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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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Garden Grove, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

Don't miss this restaurant if you stay in Cambria. It's only open for dinner, but it is delicious! Everything was good!

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2 Thank Anjanette N
Scotland
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014

Excellent early evening meal - both for quality and value on recommendation of trip adviser specialist.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

We had never heard of this restaurant, but liked its looks so we gave it a try. The many awards and positive reviews posted on the outer wall augured well, and the interior looked warm and inviting. It turned out to be a very good choice. The atmosphere is delightful: very romantic, semi-dark but warm with wine bottles all along... More 

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Tustin, California
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

We celebrated my 50th birthday at the Sow's Ear a few weeks ago and it was fantastic. We both had steak and it was awesome. The veggies were cooked perfectly and the mashed potatoes were heavenly. Our waitress was delightful. We will definitely be back the next time we visit Cambria

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1 Thank Forevergandt
punta gorda
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82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

Our server was Romero and he was able to seat us even though we hadn't made reservations. I had the pot roast and my husband had the pecan encrusted catfish. Both meals were delicious and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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1 Thank empress1951
Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

The food was good and our server was very friendly. Loved their bread made in the little clay pots! Glad we got there early (about 5:30) because the place was full when we left.

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1 Thank geminij8
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

Great place to eat, great menu, great service! A sure Hit! We had a party of 12 all ordered something different Everyone meals were on time and everybody was happy with there meals! A job well done!

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1 Thank Brian M
Huntington Beach, California
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428 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

We ate here on more than one occasion and had excellent meals each time. The place is small so get reservations. We love their house salad and many of the standard fare on the menu. Personal favs include the steamed clams, the parchment wrapped salmon, and the Jack Daniels Filet Mignon. Cambria has many good restaurants and this one has... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

There's innovation in the air at the Sow's Ear, but never over-the-top weirdness! Food pairings seem to make sense. I especially enjoyed the rib-eye salad, but order the dressing on the side. Love the quaint, quiet tables and the presentation of the food. The staff is incredibly friendly. The food is very good, never over sauced and always cooked just... More 

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1 Thank 50-State-Traveller
Dunlap
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

This is pricy but worth it! Fancy and really satisfying.very little space, so waits can be lengthy! They do take reservations! So make one!

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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
USD 30
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?