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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.

1761 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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)

Cross Street:
Pope Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 259-9540

Website:
http://www.whiskeybythedrink.com/

Catering:
Putting the "Southern" in Southern California cuisine with catering options from the Silver Dollar menu, Executive Chef, Erica Goins, can prepare a special menu to fit any event.

Executive Chef:
Erica Goins

Additional:
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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
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Comfort Food (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
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Good for Birthdays (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Authentic (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
People Watching (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great Beer (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Old fire station turned restaurant and bar. Great cocktails and veg-friendly food options. Loved the fried pickles. Service with a smile!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Healthy, Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful food (as always) and friendly staff. Love this place. Music was a tad loud for 5 pm indoor dining but the music selections were great but hard to hear if you have a party of 5+.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We always enjoy being there, however last couple of times the brisket was already gone...it seems if it's a dinner item it should be better available. That is indeed frustrating.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Silver Dollar is an excellent spot for great brunch and strong tasty Bourbon cocktails. I used priority seating for brunch on New Years Eve and although ae were late (sorry Silver Dollar), we were still seated very quickly (thanks!) The food is soooo tasty and comforting (fried green tomatoes)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, People Watching, Hot Spot, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Five of us went there on a Sunday morning for brunch. Their reservation system is priority seating but since we arrived when they opened at 10 am it was no problem getting a table, and they already had one set up for us. Had a biscuit basket with jam while we enjoyed our coffee, then chilaquiles, huervos rancheros, and smoked chicken enfrioldes. The food was delicious! We all loved our meals and enjoyed the variety of sauces they provide at the table that vary in spice level. Loved the old country music playing and the service was outstanding. First time having brunch here, and we will all definitely be back.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

On our first but not last visit to the Silver Dollar, we were please with food and service. It was a busy Saturday night but we were able to get a table. The servers kept things moving with drinks arriving shortly after we ordered followed by crispy, yummy fried chicken livers. That appetizer portion would be better for a table of 4, but the 2 of us managed to finish them off. Then our main courses arrived. The burger was good and the brisket was amazing. I can't imagine that our order was a normal amount - it looked like the Fred Flintstone serving. Delicious and smoky with or without the sauces.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I loved the priority seating through the Open Table website. I was pleasantly surprised at the fried catfish in the menu. It was the best fried catfish I ever had. Seating was fast and the servers are friendly and attentive. I would come back to The Silver Dollar again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food, nicest staff ever. I’d never had chicken and waffles before, and server explained the appeal. Really enjoyed this dish, especially when you use syrup and the hot sauce. Fantastic cocktail, with Bourbon, honey, lemon, really hit the spot. Thanks, team, for a great time.

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Stopped in on a friend's recommendation. The chipotle eggs were worth the trip! Seriously, one of the best things I tasted in Louisville. The brisket was also delicious. Decent beer selection. Excellent Bourbon and Rye selection, of course. Bar staff was a little inattentive, but solid experience overall.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fun
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food4
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

I have visited the Silver Dollar on many occasions, and have never been disappointed. How can you go wrong, it’s in an old firehouse.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

One of the best spots in Louisville!! Great atmosphere, good food and the best cocktails you’ll find in the city!

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Groups, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food, great cocktails/beer list
Love this place!

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Perfect for entertaining out of town guests looking for local atmosphere & food

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always amazing!

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

dinner on the kentucky bourbon trail

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful food and service as always. Call ahead priority seating was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I rarely write reviews on Open Table, but Silver Dollar deserves a five star review. Every second of our experience from the ambiance to the service to the food was top notch. We were visiting from out of town and said we'd drive the 2 hours just to come back for brunch again! What a lovely time!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

First time for the weekend brunch. Great and huge pancakes. it was a little noisy, but OK.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Silver Dollar didn’t honor the opentable reservation I made. When we got there I was told the reservation moved us to the top of their wait list. It took another 20 - 25 minutes to get our table. This isn’t what I expected after “making and receiving a reservation.”

