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$10 - $18
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed August 16, 2020 via mobile

Unbelievable I sit down at a high top and am told they will make an exception to serve me there True mismanagement - there are an equal number of employees to customers Kinda bad seeing the food is truly mediocre BBQ on the best days...Trying to support business and get this SadMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

I was going to give this a 4 but changed, read more. Fun place, lively atmosphere, nice decor, friendly staff . Clean. Servers are great. Really great. Seemed happy and enjoyed working there. Brisket and pulled pork both 4 1/2, some of the best we've...had. Sauces were all disappointing though and I like lots of sauce. Wings...free with coupon but disappointing. Ribs were a BUST. Big but ends are all fat, uneatable. Main reason for my change in rating. If it were closer to us we'd probably go back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

The food, service and atmosphere at Doc’s is outstanding. It’s clear the folks who opened this restaurant knew what they were doing. The cooks and servers are professional, efficient, and friendly. Doc’s is both friendly and relaxing - from a quiet romantic evening to a...fun night out with the family, it’s so inviting and fun. There is an awesome selection of bourbons and whiskeys and the beer is ice cold and delicious. My husband and I love this place - and so do our grandkids! Go ahead! Put a little South in your mouth! You won’t regret it. And if you’re lucky enuf to meet Brent, you’re lucky enuf!! DWMMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2020 via mobile

This place is so good. Sarah makes an amazing old fashioned and you can’t go wrong with any of the food.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2020

Pulled pork was the best thing. Brisket was very good. Big portions of meat. Our friend said the coleslaw was the best he's ever had.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

They have a nice selection to choose from and every day they do have specials. We usually get the 2 meat platter, with brisket as one of the meats. You get 2 sides with your platter.......this time I choose 2 of the specials for my...sides; dirty rice and tomato soup. The soup was very good as was the dirty rice, however the rice is a little spicy. If you are a beer drinker, they have a huge list to choose from. I myself am a cocktail drinker and they do have their special cocktails listed on the menu......these change from time to time. This time the one I ordered has a root beer taste to it and was soooooo good, unfortunately I don't remember the name of it, but in the ingredients it does say "root beer".More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

Went here for dinner with my friend and neighbor. I've had excellent luck at this restaurant for service and quality of food. However, this time was disappointing. I was looking forward to ordering the pulled pork but they were out of it. I have to...admit that I was a little perturbed as was my friend. He tried the brisket instead and it was pretty good. I had the chicken wings. They were pretty good but not the best I've ever had. The service was sufficient but not exceptional. All in all, I wouldn't say to rush there but I also wouldn't say not to go. Maybe, it was just a bad day/night.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2019

Just an incredible beer selection. It had to be about 50 on draft. The bbq was just ok though. Got the 3 meat platter---brisket was good, pulled pork was real dry. I would go back if in the area, but would not make a special...trip for it.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

They keep their menu rather simple, but it's probably a good thing. Our family tried 3 different menu items: pulled pork, brisket and ribs. Everyone seemed to be satisfied with their choices. Pretty impressive drink menu with nice selection of beers and whiskeys.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019

I really enjoyed this place! Just as I walked in was greeted with a big smile. Very friendly and helpful server who explained all the sides to us. There were many different side to choose not just the same old ones you normally get. I...loved the chili! It was the best I have ever had. Also had a special side of the day which was fried okra. That was also very good. I had the pulled Pork as my meat and it was good plus you got to choose from many different BBQ sauces to suite your taste. Had carrot cake for dessert which tasted homemade. I will be going back to try other meats and sides. I saw someone have the Oreo pie and that really looked good!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

Our first time here we tried several different items. We were told all the sides were hand made except fries. The potato salad very bland, Cole slaw not bad but nothing special. Mac and cheese like it came out of a box. Ribs, pulled pork...and brisket was good the burnt ends good taste but dry. Waiting was very nice and attentive.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Ordered pulled pork and redneck fries. Both items were cold. Hot food should be hot. Did not care for the table settings/napkins.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Excellent beer selection on draft! Food is tasty but portions are a little smaller than what I would expect. The fried pickles are some of the best I’ve ever had, light and crispy. Met the owner who was very nice. Our server Taylor S was...very friendly and provided great service. Only complaint is we drove from Merrillville specifically because we knew Docs had a patio but the hostess would not allow us to sit on the patio because they “save those tables for larger parties”. Patio was only 1/2 full and when we left it was completely vacant. Kind of a bummer.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

I went there to pick up an order to go, and then did not eat it for many hours. When I rewarmed the chicken wings, I may have dried them out, but they were VERY tasty, My husband had the full slab of ribs and...OMG it was a ton of food. He said they were good. Try the Arizona White Sauce. It's different. I liked it. Better than the usual Ranch dipping sauce you usually get. This is a very big place, so there should be no shortage of seating.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

If you like smoke food I guess this is ok I was looking for barbecue ribs and was very disappointed Had the pulled pork that was so greasy it made me sick Would not recommend to anyone

Date of visit: April 2019
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Docs Smokehouse And Craft Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4