Sow’s Ear Dinner and Libations, Purgatory CO

We are open from Wednesday thru Sunday from 4 pm until 8 pm.   Reservations Recommended. Please call us and let us know you are coming.  970-247-3527.   You may reserve a table anytime at

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48475 US Highway 550 • Purgatory, CO 81301
At the Silverpick Lodge and just south of Purgatory Resort

The Sow’s Ear Restaurant, featuring the “Best Steaks on the Mountain”,  is located in the Silverpick Lodge at mile marker 48 along US HWY 550, 24 miles north of Durango and one mile south of the entrance to Purgatory Resort.   Chef Ben Kein, a Maine Native and world traveler, specializes in what he terms  “Refined Rustic” cuisine.  That’s short hand for local, seasonal, foraged and prepared in house. What Grandma made but with a wider variety of ingredients and prepared for your 21st century pallet and lifestyle.  In addition to our set menus he is pleased to offer seasonal and celebratory weekly Specialty Menus.  “You’re gonna love ‘em!”

Born on the 4th of July 1986 and nestled between the Hermosa Cliffs and the Twilight Peaks, the Sow’s Ear is intimate yet airy and well appointed.  With four massive windows overlooking the wilderness, there’s not a bad seat in the house. Come join us at the Sow’s Ear Restaurant for dinner and libations and a most pleasant dining experience in the heart of the Rockies.

Weddings & Events

durango wedding venuThe Sow’s Ear is a popular venue for Wedding Receptions and Rehearsal Dinners. You may reserve the entire restaurant or make a reservation for a large group and we’ll design a menu to fit the occasion.

We also offer a private dining room for up to 14 people by advance reservation only.  Please call us at 970-247-3527 to discuss your plans.