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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
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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San Francisco
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Restaurants that aspire to be popular or just good don't do this. 1. Sow's Ear was 3/4 empty and would stay that way throughout my dinner. Yet the hostess directed me to the dark back of the store to a table next to the serving station right outside the kitchen entrance, when a window seat was available. I had to... More 

1 Thank Mindkandy
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

The food was good enough. It wasn't the best fish, but it certainly wasn't bad. The best part was the fun presentation of the bread for the table baked in a flower pot. Service was very good and the decor was fun.

Thank Amy P
las vegas
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378 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Definitely food of the comfort variety. Service was a bit disjointed but the mixed grill special was very good as was the chicken fried steak. Our waitperson could have used some interpersonal skill training.

1 Thank gapcmp
Tacoma, Washington
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

We have been to this restaurant multiple times and are never disappointed. Love the Lobster Corn Dogs, Beef Stroganoff, Short Ribs and Pork Tenderloin. The salads with the house honey lime dressing are refreshing. The wine list is limited, but has improved since last visit. Desserts are nothing special, but ice cream is always a welcome treat.

Thank jckent1223
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Loved it last year, was afraid it might not be the same the second time. Halibut was perfect, flavorful, flaky and not fishy. The nut crust was crunchy not soggy. Husband's filet was to die for, tender and oh so tasty. Husband's ice tea was real tea and full of taste. I had a $6. House wine and enjoyed it... More 

Thank MenifeeMom
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

On our way through Cambria up the Pacific Highway. We were told of this resturant by people we met in Sequoia NP, so thought we would give it a go. Excellent. Not to be missed. Good food and good service.

Thank Surreytraveller1
Riverside, California
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

First off this place came highly recommended. First we were greeted with the hostess who's demeanor confirmed the fact that she was irritated by our mere presence. After being greeted by our server who was friendly we ordered drinks and she served us the flower pot bread which was really delicious. For entrees I ordered the honey almond halibut and... More 

Thank Rob91465
Bass Lake, California
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95 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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249 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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.

Thank LawRockaway
Santa Clarita, California
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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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
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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?