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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
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Arboles, Colorado
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Percival H
Placitas, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

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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.

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Thank 33397John_S
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
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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 

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Thank DurangoDreamViews
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61 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.

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Thank Diana S
Austin, Texas
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29 reviews
16 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 

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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.

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Thank Diane B
Arlington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We dined at this restaurant with friends and all enjoyed the meal. I had the salmon, which was good and cooked to the temperature I requested. Although the salad was wonderful my husband and I both found that the teaspoon of dressing was inadequate for the generously sized salad. My husband had the duck but found it a bit under... More 

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Thank markandkarenbrown
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

As a local I can tell you this is the best dining we have. The views are amazing, and the food is also amazing. I have eaten here numerous times and have NEVER been disappointed. The Chef has worked there I believe for 10 years and he knows what he is doing. Best food in DGO hands down.

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Thank Zacharyphoto
Prosper, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing views, fabulous steak and the elk was awesome. The best dessert is the chocolate chip cookies. Homemade with vanilla ice cream, baked when you order them. The service is a bit slow when they are busy, but they are awesome people. Ask for Christie and request a window seat, tell her Brent sent ya!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?