About The Silver Dollar - Priority Seating
The Silver Dollar is a re-imagining of the honky tonks of Bakersfield, CA, circa 1950s, when Southerners transplanted by the Dust Bowl to Southern California created one of the great American musical styles. This music, much of it on original vinyl, spins around the clock at the Silver Dollar, and is served along side craft cocktails and Chef Tyler Powell's made from scratch, Southern-meets-Southern-California cuisine 7 nights a week and for the city's most exciting brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The restored 1890s firehouse that is home to the Silver Dollar features a 70 seat covered patio.
* This restaurant uses a Priority Seating style of reservation. Priority Seating means that your party will go to the top of any wait list when you arrive at the restaurant, and you will be seated at the first available table that will accommodate your party when your full party is present. To make a traditional reservation for a party 8 +, please call us directly.
Louisville, KY 40206
Southern, Contemporary American, Southwest
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:pm - 2:00am (Kitchen closes at 12:00am, Bar open until 2:00am)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Putting the "Southern" in Southern California cuisine with catering options from the Silver Dollar menu, Executive Chef, Erica Goins, can prepare a special menu to fit any event.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Silver Dollar - Priority Seating Ratings and Reviews
Our night started out by the host/hostess telling me and my family that this place might not be the place for us!! We have been there before:/ It made me so mad. Then we got our table outside, took the server 15 minutes to greet us, food was not great tasting for the price you all charge. Then the server almost dropped plates on my son's head and I protected him and the server blamed me in a joking way that it was my fault. Not cool. We have so many amazing restaurants in Louisville and I could have chosen any, we decided to come to you all and we regret our decision and will not be back.
Great service,food & atmosphere. We met for a family birthday brunch. We made the preferred seating reservation online on Saturday, received a call on Sunday morning to confirm and to give us choice of indoor or outdoor seating. We really appreciated the call as we were all coming from different parts of the state...great to know they were expecting us. We had an EXCEPTIONAL SERVER, did not get her name but it was also her birthday.
It's a great whiskey bar that serves a fairly limited menu of good food. Loud and fun. Doesn't try to do too much. A necessary stop for anyone touring Louisville's Bourbon infrastructure, a fun place to go with loud friends, more for the experience than the food.
Very nice and attentive staff. Much too loud initially, but we were listened to and the music was turned down a good bit. The food is ample and as expected for good, old-fashioned, greasy & messy bar food. Many item are served in plastic baskets on flimsy wax paper (which proved a problem for me when I tried to eat an overflowing sandwich with a knife and fork: the paper got soggy and cut up by the knife and I probably ate pieces of paper with the bun -- I would much prefer a plain plate!) But, seriously, how can any place with fried chicken livers be bad? With a great selection of beers and bourbons and more, the bar is notable. And it is open late which is a real plus in Louisville where they roll the restaurant streets up much too early.
The food here is excellent! The atmosphere is cool for a bar and the service is always great. Top-notch drinks that are definitely worth the price. I've been to brunch twice and had many different items, and they've all been fantastic. The only thing on this visit that I would recommend is a new sauce to dip the sweet potato fries in. Whatever sauce they give you with the sweet potato fries is really not good. It doesn't complement them at all because it's not sweet and quite frankly just isn't good. But I'm telling you everything else they serve that I've ever had there has been fantastic from shrimp and grits, flank steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, and even their toast.
When I walked up to the Silver Dollar there was a crowd around the door and the bar area was also crowded. I expected a bit of a wait, but when I said I had the Priority Seating, we were seated right away. A guy standing next to me even asked how to 'get in on the priority seating' gig because he had been waiting a while for a table. I told him to use Open Table.
I met a group of old friends. We were in no hurry during our dinner. Our waiter kept apologizing for our wait for our food. We never noticed that our food was taking a long time, but the manager gave us a discount when we got our bills because evidently the kitchen was behind all night. As I said, we didn't notice and they didn't need to do it, we even said so, but they did it anyway. I thought that was great service. Thank you!
Been here several times and it's one of my favorites but I was extremely disappointed in the food this time. I ordered the shrimp and grits with no bacon (what I get every time I come for brunch). The first time they brought it to me with bacon, I sent it back. They were quick to get out another order but it was about 1/4 of what I actually should have gotten! I was hungry again 45 mins later! I'm paying full price, I should get the full meal. Disappointed.
We were a party of 6 and everyone's food was good from burger to catfish. The place was small so they utilize outdoor seating in the rear patio and front sidewalk via a large garage door they open which causes the inside to be warm. Think the wait time would be much longer on cooler days. I'd recommend the BBQ chicken thighs if you like spicy food. Don't sit inside if you want to have a conversation as it is a bit too loud. Gluten free meals available.
We ate at the Silver Dollar for the first time this past Sunday at 1:00. We used the Priority Seating literally just a few minutes after we decided on the restaurant. When we arrived the place was very busy but we were seated within moments. Both hosts were very attentive to us and they seated us in a great booth while we awaited our friends. We started with fried green tomatoes and then had the briscuit sandwich and chili cheese hash browns and fries and it was delicious. All of the food we watched being served made us want to go back. Loved all of the Mexican dishes on the menu. Our waitress was stellar as well. We left with nothing but great things to say. We'll be back!!
We were in town for a tournament and all the places in downtown were completely packed, so we're glad we made the journey out here. The service was fantastic; we felt like we got served in plenty of time but the staff apologized that some of our food took longer than they wanted it to, and they took those items off our bill, which was an unnecessary but very generous gesture. All the food was fantastic and we loved the space and the vibe. I'll be back for more pickled pig's feet and other delights.
Loved the atmosphere! Waiter was terrific. Fried pickles were great as an appetizer. Hamburgers were juicy and delicious. Just a few little things....the fries tasted like they had been sitting for a while and the lettuce wedge tasted lukewarm. Not a deterrent though. We will go back!
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