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The Sow's Ear Cafe

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2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
+1 805-927-4865
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17:00 - 21:00
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Bass Lake, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

Four of us for dinner and all enjoyed the bread baked in a flower pot. The lobster pot pie was full of mushrooms, lobster, and a couple of crab claws thrown in. The rib-eye steak was tough. The Halibut was very good according to the gentleman that ordered it. Wine was priced within reason. And the pigs everywhere in the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

A little bit of everything - fresh baked bread (1/2 pumpernickel 1/2 white) baked in a flower pot. So cute. Food was Delicious... hghly recommend. Waitress was absolutely lovely.

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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

My wife & I came here for our 24th anniversary, and were not disappointed. The service was great, and the food was fabulous. I had the lobster pot pie, which was almost too rich for me to finish. My wife had the Fisherman's Stew, which was chocked full of seafood and delicious. Also, the tomato basil soup was wonderful. Our... More 

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Thank Lawrence H
Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

The Sow's Ear was recommended by our hotel manager and I'm so glad she did! The service was excellent and friendly, the meal was superb (love the bread pot!) and the ambience was inviting, cozy and pleasant. Worth a stop in Cambria whether you're driving through or stopping for the night. Highly recommend!

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Thank ProfeJSC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

After many years, I have come back to Cambria and had to eat at the Sow's Ear again. It was the same high quality food that I remember from my last visit. We made our selection from the early special menu. On my next visit, I will try something from the varied menu. The house wine was very acceptable. The... More 

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Thank Eric G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Awesome Lobster Corn Balls - you must try them!!! The breat in the flower pot was original and delicious.

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Coachella Valley, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

We found this place on our first anniversary trip ten years ago and it was as good this time as it was then. On the main street in town and well worth the trip

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Cathedral City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Had the Lobster Corn Dogs for an appetizer and Lobster Pot Pie for dinner. Both were very good. The pot pie had lots of lobster. The corn dogs were cool, three large lollipops on sticks with a nice aioli sauce. Very reasonably priced wine list. Service was great too.

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atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

After reading the review decided to go here while we were on vacation. The food was very average. We got the brie with almonds and that was just okay. The braised short ribs were so disappointing. They were so full of fat and the sauce that came with it was just okay. All you could taste was salt. Also got... More 

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Felton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

We had a very good experience at the Sow's Ear. Very nice and attentive hostess. Very good and prompt service. Ample portions. We had an entrée of the mixed grill and it was very well prepared and more than enough. Quiet with a cozy atmosphere. The flower pot bread is unique and good. Will return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?