What an OUTSTANDING surprise!!!!!
What an OUTSTANDING surprise!!!!! Great eclectic menu and great micro-brew beer. Food was fabulous and the bar tender was a mixologist extrodinaire. Dining experience was so great we went back for Sunday brunch.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old time juke joint
This is a converted fire house. They can change the room temp by raising or closing the firehouse doors. The whisky list (served by the glass in generous portions) is extensive and varied. All Western Hemisphere, though so no Scotch or Irish. The tequila list is also quite long. Food is country western style with a twist. The Chicken and Waffles are a specialty of the house. The person in our group who tried them described them as very good. All the dishes were cooked with a little something to "kick it up a notch". No 3 alarm stuff, but definitely spicy. We found it interesting that we were not asked about dessert. Not a big issue here. In fact I don't remember seeing any offered on the menu.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little under cooked
Would have given a 5 star rating had the egg whites of my eggs been cooked longer. They were a little clear and runny for me. Other than that the flavor was excellent. Service cheerful, helpful and friendly.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bartender was knowledgeable.
Bartender was knowledgeable. Hostess was accomodating and server was friendly and engaging. I will definitely return.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have been there several times
Have been there several times and always enjoy the evening. Great (fried!) food, good drinks and pleasant, efficient servers. My out-of-town guests loved it.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The noise level is not only deafening, it's painful. We could not speak to the person sitting opposite us. But, we were sp busy enjoying the food, it hardly mattered. They have an incredible list of bourbons -- reasonably priced. It's the place to go if you have nothing to say but you're hungry alcoholic.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time there and we loved
First time there and we loved it. Awesome staff and good food. Can't wait to go back.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neigborhood gem
This old firehouse has been saved and put to a higher use. It has become a great place for neighbors and friends from farther away to convene for wonderful food, great bar service and excellent service. Our priority seating allowed us to be seated immediately and our server, Mara, arrived instantly to get us started. Once all of our party arrived, it was game on. Mara and her colleagues helped us understand the finer points of the menu and got our orders (no easy task with this group!). While the noise level is high, (did I mention it was loud?) we had great conversation and enjoyed the people at surrounding tables. The dinners came and were quickly devoured. The price was right!. We had a great time and look forward to our next visit!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, great food.
Good bourbon list - waiter was knowledgable and passionate about it.
Good food - love the chicken thighs and native Texan dining compaction gave the chili and the brisket two thumbs up.
Good ambiance - fun, funky, and loud enough to block the chatter from the kids that were at our table.
Good service - waiter was awesome.
What would I change? Our party was sitting at the big table just inside the back door. I am not sure where the outdoor smoking area is, but I would definitely move it. At one point, the smell was so strong, I had to look I see that no one was smoking inside. Pretty gross when you are trying to eat.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great staff, fabulous food, love the onion rings and overall a super experience.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very well done....but
A+ in all areas except one, NOISE. I loved the place and everything about it except it's way too loud. When I have to shout to be heard by the person across the table it's too loud. This problem is not limited to this restaurant but has become prevalent in several places I like. My hearing is fine and everyone I take here says the same thing about the noise.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to kick back and relax after a hard week at work. Good happy hour stop as well. Informal with decent, although not great, food. Prices reasonable.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Funky and friendly
This neighborhood gem housed in an old fire station is open and inviting. The bar features more beers than I knew existed and the servers know their beers. The menu is small but select and the food is flavorful and fun.
Outside seating is available for nice weather. The noise level can get "energetic" so if you want to go for conversation sit outside or pick a time when the crowds are ot too great.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We broke down and tried this restaurant again after a bad experience. We are glad we did. Our food was great and overall experience much better!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two-tops not large enough to hold all drinks, food servings, etc.....booths not available for parties of two
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time. Food was good and service was excellent. If we lived in Louisville we'd go back on a regular basis.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group enjoyed brunch so much that we returned for dinner. Given that we were only in Louisville for three days and we are all nearly obsessed with trying new places, that really says a lot about the restaurant! Our group of eight shared bites of our food with each other and every dish was better than the last.
The staff was very accommodating when it came to a gluten allergy within our group. In fact, the service was outstanding in every way.
The food, drinks, dessert, service and atmosphere were remarkable.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best brunch in Louisville!
