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

Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

4.3
4.3
1401 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 39 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, Barbecue, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (502) 587-1626
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Please contact us at info@doccrows.com with additional questions about catering.
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining options are perfect for your next meeting, celebration, or dinner. Our available event spaces include Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar, Doc's Gallery, and Doc's Bourbon Room. Please contact us at info@doccrows.com with additional questions or to book your private event.
  • Private party contact
    Victoria Spalding: (502) 587-1626
  • 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, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,401 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Louisville

    Hot spot

1,401 Reviews
  1. BEnedetto

    Washington DC

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Great service food was really really good. Not loud which is a bonus!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was excellent, food was average. I have an injured leg and was seated at a high top. We told them about the injury asked to move to a low top to make it more comfortable for me to sit. We were told it would be a 30 minute wait even though there were a number of low tops open. Seemed insensitive as there was no other explanation provided and we did have a reservation.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exactly as advertised, venue was great and food amazing!

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  4. Biscuits

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Raw oysters were great but fried oysters lacked flavor. Brisket and St. Louis ribs were good and the mild smoked wings were very good. Green beans were excellent. Cornbread is a no-go.

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  5. AmyMattS

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This is usually a favorite spot. Made reservations for breakfast on Sunday only to find out they serve breakfast only in the bar. Even on the table they had an advertisement for serving breakfast.

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  6. Foodieatlarge

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bourbon library room in the back was great! Our waitress rocked it

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  7. NicoleL

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food lacked flavor. Huge whiskey list, that was the bright side.

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  8. KurtJ

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations for 6, then two more joined us. They made the modification quickly at a table and seated us. We were hosting out of town guests and they loved everything. Or server was patient and was terrific at answering questions.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. Canuckdaddy

    Manitoba

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Prompt welcome, efficient service, varied menu choices, reasonable prices. Good selection of bourbon on the drinks menu.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Bourbon list was extensive! One of the few places we could find open on a Tuesday.

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  11. EPwhiz

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best biscuits and gravy ever. They would not share the biscuit recipe. Food is good. Service was good. I recommend it.

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  12. Mao3

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing southern style food!! We were impressed. And wonderful staff, very friendly and helpful

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  13. SavvyDiner

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere. Drinks were good (and strong!) once they finally arrived. Pulled pork was the worst we’ve ever eaten and it was a “signature” item. Very chewy and fatty. Service was lacking but acceptable. One order of the fried chicken was great, but based on quality of other food ordered and the cost we wouldn’t come back.

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  14. JamesA

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The service is lacking. Our waiter also bused dishes. It took about 15 minutes to serve our beer which we received after our food arrived.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the service above expectations. We will be back

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for breakfast. Food was fine. But that’s about it. Fine. Brisket was kinda dry, everything else was no better than could get at ihop. Building is pretty though. Service was ok but kinda slow. Meh? Won’t rush to go back.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We liked the restaurant, but the food was just OK.

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  18. GimpySue

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Seated in the dark back alley where servers go to/from kitchen (asked to move from DIRECTLY across from door and got pushback). Server came intermittently—had to ask other servers for missing utensils, side orders and beverages. Never asked about food, brought the wrong oysters, and said ‘no coffee’ available at end of dinner. “Stopped serving at 11 am.” Was really looking forward to this place, too! Only silver lining was being well away from loud central seating area so we could hear ourselves.

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  19. EdD52

    Milwaukee

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy eating at Doc Crow. Our most recent meal was very good and the service was excellent. Our only concern was the very heavy coating of cayenne on the chips and ribs. We like heat, but this was stronger than in previous visits.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good service was great will def be back again

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was great. Our first time. Jade was courteous, prompt and very helpful! Our food was great! No one had a complaint at all! We will be back!

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  22. LizC

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Server was so helpful and friendly. Food was delicious. Just hit the spot.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time. Breanna was our server and was very attentive. Will definitely come back

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  24. JeffreyG

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere! Everyone enjoyed the food and drinks!

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  25. AaronF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Doc Crows was great ! Food was delicious and the staff from the front of the house to our server was outstanding! Would recommend and would go back

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  26. BethB

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Felicia was our server and she was amazing!!!! The food was great and we just had the best time! Looking forward to coming by again…I know I’ll be craving those oysters Rockefeller!!! Yummy!

