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Sow's Ear Dinner & Libations

48475 Highway 550, Durango, CO 81301-8767
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Ranked #17 of 160 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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166 reviews 166 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had a great meal with the family. The restaurant is very nice, had a nice view from our bay window looking up the mountain. My wife and daughter had the filet, my son had the burger, and I had the ribeye special. All our meals were delicious. The only reason for no 5 stars is the service was a little... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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