Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

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779 reviews
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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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J
Atlanta
93 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in downtown Louisville! Great food, service, and atmosphere. Everyone in my party loved it.

LN
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was ok but the service was lacking. We ordered our dessert when we ordered our meal and the dessert, with ice cream, was brought out too early.

MG
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Loved everything we ordered. Would return

S
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice dinner at Doc Crows! Always consistent, love the lively atmosphere, fun location. We did an Old Forester tour and then dinner with a small group. Great service!

TC
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time here to celebrate, bring visitors, or local get away.

MB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A must try anytime in Louisville!! Once you try it you will be back again!

L
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very warm sitting next to the kitchen area...I would recommend asking for a table further in the back of the restaurant. The brisket wasn’t good, even after the waiter said it wasn’t her favorite...but the hush puppies, MAC & cheese, sirloin, nacho app and everything else was pretty yummy! Not a good wine selection...I know it’s a bourbon/beer place but just sayin.

B
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Visiting from California. Sat all the way in the back of restuarant. I waited over 5 minutes and was getting ready to leave before waitress came. Others were attended to immediately and had water poured. After that everything went well. Had ribs and when finished I had to ask for wet wipes. The area where I sat were only 3 other small parties at tables.it wasnt busy.

G
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the lunch we had at Doc Crows. Wish she’d had dinner ther the night before as they have a good menu at reasonable prices. The food was great. Our service was excellent.

SK
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Group of 10. Enjoyed our experience and the food very much. Would recommend for large groups as there were many dining at the same time and the wait staff appeared well positioned to care for all.

LS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Server, Great Food, No Pappy Van Winkle available

p
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Great bourbon “list” but actual availability leaves a bit to be desired. I guess that’s what you get from a high volume restaurant. Shrimp and Grits were good but they should call it Grits with Shrimp—bowl of Grits with 4 shrimp on top. BBQ Sampler was exactly that— a sample! If your hungry, pick something else. Hindsight is 20/20–next time in Louisville, will pick another spot to drop $100+.

r
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The brisket was outstanding. Pulled pork was good. Service was excellent. The restaurant needs some acoustical tile. It was way too loud.

Y
Louisville
40 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was super and service was just outstanding. Very attentive staff and friendly!

JO
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Have had several meals there in the past several years and can not complain about any of them. The food is great! The service excellent! And they serve the BEST Maker’s Mark Old Fashion! Get yourself a reservation and have a great time. Or, just show up, the wait is worth it! Thank you Doc Crows!

MB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding. The only problem we had was deciding what to eat and drink. We love visiting Louisville and we always put Doc Crows on our list of to do's.

ST
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed Doc Crows. Since I had made a reservation, we only waited about 5 minutes. I strongly suggest making a reservation.
Everyone in my party was very happy with the food.
The only complaint we all had was that it was very noisy. We had a hard time hearing each other.

J
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Would definitely go again.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, enjoyed the good.

SW
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

If you like raw oysters and smoked meat, this is your place! Lots of fun and you'll leave stuffed!

SB
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I’ll definitely return when I’m next in Louisville! A thunderstorm was pouring rain, so we showed up an hour early for a 6PM reservation, and they accomodated us with an open table. I ordered a Bangarang, a hot concoction that reminded me of smooth cider; perfect for a light warm up on a cold day. I had Shrimp they were that perfect. My SO managed to polish off all of his Baby Back ribs, but was defeated by the giant Baked Potato he ordered. He said leaving the two fluffy potato bites on his plate in favor if getting a share of my Key Lime Pie for dessert was a fair trade. We had tickets for Hamilton, so we ordered two coffees to keep us awake past our normal bedtime, and they were as strong as Alexander Hamilton’s ambitions, with a much smoother finish. Our only quibble was that we were seated in what is a widened, dark alcove in a hallway between the bar and the dining rooms. It was noisy and there was a constant stream of traffic by our table, both staff carrying huge food-laden trays aloft (by one hand! so skilled) and patrons headed to and frm the bathrooms. Next time, we’ll request a table in the back window-lined dining room and give the 5-star review Doc Crow’s deserves.

SW
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I wasn't really "wowed" by the place. Decent food. Nothing that just blew me away. We ordered the "mild" wings as an app and they came out blazing hot. Our lips were burning. Grilled Chicken sandwhich didn't have much flavor. Chips were kind of eh. My husband had brisket sandwhich which was good. I wouldn't make special trip downtown for food there.

TC
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time, visitors in from out of town also got to partake

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. Truly southern cuisine.

C
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was just OK. Doc Crow's was recommended to us for barbecue. For me, it was just average. My dining partner and I shared their sampler dinner that contained pulled pork, brisket, and 1/2 rack of ribs. The pork was very good. I didn't have much of the brisket, and the ribs were dry. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable about bourbon, which my dinner partner enjoyed. However, service was very slow, and water and after-dinner coffee refills we not offered. Given the number of restaurants in the area, I would probably not return. It wasn't awful, just average.

SM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

I do not feel the food was that great. We were seated at the back and there was a party of apx 17 men and 1 women and they were very loud and then the F bomb was let flying, and there were family's seated back there and no one seemed to want to do anything about it.

EG
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was very good and fast. Food was also good; pulled pork very good but beef brisket was a little dry. Cheesy grits and fried okra were delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great whiskey selection...food was amazing and the service was impeccable!

BV
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great food. Little pricey for lunch. We had a party of 8.

DG
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was extremely slow and we were there before it was busy. The brisket was the fattiest I’ve ever had and dry. My colleague felt the same way. Apps were good. Overall, we were disappointed and underwhelmed.

i
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the evening went well! Our server was exceptional - knowledgeable and helpful with food suggestions. The drinks were great and our meals exceptional. Shrimp and Gris creole! Mercy!! And the oyster apps and mussels - the same. It was one really good experience!

KB
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated quickly, and our server greeted us quickly as well. Our food was great, and the server was awesome.

JK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I ordered the sampler. The pulled pork was horrible and mostly fat. The brisket and ribs were just Ok.

JJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were six people in our party and everyone enjoyed their main entrée, whether it was smoked ribs, brisket, raw oysters or fried oysters. The food and service was fantastic. Great beers on tap as well.

DG
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great Mother’s Day lunch. Our server Jessica was an excellent our food was yummy and the manager Bradley is my fav❣️

M
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We arrived on-time for our reservations. And was seated promptly. We had a great server and she was very knowledgeable about the menu. We were a bit disappointed because we were expecting a "Mother's Day Brunch Menu" and it was their standard menu. We asked if there was any brunch specials and there was not. Would we come back....definitely yes, but it will not be for a special occasion or brunch.

BS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and food!

B
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We must have caught them on an off night. Server was far less than enthusiastic. Tables looked as if they had been wiped with a wet rag and left to dry. Hot chicken was pretty greasy. I spilled a drink for the first time in about 25 years and was charged for a replacement. All drinks took quite a while to be delivered. Feels as if the entire operation is running on auto pilot...they should try to remember how they got to where they are. Probably will not return.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

MG
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food - great location and prices. Recommend getting reservations.

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