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  27. LocalGirl

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A fun, casual Louisville experience. Nice place to take family or relaxed business dinner. It's noisy and chaotic, but that's part of the charm. My guest enjoyed their food and our server, Dean, was fantastic!

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  28. AlisonP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Decent food. A fun atmosphere. The drinks were great!

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  29. FabrizioS

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner with colleagues and food and service were great. Had shrimp and grits, very tasty

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  30. PamelaD

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Meat was very fatty. Price paid was WAY too much for quality. Service was poor, but to be fair, there was a concert at the Yum Center the night we were there. We will not go back to Doc Crows.

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  31. DebbieS

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience and the food was awesome!! Our server, Skyler, was excellent, and checking on us regularly with a smile!! It was busy with the concert but you would have never known it with her taking care of. She was phenomenal and a great representative for your restaurant. We will return!!

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  32. RickK

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Charging $1 for ice balls with the bourbon is ridiculous. Just add it to the cost of the drink if you must charge for it. The bourbons overpriced anyway. Service is lacking as takes 10-15 minutes to get a drink from the bar.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The overall dining experience left a lot to be desired. -Restaurant was set up such that staff had to walk a substantial distance to bring orders & items from kitchen & supply area -Seater discussions indicated most of the servers were swamped on a Tuesday evening. Bartenders were also overwhelmed, when we asked if they could recommend something. -45 minutes to receive enough silverware for all diners -The drink menu (of over 50+ pages) didn’t have most of the unique items, contained little information apart from proof, and no staff (server or bartender) could offer suggestions -Chips were stale -Our food was brought to the wrong table -Our small table had our appetizer plates and drinks. The actual dinner plates couldn’t fit. -Food was not prepared well and not fresh. -You had two people, not dressed in your restaurant attire, playing around in the closed bar. One of your other workers went over to them; however, they seem to be friends. Please hire more people. You let 1 person serve the 6 tables around near our table. One table had 8 people in it. Our 1 waiter took orders, bussed tables, delivered food, and cleaned. This took a ton of time because of how the restaurant was set up. Our server was very nice, but there was no way for them to adequately take care of all of us with how much they had to do and run for each table. There was no team work in this establishment. We are visiting Louisville for about a week, and previously worked at restaurants. We dined at various restaurants for lunch and dinner. This is, by far, the worst service and food. This was a management issue, not an issue with any one individual. Take care of your wait staff.

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  34. GregM

    Nashville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good first experience. Seated quickly. Good food and servuce.

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  35. Overpriced

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were sitting in the Crow’s nest with tables that were no more than 1 foot apart from the couple next to us. It went fine, but was hoping for a more intimate environment as we weren’t able to talk without everyone in that room participating in our conversation. The food was “fine” and the service friendly. Drink prices were outrageous. Probably won’t be back.

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  36. Uaemilya

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    If you get the brisket, pay the extra for the "lean" option since what I received was mostly fat. They need to update their pour list, we tried to order three different Scotch pours and they couldn't find them or didn't have them. I would expect that with Bourbon given where we are but not Scotch.

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  37. chriss

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The bourbon menu is only available on line via a QR code. Internet is very poor to non existent and their guest WiFi is password protected. The large selection is useless if you can’t peruse it. The area where we sat needs some work. Walls in bad shape, looks shabby. The food and service was good

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed honestly. The flavors were not good even though the meat was cooked fine.

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  39. RepatMom

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good. We enjoyed the chicken and the brisket. We had a hard time choosing what to order because there we so many things we wanted to try. We will definitely go back if we get back to Louisville.

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  40. JulieS

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and even better service from Darius!! HUGE selection of bourbon and a newly added second floor off of the bar. Sampler platter is the way to go!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar using the Order Online button. Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar also 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 1401 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 39 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 8:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (502) 587-1626
  • Catering
    Please contact us at info@doccrows.com with additional questions about catering.
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining options are perfect for your next meeting, celebration, or dinner. Our available event spaces include Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar, Doc's Gallery, and Doc's Bourbon Room. Please contact us at info@doccrows.com with additional questions or to book your private event.
  • Private party contact
    Victoria Spalding: (502) 587-1626
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