One of the best brunch spots in Louisville, if not the best. My party of four sat outside and started with mimosas and the chilaquiles verdes, which were both excellent. I highly recommend splitting the chilaquiles verdes, as we all agreed that they were too heavy for a single entree. I had the cornbread pancakes, which were hands down the best pancakes I've had in Louisville. My friend ordered the shrimp & grits, which I was fortunate enough to grab a bite of -- I look forward to ordering these next time, they were awesome!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect evening perfect dinner
From the building (an old fire station) to the decor, to the bourbon list, the server, and the food best dining experience in a while. With the front door open the ambiance was uber cool. The first bite of our food caused a physical OMG reaction, could have been my taste buds having a party from what they just sampled! I had the short ribs and my wife had the pan seared trout (also incredible). A must experience restaurant if you have never been.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the Silver Dollar
The food is great, service always friendly, cocktails on point, and they spin real vinyl. Atmosphere is lively and everyone seems to enjoy themselves here. Don't overlook brunch — one of my favorites in town.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding except for 1 thing.
Everything was outstanding, ambience, service, food. The only thing that wasn't totally perfect was that the beef brisket was somewhat dry. Although the flavor was good.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there to meet a friend from out of town and it was a very energetic, fun spot! Love their specialty drinks as well as great tequila and bourbon options!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We can't wait to go back. We were on our way to a bourbon class, so we just ate a few appetizers. They were all good. Especially, the fried oysters. The brunch menu looks great. We will try it soon. We heard they do bourbon tastings, so we are interested in that, along with trying their other menu options.
The restaurant just has a fun vibe. I can't believe we have missed it on the trolley hops.
Very friendly staff.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Comfort Food & Service
Our marketing team recently had an awesome experience at The Silver Dollar. I used Open Table to secure seating for 12 and when we arrived, the staff had two tables ready for us. One outside, one indide - given the nice weather recently, we chose outside. Although our waiter, Brian, had only been at SD 1 1/2 months, he did an outstanding job in his recommendations on cocktails, food and service. Nice job! In regards to the menu and drink specialties, we must have tried at least one of everything on the menu. They were all on point, we were not disapointed. I definitely recommend The Silver Dollar for group outings, friend gatherings and even relaxed dates. We liked it so much, we bought the t-shirt!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 7 ladies
We had a group of 7 ladies for dinner. Our server was great and very knowledgeable. Some of the dishes were priced a little high for what you got but the food was delicious. Didn't like that the sides were a la carte. For the price of the entrée it should be included with the entrée. Other than that it was a great time!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid food, great cocktails!
Silver Dollar is a great local spot featuring filling and flavorful food. The service is always excellent - wait staff is extremely knowledgeable of not only the food, but also drink options. The handmade cocktails here are some of the best and most creative in town.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing - everyone at the table ended up sharing and we all loved the dishes.
Our waitress was great, she was able to give suggestions on what to try and adequate descriptions of each...beyond what was written on the menu.
I will definitely return to dine here!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the food and had
We loved the food and had very good service. We will be coming back!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty, Fresh Food!!
Always, great! Highly recommend the collard greens, Chirizo Corndog, Country Fried Steak! Love the atmosphere!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I brought my college friends from NY Kansas City and Chicago for brunch. They loved the Old Fire House Setting, the records (we graduated in '73) and they thought the brunch menu was fun and delicious. We made a reservation for 10:30 am on a Sunday because I heard it got really crowded. It was not necessary. We sat in the booth by the open door which buffered the noise. We ordered all the Mexican dishes and did some sharing.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, drink and fun
The food is good, chicken thighs are excellent if you like spicy and the fried oysters are very good. $3 shot of the day is a hit and the place is a lot of fun
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Silver Dollar is Good as Gold!
Fried oysters were excellent as usual! Service is always fantastic and super friendly, well done!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere and service!
