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The Sow's Ear Cafe

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2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
+1 805-927-4865
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cambria, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the opportunity of having dinner several times. Service impeccable and the food fantastic. Looking forward to visiting many more times.

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Thank stan555
Clovis, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent dinner! The filet was cooked perfect! They cook and serve their dinner bread in a terra cotta pot, very unique and delicious!

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Thank jill123074
Walnut Cove, North Carolina
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here many times. The atmosphere, with its fireplace and dark woods, is exactly what one likes on a misty Cambria evening. I was there at five so I got the early bird special. It came with delicious bread, a very nice salad and, in my case, a large comforting portion of chicken and dumplings. There were several... More 

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Torrance, California
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to visit Cambria and wanted to try a new to us restaurant. We were not disappointed. We loved the ambiance and fireplace was blazing. The food was fresh and delicious. Some of the meals that our party tried were: pot roast, pork tenderloin and beef stroganoff. All dishes were yummy. Also liked the buttermilk blue cheese dressing. Desserts... More 

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Colorado Springs
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the atmosphere was comforting with a cozy fire on a chilly evening, we were disappointed in our meals which were average. My stuffed chicken breast seemed to be missing the goat cheese stuffing. The olives and red pepper may have been incorporated in the sauce but the taste didn't come through. My husband ordered the chicken fried steak which... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waited for this restaurant to open at 5:00, after an afternoon of shopping. It was worth the wait! A local said that their chicken-fried steak was excellent & it was! I got the smaller Early Bird special but it was an ample serving, with al dente vegetables &excellent mashed potatoes. My husband ordered the salmon baked in parchment - moist,... More 

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Fresno, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit Cambria annually and always have a dinner at this little restaurant. The chicken and dumplings is delicious, and the ribeye is so tender - YUM! I would recommend reservations, as it can get crowded, it is a smaller restaurant. We've never had a bad meal here and I would highly recommend a visit if you are in town!

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Templeton, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere. We had New Year's Eve Dinner complete with hats and decorations. Food was Delicious, Service was Top Notch! Would definitely go back!

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

We were in Cambria for the weekend recently, and enjoyed a great dinner at the Sows Ear. By the name you would think it was a pub, but instead you will find a very nice restaurant. We were seated in the front room by the window, and enjoyed the quiet room with a fire in the fireplace that was appreciated... More 

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Sonora, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Granted it was New Year's weekend, but we chose to go to The Sow's Ear for dinner for a party of 8 on a Saturday night. We made a reservation and were seated up against a wall that did not even allow room for us to move much less put our coats behind us. When I asked if they had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-4865

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?