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.
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, Tyler Powell, can prepare a special menu to fit any event.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Silver Dollar - Priority Seating Ratings and Reviews
Nice enough restaurant with lots of bour ...
Nice enough restaurant with lots of bourbon if that is your thing. The food was excellent, no complaints at all. The service was very spotty. We would go long stretches without seeing our waiter or waitress(didn't really know who was helping us). We ordered coffee three times and never got it and then the bill came and they charged us for two coffees. We used the priority seating system and arrived 10 minutes early, one hour later we were finally seated.
In conclusion, great food, fun atmosphere, questionable service at best.
We loved the atmosphere and the sides, b ...
We loved the atmosphere and the sides, but some of the meals were not AS amazing. Still great though. The resaraunt was very busy so we didn't feel like the service was as good, but that's to be expected on a busy evening.
I personal thought their bourbon prices ...
I personal thought their bourbon prices were on the high side and their pours were average at best. Kind of strange for a place that advertises "Whiskey by the Drink". Their food was very good even though our server didn't bring one of the meals we ordered.
Restaurant -- Food and service great. Be ...
Restaurant -- Food and service great. Best chili I've ever had, and I was a fireman for 27 years. Everyone else enjoyed the meat loaf and the grilled cheese cheese burger monstrosity. Fun place.
Priority seating online deal -- There's a glitch. I typed in my name twice, but the confirmation email had a different name for me. Then the hostess looked confused when I told her. I am not JimR.
Ended up splitting chicken and waffles ( ...
Ended up splitting chicken and waffles (it was amazing) and had a side of fried okra (delicious). Sat in the back patio, and the atmosphere was really nice; classy lights hanging from above, and lots of character from the walls/tables/chairs. Very neat.
The food and service was ok. I personall ...
The food and service was ok. I personally didn't like it. Mainly because the tables are very close together. Too close to have a conversation without the next table hearing every word. I felt very uncomfortable the whole time and it wasn't crowed at all. If you don't mind sitting close to strangers it's fine. It's just not a place for me.
We actually went to Silver Dollar twice ...
We actually went to Silver Dollar twice during our vacation because the first experience was so good!! I would go back in a heartbeat. The service was great and the food was fantastic - and the atmosphere was fantastic!
Making a reservation was pointless. We w ...
Making a reservation was pointless. We were standing there and they gave away our booth, after waiting an additional 20 minutes after the reservation. We never got a booth and settled on a table instead. Once seated, we waited another 10-15 minutes for service. Once we got a waiter, the night went well.
The service at the Silver Dollar is alwa ...
The service at the Silver Dollar is always top notch. Super friendly servers who love to help and when possible will get the chef to do something off menu. As an example, I wanted a refreshing cocktail given it was over 90 degrees but don't drink bourbon. Our awesome server Matthew suggested a drink they no long had on the menu. It was perfect. We had a great time, as always.
We ate a late brunch here on a very hot ...
We ate a late brunch here on a very hot steamy June day. My huevos rancheros were authentic and delicious and the rest of the gang enjoyed their food; one had the verde nacho dish, two had burgers, and our younger one was served a grilled cheese that they cheerfully made for her as a special order on Texas toast.
Great ambiance and fun atmosphere. Music was a little loud for brunch time.
This would be a great place to try at night and it reminds me of the Bakersfield restaurant in OTR in Cincinnati.
For whisky drinkers, the selection could not be beat, though we did not have any whisky during our visit.
We brought friends from out of town here. They are well traveled folks who have eaten at many fine places over the years. They really enjoyed their food.
We thought the atmosphere was terrific, too, and the wait staff helpful, friendly, and relaxed. Most enjoyable outing.
Foodie Road Trip Highlight
A group of friends and I traveled to Louisville for our friend's wedding. We are all foodies and planned several stops along the way. The food was amazing on the trip, but this place was by far the best! We wanted to stay and go back the next day! The Texas hash browns were a crowd favorite. The service was wonderful. Cute, eclectic, almost hole in the wall. This place is down to earth, but sassy cute. Loved it! I will definitely find a way to work this in on my next road trip!
Great find, great food
We came here for brunch and we loved it so much that we came back for supper on our last night in the area. Great comfort food, super service (the bartender came to the table and talked about bourbon with us for about 15 minutes) and just a fun place to eat. Go for brunch - the biscuits and gravy with eggs is amazing!
I totally LOOVED this place, EXCEPT for ...
I totally LOOVED this place, EXCEPT for the extremely loud music!!! I would have ate inside, but we absolutely could not hear a conversation if we wanted to!!! I'm SURE of it that you would have way more dinner customers if it weren't that loud. We also had a 4yr old and a new born with us. Outside was VERY enjoyable!!! Servers were fabulous! I'm a vegetarian and had the delicious veggie burger! Great staff!
THANK YOU! Annette Sweeney
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