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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
$$ - $$$
406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had wanted to visit this restaurant for many years after watching the movie Sideways and whilst on a roadtrip round the west coast I decided to stop over in Buellton to visit the Hitching Post II. Luckily there was enough room for me to...More

1  Thank scopetrekker
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Stayed in Buellton with friends for wedding. Suggested hitching post for dinner with group of friends based on reviews. Everyone in group raved about their meal. If you leave restaurant hungry it is your fault. Busy Friday night but we had reservations and was seated...More

Thank 285DanD
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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
5 January 2018|
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Response from J8592GFstepheng | Reviewed this property |
Its casual
29 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
USD 21 - USD 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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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