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The Sow's Ear Cafe

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2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
+1 805-927-4865
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Aromas, United States
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Lovely little restaurant with excellent food and quaint ambience. A little pricey, but if that's a problem, they have a moderately priced early birds menu.

Thank Jennifer O
Clovis, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very pleasant, good service and great food. The waitress was very attentive and the menu items for the early dinner was very reasonable. The bread in the flower pot was great!

Thank cldooley
Ventura, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were surprise with the size of the place which enhanced our experience. Two small rooms separated by a fireplace. Maybe it was the night we were there but it seemed like the staff and half the diners were friends. After being seated and greeted we felt a part of the "friends" list. The food was simple yet elegant, beef... More 

Thank Wayne S
Herndon, Virginia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Chose this restaurant over many options after speaking with some locals. We were certainly not disappointed. Nice wine selections by the glass. Hot bread arrived in what looked like a terra cotta planter and was piping hot and delicious. We enjoyed two appetizers, the stuffed mushrooms and the lobster "corn dog". The corn dog was the standout, with lobster meat,... More 

Thank Gregg W
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to eat. Good service and a wide variety to choose from. Located in downtown Cambria where there are lots of shops and a cute small town vibe.

Thank Mary R
Port Ludlow, Washington
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267 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A group of 14 of us had dinner here, all seated at a single long table in the main dining room. Our service was impeccable, and we were able to get separate checks for each couple in our group. The menu included a variety of salads, several small plates and entrees including fish, poultry and beef. I had the salmon... More 

Thank Bill H
South Bend, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The service here was good and the food was average. They did leave meat out of my order on request. They had a nice local wine and beer list. The lighting wasn't good enough for me. But I'm glad we went, once.

Thank izzyqh
Morgan Hill, California
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Our party of 4 were pleased with our meals and the service. The food was prepared nicely and the attention given to us by the wait staff was "right on"

Thank 70James70
San Francisco, California
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant because of the early bird menu. Service was good and staff was friendly. I had the ribs with potatoes and vegetables. The ribs were tender, good, and meat fell off the bone. My husband had the New York Steak strip which was good. It was good food at reasonable prices.

Thank CaAngie
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My first visit there was in the winter. We were seated right next to the fireplace, had an exquisite meal with a wonderful staff, beautiful music. Romantic, romantic! Recenly have been twice more -- I LOVE this restaurant!

Thank Carol S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?