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
first off, they never checked me in even though we went so i never got the points.
to the actual review: the food was good. really solid stuff. would definitely go back *if* we never got the same waiter. the service was terrible. the hostess wasn't rude, but had a bit of an attitude with us since we didn't notice the (empty) hostess stand and went looking for someone to help us. once we got seated, we didn't see our waiter for at least 15 minutes. he was extremely difficult to hear as he was soft spoken for and the restaurant was loud. we told him we needed more time to pick some beverages and didn't see him for another 20 minutes. he came back and got our food ordered and again disappeared for another 20 minutes without bringing any of our drinks. we didn't even see him again until our food was already delivered. we had to ask a bus boy to refill our waters. i actually thought at one point maybe out server's shift ended and he left having forgotten us, but then we saw him taking selfies with another table.
Even though we had a reservation we still were told there was a wait and that they would call us when it was ready. Requested outdoor seating and was told that they had several tables available but in a hour from now they were having a large group and wanted to save those tables for that group. Seated by the garbage and clearing area. Stacks of plates were on the floor next to our table and was noisy from the staff clearing things. Not an ideal spot. Overheard that if you didn't have a reservation to seat the people at the bar. We had a reservation and waited a long time for the table and maybe would have been better off sitting at the bar.
we love Silver Dollar and came with some friends from out of town. We were excited about priority seating as Saturdays are always a wait. Unfortunately, we got there and waited for the same amount of time as everyone on the wait list. We still had a great experience but I won't bother with priority seating again
I know their focus is on the bourbon selection but two of us ordered wine and it was served in weird little 4 oz. dime store juice glasses?? Certainly not worth the $8.00 per glass price so we ordered a bottle which was brought to us with no ice so we had to pour our ice water in the bucket to keep it chilled. There were four of us and our food came out in three shifts, my husbands being last and it was just a pulled pork sandwich. I will say, the brisket was delicious, the hash browns were grey and soggy, can't believe they would serve something that looked like that.
Just very disappointed, for the $175.00 I have certainly had better food and service, especially since it was early on a Tuesday evening and they were not busy. Atmosphere is quite wonderful, we sat outside on the patio, and our server was pleasant, but it didn't live up to the hundreds of 4 star reviews on Yelp, the four of us have no desire to go back. :(
I have lived in the Clifton area for over 20 years and love The Silver Dollar. Always take friends and family from out of town because it is so not your cookie cutter place to eat and drink. Staff is always welcoming and very knowledgeable of the menu and the libations!!
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....
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