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, 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
We had an incredible experience at the ...
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
I found the seating somewhat uncomfortab ...
I found the seating somewhat uncomfortable (small, metal chairs) and the atmosphere (dark, loud music) was not exactly what I had in mind for catching up with friends. It's difficult to hold a conversation. However, the food and service were good.
We ate at the bar and we're treated to i ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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