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About Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

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.

127 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 11am-11pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
2nd Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 587-1626

Website:
http://www.doccrows.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Phil Robinson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.6

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4.4

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4.2

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
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·Dined 2 days ago

good time had a bad waitress but nice restaurant

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 (Louisville)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Overall brisket is to fatty

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·Dined 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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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food in an awesome environment!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 29, 2018

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 29, 2018

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

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 (Louisville)·Dined 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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Comfort Food, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Louisville)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined 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.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 27, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a nice meal. Great location too

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great ! Will go back again

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Berlin)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Interesting local flavour, friendly service, casual atmosphere.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great meal at a great venue

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 (Louisville)·Dined 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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Casual, Cozy, Fun
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 (Louisville)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Brisket Tacos and Lima Beans were great! We had a leisurely meeting over lunch and the server was very good about allowing us to linger as long as we wanted.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Always love the oysters and unique menu options. We love having special date nights like anniversaries here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I've been here a few times, and it's always been great. I took my boyfriend for the first time, for his birthday and he really liked it. He had the fried pork chops and said they were awesome. I had the pulled pork sandwich, and it was just ok. I'd had it before and loved it. This time it was really wimpy. There was hardly any pulled pork on it and a bunch of it was fat and cartilage, that not only looked really gross, but was inedible, leaving even less meat. Luckily I didn't eat the bun and just ate the pork, slaw and fried onions off of the sandwich, so I didn't bite into the weird meat parts. I had beans and okra for my sides, which were an up-charge for one and an additional cost for the other... they were both good. And my cocktail was fantastic. Overall I do like this place and will go back. I will just more cautious of what I order.

Downside to the place is how sides aren't included with a lot of entrees so adding a few sides can really rack up the cost of the meal. Wish they would add more sides to meals, most other local, similar, places do. I mean if I got two sides included with a meal, I would be more apt to buy an additional cocktail or dessert. Just something to consider.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Dinner this last week at Doc Crow's for the first time. The food was excellent. I will be back!

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 20, 2017

A great barbecue and raw bar! The food, especially the pulled pork, was amazing.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Was a enjoyable experience other than the server she seem to be in her own little world I would have second thoughts if she were my server again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The food and the service was outstanding!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Excellent Shrimps and Grits! Pleasant staff as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Drinks and food good where able to take our group of 36 and provide good food and service

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Western KY)·Dined on July 6, 2017

It was a really nice atmosphere with amazing food and large portion sizes! We could not finish our food. Fast and great service.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Seasonal, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 5, 2017

I absolutely love Doc Crows!!! I went there to celebrate my 24th birthday, and my 15 guests and I had a great time. The food is GREAT, service was awesome, and they really went the extra mile to ensure that my guest and I were accomidated. Doc Crows is a great place to eat and dine with friends. Enjoy!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Fun, Late-night Find, Authentic, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Doc Crow's is a favorite of mine and always on my list of possibilities! Check it out when you are in the area or when you are looking for a place you've never been! You will be pleased with everything from the staff to the ambiance to the food! ENJOY!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Had a great meal at Doc Crow's last night! My wife and I came to Kentucky this weekend to explore the bourbon trail and Doc Crow's did not disappoint with its selection. They have a great southern style BBQ menu and big enough portions to share. Classic sides and southern desserts were a highlight. The ambiance was great, with exposed brick, high ceilings and a classic roadside diner feel with high end finishing. The oyster bar was a welcome treat. The only knock was that my wife's chicken sandwich was a bit chewy. Probably just one of those random menu items that just isn't great. I had the roasted BBQ chicken meal and it was great. I'd go back just for the baked beans

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

We enjoyed our meal of baby back ribs very much. The crab cake appetizer was delicious but seemed a bit $ for two small crab cakes - ($14). Also the menu item pricing is like a steakhouse - all the sides are extra. Didn't expect that.

Tags: Fun
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Ribs and cornbread are outstanding! Service is slow but friendly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Hubby love the baby backs ribs

Blacken tilapia and green beans just okay did not have the flavor I was expecting but am glad we tried something different

Tags: Fun
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Friendly Professional Service. Met our time line when we told her we had a ticket for a play.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fun, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Casual, People Watching, Good for Groups
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