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The Hitching Post II

406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
+1 805-688-0676
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had reservations and were seated when we arrived. We ordered the fish, duck, and steak. They were all cooked to our specifications and were delicious. We had the soup and salad with the cheese bread. We have been enjoying the Hitching Post since the...More

Thank verda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite being a iconic location from the movie, Sideways, this bar keeps its local charm and friendliness. Sit at the bar, have a glass of the highliner signature Pinot, order some appetizers and enjoy. We found the bartender friendly, the locals engaging and the experience...More

1  Thank SuzanneEL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this gem by overhearing 2 different strangers talking about this restaurant when checking in at my Hotel. It wasn't far, so we went, it has good decoration, & greeted well when you enter. We waited 15 minutes. It had a wide variety of dishes...More

1  Thank Phil C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place seems to be kind of successful only because of their proximity to 2 very touristy central coast towns. The menu is kind of ordinary steakhouse-ish however they had zero in the way of gluten free/vegan choices on offer. The place was packed and...More

1  Thank enzobonneau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place! This is our go to place when we are going to an event at Chumash casino . I love the homey feel and the coziness of this place . We usually sit in front of the fireplace.. I love their unique...More

1  Thank PatriciaW805
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Food - atmosphere - staff - drinks - location - owner (who came and said hi to us) - bar - pictures from Sideways - dessert - wine - cocktails.... it iwas all five star! Stay at Motel 6 in Buellton and put the money...More

1  Thank MJC_On_Road
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Some of the best ribs I have ever tasted, also enjoyed the artichoke appetizer with a bottle of the famous Hitching Post Pinot Noir. This is a must visit location and was seen in the movie Sideways, the famous No Merlot scene.

1  Thank Bill93012
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We reserved via Tripadvisor at 700pm on 4 august. We arrived exactly at 7.00, but had to.wait 5 mins before a table was ready. The place was crowded, but the atmosphere was still very nice. Staff was excellent: very helpful and professional. Food was fantastic,...More

1  Thank andre s
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We ate at the Hitching Post II as part of our plan while traveling along the coast and it did not disappoint. Probably the best grilled chicken and perfect wine pair I've ever had. Food was second to none. Wine was just as good !!

1  Thank R_TMt_Prospect
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

When I'm in the California Central Coast Winery region, we always have one donner at the Hitching Post in Bullelton. There is another one in Casamalia. The foid is excellent. The steaks are all great cooked Santa Maria atyle. The meal is served with a...More

2  Thank yeguerrero
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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 Stephen G | 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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