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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)
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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League City, Texas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were headed to another restaurant only to find it had closed. We remembered seeing a sign for The Sow's Ear on 550 so we headed there. We were seated in the window area with the most spectacular view of the San Juan's. Dinner was phenomenal and dessert was the jewel in the crown.

Thank Diane B
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123 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at this restaurant with friends and all enjoyed the meal. I had the salmon, which was good and cooked to the temperature I requested. Although the salad was wonderful my husband and I both found that the teaspoon of dressing was inadequate for the generously sized salad. My husband had the duck but found it a bit under... More 

Thank markandkarenbrown
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a local I can tell you this is the best dining we have. The views are amazing, and the food is also amazing. I have eaten here numerous times and have NEVER been disappointed. The Chef has worked there I believe for 10 years and he knows what he is doing. Best food in DGO hands down.

Thank Zacharyphoto
Prosper, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views, fabulous steak and the elk was awesome. The best dessert is the chocolate chip cookies. Homemade with vanilla ice cream, baked when you order them. The service is a bit slow when they are busy, but they are awesome people. Ask for Christie and request a window seat, tell her Brent sent ya!

Thank BrentInProsper
Farmington, New Mexico
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I dined at The Sow's Ear Restaurant on a weekday summer evening. The restaurant is located within the Silverpick development, just south of Durango Mountain (formerly Purgatory) Ski Area. When we arrived, the parking lot was nearly full and people were waiting outside, and we thought "oh,oh, should have made a reservation". But, the people were waiting... More 

Thank Tom O
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food but lemon drop was fantastic! Arugula salad had just the right combination of flavors and tasty ravioli. We share dessert of the best chocolate chip cookies and creamy vanilla ice cream. Great atmosphere too!

Thank bb87
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We got a tip from a local that you can ask for a "house" burger ($13) when seated at the bar. If you're just coming for late lunch or informal dinner- this is perfect. Thick and juicy beef on a delicious bun with fresh fries. That's what I'm talking about! It was also entertaining to watch other meals being made... More 

Thank mb_explore
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Excellent restaurant! It must be a 5 star restaurant. The price was very reasonable in comparison to the food and service we received. We had a family reunion there with over 30 people seated. No easy task for servers! But they handled it beautifully and with much patience with the little ones. I can't wait to return to the area... More 

Thank MarieCPA
Durango, CO
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I live near the Sow's Ear and it is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Durango. I love the menu and they always have specials of the night, so for someone who frequents often, I never get bored of the menu. The people are super nice, the view is amazing. The chef is awesome.

Thank DeannaCO
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I love this place. Always have dinner there at least once every year. The steaks and burgers are the best around. Elk is also amazing. Highly recommend.

Thank dmeyer55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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

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