Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar
Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.doccrows.com/
  • Phone: 5025871626x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern
  • Executive Chef: Michael Ton
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are numerous garages and parking lots in the immediate area that require payment to park. There are also meters on the street which are available as well.
A word from Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar
Doc Crow's showcases the culinary heritage of the South with a menu of traditional favorites and fresh seafood. The world-class beverage program focuses on America's native spirit, bourbon, and features excellent wines.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (60)fit for foodies (45)hot spot (41)neighborhood gem (30)vibrant bar scene (27)special occasion (24)great for lunch (16)romantic (12)kid-friendly (12)late-night find (10)scenic view (7)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Southern Food
    Potts
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The food and service was great. Our server was friendly and fabulous. Our Talapia was great along with the Gumbo. I eish they would add Jambalaya.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food was just OK. My wife had pulled pork and I had the baby back ribs. Both entrees were extremely dry and over cooked. The sides were amazing and the burbon list was incredible. I would go back for another try, just to try more of these. Our service was also very good and attentive. All in all i would give it a 7 out of 10.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • InfrequentDiner
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Awesome bourbon list and extremely knowledgeable staff. Had a great time. Try the peel and eat shrimp.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Theme, Work in Process
    wkmays
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Doc's presents a great "old west" theme with its decor and menu, and our waiter (Bradley) was outstanding. The only disappointment was that our food came out cool, which was concerning giving that it came out to us pretty rapidly after ordering, making me wonder how fresh it was. They advertise themselves as a seafood place, but the selection is limited; would like to see more options. Great beer and bourbon selection. I certainly recommend you trying this place when in downtown Louisville. Loved being able to make reservations via OpenTable, that's a huge help in planning trips.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly Recommend
    outoftowner
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Extremely impressed with the quality of the food. I will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Great Place
    Morrison1
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were visiting Louisville and wanted some place unique and interesting great food. This place has it all. Made our reservations online and very pleased with the user friendly site. Staff from the in the front and wait staff - all friendly and willing to talk. Each took an interest in us and helped to make our visit an experience we won't forget. The food was just incredible. Wilbur Sundae a delicious and unusual ending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should be better for the money!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Have been to Doc Crow's a number of times and each visit has gotten progressively worse. The servers are not friendly whatsoever. They act like they are doing you a favor to bring you anything. In my last two visits, I have chosen the brisket sandwich and also the pulled pork sandwich...both awful. I can't in good faith spend my hard earned money there again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grea place. Never been let down
    alwaysgr8
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is our favorite downtown restaurant. Great food, atmosphere, and location. Whenever we can't make up our mind where to go.....we go to Doc Crow's. We've never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Southern cooking
    Jennkay
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We tried Doc Crow's while on a family weekend trip. We had tried to get in on a Saturday night but the wait was over an hour and half at 8 to get a table. I made reservations for next night. Glad we tried again with reservations. The next night we were able to get right in with our Open Table reservations. My husband is very picky about his BBQ and his oysters. He loved every bite of his ribs and chicken. My brisket was flavorful and moist. The oysters were very tasty and our waiter was spot on about describing them to us. My kids received generous portions of pulled pork and chicken which was great because they ate it all. We will definitely be going back when we're in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doc Crow's is a downtown must
    BigKahunaKy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We needed good food, close to the hospitals, and a good diversion. Doc Crow's met all these needs very well. We went on the Sunday night of Labor Day weekend - it was jammed - good thing we had reservations! One slight problem - the hostess took the wrong group to our table, but we got another quickly. Unfortunately, it was right across from the servers' table and the kitchen - loud and bright - but the food made up for it. Shrimp and grits - best I've had. Oyster po'boy - very nice. Others had nothing but positives about pulled pork, tilapia with shrimp etoufee, and catfish. Only food negatives - wedge salad was very small and lightly dressed (for $7!) - and fresh oysters were $3 each, which seemed pricey (but they were good).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun local spot
    JaPry
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Good raw oyster bar is their claim to fame and they deliver big time. Really great oyster selection. The menu is good, solid bourbon ribs and chicken. Nothing terribly fancy but really good solid food. Staff was nice and friendly and service was pretty fast.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visiting for my birthday
    Alabama
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    1-10 on the food, I would say a 7. We had a group of 7 people and the food was average.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Always good oysters and shrimp. Lima Beans are the best in town. Very Cold Beer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot to take out of town peep
    Icemans66
