Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar
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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Oysters on the Half Shell
Daily selection with bourbon mignonette and house cocktail sauce
Louisville tradition, a chocolate walnut pie with bourbon-chocolate drizzle, topped with whipped cream
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Slow-smoked pork topped with coleslaw, tobacco onions and pickles on a brioche bun
Our hostess was amazing !! Service was good and food was good
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.
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.
Had a good time. Wait staff was very nice and speedy.
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.
Have been to Doc Cr
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.
Decent food, great service.
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.
Our server Jake was great! The food was good and we love coming here when we visit Louisville.
Waitress was outstanding but the drinks ordered were missing alcohol and food was incorrect.
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.
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.
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.
The food was great. The cocktails were unimpressive. The whiskey list had everything you could ever want
Our service was very bad. We got the wrong food, the waiter was not attentive and it was so slow.
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
We experienced slow service and subpar food quality. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable, but in general the wait time was very slow and the food was not worth the wait. Do not recommend
Great place to have drinks and eat
Yum yum yum
It seemed like their reputation was that they are one of Louisville's must-visit restaurants but I thought they were just ok. Food was good, but not great. Our server was not very good.
Great food and bourbon menu extensive. Loved the atmosphere. Hot chicken and green beans were decadent. Best restaurant in Louisville!
The food was quite disappointing
New waiter so tried to be patient but it was overall terrible service. The meats in the sampler platter were all very dry. The ambiance was awful. Just not a comfortable atmosphere. Very overrated.
Seated after a 15 minute wait. Food was great but our server was not. Waited entirely too long for everything. Ended up leaving after appetizer
Loved our lunch - the brisket was fork tender and the house made chips are delicious! They have a great bar with an almost endless selection of beers, bourbons and drinks. Very attentive and accommodating staff.
Very good food and service. Looking forward to the menu expanding post-Covid
Glad made reservations got right in. Sad I know with covid and hiring issues our waiter seemed on the constant run snd so many tables empty and lady in front of me had a 50 minute wait. Not restaurant fault it is the global situation getting people back to work. Food/ wings were good
Location was pretty good. Parking lot was right across the street, I think it was $8 all day parking. Food was very flavorful and tender. Overall good place.
Not a good experience
Average, menu was really small. Service was really slow for both food and drinks. I’ve been multiple times and usually love this place.
Delicious barbecue and a sweet waiter.
The service was lagging and food was very disappointing
Best drinks in Louisville and great casual food
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 940 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.