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Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar, Louisville, KY

Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

4.4
4.4
1090 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Barbecue, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 587-1626

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    For more information on catering email spenser@doccrows.com

  • Private party facilities

    For more information on private events visit doccrows.com or email spenser@doccrows.com

  • Private party contact

    Theresa Frey: (844) 903-1982

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Cross street

    2nd Street

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,090 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Good for Groups

  • Central Kentucky

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Louisville

    Good for Groups

  • Louisville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The service really impacted our dining experience. The vast bourbon list is impressive but half of it is not available - it took us nearly an hour for our server to run back and forth between the bar and our table to determine what was/wasn’t available. Finally, we gave up and ordered a cocktail only yo learn they didn’t have some of the basic ingredients to make the well-known bourbon drink. Our server kept trying to upgrade us with expensive pours, which was not our intent - we like to find lesser-known craft distillers at a good price with a great taste. The food was pretty good but overall a disappointing experience.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful experience for lunch. We ordered oysters, pimento cheese and yummy drinks. Service was good, but they were very busy so I suggest reservations.
  3. BV

    BrendaV

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A group of 6 there for lunch. Excellent service. Excellent food. It is too loud to have much conversation.
  4. KD

    KellyD

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fun little spot for dinner and or cocktails. Food was great but we were seated in what felt like a haulway. Our server Cammy was great!
  5. C

    Chris

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Had reservations and was seated almost immediately. Service was awful. Food was decent. Dozen oysters was $40.00 which is insane. Oysters came out before our beers did. Would not go back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love eating here and have never been disappointed! Awesome selection of bourbon and good is really good!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just moved to Louisville and started checking out restaurants… my boyfriend and I were disappointed we found this on the last night he was here! our waitress Denise gave us a tour of all the bourbon, she did an incredible job! We will be returning, brining friends, and telling others!
  8. JC

    JoeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Our server was seriously one of the best I’ve ever had. He was knowledgeable and attentive with an awesome personality. Food was very good. Our favorite was the wings by far. I would gladly drive the 4 hours back just for the wings with white sauce.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The salad was ok at best the brisket was fatty, for a salad give the lean trim it down nobody wants fatty brisket on a salad. The cocktail said hint of jalapeño but had a ton of jalapeño seeds that made it extremely hot! There catfish poboy is over breaded the roll is delicious but the breading on the fish is excessive. There bourbon list is unique and has some very hard to find options but they want your first born child for a $60 bottle don’t get me wrong it’s not easy to find but why is a 2oz pour 10x the cost of the bottle… Im all for capitalism but that’s just good old fashioned price gouging! Overall don’t go here unless you have money to burn and only want to drink!
  10. EW

    ElaineW

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was great and very knowledgeable! Food was awesome!
  11. J

    Johnny

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and drinks! Excellent selection of bourbons!
  12. JH

    JohnH

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Bourbon list was the largest I’ve ever seen, and the bourbon steward was a huge help in narrrowing down the selections to fit what I was looking for. The ambiance and overall vibe made for a great visit as well.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great atmosphere, awesome drinks!
  14. E

    Eater

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time meeting with some friends we hadn't seen in a while and enjoying some bar-b-que. It was perfect and we'll be back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    There literally was a fight next to our table. We never saw our waiter after this occurred to apologize to accommodate another table.
  16. KW

    KatherineW

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Great waitress. Great location and history. Fires just ok but came for the bourbon. But 2 of the bourbons listed on menu were.not available Maybe have an electric menu that keeps updated.
  17. MS

    MariaS

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We went for lunch. Service was slow. Two of us got brisket and it was super dry. Ribs were good. Shrimp was okay.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    So little went right. I'm Tired of the pandemic being an excuse
  19. K

    Katz

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our group dining experience! Delicious bourbon and menu.
  20. S

    Sebalm3

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a party of 14 and the service was awesome! We loved the food and had a great time.
  21. SS

