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Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

4.4
648 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Perfect For:
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 11am-11pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(502) 587-1626
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Phil Robinson
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Cross street
2nd Street
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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.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We have 2 Semi-Private dining rooms available for large parties located in the back portion of our restaurant. While most of the restaurant is laid out "shotgun" style, these two rooms open up to a spacious area with a contemporary yet rustic feel.

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What 648 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great service, great staff, and a great vibe. Really enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant as a whole and the proximity to downtown is ideal. My food personally was a little bit of a disappointment. I had the beef brisket and it was dry, lacking the smoke flavor, and had a rubbery texture. They were busy, so it was perhaps an off day, but an overall pleasant experience. Others joining enjoyed their food, so I'd give it another shot.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Honestly, just another place to eat. maybe options on the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Wonderful place to eat! Love the oysters on the half shell and peel and eat shrimp. Great vegetables too

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Good Food- nice atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great meal and restaurant!!!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We were celebrating our 15yr wedding anniversary and the ambiance was amazing!! The food was perfect and came out almost immediately after our drinks!! Great friendly but non invasive staff!!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great food! Fun specialty drinks. We were a party of 10 and service was spot on!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great place to grab a bite before or after events at The Yum Center. (Highly recommend making reservations if dining on a night with Yum event)
Nice atmosphere. Staff does a good job getting you out in a timely fashion to attend downtown events, especially ball games at the Yum.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

It was great!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Good atmosphere for end of the day get together. Great food!

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Very friendly staff. Traditional Kentucky feel. I would highly recommend it.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

When I arrived the service was good, but as it got busier our service disappeared. I noticed a lot of employees walking around empty handed; who pays people to do that? Bar staff spent a lot of time not working as well.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great experience. Noisy but overall enjoyable

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The occasion was a birthday with four adults and a 3-month old. Everyone was very courteous, the food was good, and we were made to feel welcome. Two of us had been there for lunch a week or so earlier, and the food and service were excellent both times. It helps to make reservations, as we did, even on mid-week evenings - the restaurant is very popular, including with out of town visitors.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Killer food, service was good not great. Had an overall enjoyable experience!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The burgers and Po Boy sandwiches are delicious and generously portioned. The chips are too spicy for me personally.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Great meal for students and Myself while at a conference . Portions were huge!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

good time had a bad waitress but nice restaurant

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Still craving the lima beans and pimento and cheese appetizer. Also love the pulled pork tacos. Very attentive service even during a busy lunch.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We celebrated my husband's birthday at Doc Crow's, and overall, it was a great experience! Our server (Courtney?) was attentive and friendly, without being intrusive; and the environment was pretty chill. Our Black Mule cocktails were poured generously, and the potato chip-based version of a barbeque nacho plate was not only delicious, but also much larger than we expected.

The only misstep I noticed during our meal was the Caesar salad with shrimp that I ordered for my entree. The salad itself was very large (so large that I had enough leftover for a second entree-sized lunch salad the next day), but only had six average-sized shrimp. While the dish had wonderful flavors, the giant pile of lettuce on my plate unfortunately seemed to emphasize the small serving of shrimp that I'd ordered with it. My husband, on the other hand, had a nicely-portioned serving of shrimp and grits, which he said tasted perfect. So perhaps their salad portions just need to be tweaked.

That said, we would totally eat there again. The menu has lots of interesting options, and there are definitely other dishes I would be interested in trying.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Overall brisket is to fatty

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I believe that DocCrows has good food, but I just really ordered the wrong thing (stuffed baked potato) because my mother’s meal was very good (catfish platter).

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food in an awesome environment!

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

I'm ready to go back!! This was my first time here, absolutely delish!

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Great location, bourbon menu, ambiance, food and service.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Loved EVERY MINUTE. Celebrated my 30th birthday the staff (Trish and Rachel) were excellent and my family and friends enjoyed ourselves and will be back.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Great bbq and chips. The pulled pork, brisket and St Louis ribs were excellent!

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

I find myself in Louisville once each year for business and Doc Crow’s has become my favorite spot for dinner. The casual vibe, friendly staff and great food are the perfect antidote for the travel weary. On this visit I started with their Kentucky Colnel cocktail and Oysters Rockefeller. Both were fantastic. I had the salmon entree which was perfectly cooked and came with sautéed spinach with a lemon cream sauce and cornbread stuffing. The slight sweetness of the cornbread paired very well with the salmon. My only regret is that I won’t be back for another year.

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

The food was delicious. The waiter was outstanding, he went out of his way to explain the menu and options we could get. We never had to wait for anything. He offered exceptional service to me and my family. We were there celebrating my sons birthday and he received a complimentary dessert. I would highly recommend restaurant to friends and family. We will more visits to the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Had an excellent meal before the theater. We had the pulled pork nachos and I had the house salad with Salmon.both were terrific. My friend got the Caesar with grilled chicken.
I had an old fashioned and it was excellent, light and tasty.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

This place is huge! Waitress was amazing, food was great, and the atmosphere awesome. I'll be back!

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a nice meal. Great location too

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Great ! Will go back again

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2017

This was our first visit to Louisville. Doc Crow’s is a must go for great southern cooking. Wife had the Oyster Po-boy and I had the chicken one night and brisket the next (we had to go back). Oh and the chili. Terrific is all I can say. You won’t be disappointed.

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4.0Dined on October 31, 2017

Interesting local flavour, friendly service, casual atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2017

Great meal at a great venue

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3.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Dirty walls, taped up booths. Looked tired and unclean. Very small portions on the meats.
Mashed potatoes and hush puppies were very good.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Food and service were excellent! Would highly recommend the ribs, Mac and Cheese and shrimp and grits.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

There were six in our party and this was the first visit for all of us. Everyone loved the food, service was great and we all plan to return.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Awesome mussels and oysters. Great brisket as well. Great tasting food, enough said.

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