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is a can't miss selection. I've taken several groups from out of town to Doc's and they all have enjoyed the great selection of food, bourbon's and ambiance. The heap of chips and fried green tomatoes are sure to please! Go hungry as you will want to try a selection of app's. Great location for showing out of town guest some of the great things Louisville has to offer. Keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gerrie97VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I wish I could remember his name because our server was fantastic!!! Great food and great bourbini drink.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • John
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Parking is very difficult but there is a pay lot across street. Large bourbon selection. Did not serve non- alcoholic beer. Food menu was varied. St. Louis ribs very good. Don't order a martini up - only about 1&1/2 oz after shaking. Crowded and loud at 8:00pm. Reservation was honored without any delay.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • classy yet casual
    d2vue
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    A happening place with a southern menu. Enough choices to please most. Ribs were excellent. Great bar but standing area around bar competed with diners coming or going and servers doing likewise. But bar area is definitely the place to be if you are into people watching.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Donnabettye
    Donnabettye
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We were placed in the back room at a table for 2 with other tables of at least 14 or more. It was so loud that my head actually hurt from screaming across the table. It was such a tiny table they could have tucked it in the upper area where it was not quite so noisy. Also, St. Louis ribs were good for about 2 bites then the dry rub was so spicy that it totally ruined the flavor. Never was it mentioned or told to is that they were so spicy. It literally ruined them for us. We got our first app before our cocktails even came. Then my husbands martini was warm and was actually a shot not a martini. I'd drank my wine bf his corrected drink made it back! All our other food was superb!!! Brisquet, Lima beans and sweet potato fries!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best bread pudding ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our group of 15 had a great time at Doc Crow's. Everyone enjoyed their meals, I had the smoked chicken and cheese grits and they were delicious but the bread pudding was Devine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Drink
    bubbaw74
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Shrimp and pork sandwiches were delicious! We even had dessert - cookies and the bacon ice-cream thingie! Awesome!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Louisville Gem
    Mom2boys
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Found Doc Crow's while planning a vacation and what a gem it was! Atmosphere was great, service was top notch and the food was outstanding! Their smoker rocks! Smoked southern delicacies melt in your mouth! Even saved room for desserts, they are made to order! The bread pudding and key lime pie are fantastic! Highly recommend a visit to Doc Crow's southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some of the best BBQ ever!
    FoodieChapVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I was amazed with the food at Doc Crow's. First they served raw oysters. Then when the sampler plate came it was off the chain! The brisket fell apart when I tried to fork it over to my daughter's dish. The pull pork was so tender and juicy. While I should have gotten the St Louis ribs, I got the baby backs and the meat just fell off the bone. We went as a party of 8 and then in the middle of everything added 8 more. Thanks to the staff for accomodating so we could all sit together. Server was awesome as he was on the ball and knew how to separate everyone's check. Wish we had something as good as Doc Crow's out here in the Bay Area, CA.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Do not skip dessert
    CapnGreg
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The ice cream with candied bacon and pork rind was out of this World. What a combo of sweet and salty! Share with a group of friends plenty to go around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    RRJRKY
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Really disappointed in the staff. Our waiter was fine but the manager argued with my wife about what her drink was made from. A vodka and diet coke was ordered but some other spirit with diet coke was brought to the table. When my wife asked for the correct drink, the manger tried to tell her it was in fact a vodka and diet coke. When our entrée was brought to the table, by a person other than our waiter, my plate was bumped against my arm and the plate was hastily dropped in front of me with no word of an apology and that person just left. That's when my wife and I got up and left, leaving our entrees on the table. I did tip our waiter as I thought he did nothing wrong in this situation. Our first visit was a great success. Not this time
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  • Pretty good food, excellent drinks
    Michael10003VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The bourbon list is as wonderful as advertised and the service is smart and great. The food is all right: we ordered the smokehouse sampler and while the ribs were fantastic, the rest was dry (including the cornbread) and the sides were additional costs. I would say that it's definitely worth going here and is a great Louisville spot, but it's more of an American restaurant than a smokehouse.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed the mark
    WIbbqfan
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Read raving reviews on this place and was woefully disappointed. We were seated immediately, just past the kitchen. It took over 10 minutes for our waiter to arrive. While we waited, we noted that it was very hard to have a conversation do the noise level. We also found the booths to be very uncomfortable. I had read so much about this place, I was hoping for a knock your socks off BBQ experience. What a let down! The shredded pork was a touch dry. The ribs were decent but we were not fans of the rub, tasted better with additional sauce. The brisket was excellent, moist and delicious! The Mac and Cheese was dry, a major fail! The bourbon list was stunning!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and atmosphere!
