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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
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16:00 - 21:00
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Tequesta, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

We have dinned at Sow's Ear for years...but finally are writing a review, since it is our #1 "to go to" restaurant in Durango. Yes...another "the chef is the owner" dining delight. First, we love the personal attention Krissy, the Maitre D, gives us in placing us at our usual "table by the window, lower bar". Her Appletini's are my... More 

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Keller, Texas
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

We visited this area last month and had a delicious dinner here. The portions are perfect, the service was good. Our steaks were wonderful. We were so pleased that we came back the next night and ordered the exact same thing. We discovered Sow's Ear when it was at the base of Purgatory about 22 years ago and loved it... More 

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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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214 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

The restaurant is a 30 minute drive from downtown Durango. Very expensive place to eat and therefore never crowded. They have their own chef so the food is good and different. So if you want a meal without the crowd this place is for you

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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124 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

After a month stay and cooking for half my vacation because it was hard to find some good food without being to expensive I decided to try a nice dinner out so based on the recommendations I went buy on my way back from town to see the inside and felt at home and after I talked to the young... More 

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Blackpool
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

A great restaurant in the mountains with great views - if you get seated on the east side of the restaurant. Our group all elected for "small plates" which were more than adequate. I had seared salmon with a wonderful risotto, very enjoyable. The waiter was a bit 'stiff' and we had to wait quite a while for our food... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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159 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Don't be misled by the name..it sounds iike it could be a pub somewhere...not so! It's a "white tablecloth", fine dining establishment located in the Silverpick Lodge just outside Durango near Purgatory ski area. Between Durango Mountain and the Old Schoolhouse pizza place, there's not much of a selection of places to eat in the area. We were staying a... More 

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Salida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Excellent restaurant right down the street from Purgatory ski area. Great food, drinks and service. I've eaten at the bar and at the restaurant and had great food both times, the bar is a little more casual with a smaller menu and the restaurant has some great views of the surrounding mountains.

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socal
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Typical of higher end resort restaurants. Nothing special, wouldn't hurry back. Decent service and wine list

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Houston, Texas
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Had a great meal with the family. The restaurant is very nice, had a nice view from our bay window looking up the mountain. My wife and daughter had the filet, my son had the burger, and I had the ribeye special. All our meals were delicious. The only reason for no 5 stars is the service was a little... More 

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Thank Mark D
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Duck confit spring rolls were OUT OF THIS WORLD! Delicious!! Ample serving for 2 people. I had the petite filet, husband had (OK, I don't remember) but he LOVED it. Great service! He didn't discriminate against us because we looked like slobs after spending the entire day driving across Co. Very nice atmosphere, excellent selection on menu & wine list!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?