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Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar, Louisville, KY

Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

4.3
4.3
1120 Reviews
$30 and under
Regional American (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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Southern), Barbecue, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 587-1626

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    For more information on catering email spenser@doccrows.com

  • Private party facilities

    For more information on private events visit doccrows.com or email spenser@doccrows.com

  • Private party contact

    Theresa Frey: (844) 903-1982

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Cross Street

    2nd Street

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,120 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Group Bookings

  • Central Kentucky

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Louisville

    Group Bookings

  • Louisville

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  1. DD

    DinneratDocCrows

    Charleston

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Disappionting dinner at Doc Crow's. My friend and I ate before a show last night, so our reservation was around 5...early before they were busy. Our waitress was terrible. Our food came out cold. The quality of the food was not great. I had ribs that were cold and rubbery my friend had the pulled pork and said it wasn't very good. The chips that came with the meal were all broken (guessing last night's leftovers). The waitress kept coming over and asking if we wanted dessert, we were still eating our meal...she was rushing us out the door and the place was 1/2 empty. We finally did order dessert and it took about 25 minutes...guess that's why she kept asking but i thought it was exceptionally rude. Then I saw her try to give my credit card to another table of 6 people...that ticked me off, she had no business trying to handle multiple tables cash out at the same time if she couldn't remember which table they went to. We used to love going here but it has really gone down hill. We won't be returning. I have a reservation later this month and plan to cancel it.
  2. AO

    AlexO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out waiter, Darius was phenomenal. He was courteous, attentive and kept up with our needs all night. After dinner, desserts and cocktails he gave us a tour of Doc Crows bourbon room with over a 1,000 different bottles. Highly recommend the restaurant and especially the Bread Pudding for dessert. It is the best anywhere.
  3. DB

    DanielleB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was great. Our server was super attentive. Went back for breakfast and it was a different story. The hostess seemed bothered by us. The server took about 10 minutes to come see us. Food was great but our sever didn’t check on us and I found her watching videos behind the bar when we’re passed ready to leave and just wanted to pay our check.
  4. S

    Sherri

    Louisville

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Doc Crows never disappoints. I will note its a tad nicer being seated on the side of restaurant where everyone else is, rather than the other room along wall. Kinda felt exiled. lol I suppose had the restaurant been full Friday night and other guests were seated on that side and the bar opened it might not have seemed so lonely. Our server was fabulous. So was the bartender Friday night.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating a friends birthday. Food was great and service was excellent! We all loved the atmosphere of the building. This was not the first time we have all been here and it will not be our last time!
  6. JQ

    JasonQ

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Chicken and bourbon honey sauce were outstanding, beef short rib was overcooked. Bourbon list and prices were great, I feel if it hadn't been for the rib it would have been priced right. Will definitely try again.
  7. TS

    TrustedSource

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We had a party of XX and were treated poorly, not by the server but by the manager. We asked for a quiet area but they put noisy people next to us when there was ampler room in other areas of the restaurant. Our patrons were stuck with a 20% surcharge that they didn't appreciate. We will not be holding further functions here.
  8. F

    Foodforfun

    Los Angeles

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great casual place. Service was fantastic. Friendly and efficient but never rushed. One of our favorites when we are going to an event at the YUM Center or downtown.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Was seated in the very back. After 15 minutes we called the front to see if they forgot we were seated in the back. They hung up on us! After calling a 2nd time, someone came to our part of the restaurant. After that the service was good. Not outstanding, but good. Food was yummy.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The service was extremely slow, and everyone I went with was sick to their stomachs the next day.
  11. RG

    RoycelynG

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice atmosphere. Food just not as good as I remember it being. Our server was mediocre at best.
  12. LW

    LanceW

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!
  13. BT

    BeckyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The stuffed potato is wonderful. I get it very time I go. Servers are always nice and courteous.
  14. B

    Betty

    Atlantic City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed ourselves at Doc Crowd. Very relaxed atmosphere! Fried Oysters, out of this world! I had Louisiana ribs, fall off the bone good! My husband had the sampler and loved it! Drinks were made well! It was busy but they sat us in a quieter area! You’ll enjoy!
  15. NB

    NiceButNoValueVeganOpt

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    So much potential that just missed the mark.
  16. SW

    SandyW

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overrated. It’s good. Far from great.
  17. H

