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The Silver Dollar Restaurant Review: Enter through the open garage bay door in this restored century-old fire station and you find yourself in a dimly lit space that would feel cavernous if it weren’t for the wall-length bar on one side of the room and rows of cozy wooden booths on the other. Johnny Cash or Hank Williams are typically heard on the all-country all-the-time sound system, but this is more than a chicken fried steak joint (though they serve a fine one). The spicy selection of chili includes Texas style (no beans) and vegetarian. The cornmeal-battered oysters would hold their own in a fine seafood restaurant, as would the pan-seared rainbow trout. Tender barbecued pork and juicy burgers are highlights of the sandwich list. Mains include beef brisket, braised short ribs and coffee-rubbed grilled flank steak. The default side is a slab of cornbread. Others --- grilled green beans, fried okra, hash browns and more --- are à la carte. Dozens of bourbons are listed by distillery and several ryes are offered, too. Specialty cocktails are carefully contrived, but you may also have your whiskey in a shot glass. Note that the standard draft beer serving is a half pint, rather than a full pint.