The Troll Pub at the Wheel House

4.6
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$30 and under
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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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robinh
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We met our daughter there for her birthday. Upon arriving the doors were locked...tried calling no answer. Very disappointed after making the trip there to find it closed. You would think since we had reservations an email or call would have been made.

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NatashaS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice and quiet place for some family time definitely will recommend it to friends and definitely will be coming back

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was wonderful! She was both hostess and waitress and hustled the whole time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and service was amazing!

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ShelbyC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at the troll pub and it did NOT disappoint! Food was amazing. Staff was amazing. Atmosphere was calm and cool. Everyone was respecting space and boundaries during the pandemic. Awesome prices. Can’t wait to go back!!

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AleishaH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Our server/the bartender was extremely rude to us. The food is overpriced and the drinks are mediocre.

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CindyD
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the variety here, the building is beautiful and the food is great

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we will def be back. 🤗 We ordered the pretzels and beer cheese as an app and it was great! Some restaurants just miss the mark with their beer cheese but not here. 😋 The reuben was delicious and the fries came out hot and crispy! I plan to try the beer cheese burger next time.

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vipBill
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good bar and grilling refurbish warehouse. Lots of screens for sports. Food very good to excellent. Quiet only because it was empty for a one o’clock lunch. Covid 19 fears have people at home I guess, but they should really get out and support good restaurants like this place.

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KathyR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Plenty of room inside to spread out and some outdoor seating. Food good and big portions!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was good and the atmosphere was great!

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JimR
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our experience was very good overall. The food and service were great. Our waitress was helpful, and patient with us as we had several questions about the menu. Unfortunately, because of the stupid virus Business is pretty slow that night.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Troll pub food is very good. Great variety

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TCombs
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was on point, the environment was super awesome and the staff was outstanding. Highly recommend. Earlier in the day for a slow paced, quieter family environment and in the evening on the patio for a date would be perfect!

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Fantastic
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here. Very impressed with the building conversion. 10/10 for that! Service excellent also. Will definitely go again. Recommend!

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MatthewK
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great beer selection with nice outside patio that requires a little updating. Solid choice for a day out!

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. Great food selection. Had a burger and fried pickles - delicious! Very reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is really good and the pub is nice inside, will go again👍

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vipDebVan
Cincinnati
40 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere in historic building. Lots of choices, guidance from server about favorite items. Daily drink specials appreciated. Friendly staff.

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juless1065
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was terrific. Attentive and pleasant. We will come again.

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BRADFORDB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and the food was great! Our server was top notch! We will definitely be back!

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TaraS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We’ve eaten at the Troll Pub three times & haven’t been disappointed yet. We’ve tried: cheeseburger, fish n chips, poutine fries, loaded pub fries, cheese steak, reuben, beef stew.....all delicious. Food comes fast & wait staff is pleasant and helpful.

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CrystalF
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I would only recommend it in Hope's that they may have a different experience than ours. Our steaks were over cooked to the point we couldnt even finish them. The service was dreadfully slow. Our server asked if we wanted another steak but we were so hungry and had already waited so long we said no. She said she'd let the manager know who never even showed face. They tried to offer free desert which we declined. Two $20 dinners and all they did was take $15 off the bill. Mind you we couldnt even eat the steak we got charged for. Before we were ever seated we waited at the bar. Bar service was great and on point. Not sure that we'll go back as cool as the place was and as much as we may want to. We spent $75 and left hungry.

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vipMarkM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

nice choices, good food. interesting venue. good parking

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food wasn’t that good. You could tell corners are being cut to save money. The chicken and waffles sandwich used to be really good, and the waffle was homemade (truly a great sandwich)...unfortunately it now looks like they use store bought frozen waffles, they were bland and flimsy. My wife’s burger was WAY over cooked and dry. Our server was very good, and the building is cool, however they really need to step up their food, or they won’t be around long.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Ambience was outstanding. Food was excellent service was on point.

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vipDianeL
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We ordered 2 burgers-1 medium rare and 1 medium. Both arrived extremely overcooked and the burger ordered medium rare was crispy. After pointing this out to our server she replied that she misheard us. She did not offer to take the overcooked hamburgers and/or bring us new ones that were properly cooked so we ate them because we were hungry.

There were also many flies all over the restaurant, which definitely turned us off. We will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! I've added this Pub as one of my favs.

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williadt
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good bar selection but food is just average. Nothing special. Wish they had a better selection of gluten free options. Typical pub food.

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MelissaE
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had dinner prior to a show at Loft Theatre. Frequently come after work on Fridays for drinks.

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FredD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food was awesome and the setting was welcoming. Drinks were a little on the pricey side.

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JanK
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had individual 4 meat pizza with mushrooms added; delicious!

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice place to go just was expecting the ambiance to be different being that it’s called Troll Pub. Still was very nice and will be returning.

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CathyB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a great time. We made reservations, but when we arrived a sign was up..."seat yourself". No one was around to ask, so we just walked on in. Our waiter was super fun and knowledgeable about the menu. Order came quickly and well prepared. We will return and bring friends.

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PatriciaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being able to make reservations was great! Even though it was crowded, the tables were spaced out so you can have a conversation without hearing your neighbors!!

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vipElisaF
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food and service were just okay during this visit. Looking forward to a better experience next time.

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Gotcha
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you haven't been here yet, go! It's a lot of fun. It was my first time here and I will be going back with a group of friends (it's a great place for something like that). Huge bar! Lots of bourbon. The food was good. Nothing truly out of the ordinary but good and a good price. It's going to be a great place to go in the summertime. I highly recommend this place.

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ElaineL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a crowded Saturday night so the noise was pretty high. The Reuben was great.

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EllenS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I visited the Troll for lunch this week. It was my first time there and I stuck with menu choices that were the house specialities. Service was great, the dining room was a bit on the dark side, the lights above our table were out and if it had not been for a window above us and a sunny day, it would have been difficult to see to read the menu. I ordered the Troll burger and overall it was a lot of food and comparable to Red Robin as far as the quality of the food. I was not impressed with the saltiness of that burger, and the salad was a bit on the small side, but overall the meal was OK. I will return to try the soups and other menu items as one visit does not do an establishment justice.

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MarkK
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner at the Pub. The food was very good and well presented. My only complaint was that our table top had such a slope on it that when you placed something on it, it could slide off the table. I about lost my drink due to this!

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The Troll Pub at the Wheel House is rated 4.6 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

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