    SamS

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT experience!!!!
  22. F

    Flamingo

    Chicago

    80 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food was fine. The service was probably the worst that we have ever received in any eating estabishment ever!!!! The table next to use turned over twice with a different server while our server was no where to be found. My soup was served with out a spoon - had to almost tackle the third server who walked by to get one, but by then the soup was cold. After I explained that the soup was cold, our server offered to bring me a spoon. I asked to have it taken off my check and she dissappeared. I had to go looking for her to pay my bill. At the register, she gave me the corrected paperwork, but kept my credit card. At first we thought she was having a bad night, but no - she shouldn't have been on the floor serving without supervision. She needs more training.
  23. TM

    TroyM

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Did not disappoint!
  24. G

    Gruby

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Brisket was tender and moist above all, It was delicious. The Oysters Rockefeller were tasty, the service was great. The bourbon menu is like 50 pages. Fun place to eat. I will be back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good experience. Great food selection. High-quality. We will definitely come back many times
  26. CR

    ChastityR

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was ok. I wasn’t really impressed
  27. SD

    SDRVol

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Doc Crow's had a great menu for our group of many palates. We were able to enjoy peel and eat shrimp as well as pulled pork. The service was great and we left quite full. The drinks are also fantastic, highly recommend the Mint Julep and Old Fashioned!
  28. AS

    AudreyS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    He wonderful service and delicious food. Ribs weren’t the best but everything else we got in the group was raved about. A great dinner with out of town friends.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were biding the restaurant during a busy basketball tournament and the staff was ver accommodating of our large group and request for separate checks. The staff was super nice and helpful. The food was delicious and we loved the mint julep lemonade recommended by our waitress!! A lovely experience!!
  30. LH

    LuHu

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a team dinner for 20 at this classic southern restaurant and they were so accommodating of our large group! Our waiter (Derrick?) was awesome! Highly recommended!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Service was random. Busy evening. Enjoyed the house salad. Crab cakes and shrimp.
  32. B

    Brooke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Being a vegetarian in the south is sometimes challenging but Doc Crows has a homemade veggie burger (no impossible meat or premade pattie here!) that is pretty grand and there are multiple sides that offer a smokey taste without meat.
  33. OG

    OliviaG

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great a Atmosphere
  34. KJ

    KurtJ

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a good meal with the Whiskey Row vibe! Friendly service and I love the Bourbini for a cocktail.
  35. b

    bflopaul

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I know it's a Louisville institution, but I'm not sure I would recommend it to a friend...or at least put it high up on my list of restaurant recommendations. Some of the waitresses were absolutely fantastic. Very informative. Very friendly. Very attentive. I wish I could say the same about the front desk staff. I was there for one lunch and one dinner and the folks (ladies) behind the front desk could have learned some hospitality lessons from the wait staff. They we're oozing with attitude, coming across as if they were protecting the pearly gates. No personality. No polite or professional interactions...and while my dinner group comtinued to wait (90 minutes), sitting in a "waiting room" only steps away, they didn't even bother to stop in occassionally to see how we were doing and update us regarding the status of our reservation. One last thing, how can you tell people to get a drink and then go sit in the waiting room when the waiting room doesn't have any tables or other surfaces where you can set your drinks? Not wanting to hold them for 90 minutes, we were forced to put them on the floor whan we weren't drinking. However, as I said earlier, once you got past the front wall of attitude, the waitstaff (especially Deja H.) were a delight.
  36. CB

    CocoBG

    Western KY

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The experience was good overall, but could have used some improvements. The ambiance was nice, the food was average, and the service could have been better. In fact, when two of our checks were mixed up and incorrect, it was brought to the server’s attention, but never corrected. The two customers affected ended up working it out between themselves. I have, however heard wonderful things about this restaurant, so I will be giving it another chance in the future.
  37. GW

    GregW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The nasty mirrors need to go!other than that it was great!
  38. WS

    WendyS

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff and tasty eats.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husband’s 40th Birthday
  40. D

    Drew

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Good boubon menu but was not current which lead to a long delay before receiving my first drink. Location is terrific, design of the restaurant is awesome.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 4.4 stars by 1090 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

127 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Barbecue, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 587-1626

  • Catering

    For more information on catering email spenser@doccrows.com

  • Private party facilities

    For more information on private events visit doccrows.com or email spenser@doccrows.com

  • Private party contact

    Theresa Frey: (844) 903-1982

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