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The Hitching Post II

406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
+1 805-688-0676
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
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406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best burgers in the valley match well with the best wine in the valley. And all the other menu items are also excellent. We have been several times since they opened and have never been disappointed. Great service, atmosphere and views complete the package. Come...More

Thank Jbhes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at Sideways so we felt the need to complete the Sideways experience so we thought we'd try Hitching Post. Pretty disappointing. The cracker basket and "fresh veggies" consisting of pickles, green onions and radishes were very odd openers. The soup (cauliflower with...More

Thank ohdonnaoh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here on Saturday. I made reservations and we were seated promptly. Steak was great!! Service was very nice and ambiance was as expected!!

Thank MarthaA542
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I finally made it to the Hitching Post II on a recent visit, and it did not disappoint. Service was great and most of our table of 10 ordered the Pork Baby Back Ribs. They were great! However, don't ask for BBQ sauce and their...More

Thank Curtis A
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

If you had watched the movie Sideways, you may know that a scene was filmed at this restaurant. For my birthday, my husband chose this venue upon recommendation from a friend. Am glad that he made a reservation. Otherwise, the wait time would be at...More

Thank JVTietjens
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Made a reservation and got right it. Mom had lamb, I had the Ribeye both were outstanding. Cocktails were great too and the Syrah was lovely. A very great find here. Moms bucket list was to come here, sure glad we did.

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We sat at the bar and were very well tended. The food and wine were top notch. Plus, just fun to be where the movie Sideways was filmed. The place was packed to the gills, evidence of how good the food is.

Thank DMP3131
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Okay, so we saw the movie Sideways and loved it. And we have visited this area before and loved it. So of course wanted to try the Hitching Post restaurant while in the area for a recent visit. Made a reservation in advance so no...More

Thank Lifeisonetrip
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Be sure to ask for Tammy. Our waitress was amazing and on top of our evening at this find dining restaurant. The steaks are like butter and the wine list is extensive and reasonable. Perfect for celebrating birthdays or anniversaries.

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

I can’t tell you how good our experience was, but let me try. We arrived early to enjoy the bar made famous by the movie Sideways. I ordered the Highliner Pinot Noir, while my wife had a nice Pinot Grigio. What a great wine selection,...More

Thank Lsk0334
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19 March 2018|
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Response from danelle o | Reviewed this property |
They didn’t offer one to us. Not really a kid friendly place but I did see family’s there. The bbq place next door more family suited. AJ spurs
4 January 2018|
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Response from J8592GFstepheng | Reviewed this property |
Its casual
28 July 2017|
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Response from roadtrip_ken_2017 | Reviewed this property |
As noted in an earlier answer, you don't have to sit at the bar itself for burgers on Mon-Tues-Wed, just in the bar side of the restaurant (to the right of the entry), and there are a number of tables there. I've gone there... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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