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Spotlight On Coastal Cuisine: The Silver Dollar: “Carolina Beach’s Hot Spot”

The Silver Dollar Bar and Restaurant is located at 3 Cape Fear Boulevard on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk just between the Gazebo and the beach. 

By: Allen Denning
Staff Writer

As the weather tries to warm up and summer fast approaches people are flocking to the beach to enjoy any beautiful days that spring will have to offer.  When everyone makes their way out to the Island they shouldn’t forget that there are plenty of great things to do besides just sitting on the beach!  The Silver Dollar restaurant and bar on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk is the place to go, just a few steps from the sand.  The Silver Dollar has been a mainstay on the Boardwalk since 1957.  Over 50 years have passed and still people find themselves drawn to the Silver Dollar for its nostalgic atmosphere, undeniable beach character and friendly service.  Whether you are searching for delicious food or an entertaining night out on the town, the Silver Dollar offers it all.
 The Silver Dollar has earned its fame through longevity and by always being there for their loyal patrons who will keep coming back year after year.  Since 2000, Dava Villaprano and business partner Faye Britt have kept the Silver Dollar tradition alive and well and into its second century of providing patrons a fun friendly place to go on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.
They have always been a favorite nightspot where there is always something going on. Whether it is the regular crowd hanging out at the bar or the throngs of people piling in to party the night away, everyone enjoys themselves at the Silver Dollar.  Along with great music, tasty drinks and some of the friendliest people on the beach the Silver Dollar is also a locally renowned restaurant that features some of the best homemade and freshly prepared seafood on the island.  The menu does not go on forever but you can be sure that everything available has been prepared with the same care and quality as a meal that you would prepare at home.  Their steamed seafood is a favorite for locals and visitors who love the shrimp, clams, oysters and crab legs.  If you have trouble deciding which to try, just sample them all when you order the seafood medley.  The Seafood Medley comes with some of each of their steamed seafood selections along with sausage, home made slaw and corn.  A must have item at the Silver Dollar is the famous home made “Blue Crab Dip.” 
This dip is amazing and it will keep you coming back time and time again.  Another delicious menu choice is the delectable “Grouper Salad” that pairs their fresh salad with fresh and tender grouper for the perfect combination of flavors for a refreshing and mouth watering meal that is great any time of the day or night.  If you just are not in the mood for seafood you can still find something great at the Silver Dollar.  They offer a huge variety of sandwiches, quesadillas, and wraps that are great and filling for lunch or dinner.  They serve everything from pork BBQ sandwiches and Cuban sandwiches to cheese quesadillas and vegetarian sandwiches.  The Italian or pepperoni and cheese sandwiches are zesty and mouth watering.  The chicken Caesar wrap will take your mind and taste buds straight to Italy while the Silver Dollar Style BLT will keep you right here on the beach with a traditional flavor accentuated by the awesome home made taste only the Silver Dollar can provide. If you need a quick bite while you take a break from the heat of the beach just drop in the Silver Dollar for a delicious Hot Dog topped with their home made chili.  Whatever you are in the mood for, the Silver Dollar can provide with their scrumptious all fresh and homemade menu choices. When the sun goes down, you have left the beach, and you are ready to hit the town for the best night life in the area just head right back to the Silver Dollar.  You can always check out the board out front of the Silver Dollar for the food and drink specials and go there for karaoke every Friday and Saturday nights.
 If you are not that big on singing just hang out at the bar and enjoy the show or play a game of pool on the table.  The Silver Dollar also features a big screen TV behind the bar so you can check out the game whenever you want to see the score.    The Silver Dollar Bar and Restaurant is located at 3 Cape Fear Boulevard on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk just between the Gazebo and the beach.  They even have sweepstakes machines for even more fun and entertainment while you party. 
If you would like to find out more about the Silver Dollar or to place your carry-out orders please give them a call at (910) 458-0977.