and very attentive. The steaks & ribs were outstanding, and the portions were huge. A tad pricey, but the quality and historical ambience made it worth every penny. This is a restaurant that's been... More 

Thank David C
Newport Beach, California
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

The Hitching post has been around forever and my family has gone here for over 30 years. The location and decorations are enough but the steaks and accompanying salsa is to die for. Lots of history and famous folks have gone here just ask the servers for details and stories

Thank thehandsometraveler
Cambria, CA
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

My group of 4 enjoyed some good drinks and very cold beer. I emphasize VERY COLD BEER because most establishments serve semi-cold beer. The barmaid was fabulous. We were seated promptly. It was the first time at the Hitching Post for my three friends, and the entire experience exceeded their expectations. Great good and great fun. We'll absolutely return. One... More 

Thank CoachCambria_CA
Portland, Oregon
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Meet a family member Frank Ostini 20 years ago at a Pinot function. And saw Frank his place in the movie Sideways. So I finally got to where I could enjoy a Hitching Post>' This was a treat weathered barn style build with an open pit fire in the kitchen on which they prepare all the meats. The meats are... More 

Thank wjj3
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

I live in Orange County where there are a number of high end steak places, but this meal was absolutely the best since i can remember! The flavors were amazing! My husband ordered the 15 oz New York strip which we shared. They offer a side plate with sides. He ordered the grilled veggies. We all are offered shrimp cocktail... More 

Thank Maria B
Santa Maria, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

The Hitching Post has the best steak around. I have had the filet and sirloin and they both have been tender, juicy and tasty. The restaurant is older and not fancy at all but the service is great. My husband had the New York cut and loved it. Their prices are above average but worth it. It's s place to... More 

Thank LizzyF
Pismo Beach, California
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

The steak was excellent but the rest of the meal was just average. It is a little over priced but they do serve a lot of food. The service was excellent! This was a celebration for a milestone anniversary. We were a little disappointed overall.

Thank pismopat2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: 805-937-6151

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?