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West Coast BBQ at its Best ...

...and More!


Here on the California Central Coast BBQ has always meant grilling over an open fire of red oak wood. This style of cooking is native to our region and goes back to the days of the Spanish Rancheros.

In Buellton we have been grilling over the Coast Live Oak for more than 30 years, yet our roots go back to 1952. It was then that parents Frank and Natalie Ostini brought “Santa Maria Style BBQ” to its peak of perfection, and where their children continue to this day.

At the Buellton Hitching Post II, son Frank Ostini and his well-seasoned team honors the traditions of the past and also embrace the contemporary cooking styles. By combining the old and the new, we have created an exciting cuisine that is uniquely our own.

Combine this food with our own Hitching Post Wines, made by owner Frank Ostini and his winery partner Gray Hartley, and you’ll have a very special food and wine experience.

With great pride and confidence,
we ask that you sit back and enjoy . . .
You’re going to have a great dinner!

ALL ENTREES INCLUDE:

Fresh Vegetable Tray & Toasted Garlic Bread
Your Choice of Rice Pilaf, Baked Potato or French Fries 
& Choose Two Preliminary Courses:
or One (less $1) or None (less $2)
Organic Mixed Green Salad
Today’s Soup
Shrimp Cocktail (add $2)

APPETIZERS

ROASTED GARLIC

Slow roasted to a soft and smooth texture so it can be spread on toast with herbs, roasted peppers, balsamic and olive oil. $10.95

BBQ SAUTEED MUSHROOMS

Grilled for smoke flavor & sauteed with red wine & spices makes a rich sauce, served w/garlic toast. 8 oz. $10.95

STUFFED PASILLA PEPPER

A fire-roasted chile, mild to medium hot, stuffed with shrimp and cheese, served with a grilled corn salsa. $12.95

GRILLED ARTICHOKE

A house specialty and our most popular appetizer. Steamed then grilled for a unique smoke flavor, seasoned with our own Magic Stuff and served with a spicy smoked tomato mayonnaise. $12.95

STEAMED MUSSELS

Steamed with beer, vegetables & mussel liquor to make a wonderful broth worthy of dipping with toasted garlic bread. $13.95


BEEF FROM AMERICA’S MIDWEST

We buy the best beef in America, sourced from small packers in Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas, and aged to our specifications. We cut your steak here and grill it over an oakwood fire as only the HP II has done for over 30 years. Seasoned with Magic Stuff, our unique blend of garlic, salt, pepper, and spices, you’ll get one of the best steaks anywhere!

FILET MIGNON

This steak has been our house specialty since 1986. The rarest & most sought after cut. Prized for its fork cutting tenderness, its flavor is enhanced by our oak fired grill. 5 oz. $35.95 8 oz. $43.95 12 oz. $55.95

PRIME TOP SIRLOIN

A hearty steak from the highest grade of beef, very juicy, with lots of flavor, aged for tenderness, often a meat eater’s favorite, and always one of our most popular cuts. 7 oz. $29.95, 10 oz. $35.95, 15 oz. $41.95

ANGUS NEW YORK

The best of beefy flavor and fine textured tenderness. Consistantly of the highest quality from Omaha., Nabraska. 10 oz. $39.95 14 oz. $49.95

NATURAL RIB EYE

Newport Pride, sourced from the Pacific NW, never ever hormones/antibiotics, grass fed, grain finished, grown naturally at the highest quality to meet our highest standards of taste, flavor, and tenderness. 12 oz. $47.95

ANGUS RIB CHOP

The bone-in rib steak cut from the rib roast and cooked slow over the oak. Like no prime rib you’ve ever eaten. Incredibly flavorful & large enough to share, and a bone to take home. 24/26 oz. $58.95

COMBINATIONS

Choose one & add a steak:

Quail (4 oz.)  or Duck (7 oz.)  or Shrimp (4 oz.)

& Top Sirloin (7 oz) $39.95

& Filet Mignon (5 oz.) $45.95

SEAFOOD

TONIGHT'S FRESH FISH

The freshest fish available, boneless, and grilled over the oak fire. Your waitperson will offer you tonight’s selections. 7 oz. - A.Q.

GRILLED WHITE SHRIMP

White prawns from the Pacific coast of Mexico, skewered withonion and bell pepper, delicious over the oak grill. 4 oz.- $26 .95, 8oz. - $33.95

AUSTRALIAN LOBSTER TAIL

An 8-10 oz. tail, the meat is removed from its shell, and it is grilled over the open fire, basted with butter and sprinkled with Magic Stuff, giving it a unique flavor, with a moist and succulent texture. $47.95


FOWL

GRILLED TEXAS QUAIL

Naturally raised and partially de-boned. Quickly grilled, juicy with lots of smoke flavor. One - $25.95, Two - $35.95

FRESH NATURAL CHICKEN BREAST

The highest quality from CA, oak grilled, very juicy with gorgeous flavor. 10 oz. $26.95

DIESTEL TURKEY STEAK

A family-run sustainable ranch since 1949. A steak of white breast NATURAL turkey from Sonora, cold smoked then grilled and served with an apple-red pepper chutney. 8 oz. $25.95

SMOKED DUCK BREAST

Cold smoked & oak grilled, slightly pink inside (unless ordered otherwise), served with an apricot ginger sauce. 7 oz. $28.95


PORK & LAMB

NATURAL PORK BABY BACK RIBS

No sticky sauce, just the satisfying flavor of oak smoke from our open grill with our Magic Stuff on Idaho’s Salmon Creek Farms Natural Pork. 1 lb. $27.95

NATURAL SMOKED RIB OF PORK

Smoked and oak grilled, succulent and delicious Salmon Crk. bone-in pork loin served with apple-red pepper chutney. (1 Chop) 7 oz. $26.95 (2 Chops) 14 oz. $35.95

NEW ZEALAND RACK OF LAMB

Tender, distinct yet mild flavor, marinated in mild cajun & garlic spices, then grilled. 10 oz. $37.95

Menu and prices subject to change without notice

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