Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar
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Food was not anything to write home about and service was not very good. We ordered raw oysters to start which never showed up. Our entrees came (ribs and brisket) with one of 2 beers we ordered . We cancelled the oysters and reminded the server about the other beer. The second beer arrived mid meal and then another that we didn’t order-we pointed this out to the server who then took one of them back and served it to an adjoining table a few minutes later.
A fun vibe but lacking on several counts-we have found better food venues and the ribs and brisket were not very exciting
Doc Crow's is always our "go to" spot when attending any events in the Yum! Center!
Derby pie and bread pudding AMAZING!! Not to mention a fantastic bourbon selection.
Great food and great service. Our oyster po boys were outstanding, oysters were cooked to perfection and the home baked bread was delicious.
Food is always good. For whatever reason it always takes at least 10 minutes to get a drink from the bar to the table.
Brisket. Ordered “with as much fat as humanly possibly per slice “. Sadly got a very dry lean stack of brisket. Service was amazing as usual and place was packed (again as normal). But it does come down to the little things...
The brisket is a bit of a game of tug of war with our customers. Some are like you (and honestly myself), then we get complaints about it being too fatty (is there such a thing??). Apologies that you got the wrong end of the spectrum! Your feedback is valuable, as we've been adjusting our brisket process in the last month or two, so we very much appreciate you leaving a review. Keep on asking for all that fatty goodness. Hopefully next time we'll have it perfected to your preferences!
Fantastic food, definitely a lively crowded bar scene
Thanks so much for the review, Deena! We're so glad you enjoyed the energy :)
This is my can't miss place for when people are in from out of town. It straddles the nice/casual line perfectly. It's in a cool part of town, on Whiskey Row two doors down from the Old Forester Distillery one way and a half-block from the Yum Center the other. I've been there 50 times and it hasn't missed once.
We're so proud that you include us when showing off Louisville! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review - we look forward to having you in again and again ;)
Something for everyone but uniquely Louisville. Best shrimp and grits in town and I tell everyone. The Could Be Cursed cocktail is our new favorite tiki/rum drink. We will be back.
A bit pricey. Good quality food. Portion sizes on smoked meat sampler was surprisingly small. Fresh oysters good but $3 EACH was crazy-my bad not asking Market Price. Good bar selections. Slow service. Restroom out of toilet paper-on a Thursday at 7 pm
Excellent atmosphere, wonderful food & drinks. Excellent service too!
The oysters and ribs I ordered weren’t anything special, very average. Service was slow even though the restaurant was almost empty.
Took a medium sized party there for a work dinner and everyone enjoyed it, would definitely recommend. Noise level gets a little loud and when you're in the back, sometimes takes a bit for drinks.
Our server was pleasant, attentive, congenial and perceptive. She did a great job.
Best restaurant in downtown Louisville! Great food, service, and atmosphere. Everyone in my party loved it.
The food was ok but the service was lacking. We ordered our dessert when we ordered our meal and the dessert, with ice cream, was brought out too early.
Great food. Loved everything we ordered. Would return
Nice dinner at Doc Crows! Always consistent, love the lively atmosphere, fun location. We did an Old Forester tour and then dinner with a small group. Great service!
Always a great time here to celebrate, bring visitors, or local get away.
A must try anytime in Louisville!! Once you try it you will be back again!
Very warm sitting next to the kitchen area...I would recommend asking for a table further in the back of the restaurant. The brisket wasn’t good, even after the waiter said it wasn’t her favorite...but the hush puppies, MAC & cheese, sirloin, nacho app and everything else was pretty yummy! Not a good wine selection...I know it’s a bourbon/beer place but just sayin.
Visiting from California. Sat all the way in the back of restuarant. I waited over 5 minutes and was getting ready to leave before waitress came. Others were attended to immediately and had water poured. After that everything went well. Had ribs and when finished I had to ask for wet wipes. The area where I sat were only 3 other small parties at tables.it wasnt busy.
Enjoyed the lunch we had at Doc Crows. Wish she’d had dinner ther the night before as they have a good menu at reasonable prices. The food was great. Our service was excellent.
Group of 10. Enjoyed our experience and the food very much. Would recommend for large groups as there were many dining at the same time and the wait staff appeared well positioned to care for all.
Great Server, Great Food, No Pappy Van Winkle available
Great bourbon “list” but actual availability leaves a bit to be desired. I guess that’s what you get from a high volume restaurant. Shrimp and Grits were good but they should call it Grits with Shrimp—bowl of Grits with 4 shrimp on top. BBQ Sampler was exactly that— a sample! If your hungry, pick something else. Hindsight is 20/20–next time in Louisville, will pick another spot to drop $100+.
The brisket was outstanding. Pulled pork was good. Service was excellent. The restaurant needs some acoustical tile. It was way too loud.
Food was super and service was just outstanding. Very attentive staff and friendly!
Fantastic! Have had several meals there in the past several years and can not complain about any of them. The food is great! The service excellent! And they serve the BEST Maker’s Mark Old Fashion! Get yourself a reservation and have a great time. Or, just show up, the wait is worth it! Thank you Doc Crows!
The food and service was outstanding. The only problem we had was deciding what to eat and drink. We love visiting Louisville and we always put Doc Crows on our list of to do's.
We really enjoyed Doc Crows. Since I had made a reservation, we only waited about 5 minutes. I strongly suggest making a reservation.
Everyone in my party was very happy with the food.
The only complaint we all had was that it was very noisy. We had a hard time hearing each other.
Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Would definitely go again.
Awesome, enjoyed the good.
If you like raw oysters and smoked meat, this is your place! Lots of fun and you'll leave stuffed!
I’ll definitely return when I’m next in Louisville! A thunderstorm was pouring rain, so we showed up an hour early for a 6PM reservation, and they accomodated us with an open table. I ordered a Bangarang, a hot concoction that reminded me of smooth cider; perfect for a light warm up on a cold day. I had Shrimp they were that perfect. My SO managed to polish off all of his Baby Back ribs, but was defeated by the giant Baked Potato he ordered. He said leaving the two fluffy potato bites on his plate in favor if getting a share of my Key Lime Pie for dessert was a fair trade. We had tickets for Hamilton, so we ordered two coffees to keep us awake past our normal bedtime, and they were as strong as Alexander Hamilton’s ambitions, with a much smoother finish. Our only quibble was that we were seated in what is a widened, dark alcove in a hallway between the bar and the dining rooms. It was noisy and there was a constant stream of traffic by our table, both staff carrying huge food-laden trays aloft (by one hand! so skilled) and patrons headed to and frm the bathrooms. Next time, we’ll request a table in the back window-lined dining room and give the 5-star review Doc Crow’s deserves.
I wasn't really "wowed" by the place. Decent food. Nothing that just blew me away. We ordered the "mild" wings as an app and they came out blazing hot. Our lips were burning. Grilled Chicken sandwhich didn't have much flavor. Chips were kind of eh. My husband had brisket sandwhich which was good. I wouldn't make special trip downtown for food there.
Always a great time, visitors in from out of town also got to partake
Good food and service. Truly southern cuisine.