We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Hitching Post II

406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
+1 805-688-0676
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp cocktail” (56 reviews)
“relish tray” (31 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
406 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9603
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (780)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 739 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

There are many types of wood used to bring that classic smoked flavor to grilled meats. Hickory, mesquite, pecan, apple, etc. But there's nothing quite like the flavor imparted thru red oak. Also known as Santa Maria style BBQ, it is to me without question...More

Thank simiseeu
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate here on a Wednesday evening- four adults and a toddler. Suspect they have jacked up prices since movie appearance. The food quality was okay, the service very slow and not worth what they charge. We ordered steak, quail, ribs, and chicken- marginal food...More

Thank john k
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food ! We had the filet and lobster. Done to perfection. Fat courteous waitress's kept coming back to see if we needed anything else and kept our glasses full. The only drawback: The restrooms. C'mon guys... 5-star eatery and -2 restrooms. Also in the...More

Thank antikbuff1952
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very welcoming and happy staff. Attention to detail and the food is superb! Started out with the infamous artichoke! Delicious! I ordered the special burger they only have on Monday and Wednesday.It is to die for. Cooked perfectly to your specifications. You really can't go...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were not disappointed in the food or wine, but by how horribly we were treated by our server “Tami”. Her face looked angry as soon as we saw her and we thought, maybe that is just the way she looks. Her attitude was even...More

Thank susyhenderson79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have done my share of travels and can say this is possibly the best steak I have ever had. An exceptional top sirloin that was juicy and flavorful. Had a mushroom appetizer ( not a huge fan but thought I would share with the company...More

Thank marisa e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hitching Post II has been a favorite for years. So, how does it hold up years later? Great!! Fantastic service. If you can believe it the steaks have gotten better. The Filet Mignon was the best I had in two years. And the Highliner Pinot...More

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Surprised my boyfriend with a quick trip and dinner. Would definitely make this stop again and again. Excellent steaks, beyond pleased and wonderful top notch service. Our waitress was excellent! Wonderful food and hospitality

Thank CSChalford
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the special Flat Iron steak. It was excellent. We arrive around 5 on a Monday night and it wasn’t very busy. By 6:30 it was packed. Go early.

Thank Eel55
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Finally made it to the Hitching Post. Fun place, good service. My husband ordered the ribs which do not come with sauce. He loved it so much, we had to go back again in a few days. I'm not a huge meat eater, but I...More

Nearby HotelsSee all 8 hotels in Buellton
Motel 6 Buellton - Solvang Area
112 reviews
.83 km away
Sideways Inn
80 reviews
.92 km away
Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
606 reviews
.97 km away
Pea Soup Andersen's Inn
429 reviews
1.04 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ellen's Danish Pancake House
297 reviews
1.18 km away
Mother Hubbard's Restaurant
195 reviews
1.24 km away
A. J. Spurs
272 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mendenhall's Museum
14 reviews
1.28 km away
The Creation Station Fabric and Quilt Shop
16 reviews
.45 km away
Buellton Visitor Bureau & Chamber of Commerce
15 reviews
1.34 km away
Ken Brown Wines
9 reviews
1.50 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
19 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Joann V | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend taking children to this establishment
5 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
Response from Stephen G | Reviewed this property |
Its casual
29 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
Improve this listing

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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing