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Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

127 W. Main St. (2nd S.) Send to Phone
Barbecue and bourbon reign at this funky spot in Louisville’s historic whiskey warehouse district near the riverfront.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar Restaurant Review

: Dr. James Crow, the Scot who brought scientific methods of whiskey making to frontier Kentucky, is commemorated in the name of this bustling smokehouse in downtown Louisville. Fittingly, Doc Crow’s, with its extensive bourbon list and Southern-inspired recipes, is a member of the city’s Urban Bourbon Trail. Hardwood floors, earth tones and warm lighting create inviting spaces for table or bar seating. The menu follows the same route as bourbon barrels and Gulf seafood once did, traveling the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers between Kentucky and New Orleans. Highlights include oysters on the half shell with bourbon mignonette; spicy peel-and-eat shrimp; seafood gumbo; spinach salad with candied pecans; smoked ribs, chicken or brisket; and fried pork chops with sausage gravy and mashed potatoes. Any unwary vegetarians who wander in by mistake can be accommodated with a grilled portobello or a black-eyed pea burger. The ultimate Doc’s dessert is the Wilber Sundae made with brown butter praline ice cream, cinnamon seasoned pork rinds, and candied bacon topped with maple syrup and a bourbon cherry.

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