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.