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The Sow's Ear Cafe

2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
+1 805-927-4865
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (81 reviews)
“mud pie” (12 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great place to eat, and I especially like their "Flower Pot Bread!" They have a wide variety of foods to choose from, and I haven't had anything that I don't like yet! It is a bit pricey, though.

Thank Heidi B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed an evening meal of tasty chicken & dumplings and delicious mud pie dessert in a relaxing environment.

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Discovered this small intimate café several years ago. We walked in at 5 p.m. We were asked if we had a reservation. I looked around the room. We were the only customers there. I sort of laughed and said no. The server said they would...More

Thank travelbugdon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant that the whole family could go to including two children under the age of eight. We were a little bit leery because they did not offer a children’s menu I’m so glad that we decided to stay. The filet...More

Thank Luv-Food2255
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd give one star but some people don't believe the 1 star ratings. First, a cup of soup arrived with soup splattered all over the side and saucer. The only part of the famous potted bread that was edible was the top crust. The rest...More

Thank anniej9009
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered the chicken fried steak and the Red Snapper Santa Fe, and both were excellent. The chicken fried steak was unlike any I'd had before with a delicious gravy. The red snapper was cooked perfectly. The waiter was excellent. This was a very enjoyable...More

Thank Suzan1028
Reviewed 29 April 2018

You will never have a bad meal here. Flower pot bread is awesome! This is our go to place for dinner every time we are in Cambria.

Thank pattyf207
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Nice little quaint restaurant. I had the pot roast-delicious! They open at 5:00 for dinner. Make sure you make a reservation. Great place for a nice dinner. Not good for big groups.

Thank Franklin W
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

A cozy little place to eat. From the pictures I assumed it would be more casual. When we arrived it was a little more fancy than I assumed and we felt underdressed. Very cozy and quaint. The food was delicious. They bring out very soft,...More

Thank Jrg199
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

The food, the service, and the cozy ambiance make this place a real gem in Cambria. The short ribs were so tender and tasty. My friends raved about the Fisherman’s Stew and rack of lamb. A fine bottle of wine we brought was quickly opened,...More

Thank jimpD4831TK
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10 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
US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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