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“Weekend of fun.”

The Hitching Post II
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Ranked #3 of 39 Restaurants in Buellton
Price range: $21 - $30
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Thumbelina
Reviewed April 29, 2014

HP2 only opens at 3 on weekdays and 4 on weekends. The atmosphere is alive and loud. Wine flowing left and right as soon as we arrived. The staff was very accomodating even though it was quite crowded. We arrived Saturday at 7 and was told the wait was about an hour and 15 minutes. We actually waited about 45 minutes before being called for our table. The food was delicious. 7 oz. sirloin was cooked to perfection and my wife's mahi-mahi was also very good. We were surprised the wait for tables was still ongoing even at 9 pm. The cocktails are "airport expensive" so the best deal is ordering a glass of wine. Overall it was quite a pleasant experience and the ambience is that of a steak house/bar. Don't think you're going to have a quiet evening of dining if you go.

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4  Thank Ariel C
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Sue was on the spot and very funny. She helped make a great Birthday on a not-so good trip (Bomb in Solvang)

2  Thank Booba B
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Reminds me of the many roadside steak joints I grew up with in Texas. Everything is good, especially the perfectly cooked steaks and the pinots, but nothing wow's. Still, it's a Santa Barbara wine country tradition I find hard to pass up.

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3  Thank svtex
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

it is not the same as the original HP out in Casmalia. only claim to fame is being in a lame movie about wine tasting and buddies out for some fun. take the time to make the drive to the real deal.

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3  Thank Patrick M
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Does The Hitching Post II want to be fancy with expensive food/wine and tablecloths? Or does it want to be folksy, with servers that joke with you and kitschy decor? It must decide before it can succeed in either way. Quail, filet mignon and rib-eye special were the highlights of the meal - rest was just average. Glad to have tried it since I loved the movie "Sideways" but won't go again nor recommend it.

2  Thank B K
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