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The Sow's Ear Cafe

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

We were excited to try something new in the area. We moved to Paso Robles about a year ago. We like to venture out and explore everything around us. Unfortunately The Sows Ear is not what we had hoped for. I got a very average Rib Eye that I ate half of. My wife got the special scallops with linguine.... More 

Thank AdventureMonkey12
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I have dined here with mixed experiences in the past. We love Cambria and come every couple of years for a long weekend. We gave it another try a couple of days ago and decided that that would be it for the Sows Ear. My husband ordered Short Ribs and said it was a tough greasy pile... More 

Thank sunshinegirlGualala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Alone, without a reservation, chilly after a day on the beach, the only place I wanted to go was The Sow's Ear. I did not mind that I would have to wait for a table, because the restaurant is small, it was prime dinner hour and everything about this gem is perfect. Incredibly (it was about 8:00 on Friday night... More 

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Morgan Hill
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful restaurant with cozy atmosphere. Beef stew was beyond fabulous but the parchment wrapped fish was a bit overdone. Service was good and not rushed.

Thank Nina S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and the most cosy restaurant we've ever eaten at. The staff is excellent and even entertained our four month old baby while we ate! We've been to Cambria twice and eaten here both times and will return.

Thank martilloham
Huntington Beach, California
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399 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been around for many years and is still a great dinner restaurant. We dined here twice while in town recently and both times were great experiences. The first visit we had steamed clams as an appetizer, which were good, albeit a bit salty. Entrees that night were the Cioppino and the filet mignon. Both were superb. The... More 

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Cambria, California
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually give Sow's Ear top marks for food quality and ambience at reasonable prices. But not on my latest visit. Okay, Monday nights are slow. But perhaps what you pay should be reduced commensurate with the poor service and bland food. To begin, the hostess (a new one) said the the fireplace wasn't working that night so steered us... More 

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Brielle, United States
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

A small establishment with all kinds of tchotchkes and a fireplace inside. Felt rushed to order my entree as soon as I sat down, I only ordered my wine while I checked out the menu, and then my waiter was swamped with tables. I was patient, he found his way back to me, and I no longer felt rushed. I... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Had dinner on a Saturday night. We went early without a reservation and were lucky to get in - others were turned away after us. Food and service were good and lots of good options on the menu. Enjoyed the bread - light and dark cooked together in a flower pot. Lots of wines by the glass and a good... More 

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Anaheim, California
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49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

This is a bustling little village eatery that does home cooking right. Nothing fancy just good food and plenty of it. Good for families and priced right.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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