The Silver Dollar - Priority Seating
The Silver Dollar - Priority Seating

The Silver Dollar - Priority Seating

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.whiskeybythedrink.com/
  • Phone: 5022599540x
  • 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)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tyler Powell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Catering: 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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pope Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
The Silver Dollar - Priority Seating reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (48)neighborhood gem (48)vibrant bar scene (42)fit for foodies (39)hot spot (33)good for groups (28)late-night find (19)great for brunch (19)kid-friendly (10)special occasion (8)great for lunch (8)romantic (3)scenic view (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Will return
    Michael138
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We will go back, but not before trying some other places first. The food was fine we both had the brisket. Two melt in your mouth slices were provided. My better half only finished one and had leftovers the made a great hash the next morning. It's a nice place a little dark for us needing to read the menu. Our waiter was very friendly but not very knowledgable regarding the menu, we asked some basic questions about the smoking of the meats. We will go back but only after we hit some other spots in town.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    yup2
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This place was amazing! I would reccommend it to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and fun atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Robin was an awesome waitress. Very knowledgeable about the menu, friendly, and fun. Food/drinks were good and the atmosphere was great. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always fun
    Swoony
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food, great drinks, great service. One of my favorite spots in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love the Silver Dollar!
    jcphelps
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I'm never disappointed here. The outdoor seating is so nice and is great for socializing. Inside can be a bit loud, but it's all in good fun! Try the Texas Toast Stack for brunch. The fried oysters are also amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy
    foodwhispererVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Good food. Good service. Great cocktails. Too noisy. Couldn't hear the waitress. Couldn't have conversation with my husband.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Yummy, Fun & Casual
    Luv2eatout
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Silver Dollar provides oh so yummy food (don't miss the fried pickles...yes, pickles!) in a fun, casual atmosphere with really good service. I recommend making priority seating reservations especially for dinner or brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Casual
    Jlhaas
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I booked this restaurant for my brother's birthday, so we had a group of six. It was very crowded when we arrived, and the hostess table is set up right by the entrance, so people were awkwardly waiting in line out into the sidewalk. The ambience is definitely vibrant, so expect loud and crowded. The food was good—not bad, but not fantastic. It's a good spot if you're looking for a place to go someplace fun with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The Silver Dollar offers a great dining experience on Frankfort Ave, unique to anywhere in the area. We have been many times and always enjoy the food, music and the crowd. Missing this time was the great food in what we ordered. We usually try something different on each visit and this time was no exception. Two of us in our party were very disappointed in the bean bolillo, the Lobster roll, new to the summer menu. Very little lobster on such a large roll and bland. Our server was very attentive and shared thoughts about the menu and was there when we needed. We will be back again but cautious about what we select from the menu. The Silver Dollar would have earned 4-5 stars on previous visits but not this trip.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always love Silver Dollar!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I had the beef brisket, she had the falafel burger. I had bourbon, she had bourbon. Everything was top-notch as always!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy but fun atmosphere
    kyscrapper
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    As other reviewers have noted, the noise level gets a little high, but what can you expect from an old firehouse with brick walls and concrete floors? The booths, tables and bar were made of chunky wood and the whole place reminded me of the "after" from one of those restaurant remodeling shows, which was cool and funky. The wait staff were also kind of funky and cool, very friendly and familiar with the menu. My only teensy issue was that the two-top at which we were seated was kind of close to the next table over, so we felt like we were joining the other party! We had a late breakfast on a Sunday morning, and the huevos rancheros were fantastic! Be aware that the SD dog is more like a corn dog, but it was good too. Just not expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience every single time
    Sg3533
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Awesome brunch!! Never had a bad experience here. Best pancakes in the city!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Good food, nice atmosphere, friendly, competent wait staff. Enjoyed our time at Silver Dollar!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed Review.
