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“Great Rep, Just OK in Fact”
Review of Silver Dollar Hofbrau - CLOSED

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Silver Dollar Hofbrau
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
San Luis Obispo, CA
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Rep, Just OK in Fact”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

Tried this restaurant based on the excellent recommendation of a friend, now I figure he must not have eaten here for many years. The bar pub atmosphere was expected, but the food is served cafeteria style which clashed with the pub. You take a tray and order and your food is dished up and handed to you. The food-serving area seemed old and not very tidy, and the guy serving up the food was kind of surly. The girl at the register, though, was very friendly. I had the pastrami plate...the pastrami was ok but had lots of gristle. My wife had the beef plate...the beef was extremely rare and very gristly, both meals were cold and the knives were too dull to cut the meat. The best thing I can say is the location is convenient and the potato salad was outstanding. I agree with the reviewer who said this place needs new blood to breath life into it...it seems very tired and getting by on reputation.

  • Visited February 2014
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  • English first
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English first
California
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Tired”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

This long standing Fresno institution is getting long in the tooth. The menu quality is ho-hum. The dishes of past years are not the same quality today. Where's the love? The bar area smells of fermenting beer, and feels dirty. Needs someone to breathe new life into it.

Visited June 2013
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Fresno, California
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116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Appetizers & drinks only”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

We stopped in for a quick drink & bite to eat and shared some Buffalo Wings. They did come with more than one sauce - we enjoyed the hotter sauce with these. There was a generous amount of wings, however, IMO they were over cooked in the deep fryer. Server was attentive, friendly and prompt. Atmosphere is very old world and darker in tones with Juke Box Music. We would both go back to try more of the specialty cuisine.

  • Visited April 2013
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Fresno, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always Good”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Been coming here form over 25 yrs. The food is consistently good. Their sandwiches are WONDERFUL. Pastrami is lean and perfect. Beef, turkey corned beef are always good. Good beer. Great place to watch sporting event. Prices are reasonable.

Visited May 2013
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Fresno, California
Level Contributor
92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Home Cooked Food”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is a great place to meet for a work lunch or take the family after work. Food is always fresh and reasonably priced. All the staff is very helpful and have a smile on their face. It is a great "Old Time" bar scene. Kind of dark inside, but that just adds to the atmosphere.

  • Visited April 2013
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