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food3
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Walked in to a mostly empty room but sat next to the door on a very cold night. Asked to move to a table away from the door but told that the policy wasn’t a reservation but merely to be placed at the top of the list. Then told the other tables were reserved. Huh? Woman restaurant God at the door was unsmiling and Unaccommodating. Her reasoning made no sense and this put a pall on the whole meal. When the table next to us left, we again asked to move. The waitress said sure but God said no. We moved before her no was out of her mouth.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. The Ultimate Cheeseburger is excellent!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had Sunday brunch at Silver Dollar and it did not disappoint - everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were glad that we used the priority seating at Silver Dollar. We arrived on time and were at once. Shortly after being seated, the place was full inside with only seating outside.
We enjoyed the brunch menu with the diverse choices.
Great place, great food, and very good service.
Highly recommend using priority seating especially for brunch on Sunday.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Authentic, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, People Watching, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fantastic casual atmosphere and great chicken livers!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was good- it was extremely noisy and our seat was in the aisle. I had many butts at my head level from people standing at the bar. Ask for a table against the wall. Also, it was so dark I couldn’t see the food I was eating. Server wasn’t the most friendly until he received our tip. However the others working that brought drinks and refilled water were great.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Took family to Silver Dollar for their first time! They were excited to see "not your usual" starters and one made a meal with them. My husband had the catfish dinner, his favorite, and it measured up to his high standards. I had the chili combo which was chock full of meat and beans! Spicy but delicious. My son had the baby's back ribs which he generously gave a bit of a taste. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Enjoyed immensely and will go back!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Too hipster for our taste.

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Service was great, the area was cool. Food was great. My only issue that I had was that I had ordered the brisket, however, wasn't told that it was very spicy. I took a bite that had a big part of the bark and my mouth was on fire. Once the heat died down I ate the inside part of the brisket and it was fabulous. Wasn't noted in the menu that it was a high spice level. Should warm people about that.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very enjoyable Friday night kick off to the weekend. A nice way to unwind after a week of work. We will be back :)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The service was very good. Our waiter was very attentive and responsive. The food was good...not memorable, but not disappointing. The portions were huge. The fried pickles were decent, but not as legendary as they would lead you to believe. The fried okra on the other hand was the best fired okra I have had.

The bad...and the reason I would not recommend this to someone and would likely not return...the flies. I have never seen so many flies concentrated in one area. We were eating on the patio. I would expect the potential of some flies or bugs...but this was overwhelming. If given the choice, I always eat outside. I have never encountered so many flies. It was difficult to eat my meal, hold a conversation, and continually wave my hands around trying to shoo flies away. I can't imagine it is any better inside...as all their doors are open. I do not know if the dumpster is close or if they are not taking out the trash frequently enough...but they have to get this under control.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food and awesome service. Highly recommend!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 24, 2017

By husband & I dined there for Sunday brunch. Only disappointing thing was, they don't serve chicken & waffles then! But, I had the delicious beef hash! So flavorful! Stephanie was our server with the mostest! Pretty, charming, & efficient! Thank you! 👏

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

always great brunch, never disappointing

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

When my friends and I first got there the table that we wanted was available however there was a humongous dog sitting right next to the table and I don't care to eat with dogs. It was not a service dog and I was not aware the dogs were allowed at this restaurant I was extremely disappointed and asked not to sit in the area although it still bothered me that there was an animal eating in the same restaurant that I was eating in that was not a service dog. We were then moved to a bench and the bench was extremely uncomfortable and did not support my back in which I have a handicap. I then asked to move to another table after noticing that other people have left and then a private party came in and they were so loud that my group and I could barely hear each other talk. I was extremely disappointed in the ambience. The server was great she was very accommodating and the food was so so the best part of the day was the fried pickles which I absolutely love.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Have been several times. Never disappoints. Great food & drink selection. I refer to their food as "fancy southern food." Haven't had a sub-par dish yet. Our party thought the ribs, pork chops, fried chicken, and fried appetizers were excellent. Beyond the food, the true gem of this restaurant is the unique, made in house sauces. Try them all!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This has become one of our favorite spots. Good food, fun atmosphere; love the indoor/outdoor setup on a nice night. Service was great.

Tags: Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Any time you can stop in and get your taste buds on some roasted poblano sauce, do it. I am certain this is what prompted Drake to create the phrase, "YOLO."

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Reasonably priced, well flavored comfort food! Excellent bourbon selection! Well conceived/prepared cocktail selections!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great music, food, and ambiance. Staff treats us like family!

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was amazing and the service exceptional! My favorite was the mac n cheese and the friend pickles! I definitely will be going back!

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