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Sow's Ear Dinner & Libations

48475 Highway 550, Durango, CO 81301-8767
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Ranked #13 of 157 restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Located inside the Silver Pick Lodge
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65 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This was our first dinner stop as we were staying on the mountain, and it was wonderful! Very reasonable prices for fine dining. They were also surprisingly family friendly.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Service was a little slow at times, however it was in the middle of the week and snowing hard outside. Food was really good though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The Sow's Ear is by far the best restaurant we've found in the Durango area. Fine dining in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Great wine list, incredible menu choices, including desserts like chocolate panna cotta with port wine cherries. Taste, presentation, and great service. Oh, and did I mention the mountain view?

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

I took my two adult children when we were in CO for spring break. Both the meal and the service were excellent! Our favorites..... The elk tenderloin and the cheese fondue with dried spinach and artichokes. Would love to go back sometime.

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Durango, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Excellent meal in mid-Feb. Delicious spinach salad, crab cakes, and small plate entrees of quail and bass. Very flavorful. Service slow despite few patrons. Returned 2 wks later and food was so-so. Duck egg rolls yummy but hamburger dry and blah, Small plate salmon absolutely NO flavor, steak with blueberry sauce just ok. Yes, views of Needles mountains are lovely... More

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Great Falls, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We dined here on our last night of a ski vacation. Very good, pleasant service. Helpful wine choice. Duck was delicious as were the appetizers. Steak was good, not great. They seated us in the bar area despite the fact that tables in the nicer main dining room were empty saying that was the only spot. It appeared to be... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This would be good food anywhere - not just at the mountain. Our food was prepared just as we had ordered and they had a good wine list. Our server was young but did very good job - he even reseated us away from a loud small child. The parking lot can be tricky when there is a big snow.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We hadn't been here in a long time, but it was time to try it again. Boy, were we glad we did! We both ordered steaks and they were cooked to order! My filet was tender enough to be cut with a butter knife! Everything from the bread to the salad to the dessert was wonderful! We will visit Sow's... More

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Beaumont, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Be sure and ask for the window in the front to view the beautiful mountains. Martini's were excellent, dinner delicious. My sister had the duck and it was the best she ever had. I split the salmon and steak with a friend and it was cooked to perfection!

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137 reviews 137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Owner and Chef George did a wonderful job with my daughter's reception for 82 people. Everyone I talked to said it was the best meal they ever had at a wedding reception. Many guests like me were surprised at the size and quality of the steaks, and I was surprised that the vegetarian ravioli was praised so highly. Finally the... More

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