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The Troll Pub at the Wheel House, Dayton, OH

The Troll Pub at the Wheel House

4.1
4.1
219 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to The Troll Pub - Dayton!

The Troll Pub is a unique dining experience that features a Gastro-pub style menu with a wide selection of great tasting food items, craft beer, and an atmosphere like no other.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Sunday: 12.00pm - 9.00pm Monday - Thursday: 11.00am - 9.00pm Friday: 11.00am - 10.00pm Saturday: 12.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Phone number
    (937) 723-7709
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Tony Balsamo
  • Neighborhood
    Dayton
  • Cross street
    4th and Wayne
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 219 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Lively

  • Dayton

    Innovative

  • Dayton

    Good for groups

  • Dayton

    Lively

219 Reviews
  1. ColleenG

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicole was a great server. Good vibes in the restaurant. Burger was the perfect size and not overcooked.

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  2. DEANNAO

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The fried pickles with very greasy, couldn't eat them. Service was slow.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Got right into our table, even a few minutes early. Host and hostess were very friendly. Food was delicious and bountiful.

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  4. CassieC

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere is fun and interesting, our waitress was great, and the drinks were half-price because of happy hour. However, the food was kind of disappointing. It was fine, but it was just okay.

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  5. CHRISTIEW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The building was beautiful. You have to pay to park. The food was average.

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  6. kennethm

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First timers .. wasn’t aware it opened 6 yrs ago! We enjoyed the atmosphere and food and our waitress was terrific … thx we’ll come back for sure

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  7. Adri

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great and attentive, I wish I could remember her name! The food was good and the ambiance was really fun!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the angry alfredo...so good! Had just the right amount of spiciness to it. Friends all enjoyed their meals as well.

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  9. AngelaI

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Slowest kitchen I’ve ever seen. The poor servers running around having to apologize to everyone was just sad. Thank goodness we ordered appetizers or we would have been furious and lashed out at our server would was nothing but friendly and as attentive as she could be under the circumstances. I could see the kitchen from where we were sitting and I watched tickets pile up like a banner across the line. In my food experience I’m really curious to way management stood there and watched instead of going back in the kitchen and helping? Food was good and fresh when it finally arrived after a ridiculously long time. Come on, you either need to reorganize how your kitchen handles orders or help them the hell out.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We made a reservation and our table was ready on tine. Our waitress was great. We waited a long time for our food but when it did come out, it was fresh and delicious. The manager gave us all free desserts for our long wait, which we all enjoyed. Overall, we had great experience.

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  11. Micki

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    At the bottom of the receipt, it says 18% gratuity added for groups >8 people. (We were a party of 12. Not loud. Not demanding) Ok fine. BUT the waitress automatically added 20% gratuity and didn’t tell us. SHADY!! I would find it hard to believe this was an accident. Meeting with the manager tomorrow to talk about it. I don’t know if this was a truly honest mistake, but my intuition says it wasn’t. Like I said, I will have a Frank discussion tomorrow with the manager. I should also mention that my husband was finished with his meal before I got mine!!! (It was a wrap sandwich and fries!!!). 😠

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  12. LarryC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten there a few times in the past but on Friday it seemed to be off. I don't believe we got out right beers, The chicken meals seemed to be overcooked, and the service was just ok. We will give it a try again, but not for a while. Plus it also sucks that you have to pay for parking, when you shell out enough money for food.

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  13. PaulC

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived at The Troll Pub on a weeknight for my daughter's birthday. We were able to secure a reservation a few days before for the time we wanted for the 8 of us. The pros: Nice and attentive wait staff, reasonable prices, a clean restaurant and a decent, but limited menu. Cons: no free parking and there were a few large parties in the space where we were seated so the noise level was a little louder than I'd expect. Overall, a nice place and I would definitely return!

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  14. Skeldy

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I found this place while traveling and it was a hit. Looks like it would be a super fun place for dinner. We had lunch

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  15. ThomN

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My burger was amazing, apps were amazing....salad was absolutely wet, just not edible. Server was great and the burger was so good, I wasn't upset but get half dressing on the sale.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Parking is ridiculous, tried to use the pad in the restaurant to pay with no success. Use the app on your phone. Took 10 minutes to get parking paid. In that ten minutes, we got a parking ticket. Took several emails to get the ticket removed. You must end the parking meter when you leave the restaurant, if you don’t you get charged the maximum fee. Air garage oversees the parking and you can only communicate with them via text or email. Not impressed with air garage. The ticket had no time or date information and could not read the writing on the ticket.Food was good, but parking makes the visit bad.

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  17. SusanB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great experience.. awesome service , food and drinks !!!

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  18. LeoM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Parking is $2-5 depending how long you stay to eat. Great atmosphere, food, and service. I'm ready to go back again already!

