Built in the early 1970s by Jim Sloan, brother of Bill of Swiss Meats, the Silver Dollar was built as a tavern for the locals. A limited menu was offered, and a liquor store operated from an area adjacent to the tavern that now serves as Silver Dollar's kitchen. The Silver Dollar was a place to have a burger and beer and exchange gossip, and it remains so today.
Three years ago, David and Linda Von Behren purchased the Silver Dollar. The Silver Dollar Restaurant and Pub is unique because of its setting in wine country, and it features a wine list of local wines that are sold by the glass or bottle.
The menu features the famous Silver Dollar burgers and fried chicken in addition to daily plate lunch specials. On Friday and Saturday evenings they feature grilled steaks after 5 P.M. Also on the menu are salads, appetizers, burgers and sandwiches, full dinners, homemade desserts, and kid's meals. This is a family-friendly facility.
During the winter months, the Silver Dollar hosts washer leagues Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights. Wednesday night is open night so anyone can join in the fun. Jack proudly announced that the Silver Dollar teams were the league winners for 2006.
The Silver Dollar is open Tuesday-Thursday 11-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11-9 p.m., Sunday 11-7 p.m. Carry-outs are available.
The Silver Dollar is located on Highway 19 about 12 miles south of Hermann. For information, or to book a private party or meeting, call 573-486-3102.