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The Sow's Ear Cafe

2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
+1 805-927-4865
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (93 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
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Reviewed 31 March 2015

My husband and I went to the Sow's Ear at the recommendation of friends. We had a wonderful experience. I had the halibut and my husband had the chicken fried steak. The atmosphere was great. The service was friendly and prompt. The food was delicious.

Thank Nosnom
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Had the mushroom appetizer, great. Clam Chowder Soup, very good. 1/2 Rack of Pork Ribs, bone pulled out CLEAN. Sandwich all of that with FLOWER POT BREAD. Won't tell you how good it is, you have to experience it.

2  Thank glenrodford60
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

Enjoyed great, friendly service and excellent meals. Lobster Pot Pie, Grilled Pork Tenderloin both were treats. Quiet country ambience. Great value in the area. Seems like all the restaurants are similarly priced ($$$-$$$$) in this tourist town, so the quest is great food and service....More

Thank joe_barre
Reviewed 21 March 2015

The first evening we had chicken fried steak and fish stew. Both were wonderful. The steak was fork tender and the fish stew was so aromatic and fresh. The second evening we dined on a fish brochet and salmon. The service was very good and...More

Thank Ken K
Reviewed 13 March 2015

We were misled by our hotel who'd suggested it as a kid-friendly restaurant - it's a delightful upscale and cozy place for adults. That said, the staff went out of their way to accommodate us with a 7 year old and a 3 year old....More

1  Thank PhilfromTheVillages
Reviewed 11 March 2015

We always stop here when we come through Cambria. The restaurant is cozy, the staff is always friendly, and the food is great. It's a bit of a fancied-up country restaurant, although you wouldn't guess that from the decor. But the menu is full of...More

Thank sarahktsl
Reviewed 9 March 2015

The Sow's Ear is a small Restaurant with an Inn Type dining room on Main St in Cambria. The fact that it was full on a chill Sunday night in March attests to it's quality. The meal starts with bread that was warm and fresh....More

Thank Knyte7
Reviewed 3 March 2015

I grew up in Cambria and have been to The Sow's Ear in the past but not since the original owners Barbara and Jim well over twenty years ago. The owners Micaela & Toni Garcia are amazingly gracious hosts and we had a wonderful meal,...More

Thank Laurie Q
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Classic food. My partner and I took his parents here. We had a lovely, indulgent meal. Would definitely return.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 24 February 2015

This is one of our favorite Cambria restaurants. They have wonderful selections of meat and fish. The wait staff is well trained and very nice. The atmosphere is cozy and feels like home. Great food!

Thank Jimnany
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10 January 2017|
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Response from mjke1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I called The Sow's Ear tonight; they are not set up to take online reservations. You can call them at 805/927-4865. If you call before they open at 5:00PM, you can leave a message and they will call you back... More
26 October 2016|
Response from KaarnEgge | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, you'll have to call the restaurant. Good luck.
26 October 2016|
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Response from PABernard | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not think they are open....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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