Sow’s Ear Restaurant, Durango, CO

The Sow’s Ear Restaurant, established in 1986, is located in the Silverpick Lodge just one mile south of Purgatory Resort.  Nestled between the Hermosa Cliffs and the stunning San Juan Mountains, the Sow’s Ear is the longest running restaurant in the area with one of the prettiest dining rooms imaginable.

After ten years at the helm, and seems like 25 years of dedication, Chef Mehaffie  is stepping down at the end of March to spend night time with his wife and two young children.  We will continue the tradition of “Best Steaks on the Mountain”, spiced with a more contemporary and seasonal feel to our offerings.  Our talented chefs will also continue to offer popular small plates and new light fare, in addition to homemade bread, soups, and desserts.  Come join us at the Sow’s Ear Restaurant for a unique dining experience in the heart of the San Juans.

We are open from Wednesday thru Sunday from 4 pm-9 pm.   Please call us and let us know you are coming.  We’ll be closed in April but back at it in May.

48475 US Highway 550 • Durango, CO
At the Silverpick Lodge – just south of Purgatory Resort
970 247 3527

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Weddings & Events

durango wedding venuThe Sow’s Ear is known for its beautiful dining room, exceptional wedding cuisine, and stunning mountain location amongst the San Juan Mountains just one mile south of Durango Mountain Resort.  Guests rave about our food, and couples have found that booking the Silverpick Lodge in which we are located offers the added benefit of housing guests on site.  With so many activities and beauty just 20 miles north of Durango, the Sow’s Ear and Silverpick Lodge maximizes your party’s time for enjoyment while providing a more intimate setting for all.