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“Farm to table gourmet cuisine-the only "game" in town”

Sow's Ear Dinner & Libations
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Ranked #35 of 196 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Located inside the Silver Pick Lodge
Santa Barbara, California, United States
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Farm to table gourmet cuisine-the only "game" in town”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

February 2014 I was skiing at Durango Mountain resort and staying in the condos at the base. After looking on Yelp, we came upon the Sow's Ear and we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of food. I resist the word "fine dining" as it's more of an upscale mountain resort dining experience, not too fancy. However, the service is attentive and I had one of the best filet mignon dinners I've ever tasted. Everything seemed to use fresh ingredients and they had a reasonable and decent wine list. The location is only 1 mile from the base of Durango mountain and it was so good we ate here twice during our 4 night stay. There's also a large bay window overlooking the mountains, great food with a view!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Beth B
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English first
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful Location”
Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

This was our first dinner stop as we were staying on the mountain, and it was wonderful! Very reasonable prices for fine dining. They were also surprisingly family friendly.

1 Thank Renee S
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Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Atmosphere”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Service was a little slow at times, however it was in the middle of the week and snowing hard outside. Food was really good though.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank Cherlyn G
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Incredible Menu”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

The Sow's Ear is by far the best restaurant we've found in the Durango area. Fine dining in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Great wine list, incredible menu choices, including desserts like chocolate panna cotta with port wine cherries. Taste, presentation, and great service. Oh, and did I mention the mountain view?

Visited March 2014
1 Thank ToniPeterson
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Lynchburg, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous Dinner!!!”
Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

I took my two adult children when we were in CO for spring break. Both the meal and the service were excellent! Our favorites..... The elk tenderloin and the cheese fondue with dried spinach and artichokes. Would love to go back sometime.

Visited March 2014
1 Thank CDC59
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