    Rachel
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I was in town for the PGA championship and my boyfriend and I decided to eat at The Silver Dollar. I had a good experience and he did not. We started with the fried pickles and they were excellent. For our main entrees my boyfriend had the ribs, which came with a side of mashed potatoes and I had the chicken and waffles. My chicken and waffles were delicious. He loved his ribs, but his side of mashed potatoes had a hair in it. My food was great, but knowing a meal was served with hair in it freaks me out - which is why I rated this restaurant as just 'good'.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Silver Dollar rocks
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We always get great service, have a great time and enjoy unique tasty food. The chili is fantastic - made with brisket. My husband loved his bbq sandwich and the burger was a hit with my daughter. Well done silver dollar!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal at a great place
    Zindenberg
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A group of four of us were in town for the PGA championship. We stopped here due to the great reviews and weren't disappointed. We enjoyed the fantastic brisket, ribs, and fried catfish. The gold rush bourbon drink was a winner. Ask for the homemade smoked ketchup. The menu is eclectic and foodie oriented. The ambience is great with lots of outside seating available and classic country music playing overhead. We got our food quickly but had to wait quite a while before our waiter brought our checks. I think he was new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    kenniebVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Silver Dollar is always at the top of my option for a Brunch Location. Unique food options but sure to fit everyone. Moderately priced but worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Relaxed Evening
    food4fun
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Loved the outdoor patio and wide assortment of unique and tasty food. Fried pickle appetizer was a hit. The brisket and pulled pork were very tasty and tender. Service was friendly and helpful regarding recommendations. Reasonably priced as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vibrant country atmosphere
    KEileen
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The Silver Dollar delivers unique food and a large alcohol selection in a vibrant, country atmosphere. There is a bit of intentional dissonance between the lively, casual atmosphere (Christmas lights decorate the walls) and the unique, foodie menu. The overall experience was very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our service was great but they had run out of brisket!! The food we ordered was good though. Only complaint would be the level of the music, it wa a tad loud to carry on a conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is Great, drinks small
    Ieatoutalot
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Too loud for old folks! Food is unique and tasty but too loud. The turntable playing albums are muffled by the bar noise. Drinks are too small for the price. I eat out a lot and can see this place hopping at night in the area.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • July 2014
    Stance221
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food is delicious and the menu is eclectic enough to appeal to all. The staff was most friendly and quite energetic. My only complaint is that the noise level is so loud that it was difficult to hear our waiter or to converse at dinner. Will definitely go back but more likely at a slower time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • local find
    InspiredDiner
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We were visiting Louisville and looking for a casual place offering good food that local folks would go to. The Silver Dollar is it. We sat outside which was a bit quieter than inside, and enjoyed the delectable ribs that fell off the bone. They were tender and juicy without being soggy with too much sauce. At the end of our meal we ordered both dessert being offered, a banana pudding and a simple pie. Both were served warm and were equally delicious. I wish I could remember our servers name because she was very good, courteous and friendly which helped make our experience a good one.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Listen to your server!
    Clarkie26VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Best brunch in town! If you can't decide, ask your server what their favorite is and get it...everything on the menu is amazing and it's been when I've taken my servers advice that I discover a new favorite! Can't wait for the weekend and another visit :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looks nice
    Localdinner
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The bar and outdoor seating is nice, the food, out of the party of six of us only two enjoyed or liked what was ordered.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Grunge Trendy
    PauliePaul
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Menu provided multiple choices without being overwhelming. Food was artisan-level. Service outstanding. Music played from records on a turntable, so invite your kids to view so they will know what an "album" is!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow. Simply. Just, "Wow."
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    It's been a few days since we enjoyed the Saturday Brunch. It was just awesome. The Coffee Rubbed Flank Steak with eggs was outstanding. The steak was accented by a poblano sauce that was smoky and perfectly tasty. Wow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 188 reviews are from the The Silver Dollar - Priority Seating reviews archive.
  • Over-the-moon saloon!
    RudyTunz
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    One of a kind in Lou, terrific grub, very good service and great atmosphere. Beer and bourbon lists are eclectic and expansive. Food choices somewhat limited, but all above average. Have gone many times, always enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The Silver Dollar was perfect for a casual group dinner with my colleagues, and set the perfect tone for our multi-day meeting in Louisville. The variety of foods and drinks provided plenty of choices for everyone, and each item was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great southern comfort food
    mariposaladyVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Looking for a great casual spot for a gathering in Louisville? Silver Dollar hits the mark! Great bourbon list, outstanding southern comfort food and attentive service. Outdoor patio in the back is like eating at a friends backyard barbeque picnic...relaxing and cozy. Try the fried oysters and chicken and waffles...delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    Jimmy75
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Had a great dinner... there really isn't that much for kids to eat, so not really sure its kid friendly, because of the menu. The food we had was awesome! The Bloody Mary's were excellent. Not the traditional heavy tomato version, but a nice flavor.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Silver Dollar gets gold star
    ashley31
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great atmosphere, food and service. I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, good food
    Ishyrho
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Everything was great but was surprised to have only brunch menu available at 2:30
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fathers Day Lunch
    VeggieGirl
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Wanted something a little different for Fathers Day! This was a great hit! Vegan and veggie friendly too! Great food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to get a bite
    CoachKoeplin
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Excellent ribs and brisket. They also serve their bourbon in a unique way. They pour your two ounces, then give u a separate glass w 1 large ice cube in it
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • snooze
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great quality food, great service every time we go.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David S
    DavidSVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great brunch. Spicy twist on traditional breakfast foods. Found this by luck using a yelp search. Steak for the steak/eggs cooked perfectly
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ambiance perfect, service poor
    caroljrn
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Outside seating very festive, fun, upbeat. Everyone's french fries soggy, homemade chips looked perfect but tasted burned. had to wait well over 30 min for check. brisket and masked potatoes were to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robin rules.
    destijlVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The food and drinks and service are always great. SO glad we got to hang out with Robin for a couple hours! She's the best. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Nice Atmosphere
    Bernie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This was my second visit to the Silver Dollar and once again the food was delicious. We were there early in the evening and beat the dinner crowd this time, last time it was jammed tight. Love the background music and set-up of this place. The only downside was the barkeep did not make eye contact, we waited to order drinks. We waited longer to order food. We waited for water. We waited for a 2nd drink. We waited for the check. And the whole time there was hardly anyone else sitting at the bar. Don't misunderstand, this was a complete reverse from our previous visit, when the restaurant was crowded and bar full, we got lots of prompt attention, good discussion and great local info. We will be back, the food is great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.