Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

3.8
955 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern

Top Tags:

Casual
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

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 955 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.8based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
3.8
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
CM
CherylM
Louisville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Rainy Monday in Louisville. Middle afternoon lunch so no crowd. Good food, reasonably priced, large bourbon selection, Old Fashions we’re a bit sweet. The space is probably loud when it’s busy. Service was ok, Left like our server was recovering from a busy weekend, but was pleasantly enough.

JD
JohnnyD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dined in Sept 2021. Very friendly staff. My wife and I ordered the brisket dinner and the Bubba burger. If you cannot decide which meal to order, try "The Bubba". "The Bubba" Burger is like a sampler platter. Burger, brisket, pulled pork, fried green tomato, onion rings, cole slaw, fried egg and fries. All were great, and plenty to share.

HC
HappyCouple
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

So this was our first visit. Food was good. Didn't feel like portions were huge. Loved the Hush Puppies and the Bread Pudding was amazing. Service was less than attentive. I'm not sure if she was overwhelmed or if that is just her style. Screwed up our bill at the end, but we got it fixed. Only 4 of us for dinner - we were there for 2 and 1/2 hours and that is not an exaggeration!!!! I would recommend for the food for sure, and I would go back and give service another chance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first impression was not very goood. We waited about 4-5 while the male host talked on the phone and had his back to us part of the time. We were lead back past the kitchen, numerous tables that had not been bussed and several staff sitting at a table. We sat in the back at a really nice inviting table. We sat there 5 min before our waitress came. We almost git up and left but I am glad we did not!
Our server apologized for the delay as she was helping a large party. We had a great night and really enjoyed our dinner. We had oysters rockafeller which were yummy. We also had raw oysters which were tasty but rather small so not a good value. I had a spinach salad with seared salmon. The salmon was cooked perfectly but the strawberry pecan spinach salad was disappointing. It was like they dumped a bag of spinach on the plate and topped it with one sliced strawberry, 3 candied pecans and a sprinkling of feta cheese. I would have preferred a smaller salad with generous toppings. My husband had the sliced brisket with a baked potato which he liked. The server did not mention that the brisket came with homemade potato chips so he had potato overload! Our server, Max, was very good and sweet to us. We were visiting from Texas but we would definitely go back!

r
viprwh11806
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our server was good.Our orders both drink and food came out incorrectly.They corrected the orders but my salad came out with my entrée, our baked potatoes were luke warm to cold, but the ribs and cajun chicken sandwich were great. So all in all it was ok, but for the price, should be better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Great food and service. Felt a little rushed to get us out of there and close

BR
BRubinOne
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and service was very good but the bourbon list was amazing. Over a thousand bourbons and a team to help you sort through all the choices. They customized flights for us and were really experts.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

On our way to Lexington KY and stopped off at Doc Crows for lunch. Excellent contemporary southern cuisine. The oyster, pimento cheese dip, and shrimp and grits were exceptional. We will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Louisville

1
112358
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really unfortunate to have to give this rating but I received a 2 hour notice (via voicemail) before my reservation time that my reservation would be canceled because the restaurant would be closed. I wasn't given a reason why and wasn't able to reach anyone when trying to call back. I was looking forward to what sounded like would be a good meal. Poor handling of the reservation is the reason for the rating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They were out of 4 of 6 the Bourbon’s or Scotch that we asked for. Food was dry like it had been sitting all day.

GS
GSG9
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Louisville and ate at Doc Crows three times. 😀

M
Mrek
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sons birthday weekend. Great good and a very healthy whiskey selection. Sit in the bourbon room if you can.

S
vipShannon
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service. The “Sampler” plate is far from a sample. Will feed 3 or 4 people almost.

JB
JackB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Spicy chips not spicy , no taste. Coleslaw chopped cabbage taste flat. BBQ sauce nothing to write home about. BBQ at home, St. Louis, way better. Expensive. However, the sweet tea was outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. Incredible whiskey collection. Longer wait than expected on service.

l
lecturermum
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Doc Crow's. Fabulous southern food. Fantastic service from Courtney. Wonderful bourbon-based cocktails and great beers. We are oldies and were shown to a table in a quieter area of this big eating space, and we really appreciated that. Thank you!