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  19. KarenB

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great post game dinner for a group of out of towners. Plenty of tvs to catch other games and good menu and drink options... wings were great.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was mediocre at best. Ordered a fish sandwich on rye bread because I am a bread fan. The bread was so thick and hard you could not taste the fish. Took it apart and had two tiny pieces of fish which was ok. Onion rings were good but cost and extra $2. Hubby had a patty melt on the same bread, about the same result, but he said his fries were good. Server was ok but slow and took forever to get a second drink. (He was visiting with friends) Atmosphere was nice, place seemed clean. We will not go back, eating out is too expensive for mediocre food and service.

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  21. GWester

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Awful experience. Made a reservation the day before and called two times to verify they were open and no reply. We arrived at our reservation time, and saw posted on the gate that they were closed due to being short-staffed. It was extremely unprofessional to receive no communications about this, when a simple text update or phone call would have sufficed. We went to Dublin Pub for lunch and had a very lovely time (and it helped that they were open).

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  22. DebN

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and food. One of our favorite places.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The only reason I gave the service a 4 is because they only had 2 bartenders to run the bar and wait tables. Other than that, the service was great and so was the food. Big portion sizes, if you leave hungry that is your fault!

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  24. AbbyG

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! Were seated quickly, our food came out very fast especially considering we had a bigger party. We would definitely come back!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent service! Bar top tables should get this big holes filled in….we had a drink fall through even with trying to be careful!

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  26. MichaelJ

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Probably need to let your Customers know they need to pay for Parking!

    1 person found this helpful

  27. MzCJP

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was extremely inattentive and our food was not good at all. He took his hat off and ran his finger through his hair and asked if we need anything else. Maybe lunch but definitely not dinner

    1 person found this helpful

  28. CathyM

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the restaurant and food. However, it seems to me that if I am buying food and drinks from an establishment,I should not have to pay to park there. Not good business.

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  29. TroyRad

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great stop at the Troll Pub. Sandwiches were prepared well. Beer was cold and good selection. Server did a great job. Recommended if in the area.

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  30. AmyK

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took our 16 year old nephew and his friend and we all really enjoyed it. Fun atmosphere, interesting history, and great french fries!

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  31. Litabug

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Troll Pub! I just wish the parking was owned by them.

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  32. AmyD

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large group. Our server did an outstanding job and the food came out promptly, correctly and delicious!

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  33. AnneG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service. Our waiter was awesome!! We got there during happy hour and our appetizers weee half price. Double bonus 😍 we will be back for sure.

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  34. JMTM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place to visit with good pub food and a giant troll out front!

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  35. LdyHeel

    Raleigh

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great dinner! The food and service were both excellent.

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  36. TracyR

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I chose Troll Pub because it was the only place I could get a downtown reservation before a show at the Schuster Center. The food was fine and love the atmosphere. I was highly annoyed and surprised that I had to pay to park here. My husband and I drove separately since he wasn’t going to the show. Had a guest from Cincinnati join us and I paid for his parking, but he forgot to turn it off. We ended up paying $10 just to park for 1 hour to eat! It took a bit to find our waitress when we needed to pay our bill which made getting to the show more rushed.

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  37. Mark

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really appreciated the opportunity to make a reservation on a busy Mother’s Day weekend. Our service was very good and the food was excellent!! This is a great place for meeting up with friends!!

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  38. Patty

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a group of 7 after college graduation that dined for lunch around 2 pm. Overall, we had a good experience and enjoyed the atmosphere (it was lively inside). Our server (who was also bartending) was very personable. But, it took a long time to get our drinks and food. Unfortunately, they were short staffed (he did communicate that to us). I’m sure it’s a fun place to go with friends or when they are not short staffed on a busy special occasion weekend. The area in the Oregon district where it’s located looks a bit rough and industrial, but it was daytime when we arrived, so there were no issues. Not sure how things are at night—could be a little sketchy. However, I’d give it another try!

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  39. Sour

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were very good. Service was great. Outdoor patio was very nice. Food was delicious!

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  40. MelissaH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, service was good too. The parking lot was another issue. Why would you charge folks to park if you want more people to come downtown? Heard folks are getting tickets, possibly towed and that is definitely a deterrent for "welcoming" folks downtown. Even the waitress said the people who are in charge of the parking lot have a questionable reputation. Unbelievable. Would recommend the food, but not the parking

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FAQs

The Troll Pub at the Wheel House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (937) 723-7709.

The Troll Pub at the Wheel House is rated 4.1 stars by 219 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 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Troll Pub at the Wheel House

216 Wayne Ave, Dayton, OH 45402

Additional information

  • Cross street
    4th and Wayne
  • Neighborhood
    Dayton
  • Hours of operation
    Sunday: 12.00pm - 9.00pm Monday - Thursday: 11.00am - 9.00pm Friday: 11.00am - 10.00pm Saturday: 12.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tony Balsamo
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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