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Sow's Ear Dinner & Libations

48475 Highway 550, Durango, CO 81301-8767
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Ranked #19 of 164 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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Keller, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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179 reviews 179 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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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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