Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

4.3
1003 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 1003 people are saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.2
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TheStig
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darius was amazing at helping us pick out our meals. The kitchen was very acclimating to changes on the items. The food came out hot and delicious. Well balanced strong cocktails. Great value and locstion!

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DAnnaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Food was great, service fantastic. We sat on the Bourbon room side which turned out nicely, less noise

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience with great service and great food in an awesome location.

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vipYaelS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Sawyer, was knowledgeable, attentive, and patient, and made our experience all the more enjoyable.

DM
vipDavidM
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Love the food at Doc Crow's and did not disappoint on this visit. Spicy pork rinds appetizer, greatest Old Fashioned, pork chops, mashed potatoes and side salad were all delicious and a good value for quality of food and quantity. Our server - though very pleasant - was not attentive at all. Waits for everything were way too long and failed to capture her attention more than once. And they were not busy until about the time we left. Also, the food runners are clueless. Just drop the food off in front of the wrong person every single time. If you don't know from the seating notes, then ask. Or put in middle of large table that only had two people. But every time just plopped it down in front of the wrong person. Irritating. Also, had an issue with the lighting. It was very very bright - like daytime or lights you leave on when you're cleaning. Totally ruined the atmosphere of these otherwise cool venue. I know it sounds hypercritical but I was asked to write this review, otherwise I would have skipped it. Plus, I love the place and want to make sure they stay on top of their game so they're around for a long time.

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vipErinM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Was super bummed by our experience here. Both of our meals were very cold and disappointing. We were comped for the food but super disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Doc Crow’s never disappoints. The oysters are always delicious and the bbq is just great. And then there’s the bourbon. Oh the bourbon. If you like whiskey of any kind, this is the place for you. The service is always great and knowledgeable about whiskey. We come here every time we visit Louisville!

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vippaulab
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to go for good food and bourbon before University of Louisville home games!

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JoshuaG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great. Service was ok. They looked to be working short on help so that could have been part of the issue. Enormous bourbon list. Great location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Our waitress seemed to not care about her job, and this led to one of the worst experiences we have had at a restaurant in a while. She was slow to bring out drinks first, and slow to refill. But she continued to walk around, visit other tables, and not look at us as she walked by. We are used to people checking on us after we receive our food to make sure we got everything we needed. I saw her look to see that we got our food, and turn around. She caused our food to be cold by the time she finally checked on us (my fiancé had to literally stop her again from walking part us) due to us missing toppings for the chicken sandwich and ketchup for my burger so that I could actually eat it. Also, he was missing his fries. She said it would be a few minutes on the sweet potato fries. She didn’t bring out the ketchup until she brought out the fries. About 20 minutes AFTER we initially received the food.

I wish we had the waiter behind us. It was a guy in a long sleeved red plaid shirt. He sounded AMAZING! He recommended items to his guest, offered advice if they wanted it, and was very attentive to their needs. He also checked in on his tables often.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up for our reservation and they closed early “due to inclement weather” amd didn’t notify us. So a $33 Uber ride there for nothing.

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vipBigDogBiscuitEater
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent place for pre game dining before a ball game. My favorite is the beef brisket, but everything I've had has been good. Service was excellent.

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GARY1
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ribs were very good, fall off the bone. Brisket and pulled pork also very tender.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took Cindy for her birthday. We got there early and they got us seated in the bourbon room in about 10 minutes. We got our drinks then our oysters and then our meal. We decided to go ahead and get desert as well. It was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Super unprofessional staff.

SW
vipSharonW
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We went to the Bourbon Room before dinner and enjoyed the atmosphere and the drinks. Highly recommend stopping for a drink at the Bourbon Room. Doc Crow’s had a fun atmosphere but the food dis not stand out as anything special. Maybe we made poor menu selections.

JM
JenniferM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the place mostly to ourselves and got extra special attention from the bourbon expert, John, who guided us through several selections of bourbon. It was a real treat! Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Doc Crows. We really wanted good barbecue. The whole family loved it.

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CourtneyC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

With the temperature being chilly outside, it was a bit chilly inside.

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WhitneyP
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh our server was super nice and helpful. The food was good and drinks as well. Service was very quick!

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papabear
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service. Relaxed atmosphere. Great food. Incredible bourbon selection.

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vippaulab
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the menu and the service

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LisaK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time eating there. I did not disappoint. The pork BBQ was outstanding, and the cornbread was to die for!! My husband got the mile high nachos with brisket and pork and was enough for 4 people!

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vipKeepCalmandCarryOn
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our food was mediocre, and the service was terrible. It took a very long time to get our drinks and food even when we got up and went to the host stand to remind them we seem to have been overlooked. The restaurant didn't seem particularly busy or understaffed so it was unclear why everything took so long. A very disappointing experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was very cold- we draped our coats over our legs-

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome!
Great food (I ordered smoke sampler!) and amazing variety of whiskies!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I appreciate the service and the portion size of the food given.

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vipSantiago
New Mexico
33 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was really crowded and pretty, even for a Sunday evening. Fortunately, we had a reservation, but it took a long time to get our food (short-staffed).

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Kaylin
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My husband and I went to Doc Crow’s on a date. We started on the bar side and sat at the bar - we got a few starters (crab cakes and fried okra) and drinks (hubby had neat pours and I got an old fashioned). The service, ambiance and drinks were an above average experience in our opinion. We migrated to the restaurant for dinner and wish we would’ve stayed at the bar. The restaurant was bright and didn’t have great ambiance. It was louder which was fine and the service wasn’t nearly as good. The food was great, however. We had shrimp and grits, a wedge salad, salmon, cookies and key lime pie. We will try something else for dinner next time but would gladly stop in for a drink at the bar again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Incredible whiskey selection though with so much it can lead to confusion. Staff does a good job trying to keep everything straight. BBQ was excellent. Highly recommend

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DerekS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This place has more whiskies than you can count. Incredible tastes that you cannot find most places, some that you would actually need a time machine to enjoy... that said, its on Whisky Row so the pours are AT LEAST 2x what they are actually worth. Bring the charge card.

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MsLoyel
London
75 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! We loved the BBQ pulled pork and St Louis ribs, the oysters and the shrimp and grits. The cocktails were excellent. Sequoia was also a great and attentive waitress.

MB
vipMargieB
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It was very cold. We were sitting on the Bourbon room side. The waitress was nice but it took forever getting our drinks. We did not complain but she mentioned over and over again that the other side was really crowded and busy which was great but nonetheless we were waiting way too long for our drinks and then one person in our party was told they were out of a beer she had ordered and then had to wait even longer. Food was good.

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TimB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good food and service, Oysters were very fresh. Amazing Bourbon and Scotch list. We sat at the counter which was fun. My wife had a pulled Pork sandwich. I really enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits. We also liked our app of there home made chips and cheese spread.

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VickyD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

This place can't make up its mind what it wants to be. They take reservations and offer a $2500 glass of bourbon, but the food is just okay, the lighting is awful (super bright!), and the employees walk around in raggy jeans and a hoodie? A big disappointment.

JA
JudiA
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bread pudding was the best ever! My son was very impressed with their bourbon selections

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had reservations but waited 20 minutes to sit then sat for 30 minutes with no one coming to bring menus or take a drink order. Waited another 15 minutes to get a drink. We sat along the wall where the Bourbons were on the shelf so constantly someone dragging a ladder over our table to get bottles. Said no tables were available from 5-7 but at least 1/2 the place was not seated at 6.

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Hondos
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

The bbq was average at best. Expensive place for very average food

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 4.3 stars by 1003 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.