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, James Lucas, 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
The food and service were great. Our food was delicious and our server was very good. However, the drinks were overpriced and small. My mimosa was 2 sips and $6. I also asked for Baileys in my coffee. They did not have Baileys only a Buffalo Trace equivalent. Which was perfect but again overpriced.
This is the second time in a row now that I've gone to Silver Dollar for dinner and left without eating. Last time the service at the bar was so slow we were 45 minutes in before we had our drinks (counting delay to order and then the delay to get the drink), and it was really slow that night.
Last week, we went in with priority seating. I understand it's different than a reservation, and we chose to wait at the bar where there were 6 open seats. After waiting 15 minutes and no one asking if they could help us with a drink we decided to find another place to eat that evening. It was busy, but not crowded. They must do something about their bar service before I could recommend going here to a friend.
This place used to be one of the first places I'd recommend when we wanted a good bite or friends were coming into town.
So pleased to find a great restaurant with lovely service and good food...I can bring out of town guests and not be disappointed. I was suspicious of the priority seating but it has worked well twice...even with a long line, so I am impressed and highly recommend using this reservation service....and great bar list, so I will have to come back some evening....
We visited for the first time for my husband's birthday and found our experience relaxing, satisfying, and fun. The service was great, the food was fantastic, and the ambience was casual and warm. We recommend the chicken livers if you like that sort of thing - my husband does and claimed they were Very Tasty. I got an iceberg wedge that was topped with house-made croutons, bleu cheese and lardons - it was delicious. The smoked brisket is amazing and the fried oyster sandwich is delicious. They make their own sauces that are just fresh and fabulous. We were traveling so my husband didn't take them up on the free Birthday Shot, but that sounded like a fun tradition. We will visit again the next time we are in Louisville.
The Catfish was excellent, would hardly recommend it. We had priority seating for 6:15 and arrived on time. As of 6:40 we still did not have a table so we ordered from the Bar. We were attending a Play and could not wait any longer, we were called at 6:55 for a table. This was our first time there and will only return if we have the whole night to spend there. If this is typical for priority seating then I feel it should be abolished.
We really enjoyed our dinner. My husband ordered the catfish. I had a special of trout over cheese grits with a homemade slaw. It was fantastic. Being that it was my first time dining in Louisville I had a Mint Julep. It was very good. They have many types of bourbon and other liquors. They have an extensive beer and wine list also.
First time dining, (second time drinking), at the Silver Dollar Saloon. Very fun and great, friendly service. Food was delicious and moderately priced.
Building is historic, try to figure out what the building was before it was a restaurant before asking the bartender.
Beautiful, historic décor upstairs for private parties.
We'll be back.
We had an incredible experience at the silver dollar! We had the most awesome waiter named Titus! All of the food that we got was delicious! I know that most people would not order chicken livers, but I am a lover of them and these were the best I have ever had! We also got a side of fries and macaroni and cheese that were the best ever ! The fried oysters were incredible and cooked to perfection! I would highly recommend the Silverdollar to anyone… Great atmosphere food and service
We ate at the bar and we're treated to incredible service by everyone. The food was delicious as well! The fried oysters were a major standout, as was the fried okra. Old school country was the soundtrack the night we were there, which fit the scene perfectly. Can't wait to come back....this place rocks!
We won't be back for several reasons. It's too loud to enjoy any type of conversation. We were literally shouting at each other. The food and drinks are overpriced for the quality. Overall, not enjoyable at all and sadly we were celebrating a birthday. Wish we had gone elsewhere.
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