Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

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923 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 923 people are saying
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MikeB
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place to have drinks and eat

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WendyR
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum yum yum

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Paul
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It seemed like their reputation was that they are one of Louisville's must-visit restaurants but I thought they were just ok. Food was good, but not great. Our server was not very good.

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JulieT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and bourbon menu extensive. Loved the atmosphere. Hot chicken and green beans were decadent. Best restaurant in Louisville!

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vipOlaM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was quite disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

New waiter so tried to be patient but it was overall terrible service. The meats in the sampler platter were all very dry. The ambiance was awful. Just not a comfortable atmosphere. Very overrated.

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TimM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Seated after a 15 minute wait. Food was great but our server was not. Waited entirely too long for everything. Ended up leaving after appetizer

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Cherylsop
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our lunch - the brisket was fork tender and the house made chips are delicious! They have a great bar with an almost endless selection of beers, bourbons and drinks. Very attentive and accommodating staff.

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IshS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Looking forward to the menu expanding post-Covid

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Robin
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Glad made reservations got right in. Sad I know with covid and hiring issues our waiter seemed on the constant run snd so many tables empty and lady in front of me had a 50 minute wait. Not restaurant fault it is the global situation getting people back to work. Food/ wings were good

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BrookeF
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Location was pretty good. Parking lot was right across the street, I think it was $8 all day parking. Food was very flavorful and tender. Overall good place.

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zzzzz
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not a good experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Average, menu was really small. Service was really slow for both food and drinks. I’ve been multiple times and usually love this place.

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vipHappy
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious barbecue and a sweet waiter.

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KeairaB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience2

The service was lagging and food was very disappointing

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vipArthurH
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best drinks in Louisville and great casual food

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vipDebbieE
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Happy with the service! We were concerned about several negative reviews regarding the service. We were pleasantly surprised by very friendly and attentive service.
Recommendations by our waiter (Nick) were great.

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AngelaL
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our food was delicious and our server was working himself to death but he just had too many tables to take care of. It took a long time to get anything we requested like extra sauce or napkins.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had reservations for Derby weekend. When we arrived the host staff seemed very unorganized and we waited for quite awhile to be greeted and seated. Overall the food was good but the staff didn’t seem friendly

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vipTammyP
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

BBQ sampler was just ok. The ribs were the best thing. Brisket was not good. Waitress was not professional. Did not know much about the menu.

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SusanD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It wouldn’t be a visit to Louisville without going to Doc Crows
Can’t wait until the bourbon bar reopens
My husband had really fresh oysters, yes, in Kentucky! My mint julip was all crushed ice in a big cup but when I mentioned this to the waitress she brought me another drink. The lean brisket was awesome- so tender. A generous serving of Derby pie for dessert didn’t disappoint

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ShowWatcher
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Food was good but it could have been warmer. Kind of Luke warm. The server seemed to have an attitude and wasn’t very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Stay away from this place. It’s a tourist trap. We were sat at a dirty table. The service was slow. Many other customers didn’t look happy. Just an overall bad experience. We ended up leaving after a chips appetizer. Also, many of their bourbons on their list are actually in stock and it’s out of date.

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AmyM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Order was delivered to table incorrectly. When we asked for corrections, we only got one of the 3, about 15 minutes later. Then another 10 minutes or so, one of the other items, and never the 3rd. The bill was calculated with incorrect items added from other tables and had to be sent back for revisions twice. We were very disappointed as we have had nothing but good experiences here in the past. We will not be going back to Doc Crows, again.

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meghanm
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I never write reviews because I feel rude, but, wow. Do not go here if you want any type of higher class experience. Food was medium, drinks were small and overpriced and the servers were not with the program. Sad. It has so much potential.

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LauraR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I was extremely underwhelmed by this place ... despite the reviews and hype I read ahead of time . The food was very average. Despite our reservation We were sat in a back hallway which was dark and looking into an unused kitchen and storage area. I would not recommend this spot at all

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vipNicoleT
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing. Definitely recommend the pimento beer cheese. The chips are delicious!
We had a large crew of 12 and they accommodated us pretty good. Service was a little slow and some food didn’t come out, but over all, was a great place. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Service was excellent and restaurant was beautiful place to eat. Food was ok as far as the pulled pork and brisket. The Fried hot chicken and bourbon honey was where it was at and was amazing.

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Debbiek
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good , some of it was hot but some was lukewarm, like the fries . Service was good , the staff friendly & helpful. The area we sat in was dark . The chairs were terrible !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was as good as always. They have limited menu but are still here and open.

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Jason
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Not the same place it used to be now that they have limited seating. The place seemed empty even though they were at their capacity. Even with plenty of room, my group of five were seated at a table for four. So with all the space around us we felt kind of cramped.
Also a very limited menu, so it wasn’t the experience I was hoping for.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

They didn’t have some items on the menu but overall it wasn’t bad

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time. Good atmosphere, food, and drinks.

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KarmannE
Argentina
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Not enough workers. Kind of rude when you walk in. No more shrimp and grits ( stupid to take off menu) so I ordered the peel and eat shrimp, but no tartar sauce and no one could even make some. It takes 4 ingredient so any chef could fix it. Also it is as hot, temp on thermostat was 78. Not a good experience and won’t be back. I used to love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not good it all food order was wrong nobody sime to care not even mgr nobody

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Good food. Nice location. Well spaced patrons

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KelseyH
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The oysters were not fresh and the beef brisket was tender but it was tasteless. On a good note, our server was nice. I can think of many other places to go before I would come back here.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was fine, but nothing special. It was not worth the money. Overpriced.

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GerryF
Baton Rouge
29 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ate dinner our last night in Louisville. We shared the Smoked Sampler of ribs, pulled pork and brisket with cole slaw. Fabulous! Brought home the Derby Pie to eat later. Our waiter was attentive. It was a pleasant evening!

FAQs

Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 587-1626.

Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar is rated 4 stars by 923 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.