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The Hitching Post II

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406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603 (Thumbelina)
+1 805-688-0676
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 21:30
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South Pasadena, California
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a casual place with great atmosphere. The food is good because bad restaurants don't last in this small town. I like the soups too.

Thank Toni I
Salt Lake City, Utah
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were staying at a local RV park and wanted take out. The place was packed on a Monday night. I ordered filet mignon and my wife ordered seared ahi tuna. The appetizer, the salad, the bread, the main course and sides were all prepared perfectly. We would highly recommend this place.

Thank UTPhotog
Avila Beach, Ca.
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hitching Post is primarily a really good steak house. But Monday - Wednesday, in the bar area only, they serve one of the best hamburgers I've ever eaten. They are big and thick and served on a unique bun and are soooo good. We were going to share one ($14.00 each) but did not and I am really glad... More 

Thank AndiamoBrian
Los Angeles
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a less than great meal here a few years ago, I am glad to report that the food and service is once again in top form. My wife and I recently brought some friends from out of town (Norway) to the Hitching Post for the quintessential Santa Barbara Wine Country dinner experience ala 'Sideways'. We had a reservation and... More 

Thank AdrianG
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a solid restaurant in quality of food, preparation, and service; in an unpretentious setting. The filet mignon is cooked to perfection, and needs nothing else in the way of sauces, etc. Desserts are made on the premises, and are delicious. Loved the mushrooms cooked in wine sauce as an appetizer! As the designated driver that appetizer, and my... More 

Thank Donna C
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is the perfect place to finish a day doing the "Sideways" tour of the wineyards - and we did NOT drink any Merlot. We enjoyed a great steak with a really good Pinot Noir. Be careful with ordering starters, we shared one and almost couldn't finish the steak, and since it is a bit pricey, then don't order too... More 

Thank Jens U
Plainfield, Illinois, USA
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have a good but not great meal here. You do feel like you walk back into early 80s with little changing since then. The wait staff was really friendly and attentive - all the different servers we saw were great. The food was just average. It seems the Sideways and historic aspect keeps the attraction. You know you will... More 

Thank Dan V
Santa Monica, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

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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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 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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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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

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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
US$21 - US$30
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-0676

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