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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, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 218
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    Very good
  • 43
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  • 15
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Funky place

Dinner at the Sow's ear was good. I had lobster pot pie, which was very tasty and had a fair amount if lobster in it. Julienne veggies served wi it were also very tasty. Service was very good. Waiter was attentive and helpful. Dessert was delicious. If I am in Cambria again, I would stop at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Judy H
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Laguna Woods, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Laguna Woods, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Dinner at the Sow's ear was good. I had lobster pot pie, which was very tasty and had a fair amount if lobster in it. Julienne veggies served wi it were also very tasty. Service was very good. Waiter was attentive and helpful. Dessert was delicious. If I am in Cambria again, I would stop at the Sow's Ear again.

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Brussels, Belgium
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39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I'm a sucker for pot pies when back in the States, and I'm usually happy to find a supermarket that provides a selection. But Sow's Ear makes theirs with Lobster, and a whole bunch of other fresh and tasty ingredients, topped off with a wonderfully flaky crust. The meal was delicious, and the setting - all real wood, with the... More 

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Galmpton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

From entering this restaurant I was in a cosy world of heaven. The food was healthy and very flavoursome, the bread in the flower pots added to the charm of this delightful establishment. One of the places I shall remember Califiornia for.!!

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Prescott, Arizona
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106 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Ate dinner here on a recent trip. Had the ribs which were good, just not great. Service was very good, ambience is very nice, and unlike a few other places in Cambria, they did not nickel and dime me for a bottle of water (though I had to request water....like every place in California right now.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We ate here twice in a row for dinner as it was so good. We ordered scampi and steamers. Both were delicious. The homemade bread is warm to the table.

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Sacramento, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had dinner with 8 at out table. No one had less than a perfect dinner served to them. Many selections and everything was great. The clam chowder was the best I ever had. Must have been fresh made as it was perfect. Steak, desert everything was great. They really put out great food there.

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glendora, ca
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148 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

reading the reviews in various publication and a personal recommendation, i was underwhelmed the menu was limited and the food not special at all at the prices they charged it should have been much better

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

This is a charming,cozy place to dine.The menu is sophisticated,the food is excellent ,the service good, and the prices are very reasonable for what you get.Would definitely return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband and I had a great anniversary dinner here. I loved the salmon and the salad. Creme brulee is my top dessert and they do it well. Nice relaxed atmosphere. I was glad I made reservations. They got us right in. My only complaint was the customer that made them close the blinds. The rest of us were enjoying... More 

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Walnut Creek, CA
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I was quite imnpressed with the quality of food. We had the pork loin with sauce --melt in your mouth tender. Salad was good. Found a $40 bottle of wine that was quite good --so we had two! A quiet night on a Sunday. Service was fine.

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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, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?