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Hitching Post

3325 Point Sal Rd., Casmalia, CA - (805) 937-6151
Big steaks cooked over fires of live oak wood come with a full dinner of Santa Maria sides that include a repertoire of relish tray with sweet peppers and chile peppers, celery ribs, carrot sticks, and olives, plus shrimp cocktail made with a teensy-weensy shrimp, a green head lettuce, garlic toast, and potatoes, either baked or French fried.
88% Approval Rating (17 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"In 1952 Frank Ostini bought an old hotel in the town of Casmalia, which had been a lively cattle center back in the pre-statehood days of the California ranchos. Mr. Ostini called his place The Hitching Post, and made steak his specialty. He had no menu, and customers ..."   [Read More]
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Rueben Olivas - Photos (4)
April 03, 2011
"I was raised in the Santa Maria area. My parents are from Casmalia, CA, home of the original Hitching Post. I know this restaurant well. It is my all-time favorite. They have the best rib eye and T-bone steaks I have ever eaten and their BBQ'd artichokes are ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

3325 Point Sal Rd., Casmalia, CA
(805) 937-6151

http://www.bbq2you.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:No Data
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Hitching Post BBQ'd artichokes.
"Hitching Post BBQ'd artichokes."
Rueben Olivas





The grill at the Hitching Post.
"The grill at the Hitching Post."
Rueben Olivas


Hitching Post BBQ'd mushrooms.
"Hitching Post BBQ'd mushrooms."
Rueben Olivas


Hitching Post buffalo greeting.
"Hitching Post buffalo greeting."
Rueben Olivas


California is not generally thought of as a great place to eat steak or barbecue. The Hitching Post proves otherwise.
"California is not generally thought of as a great place to eat steak or barbecue. The Hitching Post proves otherwise."
Michael Stern


This hundred-year-old building has been a happy end of the trail for hungry meat-eaters since the 1950s.
"This hundred-year-old building has been a happy end of the trail for hungry meat-eaters since the 1950s."
Michael Stern


Santa Maria is the heart of serious barbecue country! In town, service organizations stage weekend cookfests along the streets where the menu is a downsized version of what's served at The Hitching Post. In this case, the cooking and serving is being done from a Lions Club bus.
"Santa Maria is the heart of serious barbecue country! In town, service organizations stage weekend cookfests along the streets where the menu is a downsized version of what's served at The Hitching Post. In this case, the cooking and serving is being done from a Lions Club bus."
Michael Stern


The
"The "evening of old Western hospitality" promised on this welcoming plaque makes the Hitching Post a weekend destination for many Los Angelenos. "
Michael Stern



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