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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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Durango, Colorado
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3 reviews
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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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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
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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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
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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151 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
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 

Thank markandkarenbrown
2 reviews
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.

Thank Zacharyphoto
Prosper, Texas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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!

Thank BrentInProsper
Farmington, New Mexico
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I dined at The Sow's Ear Restaurant on a weekday summer evening. The restaurant is located within the Silverpick development, just south of Durango Mountain (formerly Purgatory) Ski Area. When we arrived, the parking lot was nearly full and people were waiting outside, and we thought "oh,oh, should have made a reservation". But, the people were waiting... More 

Thank Tom O
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great food but lemon drop was fantastic! Arugula salad had just the right combination of flavors and tasty ravioli. We share dessert of the best chocolate chip cookies and creamy vanilla ice cream. Great atmosphere too!

Thank bb87

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, 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?