    Nish
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had our girls night out dinner at Doc Crow's and everyone enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the drinks. We all are planning on bringing family back to enjoy the experience as much as we did.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service
    miltownbrewfans
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My husband is a true bbq gourmand and loved the combination platter. The sandwiches that the other family members ordered were good as well. The dessert was excellent as was the service. We will definitely visit on our next trip to Louisville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • well done
    07max
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Table for eight seated and served efficiently. Food was well prepared and mouth watering. Barmen poured good drinks from a wide selection of brands. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ribs
    Enzo
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Husband and I enjoyed it all -- reception, cocktails, food and wine -- and price.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    JohnDeere
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I ordered Doc's sampler plate!!! What a meal!!! The brisket was AMAZING, the pulled pork was OUTSTANDING and the St.Louis ribs were EXCEPTIONAL!!! Not a bad bite in the whole meal. Really enjoyed the local beers also.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delta Regional Conference
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We had a reservation for 2 at 5:30 , but we arrived with 3 and 30 minutes early. We were kindly seated and served a great meal. Everyone in the party was pleased with their menu selection.( Salmon and cornbread stuffing with spinach was excellent!) The restaurant was the talk of the conference.!!! I believe some attendee's had more than one reservation , during the weekend!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner!
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Every time I've been to Doc Crows, it does not disappoint. Great food, great service. They handle large groups beautifully also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food basic but good
    Stacy
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Food was basic but good; however, service was slow, unresponsive, and poorly planned. Would probably be better at the bar.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First visit to Doc Crows
    Bytheway
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We arrived at 4:45 for 5:00 reservations and were greeted with the announcement that they didn't open until 5pm and we could wait and form a line. It would have been great if they just welcomed us and asked if we had reservations, checked us in and let us know that they would start seating at 5pm. We were seated in the back of the restaurant with beautiful windows and high ceilings. However there were several families and larger parties and it was very loud. Our server was great. He was very knowledgable about the menu and had great timing. We ordered the Fried Green Tomatoes, Brisket, Catfish filet, Pork, and various sides. Everything was prepared well. Most items are very spicy. If you like spicy food, you will love it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent but a little loud
    Lique
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food was great, the service was excellent and beyond reproach, but the noise level left much to be desired. It was very difficult to carry on a conversation without having to out-yell the surrounding tables. Maybe not such a great first-date place, but a place I would regularly return to with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Find
    SpecialNight229VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Food very good , service was wonderful. Waiter made suggestions which were fabulous !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • if you love Southern BBQ
    Muttley
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    ...you'll love Doc Crows. The BBQ portions were generous and done to a T. Big portions for the side dishes, too, and great variety of beers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I recall...
    m2r2k
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Dined here June 2013 /lunch - quite tasty. Food was hot, ambiance was nice, & the noise level right for an active restaurant/rawbar. Tonight was different. I reserved a table & arrived early and was seated early. It took time to get water & things straightened, but the water was warm. I like "ice water" - as the meal wore on the water got colder. Ordered the sampler to try more of what the place offered. Once my order was taken it arrived sooner than expected, within a few minutes. However, it was warm... almost cool. The fries were actually slightly warm, but the meats were all either cool or just very slightly warm. I don't expect BBQ to heat my face off, but I do expect it to be at least above room temp. It was like the water.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doc Crow's - June 2014
    HungryDowntown
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We ate dinner at Doc Crow's prior to attending a play and the Kentucky Center for the Arts. The food was excellent. We each had an entree (ribs & pork chops), shared a dessert (chocolate cookies a la mode) and tasted a few of the bourbons from the outstanding whiskey selection. Our waitress was very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The manager came by as well to check on things and was very gracious. We enjoyed our experience very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate