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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
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Farmington, New Mexico
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Green Lake, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful view of the sunset on the mountains accompanies fine food and tasty wine while being served by gracious people. I've eaten here many times, and never been disappointed once. The cooks are some of the best in the San Juan area!

Thank Pamela R
Durango Mountain, Colorado
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

We've been three times in a week and we have been pleasantly pleased every time. The food is delicious, the drinks are good and the views are spectacular! Service was great! Good wine list, love the Ridge Zin!!!! Had the Salmon twice and a burger once! Great place all the way around. Worth the drive up the mountain! Btw- My... More 

Thank 06Dutchstar
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We gathered three families for Christmas Eve and had a wonderful meal. They catered to all fifteen of us and we enjoyed our experience. The food is the best kept secret near Purgatory Ski Resort. It is a local favorite really is delicious.

Thank Katauna L
Albuquerque, NM
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We had a special dinner at Sow's Ear recently. It was our first time there;we had made reservations and they seated us exactly where other reviewers had indicated we should request. Service was friendly, although a little on the slow side to take up used dishes. There were four of us; two had a petite fillet; one a burger and... More 

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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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?