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Sow's Ear Dinner & Libations

48475 Highway 550, Durango, CO 81301-8767
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Ranked #11 of 158 restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Located inside the Silver Pick Lodge
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88% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Duck confit spring rolls were OUT OF THIS WORLD! Delicious!! Ample serving for 2 people. I had the petite filet, husband had (OK, I don't remember) but he LOVED it. Great service! He didn't discriminate against us because we looked like slobs after spending the entire day driving across Co. Very nice atmosphere, excellent selection on menu & wine list!... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We celebrated a significant birthday July 8, 2014. Chrissy reserved a lovely(her favorite)table for us when my husband called to make the reservation. We had a lovely bottle of wine and ordered the small plates...a filet cooked perfectly, and elk tenderloin, which was a first and very good. Our salads were great and the tomato soup excellent. The bread basket... More

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Denver, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The food is delicious. The decor is simplistic, rustic, and pretty. But we waited for over an hour and a half to get our food. When we finally asked our server when she thought our food would be ready, she was not apologetic at all and just told us that they were busy. There were several open tables, so I'm... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Best elk I have ever had! Service is very good! Food is 5 star! The menu has something for everyone! (Not kids) Great wine selection. Pretty views:)

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Durango, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I can't stop thinking about the food and how delicious it was! Each of us ordered something different, but agreed, the salmon and fillet mignon dishes were the most exceptional in presentation. Wow factor!! One of the people in our party preferred no mushrooms on a dish that had "morel" in the name. The waitress simply advised, everything on the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We just had our wedding reception at the Sow's Ear. We had never eaten at the Sow's Ear prior to the wedding but had read the great reviews and had heard great things from locals. We had appetizers and a sit-down dinner with choices of ribeye, trout or stuffed chicken. For the kids, we had chicken fingers and fries. All... More

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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187 reviews 187 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

have eaten here before. and i always come back. near disappointed. it is up mountain but worth the drive. fab views. great duck confit, elk, steaks, salads. really wonderful desserts too. love this place

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

February 2014 I was skiing at Durango Mountain resort and staying in the condos at the base. After looking on Yelp, we came upon the Sow's Ear and we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of food. I resist the word "fine dining" as it's more of an upscale mountain resort dining experience, not too fancy. However, the service is... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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