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The Sow's Ear Cafe

2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
+1 805-927-4865
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Closed Now
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2248 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3018
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Reviewed 8 September 2014

Out of the last 30 years of operation, this restaurant has had the same chef for the last 25! The result is a combination of creative favorites and new daring delights, all of which are virtually guaranteed to satisfy. They are famous for their lobster...More

1  Thank TheMadScalpel
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Restaurants that aspire to be popular or just good don't do this. 1. Sow's Ear was 3/4 empty and would stay that way throughout my dinner. Yet the hostess directed me to the dark back of the store to a table next to the serving...More

1  Thank Mindkandy
Reviewed 1 September 2014

The food was good enough. It wasn't the best fish, but it certainly wasn't bad. The best part was the fun presentation of the bread for the table baked in a flower pot. Service was very good and the decor was fun.

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Definitely food of the comfort variety. Service was a bit disjointed but the mixed grill special was very good as was the chicken fried steak. Our waitperson could have used some interpersonal skill training.

1  Thank gapcmp
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We have been to this restaurant multiple times and are never disappointed. Love the Lobster Corn Dogs, Beef Stroganoff, Short Ribs and Pork Tenderloin. The salads with the house honey lime dressing are refreshing. The wine list is limited, but has improved since last visit....More

Thank jckent1223
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Loved it last year, was afraid it might not be the same the second time. Halibut was perfect, flavorful, flaky and not fishy. The nut crust was crunchy not soggy. Husband's filet was to die for, tender and oh so tasty. Husband's ice tea was...More

Thank MenifeeMom
Reviewed 24 August 2014

On our way through Cambria up the Pacific Highway. We were told of this resturant by people we met in Sequoia NP, so thought we would give it a go. Excellent. Not to be missed. Good food and good service.

Thank Surreytraveller1
Reviewed 23 August 2014

First off this place came highly recommended. First we were greeted with the hostess who's demeanor confirmed the fact that she was irritated by our mere presence. After being greeted by our server who was friendly we ordered drinks and she served us the flower...More

Thank Rob91465
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Four of us for dinner and all enjoyed the bread baked in a flower pot. The lobster pot pie was full of mushrooms, lobster, and a couple of crab claws thrown in. The rib-eye steak was tough. The Halibut was very good according to the...More

Thank BeentherD0NEthat
Reviewed 11 August 2014

A little bit of everything - fresh baked bread (1/2 pumpernickel 1/2 white) baked in a flower pot. So cute. Food was Delicious... hghly recommend. Waitress was absolutely lovely.

Thank LawRockaway
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Do you take reservations on line for Feb 14,2017
9 January 2017|
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Response from mjke1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I called The Sow's Ear tonight; they are not set up to take online reservations. You can call them at 805/927-4865. If you call before they open at 5:00PM, you can leave a message and they will call you back... More
Are you open on Xmas Eve and Xmas day?
25 October 2016|
Response from KaarnEgge | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, you'll have to call the restaurant. Good luck.
Are you open on Xmas eve and Xmas day
25 October 2016|
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Response from PABernard | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not think they are open....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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