The chef/owner of Sow's Ear is very imaginative and there is a sumptuous assortment of dishes (including small plates) to please
everyone. Go for the food and the beautiful mountain setting. This place is a great surprise down the road from Purgatory Ski Resort at Durango Mountain. Highly recommend!
3/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Sow's Ear was a great
The Sow's Ear was a great dinner! Definitely the best steak I have ever had. Everything was cooked perfectly and full of flavor. I want recipes for everything. The calamari was great, I enjoyed the beet salad. Dessert was delectable. The service was great. We will make it a tradition!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sows Ear Brings Home the Bacon
We have been coming to the Sow's Ear for 6 years now, and it is the best restaurant between Durango and Silverton ... for that matter it is better than any of the Silverton restaurants, and all but a few of the Durango restaurants. They have a menu that allows you to enjoy a salad or a sandwich (good burgers and chicken sandwiches) for under $ 15 or you can go upstairs to the formal dining room for a big night out and enjoy their fancier appetizers and small plates and/or steaks, salmon, elk, and Colorado seafood. The bar area is friendly and cozy and easily handles up to 25 people.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely view, good food & wine
Sows Ear is one of our local favorites. It is in a beautiful location. We particularly like it in the summer so we don't have to fight for a parking place downtown. Steaks are good as are the daily specials. Wine list has good, attractively priced selections.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great experience
This was a fabulous meal. Everything was perfect. The jalapeño cheese rolls were to die for & my husband is still talking a out the chocolate cookies 2 days later. I do wish Colorado allowed diners to bring their own wine as is done in California ,but a good wine list & the mark up seemed to be reasonable by restaurant standards, about 200%.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went back a second time!
We went to Sows Ear to celebrate my daughters's 5th birthday. The chef made her favorite cake from scratch for us. The food is really good, nice wine list. It's family owned and they make everything from scratch. Even the ravioli on the kids menus was made with fresh pasta. We liked it do much we went back again before we left for home. The staff is so friendly as well. Very comfortable place.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has absolutely the best beef in the Durango area. The menu, overall, is very nice as is the wine list. The wait staff is enthusiastic and friendly although not overly professional.
The views of the mountains are spectacular and are well worth the 1/2 hour drive from Durango.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great cooking and mountain views
Excellent cooking by Chef George Mahaffey, the roast quail w/ chanterelles was superbly cooked and the salads were flavorful and fresh. The elk tenderloin w/ blueberries was superb, tender and 'elkey'...as was the steak au poivre. Friendly service and great views. The desserts were the only disappointment, the carrot cake was moist and dense, pan-style but a bit simple in flavor. The panna cotta was a bit grainy and the gelée crown was a good idea but a bit sweet. I think the desserts can be refined to match the quality of the savory courses and all will be good at the Sow's Ear. Good job!
7/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Been coming to Sow's Ear for years and it's still one of my most favorite restaurants ever!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect every time!
Sow's Ear has never disappointed. Great food, great service. My longtime personal favorite is the Filet au Poive.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM