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The Hitching Post II

Certificate of Excellence
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406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603 (Thumbelina)
+1 805-688-0676
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 21:30
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406 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sideways movie forced me to visit and I was not disappointed. We were a group of 24 and Shawndra accommodated us with professionalism. Small bar area and limited seating in two rooms plus a few tables in bar area. Extensive wine list. My wife and I shared a Filet and Swordfish. Both were cooked to our requests and tasty. Included... More 

Thank GiseppeGord
Shanghai, China
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful surprise. This place has a secret burger that's not even on the menu. It's not available every day so you have to know from a local. This is absolutely one of the best burgers of my life. The bacon is amazing as well. The reputation here is that it has the best barbecue steaks anywhere. I can't... More 

Thank eyecoin
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was excellent, I have a problem eating burgers as I like it well done, however I do not digest meat well if not soft, the server understood my needs and discussed with chef, AMAZING and perfect. This will be my restaurant of choice when in the area. I must watch Sideways again. And their wine selection is amazing

Thank Dorania M
Tucson, Arizona
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll make this short and sweet. If you are in the area, just go here for dinner. You will not be disappointed, period. Yes it's a bit spendy, but the dinner was delicious. Treat yourself!

Thank TreborsTravels
Encino, California, United States
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here many times but honestly enjoyed it better before the movie "Sideways" changed the landscape of the Santa Ynez Valley as well as this restaurant. Frank Orsini the owner/chef does an amazing job with steak/burger and some of the best fries in the area. HE also makes a wonderful selection of Hitching Post Pinot Noir worth the trip... More 

Thank Andrew M
Auburn, Alabama
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was very good. Wait staff were pleasant & efficient. Only concern was that it was somewhat noisy (possibly due to low ceiling).

Thank johnson117
British Columbia, Canada
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the best meal here, after some vino at the bar. I had the ribs with rice pilaf, really liked the dry rub, no sauce. Husband had the rib eye. Really top notch food and service. We got there really early, otherwise I doubt there would be a table available without a reservation. Wine was excellent, we took home a... More 

Thank Emily K
Sellersburg, IN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the area for a wine tasting weekend and just had to try. The food was awesome! We tried the grilled artichoke, dry rub slab of ribs and ribeye. Recommend all! Loved the fresh relish tray for starters. Unique toasted bread.. Wine was perfect too!

Thank TheBurgsTraveler
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good old fashioned Western food! Leather seating! Great service! Basic salads! But great steaks! The site of the movie SIDEWAYS! Fun!

Thank Jujubbb
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Locals secret. Awesome burgers in the bar only Monday thru Wednesday. Lots of toppings to pick from including. Super thick bacon available---avocado too!

Thank Sandy S

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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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?