Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

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$30 and under
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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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vipFrequentDiner
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good but not great.

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vipEnjoyed
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and quick service!

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TriciaC
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We went because it was highly recommended online. We were happy with the food quality and the service but the portion size was disappointing. My husband and I eat very little so we don’t expect much. Paying $5.00 for a side of spinach with our $16.00 half rack of ribs - we expected more than just a few bites of sautéed spinach. Additionally, the stuffed potato with pork on top was quite skimpy for a full meal menu option (very little pork). We shared the three items but were disappointed in the portions for the price. Fine/Nicer dining venues are usually more generous than our experience here. We would encourage the restaurant to take a look at their portions for these things and be a bit more generous. Otherwise everything was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best Po’Boy you will have outside of New Orleans hands down. The bread is genuinely French bread from New Orleans with flaky bite on the outside and chewy inside. I had the fried shrimp Po’Boy and the shrimp were perfectly prepared.

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Larry
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is great- service is a little slow- wish parking was better...

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SpencerH
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Stopped in for lunch after a tour of the Old Forester distillery. Surprisingly uncrowded for a Saturday lunch window. I had the Docs Chicken which was excellently cooked and seasoned. This is my go to menu item when I dine at Doc Crows. My dining companion had the Classic Burger which was perfectly cooked. We split a side item; the grits. They were delicious, as usual. Would recommend Doc Crows to any diner.

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vipBoldlyride
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Fried oysters were excellent. Oysters Rockefeller were very good. Heap’n Chips were excellent. Pulled pork sandwich was just okay. BBQ chicken was excellent. Service was average.

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Hfer
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great staff! Definitely will be going again.

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GayleR
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We enjoyed it. The food was good and staff was very hospitable.

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BruceS
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a great meal after a basketball game . Our reservations were at 5:30 and they were able to take us promptly . The food was hot , well presented , and lived up to everything we could have asked for . Our server Christine ( Sorry if it is Christina ) was outstanding , as was all of the staff . Definitely a do again .

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Nope4
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience3

The service was good. Food was sub par and over priced. The ribs weren’t good at all. The brisket was sub par. The pulled pork was average. The best thing was the heap of chips but had VERY little brisket on them. The cheapest part of the meal, the grits, were the best part.

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vipCorolla
Greensboro
23 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great oysters, pulled pork and tacos! It can get quite loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Service was terrible

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Blacked catfish was awesome. Green beans too salty. And oysters Rockefeller was average.

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vipNightatSelenas
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall we had a good experience. The server or the bar one were very slow. My fried ordered a second drink and it was at least 15 minutes for a bourbon on the rocks. The server was nowhere in sight to remind. The food is always good but a couple of missteps, I ordered my salmon blackened on my salad, did not come that way even though it was very good. My friend asked if they had a barbecue sauce that wasn't hot and we received a very curt no. They were not busy so it was unusual for the slow service. Never the less we enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Accommodated a large group in a timely fashion. Easy to make a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here not really knowing what to expect and were very impressed! I looked at the menu before had and was excited to try the ribeye, however it was marked out of the menu, while I was disappointed about this, I did LOVE everything else we ordered! Definitely recommend the mussels!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great time with friends

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PopsFrank
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I had been there a few years back, an after work celebration for a co-worker’s 21st. tonight was my grand-daughter’s 20th and we wanted to do something special.
The old fashions were great. The bread-pudding was warm, sweet, and good ending to the meal.
We asked about the fried green tomatoes, which we saw on lline and was told they didn’t have them. Disappointment #1. The spinach salad was so dry, we thought they forgot the dressing. Our server did bring us some.
The girls loved their Bubba burgers and complementary cheesecake. My wife ordered the baked potato with butter and sour cream. It was a little dark, not the usual white you expect; like a warmed up left-over. Our server did take it off our check. I ordered the wings, mild; they were so hot I managed to eat one. My oyster Rockefeller was good.
Hopefully it was just an off day for the kitchen.
Service - server was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a group of 8 come in with a reservation. The service for the group of 8 was stellar, and the gentleman who served is had a fantastic friendly and positive attitude. Food was delicious too- i got the southern style chicken sandwich with a side of bourbon honey- and it was amazing!

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vipcardfan
Louisville
29 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Frequently visit Docs before Yum Center events. Always excellent food and reasonable beer and cocktails. Brisket is excellent always. I've never been disappointed in the food but tried the.chili for the.first.time. Best chili I've ever eaten with brisket of course!

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PatriciaB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp and grits were amazing. I will definitely go back.

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Gert
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and atmosphere.

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viploueater
Louisville
58 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was quick and friendly. Food arrived in under 5 minutes. I always order the pulled pork sandwich. Good Que. I love their fries. So well seasoned and they arrived pipping hot. My only suggestion is that the barbeque sauces and ketchup containers be wiped down occasionally. They were very sticky!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great service

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and outstanding bourbon menu!

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vipLinguinePatti
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was not anything to write home about and service was not very good. We ordered raw oysters to start which never showed up. Our entrees came (ribs and brisket) with one of 2 beers we ordered . We cancelled the oysters and reminded the server about the other beer. The second beer arrived mid meal and then another that we didn’t order-we pointed this out to the server who then took one of them back and served it to an adjoining table a few minutes later.
A fun vibe but lacking on several counts-we have found better food venues and the ribs and brisket were not very exciting

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DebbieN
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Doc Crow's is always our "go to" spot when attending any events in the Yum! Center!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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vipJimmyN
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Derby pie and bread pudding AMAZING!! Not to mention a fantastic bourbon selection.

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GeraldG
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Our oyster po boys were outstanding, oysters were cooked to perfection and the home baked bread was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food is always good. For whatever reason it always takes at least 10 minutes to get a drink from the bar to the table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Brisket. Ordered “with as much fat as humanly possibly per slice “. Sadly got a very dry lean stack of brisket. Service was amazing as usual and place was packed (again as normal). But it does come down to the little things...

Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar
Responded on 31 October 2019

The brisket is a bit of a game of tug of war with our customers. Some are like you (and honestly myself), then we get complaints about it being too fatty (is there such a thing??). Apologies that you got the wrong end of the spectrum! Your feedback is valuable, as we've been adjusting our brisket process in the last month or two, so we very much appreciate you leaving a review. Keep on asking for all that fatty goodness. Hopefully next time we'll have it perfected to your preferences!

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DeenaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, definitely a lively crowded bar scene

Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar
Responded on 31 October 2019

Thanks so much for the review, Deena! We're so glad you enjoyed the energy :)

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Teej
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my can't miss place for when people are in from out of town. It straddles the nice/casual line perfectly. It's in a cool part of town, on Whiskey Row two doors down from the Old Forester Distillery one way and a half-block from the Yum Center the other. I've been there 50 times and it hasn't missed once.

Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar
Responded on 31 October 2019

We're so proud that you include us when showing off Louisville! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review - we look forward to having you in again and again ;)

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AJonze
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Something for everyone but uniquely Louisville. Best shrimp and grits in town and I tell everyone. The Could Be Cursed cocktail is our new favorite tiki/rum drink. We will be back.

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CaroleW
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

A bit pricey. Good quality food. Portion sizes on smoked meat sampler was surprisingly small. Fresh oysters good but $3 EACH was crazy-my bad not asking Market Price. Good bar selections. Slow service. Restroom out of toilet paper-on a Thursday at 7 pm

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LindaG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, wonderful food & drinks. Excellent service too!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The oysters and ribs I ordered weren’t anything special, very average. Service was slow even though the restaurant was almost empty.

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ScottT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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