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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)
+1 970-247-3527
16:00 - 21:00
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

The Sows Ear is a Restaurant in the Silver Pick Lodge in the Durango Mountain Resort area located about half way between Durango and Silverton. We have eaten here several times and have always had a great meal! The dining room has a nice mountain view and a frindly bar. The staff are always friendly and efficient. I had the... More 

Thank David K
Moline, Illinois
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

This was further out than what I wanted but it was nice. It was my birthday so we got what I thought was the best seat in the house right by the window with amazing view. I got a yummy martini and ordered salmon. It was really good. Another bonus of this place is that they have small plates available... More 

Thank JenKKC
Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

This is a nice little gem 17 or so miles north of Durango on the way the the ski resort Purgatory. We had a delightful young waiter who unfortunately was over worked and not much help by a bus boy or the host/hostess. The food was very good, the scenery was spectacular. We just had a delightful experience.

Thank DrJ3556
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

The owner chef is well renowned for his meals. We selected the 8oz. ribeye steak which the meat eaters raved about. The second choice was a very fresh delicate salmon dish, which all was the best I have ever had.

Thank Stephanie J
Durango, Colorado
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127 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

My friend left a message requesting a reservation for that evening at 6:15. When staff called her to confirm, she was told to make sure we arrived at 6:15 and not later as they were fully booked that night. We arrived promptly at 6:15. There were 2 other tables seated and 2 people at the bar. We were seated in... More 

2 Thank fletchandsus
Tequesta, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

We have dinned at Sow's Ear for years...but finally are writing a review, since it is our #1 "to go to" restaurant in Durango. Yes...another "the chef is the owner" dining delight. First, we love the personal attention Krissy, the Maitre D, gives us in placing us at our usual "table by the window, lower bar". Her Appletini's are my... More 

3 Thank Sailfishonfly
Keller, Texas
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

We visited this area last month and had a delicious dinner here. The portions are perfect, the service was good. Our steaks were wonderful. We were so pleased that we came back the next night and ordered the exact same thing. We discovered Sow's Ear when it was at the base of Purgatory about 22 years ago and loved it... More 

1 Thank Lcrich56
Ponca City, Oklahoma
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214 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

The restaurant is a 30 minute drive from downtown Durango. Very expensive place to eat and therefore never crowded. They have their own chef so the food is good and different. So if you want a meal without the crowd this place is for you

1 Thank Russell S
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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125 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

After a month stay and cooking for half my vacation because it was hard to find some good food without being to expensive I decided to try a nice dinner out so based on the recommendations I went buy on my way back from town to see the inside and felt at home and after I talked to the young... More 

2 Thank lblack5219
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

A great restaurant in the mountains with great views - if you get seated on the east side of the restaurant. Our group all elected for "small plates" which were more than adequate. I had seared salmon with a wonderful risotto, very enjoyable. The waiter was a bit 'stiff' and we had to wait quite a while for our food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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: +1 970-247-3527

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