TS
TSwens
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and environment

JM
JennyM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Good bourbon and beer selection. Pimento cheese and chips appetizer was delicious. Our group had the fried chicken with limas, the spinach salad with pulled pork, the hamburger and the potato with pulled pork. Everything was very good!

DE
DavidE
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow. Cocktail ordered came overflowing with crushed ice, and one swallow of beverage (not exaggerate)took forever to get drinks and regretted ordering dessert to go because it took 20 minutes. Disappointed

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was below average but it is hard to find good help these days. Things were very quiet for a Sunday lunchtime. Food was good but not great.

r
rdljr
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service, although our appetizers and entrees all came out at the same time, which made us feel rushed to finish everything before it all got cold.

DC
vipDianaC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our hostess was amazing !! Service was good and food was good

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Calling restaurant to speak to someone is almost impossible. They never answer the phone. The outgoing message is from last Christmas and says they are closed.

My husband waited for his meal while the rest of our party was served. The served a ton of chips with each portion and the seasoning was too much.

J
Jules
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

don't get me wrong - I had a good time here. the service was pretty slow, and the entree size was a lot smaller than I expected for the price. that said the food was pretty damn good. I just don't think I'll be going back due to the price :(
the vibe was also not what I expected for this place. it was super bright in the whole restaurant and we had to walk through the kitchen to get to our table. it was kinda weird.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a good time. Wait staff was very nice and speedy.

t
tainscoe
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We had a terrible experience at this restaurant. The service was absolutely horrible and the food was just OK. We were so disappointed after reading other reviews with the experience we had. We will not go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Have been to Doc Cr

DA
DanielleA
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food wasn’t that great! My husband can smoke meat so we were expecting something really good! This was dry and tough to chew! We got there at 6 and they were already out of shrimp so that made it a little more challenging for our kids to order.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Decent food, great service.

E
Eater
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is a well run, fun restaurant with great food. It's worth a visit. They should rethink the cave like seating between the front and back sections.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jake was great! The food was good and we love coming here when we visit Louisville.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Waitress was outstanding but the drinks ordered were missing alcohol and food was incorrect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Extensive selection of bourbon. Food is ok, another urban BBQ joint. To be honest the service was so slow and inattentive it didn't matter. Ongoing confusion with bar staff as they kept bringing drinks meant for another table. I am surprised it has as many positive reviews as it does. Doc Crow's has some of the right pieces and parts but is horrible at execution. Meal duration was 90 minutes with no apps, just dinner and derby pie. Server did her very best to avoid interaction with the eight tables in the section we were in. If you're looking for a great experience, this is not it.

I
vipIndydiner
Indiana
129 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Our server was so hyper he was bouncing off the walls. We asked for unsweetened tea and received sweet tea twice. We jus had him take it off the bill and drank water. We wanted to take some cornbread home and he appeared with a foam box but the slot was torn we couldn’t fasten it and had to get another. We didn’t receive an itemized bill but since I couldn’t wait to get out of there I didn’t complain about the $75 bill with tip for 2 sandwiches 2 tacos and 2 manhattans.

GJ
vipGlenJ
San Antonio
29 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Not sure what all the hype is about. It’s a cool building and I like the style of the restaurant, but that’s about it. The food tasted baked, not BBQ’d, and lacked flavor. Sure, put their BBQ sauce on it and it’s good, but really didn’t impress me.

DS
DevanS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great. The cocktails were unimpressive. The whiskey list had everything you could ever want

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our service was very bad. We got the wrong food, the waiter was not attentive and it was so slow.

KG
vipKathrynG
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have heard multiple recommendations for Doc Crows. While above average and in some parts very good, I didn’t think it overall lived up the local hype. Here is what was great and I would recommend: the pimento cheese and homemade Doc chips appetizer. The pulled pork was excellent but the dinner platter loaded us up with more chips and two pieces of Texas toast. I should have asked for different sides and it probably would have made the entree more enjoyable. Atmosphere was OK. Crowd noise was loud but not too overpowering except for once screaming child - to be expected. Overall good to very 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 3.8 stars by 955 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.