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 Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Silver Dollar - Priority Seating Ratings and Reviews
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!
Good food but drink service was slow
I met a group of five friends here on a Monday night. When we got there, not many people were around, but it seemed to take entirely too long to get cocktails and beer. The food was really good and came out in a timely fashion, but the service overall just seem to be a little lackluster.
The perfect dinner rendezvous
Some friends were in experiencing the Bourbon Trail and we wanted a local place to meet after their journey. The Silver Dollar was perfect - from the selection of bourbon to the delicious entrees to the friendly staff - it was a perfect night. We used the priority seating and had our table right On time. We tried the Chicken and Waffles, Pork Chop and a Burger - all were delicious and served beautifully appointed. We will definitely return.
An Eclectic Local Favorite
Silver Dollar is a staple in the Clifton area. Delicious cocktails, excellent food and a lively hipster scene. The brunch is top notch and the service is commendable. I recommend this spot to anyone who visits town and I'll continue to do so.
Not only were the food great and the dec ...
Not only were the food great and the decor awesome, but the service was amazing as well. I was running late for my reservation and they were very understanding and helpful in helping me keep my table, especially at a time as busy as Derby weekend! Thank you, The Silver Dollar! Would recommend 10/10
Nice atmosphere, good food
I went to the Silver Dollar on the Friday night before the KY derby (called the Oaks Day). This is the busiest weekend of the year for restaurants in L'ville. I initially reserved this spot in March and the restaurant called to confirm and had to take a credit card to reserve which I was hesitant to provide.
The food was inventive, not too expensive and well prepared. Service was attentive despite the large booking.
Dining During Derby Weekend
We are regulars...but will likely not come back on Derby weekend. We were seated timely, but the changed to limited menu and increase in prices was not what we had in mind. You need more appetizers added to limited menu...we would have stayed longer and probably had more drinks. Chicken and waffles was a hit as usual with us and our out of town guests.
I chose this place due to its high ranking on trip advisor. We drove in for Derby weekend from Milwaukee, WI and I wanted a fun place to get drinks and dinner when we got into town relatively late. The drinks were great, service was good, but the food was not very high quality or impressive (for the price or even in general.) I wish we would have gone somewhere else. If you want a neighborhood place for drinks its great, but not for much else in my opinion. Skip the food!
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