Hitching Post II

Row 1

406 E Highway 246
Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-0676
$ $ $
Mon–Fri: 5:00 PM–9:30 PM Sat–Sun: 4:00 PM–9:30 PM

The “barbecue” tradition of Santa Maria, north of Santa Barbara, based not on long-smoked pork but on tri-tip steak, grilled on live oak, helps define the cooking of California’s Central Coast. This homey, always bustling place extends and improves the basic idiom, and adds a knockout wine list, full of vintages made by the proprietor and his neighbors.  Yasmin Fahr, 2/17/2011

Foursquare Tips

  • just as wonderful as you imagine from the movie "Sideways". be sure to get the steak and fries. great bar. children's dinner, including drink & dessert only $8! make reservations! artichoke=yum
  • Artichoke is amazing! Just art and shock! ))
  • AAAAMAZING steaks! Great desserts & cool a$$ bartenders too! I'll be back very soon
  • love the grilled artichoke!
  • Miles (Paul Giamatti) & Jack (Thomas Haden Church) walk down here, where Maya (Virginia Madsen) waits tables, & where Miles recommends the "ostrich" steak.
  • As seen in Sideways... ask about appetizer specials.
  • Best burger I've ever had.
  • Famous for great steak and sublime house Pinot Noir, and more besides - and deservedly too.
  • eccellent steaks and good value for money
  • The Magic Dust is yummy - take some home. Steak and Highliner and bartenders are fabulous - rest of meal is so-so, but total experience is totally worth it!
  • Everything..
  • Grilled artichokes
  • Check out The Hitching Post II as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate
  • The steak was fabulous. The pinot in the county is better but totally enjoyed myself
  • Badass Pinot!
  • Our favorite restaurant for nearly 15 years...before Sideways. Love the old school relish tray, artichokes, shantrill mushrooms (in season) steaks and lobster, oh, and the fries... All good!!
  • Order the French Fries! LA Times called them the best French Fries in Southern California.
  • Great smoky meat.
  • great wine, bbq and service
  • Hitching Post Pinot is my fave Pinot of all time!