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The Sow's Ear Cafe

2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
+1 805-927-4865
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (91 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After waiting over an hr at a different restaurant across the street we decided to come here. We were seated within 5 minutes. We ordered the lamb and spinach salad with sesame chicken. The lamb was juicy and flavorful. The salad was delicious and light...More

Thank Leoa710
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has been serving wonderful meals in a warm and cozy atmosphere for many years. We try to get the front nook for two ... or a table near the fireplace. Enjoy the multi grain breads baked in terracotta flower pots. Dinner only ......More

Thank sea21anita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place. The flowerpot bread we were brought whilst we perused the menu was just out of this world and everything we ordered was of the same high quality. The atmosphere is warm and cosy, service friendly and efficient and pricing fair. An excellent...More

Thank KateandSteve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this restaurant for dinner and all our selections were wonderful. The rib meat just fell off the bone, no knife necessary. The chicken fried steak was very tender and the gravy delicious. The chicken and dumplings were also good and this is something...More

Thank mpreston7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us have been visiting Cambria over the years and always try to have a meal here. It is a cozy place with friendly folks and good food.

1  Thank Ben B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming here for the past 6-7 years now on our annual visit to Cambria. The food is always delicious! We particularly enjoy the Ribeye and Chicken and Dumplings. We don't usually have dessert, but had the Mud Pie and a Crème Brulee...More

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The food here is very good and the staff is very nice. The bread comes in a pot and we had a great deal on a meal we split. We have eaten here before and it does not disappoint. The atmosphere is pretty cute too.

Thank sleepgbty1
Reviewed 7 October 2017

First of all, the ambiance. Rich, warm, dark woods. Lots of pig knick knacks. Very comfortable and relaxing. Not too noisy. (Always good.) I had the soup, cream of broccoli -- very tasty. Wife's salad was underwhelming but nothing was wrong with it. She had...More

Thank tb911
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Girlfriend chose The Sow's Ear Café for my birthday dinner celebration and it was great. The meal and service were Outstanding. It a really nice small and quiet dinner location and we loved the food. As far as having a Vegan menu and or high...More

Thank Dennis F F
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Went here for dinner both nights we were staying in Cambria. Nice restaurant with lots of character and an extensive menu For the two of us, drinks and a main course (all we can manage) was around $69 each night. It was recommended to us...More

Thank Stravinsky1975
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Questions & Answers
9 January 2017|
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Response from mjke1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I called The Sow's Ear tonight; they are not set up to take online reservations. You can call them at 805/927-4865. If you call before they open at 5:00PM, you can leave a message and they will call you back... More
26 October 2016|
Response from KaarnEgge | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, you'll have to call the restaurant. Good luck.
26 October 2016|
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Response from PABernard | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not think they are open....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-4865
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