Old Crow Smokehouse - River North
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Green and red cabbage, carrots, horseradish sauce
Pork Baby Back Ribs
smoked for 3 hours
Our reservation didn't show up when we got there and had to show Open Table confirmation. It took extra time for them to find a table for us and to get us settled in even though we did have a reservation.
Our server was awesome!!
Being from Texas maybe I expected better bbq but I was disappointed. The brisket was not fresh. The bbq was very strange like it had wine in it. I will admit that the cornbread was good along with the Mac N Cheese. Lots of TVs if you want to watch sports.
Salmon was fishy. Couldn’t eat.
Turkey, chicken and fries were all great.
Food not good. Had burnt ends and were very dry like shoe leather. Had to be old. Second time there...won’t be back.
The service was great, and the space itself is super pleasant. The cocktails were good, too.
But the food just isn't very good. The BBQ was mediocre, the pickles weren't all that . . . pickled, and the sauce was very sweet. The only excellent part of the meal was the cornbread.
Our server was super, though, and the general atmosphere was fun and comfortable.
Food tasted pretty bad. Ribs were over seasoned with rub. Had to put bbq sauce on them to choke them down.
Great food! Great for watching Sunday games. Service was rather slow at our last visit. The draft beer prices are kind of high for the size of the drink. Friendly atmosphere. Overall, we keep coming back.
Great service and delicious food! Please consider adding more vegetarian options to the menu. We loved the holiday decor!
Great little place, good service and good food.
The food was mostly very good however the sweet potatoes were to come with blue cheese. When I asked for it, it was spoiled. Guess I know why they don't do it anymore 😏. Also, Manhattan drink was to come with an orange peel but came with maraschino cherry. Nothing too major. The baby back ribs, salmon, coleslaw, and fries were excellent!
Noisy, mediocre food and very slow service.
Food was awful. Service was so slow and they forgot to put in some of our food causing half our party to wait
Really enjoyed the atmosphere. Just a little disappointed they didn’t have live music that Friday
Took my team for a celebratory lunch. This was our first time in the facility and were pleasantly surprised. The food, service and ambiance were great. Loved the fact that we could throw the peanut shells on the floor. We will definitely be back.
They were able to accommodate a large group in a short amount of time! Worked out perfectly the night before a friend’s wedding!
For was not very good. Fish was covered in hot sauce. Over priced for what it was
Anniversary, great svc dinner n music
2 orders of ribs , pulled pork and a hamburger. The fries, beans, Mac and cheese were all cold to Luke warm at best.
I love country music bars!! But this one was a disappointment. The only thing that was good was the fries. My boyfriend got the brisket and said it was cold and fatty. I got the BBQ wrap and the pulled pork was dry. I ordered the Mad Moonshine drink that I paid 12 dollars for, and it was super weak and definitely not worth 12 dollars. My boyfriend just ordered a Ale beer and our food was delivered before his drink. Then the waitress came to our table about 15 minutes later and told him there was a mix up in shift change and told him to order a different drink, which he did. Then 5 minutes later, she brought him the first drink they said they didnt have anymore. Oh, and the waitress only checked in on us once in the hour we were there, the other times she should have checked in on us, she was sitting on her phone and talking with other waitresses and laughing on her phone while we were waiting to get our check to leave. Worst service I've ever had at a restaurant. But you guys got good fries.
We were sat at a filthy booth. Our service was more of an afterthought than a priority. If I go back, it’ll be for carry out.
We had a great time!! The brunch menu is awesome! Fun music...great vibe!
Brunch was good. I always love their food. They're just a little slow filling up the bottomless mimosas.
The rib was burned and chicken was too dry to eat
Our dinner at the Old Crow Smokehouse was good but not great. It was very noisy ~ hard to carry on a conversation with the person right next to you. The food was good and service was great. The live music was very enjoyable (but also added to the noise level). Looked like there were lots of groups of young people there, out for a fun night. So chose wisely depending on what your wants are.
Decent spot could have used more meat in our sandwiches
My pulled pork was nice and juicy, but both of my dining partners had ribs (both baby back and St Louis) and both were extremely dry. Only 2 servers on the main floor, so service was very slow. Lots of tvs, but even tho we went there so we could watch a game, next time we will try another sports bar.
Got right in via our reservation, they were busy and we were in no rush. Had drinks and an app before getting our food. Got the brisket sandwich and it was 100% nothing but fat, I’m not talking fat meat I’m talking 100% fat. The manager took the sandwich off the tab but never came over to offer his apologies or an explanation. They had half a dozen managers and all of them couldn’t care less.
Restaurant is great for sports and activity watching. On our visit our server was a little frantic even though it was early and the restaurant was slow. Food was good. Nice relaxing meal.
Went here the other day and both my husband and I after eating got sick. We both ordered the the burnt ends, cole slaw and cornbread. I 100% believe we got sick from the food. When I called the next day they said they would take my number and give it to the manager. Still have not heard back from anyone. If you are just looking for a drink and to watch a game this might not be a bad place to go. But I would not reccommend the food after this experience.
Pretty damn good bbq. Brisket was slightly fatty, but it all melted with each bite. Pepper Popper appetizers were awesome. Would visit again.
Food was underwhelming
Service was fantastic and the food was so good we returned Sunday for lunch!
The only negative is that the music was way way too loud.
It was promoted as a place to watch the World Cup so we reserved a table. At halftime, the restaurants shut off the sound for the game and had nightclub music blaring at a level where you couldn't even talk. We asked them to switch it back off so we could watch the game when the second half started but they wouldn't. This was at 2pm on a Sunday afternoon! We had to scramble to pay our bill and find another place to watch the rest of the game. Just awful.
Way too loud!!! Music cranked up so high everyone was shouting at each other to have a conversation..not necessary.
Waited a little longer than anticipated to be helped when first arriving but overall great food, drinks and atmosphere for a night out!
Recommend but pretty loud especially with live music in evening, but good food and good service
Overall good experience. We went at a slow time and the restaurant was quite and empty. The food was good for barbecue food. Our server was nice and was helpful. We spent a long time there and was a great place to watch a game and have food. The drinks looked great and I want to go back and try the specialty drinks.
The food was just okay. I would recommend it to someone looking for a smoked BBQ place. But our meal was inconsistent. One pulled pork sandwich was fine. Brisket also fine. Two got burnt ends. One plate was virtually inedible. Completely dry and hard. It was as if it had been reheated from earlier. Did not taste fresh. Sides were average. Pass on dessert -- not worth it. The drinks were good -- Strawberry Hoedown was loved by everyone.
Old Crow Smokehouse - River North is rated 4.1 stars by 96 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.