    Hungry

    Cleveland

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Food was not great….brisket sandwich had a lot of fat. Pulled pork platter was very average. Waitress was very inattentive. We were very disappointed since restaurant was recommended.
  18. LM

    LauraM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Derrick was an excellent server!
  19. LB

    LizB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great shrimp and bbq! Perfect mint juleps and sinful desserts
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was just okay. Service was okay, the food was mediocre and the value proposition was not good.
  21. s

    saltzydog

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Took 45 min for food and one glass of wine to come and then one of the orders was wrong and it took another 20 minutes to come.. very aggravating!!!
  22. F

    Foodie62

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious bbq! Definitely go but be aware there is not much to do in the area.
  23. RD

    RDNO

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Heard great things about Doc Crow’s Bourbon Room and was very disappointed in our experience. Tried to order three different bourbons only to have the waiter return each time to let us know it wasn’t available and the third bourbon choice simply never came to the table before we finished our meal.
  24. K

    familyKnight

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    too loud, food was meh. The amount of food for the price was small-ish. Service was not attentive. We had our drinks run dry more than once. So - most likely will not return.
  25. J

    Jeff

    Miami - Dade

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Great bourbon list. Service was incredibly slow and food was ok.
  26. DS

    DorisS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    The food was excellent and the servers were all great. The only thing I didn't like was the servers were running back and forth. There was a lot of noise and disturbances as we tried to enjoy our dinner.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Came in and host ignored the notes. Corrected the problem. I order the pig skin, brisket plate with salad and fries. Was not happy to be charged $9 for side salad with weird tomatoes and tons of onions. The fried where nothing special and brisket had no flavor and was dry. The only thing I like was fried pg skins. They where still popping when delivered and the seasoning was great.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did the private bourbon tasting with John. Truly a great experience and would recommend to everyone.
  29. TN

    TimN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Second trip to Doc's and always enjoyable... this trip we were in the main room, which was nice but wanted the bourbon room because it's a bit quieter. Don't know if on the reservation a request can be made but if so I'll check it next time.
  30. D

    Daniel

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Pork ribs were very good; brisket was both dry and too fatty; could have been better selected; however, service was great1
  31. L

    Linkro

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good barbecue, nice portion size. Excellent bourbon selection.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service with an incredibly comprehensive bourbon list. We loved our experience and highly recommend Doc Crow’s.
  33. WB

    WilliamB

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Going to give them the benefit of the doubt. Server and staff were nice and friendly, but kept forgetting many items through out the meal. Some things (the ones that actually were served) were exceptionally good and some just ok. I could see the potential, may have been an off night . I would give them another try.
  34. P

    Phillyfun

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Great experience, great casual dining. The hostess was very helpful since we were from out of town and had never been there before. Our waitress was not very attentive although the food was amazing.
  35. PH

    PaulH

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Group of 11 and did great job seating us and then keeping gup with food and drinks!!
  36. JC

    JillC

    Tallahassee

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess accommodated our group of 14 perfectly. Our server was so on top of our party. The drinks were interesting and delicious and the food was top notch. Thanks for a great lunch experience!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The service really impacted our dining experience. The vast bourbon list is impressive but half of it is not available - it took us nearly an hour for our server to run back and forth between the bar and our table to determine what was/wasn’t available. Finally, we gave up and ordered a cocktail only yo learn they didn’t have some of the basic ingredients to make the well-known bourbon drink. Our server kept trying to upgrade us with expensive pours, which was not our intent - we like to find lesser-known craft distillers at a good price with a great taste. The food was pretty good but overall a disappointing experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful experience for lunch. We ordered oysters, pimento cheese and yummy drinks. Service was good, but they were very busy so I suggest reservations.
  39. BV

    BrendaV

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A group of 6 there for lunch. Excellent service. Excellent food. It is too loud to have much conversation.
  40. KD

    KellyD

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fun little spot for dinner and or cocktails. Food was great but we were seated in what felt like a haulway. Our server Cammy was great!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 1120 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

127 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    2nd Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Southern), Barbecue, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 587-1626

  • Catering

    For more information on catering email spenser@doccrows.com

  • Private party facilities

    For more information on private events visit doccrows.com or email spenser@doccrows.com

  • Private party contact

    Theresa Frey: (844) 903-1982

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