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The Silver Dollar

1761 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, Kentucky 40206 USA

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Sun 10a-2a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
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“Cocktails beer & spirits”

Welcome to The Silver Dollar

The mid 1930’s bore witness to the large-scale exodus of people from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri to California. This dust bowl migration, as it became known, wrested hundreds of thousands away from their homes, their farms and their culture in search of a better life for their families. There were jobs in California, everybody said so, and fresh fruit and vegetables and a climate so mild that, as the song goes, people sleep out every night.

What they found however was something altogether different; they might sleep out under the stars but only because they couldn’t afford a place to live; yes they could pick cotton, as many had done back home, and they could follow the fruit as each crop was ready to harvest but when they went looking for a steady job, or a place to eat or just a place to pray, they felt unwanted, judged and stereotyped – the signs in the shops read “No Okies,” and even if they were from Arkansas they knew it meant them.

They were shunned by native Californians and forced to stick together; but the very things that were singled out to ostracize the Okies – food, dress, religion, music, their very way of speaking English – were the only things they knew. So, out of necessity they created a subculture of their own. And, from this crucible of prejudice was forged one of the great musical styles of the 20th Century.

It became known as the Bakersfield Sound, and it forever changed not only country music, but music. Just as Nashville was going the way of pop music and the vocal chorus, Okies like Wynn Stewart, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard were playing music as hardscrabble as their people - tough rhythmic music, characterized by the slap of a Fender Telecaster, wailing pedal steel and searing vocal harmonies. It was music meant to be heard over the incessant din of a honky tonk, of which Bakersfield had plenty; places like The Barrel House, Doc’s Club, Ethyl’s Corral, High Pockets and The Blackboard.

The Silver Dollar tries in its own way to honor this wonderful music, these great juke joints and the spirited people who inhabited them.

Dinner Hours:
Monday thru Sunday : 5:00 pm – 2:00 am
(Kitchen Closes at 12 am, Bar open until 2 am)

Now Featuring Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Johanna Flato

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September 23, 2014
Rated 5.0

This place is awesome. It's in a great old fire station that has been converted into a super hip restaurant that is pretty much open-air. Great food--we went for brunch. I had the huevos rancheros which were very good, but I must admit that I was eyeing my friends' cornmeal pancakes with quite a bit of envy. DELICIOUS pancakes, light and fluffy and huge. I don't think they even need maple syrup. They are good to split, though--each order comes with two pancakes that they are each individually almost larger than the plate itself, and are plenty thick. Great for a lazy sunday, as I'd recommend exploring the neighborhood afterwards to walk off those pancakes! (Jerry's Junk is just around the corner and totally worth a peruse.)

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Anna Hider

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October 28, 2015
Rated 4.0

Amazing Bloody Mary, tons of good-looking cocktails. The chili cheese hashbrowns, pancakes and the Texas toast sandwich are to die for, and the setting is super cool. I've never had to wait for a table, either.

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The Silver Dollar

1761 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, Kentucky
40206 USA


Open now until 2:00 am
  • Mon - Fri: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Sun, Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wifi
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