Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

4.3
874 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 874 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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LanaT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner on a Monday night during COVID, so the restaurant was quiet. However, our waitress Mack did an outstanding job and we really enjoyed our meals and our bourbon cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Went on a date with my wife excited to go to the restaurant and after we got there we found out that they had a limited menu so what we really wanted they didn’t have. Also they seem very understaffed and we felt rushed by our server.

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RobinH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Had very good food and good service. For some reason; it took forever to get our check, but not a big deal. Worth another try.

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vipBradS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location for any occasion. Food is good and nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were all great; the service was even better!

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erickson
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will definitely visit again!!

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Noxy
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Not the same Doc Crows that I used to frequent before the management changed. The atmosphere is much more casual and the staff isn’t very friendly. The food was still good!! It’s somewhere I’d still go for lunch, but not really worth our Friday night reservation.

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AndyM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2/13/2021...great food and service but missed all the items usually found on the menu

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JoeH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was outstanding and food came out at the speed of light. The brisket and pulled pork were good but not great. The smoked chicken was amazingly tender and moist.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters and brisket were amazing! We had reservations and were immediately seated, even when arriving early. Our waiter Derek was so helpful and great. We had a great experience and will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I guess on account of Covid the menu has been greatly compressed. Our service was amazing young lady done a heckuva job but the food was definitely not worth what we paid. Oysters was good ribs was good the sampler plate is not as good of a deal as it seems.We will probably be back but not very soon

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vipLocalYocal
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and reasonably priced. The service was good but a bit slow at times. However there only appeared to be two servers in the whole restaurants. We will go back for sure.

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markopolo
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chips & dip were very good & spicy. Wings were tender & juicy. Service excellent & great happy hour 3-7 specials on food & drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken was phenomenal and the cookies for dessert are unreal!!! Great, quick, friendly service.

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JimL
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, service is superior, a great evening.

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AngieD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables were spaced out so we felt safe eating there. Service and food were great as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was a sweetheart and killed the service game. She was polite, quick and had a positive attitude. As far as the restaurant it’s sort of built like a shot gun house. The vibe is good, the food is good and the drinks are great! I for sure will be coming back ☺️

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vipcardfan
Louisville
30 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Hope Doc's gets back to normal.. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oysters, Shrimp and Smoked Brisket is all you need to know...

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GregoryM
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with the food, service and atmosphere. We will definitely be returning and recommending to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well spaced tables and prompt courteous service with great food menu.

JJ
JustinJ
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried this place because I wanted some place new, and wanted BBQ. Was a really good choice.

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Review
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was very slow, food wasn’t that great

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I love this place but it is in desperate need to be remodeled its looking a little rough and worn

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vipSherri
Louisville
30 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks For such a wonderful meal and service, our server was also the bartender — I think he told me his name was Anthony. He was wonderful, entertaining, paid extra attention to detail, mixed my best margarita yet, from any local bar. So for those of you who might be coming with your husband and you are not a whiskey drinker or a bourbon drinker, he can make a mean margarita or substitute any liquor of your choice and his cocktails.

I particularly recommend the pulled pork sandwich or entrée, the sweet potato fries are excellent, and so is their pimento beer cheese and Doc Crows homemade potato chips appetizer!!

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vipwadej
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I’m sad they have deleted so much from their menu. I miss the homemade spicy bbq sauce.

I’ll try it again after COVID and hope they get back to amazing. For now, just goid

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for great service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The quality of food at Doc Crow’s has gone waaaaay downhill. We heard they have been under new ownership, but my husband and I definitely did not expect such a decline in the quality of food and service. We would have stayed for more drinks after dinner, but the service was subpar and the food not nearly as good as we are used to, so we did not want to give them any more of our money. Went next door to O’Sheas for another round of cocktails and honestly regret not going there for the whole dinner experience.

Sadly we will probably not return to what was once a great restaurant, and unfortunately do not see them being open much longer.

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TerryF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, very professional and clean restaurant

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ChristyN
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Open Table and Doc Crows accepted a reservation for New Years Eve. Imagine our disappointment when we showed up for our NYE dinner only to find the restaurant closed. What a terrible start to a New Years Eve. Save your time and money and do not use Open Table or go to Doc Crow's. Go across the street to Merle's Whiskey Kitchen!

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Sarah
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love doc crows such a cute and unique place to dine!

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CindyP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

TOOK OUR RESERVATION INFO.WHEN WE ARRIVED FOR NEW YEARS EVE DINNER THE FACILITY WAS CLOSED ...DID NOT EVEN HAVE A SIGN ON THE DOOR....NOTHING
BY THIS TIME, WE WERE TO LATE TO GET A TABLE ANYWHERE ELSE AND TO TOP IT OFF, IT WAS OUR ANNIVERSARY AS WELL.....
At least close down reservation accesss
TERRIBLE.... NOT RECOMMEND

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Doc Crows is currently closed due to all of Louisville’s mandates on restaurants. We did not find this out until we arrived for our reservations on New Years Eve. Open Table needs to remove them for now until they open back up because we were left with nowhere to eat on New Years because Open Table is still taking reservations for them. Uncool.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dinner and drinks

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GayleH
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The drinks were great but the food was amazing! My husband said “‘This is the best brisket I think I’ve ever had.” Service was perfect. It really surpassed our expectations and the bourbon selection was huge.

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Megan
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was amazing! It took an awkward amount of time for someone to come to the front to greet/seat us, but once we were sat and ordered, we had a lovely dinner experience!

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StevenJ
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat and drink. Would highly recommend anytime you are in Louisville, KY!

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Gprsox
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The four of us each had the smokehouse sampler & it was good - about $25 each. No complaints about the food. I know it’s the Covid panic but the hostesses were short with anyone they didn’t think to have their mask pulled high enough up. Also took our temperature. The waiter lacked friendliness & didn’t converse but did his job.

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TonyY
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good BBQ; We got the Fried Okra and the portion was huge and good.

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 4.3 stars by 874 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.