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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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Los Angeles, California
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife has special foods needs. We found this restaurant willing to accommodate her...and they did so with enthusiasm and sincere intent to make her happy. Our waitress was very pleasant and you could tell the owner ran a professional yet warm operation.

Thank valtraveler10
Silver Spring, Maryland
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226 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sow's Ear, now I'll admit does not sound like such a great name for a dinner place. Friends told us they went here a year ago and had a good time. Now Cambria is an odd town, it seems to have a lot of tourista kind 'a places. No matter how much I searched nothing jumped out as Hay... More 

Thank smokeater55
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this town and The Sow's Ear is the best. The staff is extremely friendly and the food no matter what you order is always so good. Cannot wait to return again soon.

Thank 111Carol111
San Clemente, California
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245 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for dinner while staying in Cambria for a quick vacation. We came in before 6 and my GF enjoyed the early diner menu with slightly smaller portions and prices. The flower pot bread was a cute touch to the experience and it was tasty as well. Servers were super friendly and local beer was cheap on the menu.... More 

Thank Dooz85
Huntington Beach, California
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441 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here in the past and this time we both got the filet mignon. Excellent meal and perfectly prepared. 2 thumbs up from us. The flower pot bread is always tasty and the meals always include soup or salad . This is our favorite restaurant in Cambria !

Thank Loves2TravelALOT_11
Temecula, CA
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozy ambiance with a fire in the fireplace and wood walls and accents. The food was excellent from the fresh bread in the flowerpot to the salad with amazing vegetables, not just the usual lettuce and tomatoes, and the halibut was divine. They were very accommodating when I asked for extra vegetables instead of the rice. The staff were all... More 

Thank winecountrysouth
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little place with an elegant, rustic flare. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. Not too pricey for a nice meal.

Thank 524christief
Central California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We both had the lobster pot pie for something different. The lobster was in one piece in my wife's and mine was cut up. It was very good and we were glad that we had tried it. The service was good. We arrived a few minutes before opening and waited in line. They do take reservations. I think that it... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We visited The Sow's Ear on a mid-week night for dinner ~ we easily scored a window seat as it was fairly empty. The interior, with its dark, rustic wood was cozy, especially with the fire burning. They delivered their famous Flower Pot bread to the table and it was warm & fragrant, delicious until I found a hair in... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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297 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

On of the best restaurants in Cambria.. The food was outstanding.We had the New Zealand Rack of lamb. the Macaroni and cheese, the chicken and dumplings and the halibut and it was all great. The service and wine list was also excellent

Thank Rockdoc7

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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
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?