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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)
970-247-3527
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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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
The wedding reception dinner was at Sow's Ear.

The owner chef is well renowned for his meals. We selected the 8oz. ribeye steak which the meat eaters raved about. The second choice was a very fresh delicate salmon dish, which all was the best I have ever had.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Stephanie J
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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English first
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The owner chef is well renowned for his meals. We selected the 8oz. ribeye steak which the meat eaters raved about. The second choice was a very fresh delicate salmon dish, which all was the best I have ever had.

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Durango, Colorado
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My friend left a message requesting a reservation for that evening at 6:15. When staff called her to confirm, she was told to make sure we arrived at 6:15 and not later as they were fully booked that night. We arrived promptly at 6:15. There were 2 other tables seated and 2 people at the bar. We were seated in... More 

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Tequesta, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We have dinned at Sow's Ear for years...but finally are writing a review, since it is our #1 "to go to" restaurant in Durango. Yes...another "the chef is the owner" dining delight. First, we love the personal attention Krissy, the Maitre D, gives us in placing us at our usual "table by the window, lower bar". Her Appletini's are my... More 

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Keller, Texas
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58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We visited this area last month and had a delicious dinner here. The portions are perfect, the service was good. Our steaks were wonderful. We were so pleased that we came back the next night and ordered the exact same thing. We discovered Sow's Ear when it was at the base of Purgatory about 22 years ago and loved it... More 

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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The restaurant is a 30 minute drive from downtown Durango. Very expensive place to eat and therefore never crowded. They have their own chef so the food is good and different. So if you want a meal without the crowd this place is for you

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

After a month stay and cooking for half my vacation because it was hard to find some good food without being to expensive I decided to try a nice dinner out so based on the recommendations I went buy on my way back from town to see the inside and felt at home and after I talked to the young... More 

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Blackpool
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A great restaurant in the mountains with great views - if you get seated on the east side of the restaurant. Our group all elected for "small plates" which were more than adequate. I had seared salmon with a wonderful risotto, very enjoyable. The waiter was a bit 'stiff' and we had to wait quite a while for our food... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Don't be misled by the name..it sounds iike it could be a pub somewhere...not so! It's a "white tablecloth", fine dining establishment located in the Silverpick Lodge just outside Durango near Purgatory ski area. Between Durango Mountain and the Old Schoolhouse pizza place, there's not much of a selection of places to eat in the area. We were staying a... More 

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Salida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Excellent restaurant right down the street from Purgatory ski area. Great food, drinks and service. I've eaten at the bar and at the restaurant and had great food both times, the bar is a little more casual with a smaller menu and the restaurant has some great views of the surrounding mountains.

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socal
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Typical of higher end resort restaurants. Nothing special, wouldn't hurry back. Decent service and wine list

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Address: 48475 Highway 550, Durango, CO 81301-8767
Phone Number: 970-247-3527
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

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Restaurant Details

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: 970-247-3527

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic

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