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Sow's Ear Dinner & Libations

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48475 Highway 550, Durango, CO 81301-8767 (Located inside the Silver Pick Lodge)
+1 970-247-3527
16:00 - 21:00
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best restaurant on the mountain. Limited menu (steaks, elk, duck, salmon, one veggie option) and nightly specials. Food always well prepared. Great atmosphere. Always busy, so wise to make a dinner reservation.

Thank kristainco
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really want to like this restaurant, beautiful views and location is the best but inconsistency plagues it. When having reservations and being seated, takes a back burner to the locals, no bueno! Having reservations and showing up on time to be told we don't have a table ready, no problem. But, when waiting for our table in front of... More 

2 Thank Brazoselk
San Anselmo, California
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This place could be good but the combination of bad service and kitchen stuff is just too much. First, no bread brought to our table. Then our food is brought out. My steak is medium rare to rare but I asked for medium. I send it back and it comes back well done. How hard is to understand that medium... More 

1 Thank analyze_SA
Arboles, Colorado
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Living a short distance away, my wife and I eat here from time to time as a treat. It is what I would characterize as finer dining as most menu items are rather expensive but the meals are always excellently prepared, the portions satisfying and the service is what one would expect. I usually have one of their beef offerings... More 

Thank Percival H
Placitas, New Mexico
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Looking for excellent food in a quiet "a little off the beaten path" restaurant for dinner. We found it in Sow's Ear. They seated up by a window that overlook the river and the beautiful fall colors. My husband ordered a beer, which took a little long to get to the table. The wait staff was very slow getting to... More 

Thank Mary K
Durango, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The menu has many great options. The food is the best around. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely return.

Thank 33397John_S
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We eat a limited amount of red meat, thus when investing in a steak one can only hope for perfection. Sow's Ear has never let hubby down on his New York or Rib-eye's, and they always gets my MR filet buttery perfect. They have a children's menu, but the handmade fig ravioli is so good that we usually let our... More 

Thank DurangoDreamViews
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the "small plates". They can be absolutely enough for dinner. Well stocked bar with top shelf brands, great service and wonderful views.

Thank Diana S
Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We made a reservation (5 of us) and then had to wait 30 min before we were seated, which was a bit irritating, but they were waiting to seat us at a table near the main window and we were glad once we were seated. Gorgeous view. The menu is small, but very nice with many wonderful selections. They also... More 

Thank Jill H
League City, Texas
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were headed to another restaurant only to find it had closed. We remembered seeing a sign for The Sow's Ear on 550 so we headed there. We were seated in the window area with the most spectacular view of the San Juan's. Dinner was phenomenal and dessert was the jewel in the crown.

Thank Diane B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48475 Highway 550, Durango, CO 81301-8767
    (Located inside the Silver Pick Lodge)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-3527

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?