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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
16:00 - 21:00
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Greenville, Texas
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was very good, but a little fancy for my teenage boys. They had a hard time finding anything they wanted to eat on the menu. The location and ambiance were great as well as the food. But it is a fine restaurant so expect to pay more than normal.

Thank cdunlap2017
Durango, Colorado
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the Durango’s top 5 fine-dining restaurants, Sow’s Ear delivers gourmet fare with views of the Twilight Peaks, just south of Purgatory Ski Resort. Located on the second floor of the Silver Pick Lodge, expansive glass brings the spectacular scenery into the bar and multi-level dining room. Our party of 4 started with endive salads and ordered entrees of... More 

Thank William D
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We have been going to the Sows Ear for over 8 years. The staff are always very pleasant, the food terrific and the views are incredible. It is a small jewel of excellent dining and the best restaurant near the ski resort. My family always looks forward to dining at the Sows Ear and we all look forward to their... More 

Thank Kenneth A
Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Nice quiet place to have dinner but higher end. My son had Elk for the first time. limited menu. I wouldn't take a young family here at all.

Thank Liz U
Germantown, Tennessee
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We made a reservation and were seated 20 minutes later - be patient. The waitstaff was helpful and provided options for the younger members of our party who would not have appreciated the chef's sauces . There is a bar menu- if you want a burger ask for it! Our steaks were well prepared and did not disappoint! Salads were... More 

Thank Annep230710
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Best restaurant on the mountain. Limited menu (steaks, elk, duck, salmon, one veggie option) and nightly specials. Food always well prepared. Great atmosphere. Always busy, so wise to make a dinner reservation.

Thank kristainco
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We really want to like this restaurant, beautiful views and location is the best but inconsistency plagues it. When having reservations and being seated, takes a back burner to the locals, no bueno! Having reservations and showing up on time to be told we don't have a table ready, no problem. But, when waiting for our table in front of... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This place could be good but the combination of bad service and kitchen stuff is just too much. First, no bread brought to our table. Then our food is brought out. My steak is medium rare to rare but I asked for medium. I send it back and it comes back well done. How hard is to understand that medium... More 

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Arboles, Colorado
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Living a short distance away, my wife and I eat here from time to time as a treat. It is what I would characterize as finer dining as most menu items are rather expensive but the meals are always excellently prepared, the portions satisfying and the service is what one would expect. I usually have one of their beef offerings... More 

Thank Percival H
Placitas, New Mexico
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Looking for excellent food in a quiet "a little off the beaten path" restaurant for dinner. We found it in Sow's Ear. They seated up by a window that overlook the river and the beautiful fall colors. My husband ordered a beer, which took a little long to get to the table. The wait staff was very slow getting to... More 

Thank Mary K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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?