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The Sow's Ear Cafe

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2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
+1 805-927-4865
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

After many years, I have come back to Cambria and had to eat at the Sow's Ear again. It was the same high quality food that I remember from my last visit. We made our selection from the early special menu. On my next visit, I will try something from the varied menu. The house wine was very acceptable. The... More 

Thank Eric G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Awesome Lobster Corn Balls - you must try them!!! The breat in the flower pot was original and delicious.

1 Thank Angela A
Coachella Valley, CA
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

We found this place on our first anniversary trip ten years ago and it was as good this time as it was then. On the main street in town and well worth the trip

1 Thank Smidty28
Cathedral City
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Had the Lobster Corn Dogs for an appetizer and Lobster Pot Pie for dinner. Both were very good. The pot pie had lots of lobster. The corn dogs were cool, three large lollipops on sticks with a nice aioli sauce. Very reasonably priced wine list. Service was great too.

1 Thank Terrolyn K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

After reading the review decided to go here while we were on vacation. The food was very average. We got the brie with almonds and that was just okay. The braised short ribs were so disappointing. They were so full of fat and the sauce that came with it was just okay. All you could taste was salt. Also got... More 

1 Thank valAtlanta
Felton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

We had a very good experience at the Sow's Ear. Very nice and attentive hostess. Very good and prompt service. Ample portions. We had an entrée of the mixed grill and it was very well prepared and more than enough. Quiet with a cozy atmosphere. The flower pot bread is unique and good. Will return.

Thank simon s
Bass Lake, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

We walked in to the place in the afternoon to make a reservation for later in the evening, and from there until the end of the meal the service was amazing. Goat cheese, kalamata, stuffed chicken breast was cooked to perfection, and the braised short ribs were melt in your mouth tender. Second time at the restaurant, and will definitely... More 

1 Thank Angela G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

I have been to the Sow's Ear twice and both times were very nice. It is a very cozy comfortable restaurant where you feel relaxed. The service is very good. They serve bread in a little planting pot, it is fresh warm pumpernickle (I believe) and white. The prices are very fair and the portions are a good size. I... More 

Thank losinginla
Arroyo Grande, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

This place has some seriously great food. I had the chicken and dumplings and my husband had pot roast and both were awesome. I wouldn't let my husband finish his so I could eat it later, it was that good. Mine was fabulous too. Large portions, but not overwhelming and they really focus on the details. Parsley garnish was a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

This place is amazing. Comfort food to the next level. Beef Stroganoff is my fav. I try to eat something different for dinner every time but i just go to my favorite. Now for their bread, it is served ying yang style with a great blend of wheat and white in a terracotta flower pot a reason all in it... More 

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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