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Sow's Ear Dinner & Libations

48475 Highway 550, Durango, CO 81301-8767
+1 970-247-3527
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (13 reviews)
“petite filet” (5 reviews)
“steak” (32 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
48475 Highway 550, Durango, CO 81301-8767
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

The food was very good, but a little fancy for my teenage boys. They had a hard time finding anything they wanted to eat on the menu. The location and ambiance were great as well as the food. But it is a fine restaurant so...More

Thank cdunlap2017
Reviewed 19 May 2017

One of the Durango’s top 5 fine-dining restaurants, Sow’s Ear delivers gourmet fare with views of the Twilight Peaks, just south of Purgatory Ski Resort. Located on the second floor of the Silver Pick Lodge, expansive glass brings the spectacular scenery into the bar and...More

Thank William D
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We have been going to the Sows Ear for over 8 years. The staff are always very pleasant, the food terrific and the views are incredible. It is a small jewel of excellent dining and the best restaurant near the ski resort. My family always...More

Thank Kenneth A
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Nice quiet place to have dinner but higher end. My son had Elk for the first time. limited menu. I wouldn't take a young family here at all.

Thank Liz U
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We made a reservation and were seated 20 minutes later - be patient. The waitstaff was helpful and provided options for the younger members of our party who would not have appreciated the chef's sauces . There is a bar menu- if you want a...More

Thank Annep230710
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Best restaurant on the mountain. Limited menu (steaks, elk, duck, salmon, one veggie option) and nightly specials. Food always well prepared. Great atmosphere. Always busy, so wise to make a dinner reservation.

Thank kristainco
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We really want to like this restaurant, beautiful views and location is the best but inconsistency plagues it. When having reservations and being seated, takes a back burner to the locals, no bueno! Having reservations and showing up on time to be told we don't...More

2  Thank Brazoselk
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This place could be good but the combination of bad service and kitchen stuff is just too much. First, no bread brought to our table. Then our food is brought out. My steak is medium rare to rare but I asked for medium. I send...More

1  Thank analyze_SA
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Living a short distance away, my wife and I eat here from time to time as a treat. It is what I would characterize as finer dining as most menu items are rather expensive but the meals are always excellently prepared, the portions satisfying and...More

Thank Percival H
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Looking for excellent food in a quiet "a little off the beaten path" restaurant for dinner. We found it in Sow's Ear. They seated up by a window that overlook the river and the beautiful fall colors. My husband ordered a beer, which took a...More

Thank Mary K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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