The food at Silver Dollar was good and moderately priced. They have a great bar menu that is unique. I love the neighborhood feel of the restaurant and the open air dining. The only reson I gave the food a 4 was because the brisket which is a signature dish was alittle on the dry side but everything else we ordered was great. The best part of our evening was the service. Service is clearly a team effort and we were well taken care of from start to finish. Our waitress Robin had a great sense of humor and spent alot of time with us even though the place was getting increasingly busier as the night went on.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday night at the dollar
Took some friends from out of town here. As usual the food was delicious, service was great and the drinks outstanding. They make their own mixers, which makes the whiskey sours and margaritas unique. Had the brisket and flat iron steak. One of our favorite spots.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A New Favorite
The Silver Dollar is a top pick in Louisville! Atmosphere, food, service, bar, all of it is amazing! The desserts are to die for, too!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't wait to go back!
We went for the fried okra, whiskey, and atmosphere. We were blown away by the rainbow trout and garlic shrimp! This seafood was artistically prepared, better than the majority of seafood restaurants we've visited. Definitely will return to this new favorite!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
good casual dining
Lots of good comfort food. We enjoyed the chili, short ribs, and oyster appetizer. The Sazerac cocktails were as good as the ones in New Orleans. The waiter was adorable and ingratiating. Only down side was the exceedingly loud music. If I can't converse with the person across the table the music is too loud.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I recently attended Silver Dollar with several of my girlfriends to celebrate my birthday. We had heard mostly good things but one bad review about how it wasn't fit for our "occasion". They were wrong. Our waiter was exceptional but gave us quite a lengthy schpeel about their drinks in particular. When he was finished, he acknowledged how much information he shared and gave us a fair amount of time to digest and make some decisions. Their beer selection is exceptional and I must recommend the "Oh Fallon Pumpkin". Their onion rings are fabulous and we ordered burgers, salads, and the item with meat over potatoes and everyone was beyond satisfied. We raved throughout our meal. Great place. Two thumbs up.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jessica our waitress was awesome.
Jessica our waitress was awesome. Only thing was wish you had some Oregon beers on the menu.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistency is key
Silver Dollar doesn't disappoint...the first time or the fiftieth time. Food and service are consistent.
Our waiter was knowledgable of their extensive bourbon list AND awesome with our kids, both of which are very important to us.
We will continue to return.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
wished I came here sooner
love this place. I had the greatest brisket in my life. great bourbon list as well.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cocktails to die for
There are lots of places in the city where one can get a good cocktail, but few have the consistent quality of those offered by the Silver Dollar. The food is incredible, make no mistake, but I love that they've got the drinks to match.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We did the priority seating at Silver Dollar. Most people appear to have also done so. It puts you at the top of the list. They also take reservations but we were unable to get one at the time we needed. We had to wait about 10 minutes or so. Unfortunately there is not a lot of space for people to wait. We ended up eating outside. We were under a heater so it was pleasant. Not nearly as noisy outside.Our server seemed to be a bit frazzled and another waitress ended up taking our order. Food was good. My husband had the barbecue chicken and I had the chicken and waffles. Fun spot for a Saturday evening dinner.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dining Experience
We brought a client there for dinner and had a wonderful time. The service and food were excellent. Also really liked the beer list. Everyone seemed to pitch in to keep our table clean and our drinks filled. I've already recommended The Silver Dollar to friends.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at this restaurant.
First time at this restaurant. Food was excellent as were cocktails. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
They ignored my request
When I made the reservation, I requested window seating. But when we arrived and told them we had a reservation, the hostess lead us past an open window table to a booth with almost no natural light. In short, it was a waste of my time to make the reservation.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Oh happy accident... Planned
Oh happy accident... Planned a girls night out and Silver Dollar was suggested and it just so happened to be their 2nd birthday! Free shots and birthday cake. Food was fabulous, not just what I ordered either... I know because we all shared bites with each other. Only down side was it was pretty loud and server was a bit scattered given the crowd. We did use the priority seating and my party of 7 were seated right away!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Keep on Rocking
Silver Dollar still knocks it out of the park, with their great cocktails, atmosphere, and energy two years after they first opened shop!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy birthday to the Silver Dollar
Just so happened to be their birthday the night we were there.
Haven't had that much fun in a while!
Bourbon shots on the table for every guest, 2 birthday toasts from the owner and bartender followed by a slice of cake (again, for every guest)
Our dinner was amazing as well!
Love that place.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorites
I have always had a great experience at the Silver Dollar. The food is amazing and hey are implementing a new menu Dec 4. Can't wait to try the new items
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM