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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Great food, nice people, good views

Known for steak, and well deserved. Had the filet au poivre. Cooked perfectly, delicious sauce, served with braised kale, which was also fantastic. Waitstaff was attentive and friendly. Atmosphere was pleasant, not to formal, a great place between Purgatory and Durango, definitely stop if your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Evergreen, Colorado
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Evergreen, Colorado
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Known for steak, and well deserved. Had the filet au poivre. Cooked perfectly, delicious sauce, served with braised kale, which was also fantastic. Waitstaff was attentive and friendly. Atmosphere was pleasant, not to formal, a great place between Purgatory and Durango, definitely stop if your hungry atfer a day of skiing

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I ate at the Sow's Ear on our last night in Durango. We absolutely LOVED the food! I really could go on and on about the dishes, how they were each delicious, but this review would be way too long... so I highly recommend you just go try it out for yourselves! If you're a fan of... More 

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Thank bodaycious
The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the Sow's Ear. Atmosphere and food are great. Amazing food for what appears to be a small kitchen setup. Plus a good beer or two on tap!

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Thank Jays0nE
Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

place was fantastic, real service and unbelievable food, i had a filet that was better than del frisco

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Thank not h
Overton, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Celebrated our 25th anniversary at this amazing restaurant. The view is fantastic, the food is delectable, and the service was wonderful! High end, but worth every morsel! Great for a special occasion!

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Thank MLMcDaniel13
Durango, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Sow's Ear advertises that they offer the finest steaks on the mountain. I disagree ... they offer the finest steaks in the entire Durango area. First, it is beautiful drive up to the restaurant which just sets the mood. We like to sit at the bar and enjoy several drinks prior to ordering and then eat at the bar. The... More 

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Thank Jeffrey P
Durango, Colorado
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very special evening. Treated so well and food was WAY beyond expectations. Best meal I have ever had and all 5 of us felt that way! Outstanding wine, apps, salads and entrees. Too full to try desserts! Love the atmosphere and views, very lucky to see the sunset on the mountains with their amazing views. Not one issue with anything... More 

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Thank Marie Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We were staying at purgatory resort so was an easy drive of 1 mile to the south. The restaurant decor is rustic and excellent. The food was outstanding. The steak au poivre was excellent. For dessert the double chocolate chip cookie with ice cream was out of this world.

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Thank Bair08
Salida, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The food, wine & Service was fantastic. Great selection on the wine list. The specials we excellent. Try it out.

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Thank ThomasJRoche
Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This place is outstanding all around except for its location. It's a long drive from Durango to get there and if you have a little too much vino its an even longer trip back BUT, the place may be the best eating experience around Durango. Food and service is outstanding but you do pay a price for it. We ate... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?