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The Sow's Ear Cafe

2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
805-927-4865
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Ranked #7 of 43 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: American, Californian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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Denver, Colorado
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282 reviews 282 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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Dunlap
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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Surrey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Chose this place to eat on our one night stop in Cambria based on previous reviews and weren't disappointed, we were there on a Saturday night mid September just as well we booked because the place was full, good atmosphere and service, varied menu which we thought was reasonably priced, overall a good experience, would recommend if staying or passing... More

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long island
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Stick to the basics and you won't go wrong. Sow's ear is known for some basic entrees and those are the ones you should stick to. Two of my guests decided to be daring and found the food bland, while my mainstay dish was quite food. Service is on par with everyone else and wine list has both lower and... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Fantastic service, unbelievably good food at very good prices. My wife and I went there on the second night of our stay having had a poor first night for food. Steak that fell apart when you looked at it, excellent drinks selection and marvellous staff. cant praise it highly enough.

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Huntington Beach, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Out of the last 30 years of operation, this restaurant has had the same chef for the last 25! The result is a combination of creative favorites and new daring delights, all of which are virtually guaranteed to satisfy. They are famous for their lobster corn dog appetizer. In our party we had a steak lover, fish lover and vegetarian... More

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San Francisco
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 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

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 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.

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las vegas
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234 reviews 234 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 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.

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Additional Information about The Sow's Ear Cafe

Address: 2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
Phone Number: 805-927-4865
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
Cuisine: American, Californian

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