Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

4.2
911 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 911 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.0
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4.0
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
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
54 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious barbecue and a sweet waiter.

KB
KeairaB
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service1ambience2

The service was lagging and food was very disappointing

AH
vipArthurH
St. Louis
16 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
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 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.

OT
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.

KE
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

KH
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.

GF
GerryF
Baton Rouge
28 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!

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KathyM
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Was disappointed to be seating by the serving window when it appeared other socially distanced tables or booths were available (we had a reservation). The food was underwhelming to say the least, and considering that overpriced. Very disappointed in this visit, as I have been there in the past and the service, food and drink were very good. Nothing special here.

MW
MeganW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite place to go. Always get the heapin chips is my recommendation!

ML
MicheleL
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good barbecue in a low key atmosphere. Creative cocktails and yummy desserts.

KS
KevinS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! Great bloody mary as well

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Kellyb
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Awesome food and our server was great. Only issue was he was also the bartender and they had their other bar person call off that day. I wish they would have told us rather than us just sit and wait for service. Luckily we figured it out and didn’t blame our server. He was making drinks for the whole restaurant plus had tables of his own. He was awesome!! Music was awful but overall a good time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent BBQ, and the Derby pie (came with 2 pieces!) was the best I've ever had! Chocolate chip cookies were huge, warm, crispy, and soft, all at the same time! We will definitely be back!!

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vipEric
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

2nd time visiting, not as enjoyable as the first visit. Food and service were not as good as first time

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TomB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great food, very solid BBQ, ribs were fall off the bone.

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Nell
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Appetizer was forgotten, food was lukewarm, did not have the wine that was ordered. Loaded chips were good

LT
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
4 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.

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 4.2 stars by 911 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.