SPECIAL DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS (and for people who may be lost)
Due to bridge construction, Black Road is closed just north of
Highway One. If
you are taking the 101, we suggest the best way to get around the
problem is to take the Clark Avenue exit in Santa Maria. Go
Clark until you reach Highway 1, turn right
onto Highway 1. Go approximately 3 1/2miles and you will come to a
4-way stop. Turn left onto Black
Road. Go another
3 1/2 miles and at the big yellow HITCHING POST sign and turn right.
you have been taking Betteravia Road to Black Road and hit the closure,
turn around and go back. There will be a left hand turn to Black
Road (easily missed) which will take you to Betteravia where you turn
left (go west) and go to
Brown Road. If you missed the left turn to Black Road, fear not, you
will still end up at Betteravia where you can turn left. Turn left on
Brown Road and pretty quickly you will come
to Highway 1. Turn left (going southeast) until you get to Black Road.
You are now on the other side of the closure! Turn right onto Black
Road. Go another 3/12 miles and at the big yellow HITCHING POST sign
and turn right.
The County has provide a somewhat convoluted map showing the construction, which we have attached here.
And here is our own map:
California, former cow-town of the Old West, is where
California-style barbequeing was brought to perfection by the by the
pioneers. The Hitching Post has
brought this live-oak California-style barbequeing
to perfection bringing choice, aged beef to the ultimate of
gourmet flavor and tenderness while we keep alive the traditions of the
old romantic West.
The weatherworn walls of our 100 year old building are
crammed with memories that induce an atmosphere of Western nostalgia to
the romantically inclined people who can relax and trade the pressures
of the fast, modern world for an evening of Old West hospitality.
Your Hosts: The Ostini Family
Since 1952. Join us on facebook
The Hitching Post serves up great (and famous) food:
Monday-Saturday: 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 to 9:00 p.m
For Reservations and Shipping
Please Call (805) 937-6151 or (866) 879-4088
A film by
features the wines of our area and in particular is actually set in our
sister (well, actually brother--Frank Ostini) restaurant, the Hitching Post II in Buellton (near
Solvang). Look for the Hartley-Ostini Hitching Post Wines, and if you
look carefully, some of the family members as well.
Forbes Magazine featured The Hitching Post and The Hitching Post II together as one of "10 Great BBQ Joints in the USA":
Maria Barbecue . . . focuses on slow cooking with indirect heat
but over an open wood fire rather than in a closed smoker, and
typically features the large tri-tip beef roast. The Hitching Posts
build on this local tradition with far more than tri-tip, marrying
cowboy customs with excellent cuts of steak and seafood . . .
. This is open fire barbecue at its very highest level, sort of a
bridge between Argentinean parillada cooking and Southern barbecue,
making these among the finest steakhouses in the country, but uniquely
and casually so.
As many of you know we were
sued in federal court by one of the many serial litigants harassing
California businesses with unjustified ADA lawsuits. For more
information on our case please look at this.