Reviews for Hitching Post in Casmalia, CA

Jeffrey Allen 1 year ago

I was here a year ago and had a great experience. This year was almost a good, but the girl behind the bar was struggling a... little. Other than that, great steak again! Any of the Hitching Post reds go great with them. I got the 12oz ribeye. I had thebaked potato last time but got the fries this time. Both good options. This time I got the quail appetizer, Very tasty. I hadthe pinot noir tonight, very nice finish. Read more

Jean R. 1 year ago

The best filet mignon I have ever eaten. Perfectly cooked with crisp grilled vegetables. Salad and ice cream too. Out in the... middle of nowhere but was packed! Make a reservation. Took half an hour to get there, but totally worth it! Read more

Melinda Chris 1 year ago

Didn?t care for the food or the ambiance but the staff are lovely. You need a reservation. The food was just OK. I had the filet... and baked potato, my husband had the ribeye with veggies. Ordered my steak medium, it was medium rare so sent it back. Myhusband ordered his medium well, it was well. Our drinks were Moscow mules- they were ok. Dessert was a malted chocolateicecream- nothing remarkable. This place is in the middle of nowhere. Not worth the drive. Again, the staff was great. Read more

Tim Buttrey 2 years ago

The Hitching Post is one of my favorite restaurants in all of California. It begins with a beautiful drive through farmlands and... cattle ranches. Driving in to Casmalia is like going back in time and The Hitching Post is the lifeblood of this classic westerntown. The restaurant is in an old tavern and has been serving delicious steaks the Santa Maria style for 65 years. Every meal iscomplete in every way. You choose your meat and then it?s a veggie tray, shrimp cocktail, salad, baked potato or fries, garlictoast, drink, and dessert! But it is the red oak grilled meat (I got an 8 oz. filet) that steals the show. Don?t miss theopportunity to creat some memories here. Read more

Ron Hascall 2 years ago

The best steaks in the central coast. Old school mesquite grilled to perfection. Each meal comes with a relish plate shrimp... cocktail salad a dessert and coffee. Best in the West! Read more

Curtis Menken 2 years ago

Popular place with great steaks. Be sure to make reservations. They can be very busy in this destination spot. Watching the... bbq master is great. Service may not be as warm as the fire at the grill but they do their best to keep up. Wonderful backyard area you have to see. Someday they need to open this up for seating to overcome the crowded interior. Read more

Ted Eliakis 2 years ago

First time here. Had a blast. Sat at the bar for dinner. The bartenders were a lot of fun. And social. Had amazing dinner. I... had the ribeye medium rare. My lady partner had the filet well done, but not to well. Great experience here. Lots of spaceindoors and outdoors. Very cozy outside for after dinner drinks? great time. Definitely will be back. People sitting at thebar were very social and friendly? Read more

Cory Westerman 2 years ago

Place is in the middle of nowhere, but it was HOPPING! We should've got reservations, but the wait was not awful and it gave us... a chance to look at the lovely back patio and look pond. Got a Summer Mule as a drink and it was amazing. Absolut peach,strawberry puree, lime, and ginger beer. We were told this place had outstanding tri-tip, but learned upon arriving that theydidn't do that. Once again, that's on us for not checking ahead of time. The table had fresh veggies and pickles on it when wewere seated, plus a bowl of sour cream, a bowl of butter, a jar of salsa, and a basket of crackers. The first course was shrimpcocktail, and they piled in a generous helping of popcorn-size shrimp in another bowl with cocktail sauce. Not very presentable,but delicious nonetheless! The salad was edible, but nothing mind-blowing. Medium rare t-bone? Perfection! Medium well topsirloin? Despite my opinion being that medium well is overdone, it was 10/10. Garlic bread? Oooooh yeah, baby! Toasted on oneside and soft on the other, it had everyone clamoring for more. But the ribs... oof. If I were rating on flavor alone, they getanother 10/10. Unfortunately they were dry as Death Valley and tougher than shoe leather. I still ate half of them because theywere a great spoon substitute for the BBQ sauce, but world's best barbecue? Sorry guys, your steaks are world class, but yourbarbecue needs to go back to the drawing board. Read more