Stake Plate


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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 35 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 2, 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!


Fresh Vegetable Tray & Toasted Garlic Bread
Your Choice of :
Rice Pilaf (includes NUTS), Baked Potato or French Fries
& Choose one Preliminary Course:
Organic Mixed Green Salad or Today's Soup or A La Carte (less $1)


Roasted Garlic
Slow roasted to a soft and smooth texture so you can spread it on toast with herbs and roasted peppers. $16

BBQ Sauteed Mushrooms
8 oz. of mushrooms, grilled for smoke flavor, then sauteed with red wine and spices. $17

Grilled Corn Quesadilla
Two flour tortillas filled with jack, cheddar cheese, and a spicy corn salsa, grilled, served with a fresh salsa. $18.

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. (Buy our Smoked Tomato Pesto and make this smoked tomato mayonnaise at home!) $19

Grilled Texas Quail
Naturally grown, this fresh partially boned quail is quickly grilled so it is flavorful & moist. Served with Wild Turkey sweet potatoes. 4-5oz. $20


We buy the best beef in America, sourced from small packers in Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas, that is aged to our specifications.  We cut your steak here and grill it over an oakwood fire as only the HP2 has done for almost 4 decades. 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. $54   8 oz. $66  12 oz. $83

Prime Top Sirloin
A hearty steak from the heart of beef country - Omaha, Nebraska, juicy and flavorful, aged for tenderness, often a meat eater’s favorite, often a meat eater's favorite and always one of our most popular cuts. 7 oz. $42, 15 oz. $57

Natural New York
The best combination of flavor and fine textured tenderness. Consistent high quality from the Midwest, pasture raised, grain finished, no hormones or antibiotics.  10 oz. $59    14 oz. $73

SoHo New York
A large New York Steak is cut in half to make a smaller portion with the same thickness as the normal New York.   7oz. $46

Natural Rib Eye
This is a natural program that "never ever" uses hormones or antibiotics, resulting in steaks that meet our high expectations for texture, taste & flavor intensity. 12 oz. $78


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 with onion and bell pepper, delicious over the oak grill.
4 oz.- $39,    8oz. - $50


Grilled Texas Quail
Naturally raised and partially de-boned. Quickly grilled, juicy with lots of smoke flavor.    One -  $40,    Two  -  $53

Fresh Natural Chicken Breast
The highest quality from CA, oak grilled, very juicy with gorgeous flavor.   10 oz.  $39

Smoked Duck Breast
Cold smoked & oak grilled, slightly pink inside (unless ordered otherwise), served with an apricot ginger sauce.   7 oz.  $46


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.  $42

Natural Smoked Pork Chop
Smoked and oak grilled, succulent and delicioius Salmon Creek bone-in-pork loin served with apple-red pepper chutney. 1 chop 7oz $38, 2 chops 14 oz. $49

New Zealand Rack of Lamb
Tender, distinct yet mild flavor, marinated in mild cajun & garlic spices, then grilled.   10 oz.  $63


Choose one:
Quail (4 oz.)
Duck (7 oz.)
Shrimp (4oz.)
Add a steak:
& Top Sirloin (7 oz.)  $59
& Filet Mignon (5 oz.)  $69

Top Sirloin or fresh chicken breast includes choice of french fries, baked potato, or rice pilaf (includes NUTS), choice of milk, soda or apple juice, and ice cream. Children under 12..  5 oz.  $15

Try One of Our Luscious Desserts  $12

Sides and Extras

Green Salad  $8
Baked Potato  $8
Relish Tray  $9
French Fries  $8
Ice Cream  $6
Garlic Bread  $8
Soup (cup)  $7
Soup (bowl)  $9
Extra Side Sauce  $3
Milk  $4
Cofee, Tea  $5
Espresso  $6
Cappuccino  $7
Soda (free refrills)   $4
Juice  $4

Magic Stuff Jar  $10
Magic Stuff Bag (14oz)  $14
Tee Shirts  $25

Smoked Tomato Mayo & Salad Dressings for TAKEHOME
8 oz.  $9  -  16 oz.  $14

Menu and prices subject to change without notice