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Because Your Guests Deserve the Best

The Hitching Post Restaurant has a 60 year tradition of serving the "World's Best Barbecue" to folks from all over the world. We serve only the finest beef from the Midwest, our speciality since 1952 and also feature fresh seafood, ribs and chicken. Now you can have our famous food at your special event.

Whether it's traditional Santa Maria Style barbecue for 50 or a plated Filet Mignon dinner for 600, the Hitching Post catering crew will impress you and your guests!

Costs involved for onsite or offsite events vary depending on a number of factors, such as location, number of guests, menu, type of service, etc. We would be happy to give you a quote. You may e-mail us, or call us at (805) 937-6151

We bring the Hitching Post experience to your location. Weddings, class reunions, company parties, quinceaneras, whatever your special occasion. We travel all over California and beyond!

Here are some sample menus.

The Hitching Post Full Service Difference

Our 60 year reputation as the premier steakhouse on the Central Coast provides our clients with the piece of mind knowing the last thing they'll have to worry about on the day of their big event is the food! But another integral part of what we offer is our service. Whether your event is a formal, plated dinner for 600 or a casual, fun-loving affair for 50, our service plan will be personally created to suit your needs and desires. The Hitching Post's service oriented staff have one goal in mind: Anticipating your needs and fulfilling them!

Your Menu

You may choose one of our most popular menus or we will meet with you as often as needed to customize a menu that works for you and your guests. If you've not had the pleasure of tasting our food previously, we will gladly set up a tasting for you. Our event coordinator not only arranges for all the food preparation with our chef, she is onsite the day of the event to make sure the timing of your dinner is perfect.


Having catered on the Central Coast for over 30 years, we are familiar with many venues and vendors. We can recommend rental companies, florists, bakeries, music and photographers that we have successfully worked with in the past.

Rental Items

We can coordinate the renting of china, flatware, glassware, tables, chairs, linen, dance floors, tents, etc. Not only will we order them, on the day of event we will check items in and make sure everything that was ordered has arrived.

Bar Service

We have a full bar catering license and can provide a fully staffed bar.

Day of Event

Our staff also assists other vendors as needed, whether it's the florist, your own event coordinator, the venue staff, etc. Our coordinator stays connected with everyone onsite who is working your event so that everything runs smoothly. Cake cutting by our staff is complimentary.

Clean up

For an additional fee our staff will remain onsite until the conclusion of your event. They will take down tables and chairs, remove linens and make sure glassware is stored with other rentals.

Whatever your special, anniversary, birthday, baptism, etc...we want to serve your family and friends. Whether it is here at our restaurant or at your location, you can count on our 60 years of experience to impress your guests!

E-mail us or call us at (805) 937-6151.