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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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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice quiet place to have dinner but higher end. My son had Elk for the first time. limited menu. I wouldn't take a young family here at all.

Thank Liz U
Germantown, Tennessee
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a reservation and were seated 20 minutes later - be patient. The waitstaff was helpful and provided options for the younger members of our party who would not have appreciated the chef's sauces . There is a bar menu- if you want a burger ask for it! Our steaks were well prepared and did not disappoint! Salads were... More 

Thank Annep230710
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best restaurant on the mountain. Limited menu (steaks, elk, duck, salmon, one veggie option) and nightly specials. Food always well prepared. Great atmosphere. Always busy, so wise to make a dinner reservation.

Thank kristainco
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We really want to like this restaurant, beautiful views and location is the best but inconsistency plagues it. When having reservations and being seated, takes a back burner to the locals, no bueno! Having reservations and showing up on time to be told we don't have a table ready, no problem. But, when waiting for our table in front of... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This place could be good but the combination of bad service and kitchen stuff is just too much. First, no bread brought to our table. Then our food is brought out. My steak is medium rare to rare but I asked for medium. I send it back and it comes back well done. How hard is to understand that medium... More 

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Arboles, Colorado
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Living a short distance away, my wife and I eat here from time to time as a treat. It is what I would characterize as finer dining as most menu items are rather expensive but the meals are always excellently prepared, the portions satisfying and the service is what one would expect. I usually have one of their beef offerings... More 

Thank Percival H
Placitas, New Mexico
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Looking for excellent food in a quiet "a little off the beaten path" restaurant for dinner. We found it in Sow's Ear. They seated up by a window that overlook the river and the beautiful fall colors. My husband ordered a beer, which took a little long to get to the table. The wait staff was very slow getting to... More 

Thank Mary K
Durango, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?