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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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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the "small plates". They can be absolutely enough for dinner. Well stocked bar with top shelf brands, great service and wonderful views.

Thank Diana S
Austin, Texas
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We made a reservation (5 of us) and then had to wait 30 min before we were seated, which was a bit irritating, but they were waiting to seat us at a table near the main window and we were glad once we were seated. Gorgeous view. The menu is small, but very nice with many wonderful selections. They also... More 

Thank Jill H
League City, Texas
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were headed to another restaurant only to find it had closed. We remembered seeing a sign for The Sow's Ear on 550 so we headed there. We were seated in the window area with the most spectacular view of the San Juan's. Dinner was phenomenal and dessert was the jewel in the crown.

Thank Diane B
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148 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We dined at this restaurant with friends and all enjoyed the meal. I had the salmon, which was good and cooked to the temperature I requested. Although the salad was wonderful my husband and I both found that the teaspoon of dressing was inadequate for the generously sized salad. My husband had the duck but found it a bit under... More 

Thank markandkarenbrown
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016

As a local I can tell you this is the best dining we have. The views are amazing, and the food is also amazing. I have eaten here numerous times and have NEVER been disappointed. The Chef has worked there I believe for 10 years and he knows what he is doing. Best food in DGO hands down.

Thank Zacharyphoto
Prosper, Texas
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing views, fabulous steak and the elk was awesome. The best dessert is the chocolate chip cookies. Homemade with vanilla ice cream, baked when you order them. The service is a bit slow when they are busy, but they are awesome people. Ask for Christie and request a window seat, tell her Brent sent ya!

Thank BrentInProsper
Farmington, New Mexico
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I dined at The Sow's Ear Restaurant on a weekday summer evening. The restaurant is located within the Silverpick development, just south of Durango Mountain (formerly Purgatory) Ski Area. When we arrived, the parking lot was nearly full and people were waiting outside, and we thought "oh,oh, should have made a reservation". But, the people were waiting... More 

Thank Tom O
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Great food but lemon drop was fantastic! Arugula salad had just the right combination of flavors and tasty ravioli. We share dessert of the best chocolate chip cookies and creamy vanilla ice cream. Great atmosphere too!

Thank bb87
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We got a tip from a local that you can ask for a "house" burger ($13) when seated at the bar. If you're just coming for late lunch or informal dinner- this is perfect. Thick and juicy beef on a delicious bun with fresh fries. That's what I'm talking about! It was also entertaining to watch other meals being made... More 

Thank mb_explore
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5 reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Excellent restaurant! It must be a 5 star restaurant. The price was very reasonable in comparison to the food and service we received. We had a family reunion there with over 30 people seated. No easy task for servers! But they handled it beautifully and with much patience with the little ones. I can't wait to return to the area... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?