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The Sow's Ear Cafe

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2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
805-927-4865
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 48
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
You just can't go to Cambria without eating here

They serve bread baked in a clay flower pot and the bread is white on one side and dark on the other. Really cool. My wife enjoyed the rack of lamb and I had the seafood stew. Desert. Of course. And it was really great. Don't miss out on this dinner experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Ron642
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Somewhat dark interior, unless you get a table on the street half of the restaurant. Filled with clutter of porcelain pigs. Very nice starter salad, and tasty scallops over linguini with rosemary sauce. The short ribs were too salty for me to eat (could only manage one bite) but the restaurant was kind enough to take it off the bill.

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Sebastopol, California
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Trendy and a bit overpriced for the range of menu choices and over all aesthetic. Music didn't fit the atmosphere and was a bit loud. Our server and busser however, were awesome. Genuinely friendly and helpful with selections as well as breakfast spot recommendations.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

They serve bread baked in a clay flower pot and the bread is white on one side and dark on the other. Really cool. My wife enjoyed the rack of lamb and I had the seafood stew. Desert. Of course. And it was really great. Don't miss out on this dinner experience.

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Kerman, California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Early dinner special yummy. Friendly service. Fair price for early bird dinner. Would return here again, have been here before. Nice warm n cozy when cool outside. Little stuffy when day is warm, could let some fresh air in.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We picked this restaurant based on the menu and we selected a winner. It is a cozy and unique atmosphere with excellent service. The menu was a lot of comfort food and it was prepared to perfection. The bread, salad, appetizer and entrees were outstanding. We wanted to order one of everything.

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Moreno Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We've been coming to Cambria for years and try to make it to The Sow's Ear Cafe for dinner whenever we're in town. The menu offers a variety of Sunday dinner style meals such as beef pot roast, chicken and dumplings, and braised short rib as well as steaks, filet mignon, seafood, and desserts. Early Bird dinner specials are available... More 

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Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals- rack of lamb and lobster pot pie. Both entrees were very well prepared and presented. The lobster pot pie had large chunks of claw meat and the pastry shell on top was perfect. The Roasted Pepper "chowder", with bits of beef, was exquisite...one of the best soups I have tasted. The service was attentive and... More 

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Fillmore, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We picked this place after reading the reviews. The staff was very nice and attentive. The food was pretty good. Needed one more element to put it over the top. The place is very small and rustic, but it is nice to just relax and unwind. Nice wine selection.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My wife and I dropped in without reservations, on Fathers Day, and they seated us right away. The staff seemed a little overwhelmed, but once we ordered things picked up. The food was very good, and the prices were appropriate. The main room is a little small and crowded, but the atmosphere was pleasant.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food was good but not great. My boyfriend had the lobster pot pie. He thought the sauce was flavorful and had large chunks of lobster, but the lobster was rather chewy and didn't have a great lobster taste. I had the salmon baked in parchment paper and it seemed a little hard and dry so I took some of... More 

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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: 805-927-4865

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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