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The Troll Pub at the Wheel House, Dayton, OH

The Troll Pub at the Wheel House

4.4
4.4
156 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 156 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JM

    JohnM

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst place to eat in Dayton! Don't waste your time or money.
  2. WE

    WEC3

    Cincinnati

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space with super food and service.
  3. RD

    ReneeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from service to the food and drinks was fantastic.
  4. LF

    LookingForGreatEats

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Date night out. Enjoyed our food and time.
  5. l

    leebee

    Cleveland

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great place esthetically. Service was decent. Food sounds better than it was, a bit salty. It was obvious the food sat out before it was delivered.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was so neat . Drinks were so good , food was fantastic! Loved it.
  7. RS

    RhondaS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Sat at table for 20 minutes before being greeted. Went up to hostess desk to ask for a server. Once server came over drinks were ordered and she walked away before we could put in appetizer order. She then brought the drinks and began to walk away, had to call her back to ask to place order. After appetizers were delivered again had to ask about placing another drink order. She then came back to the table letting us know only 2 of the drinks could be made due to shortage of Champagne. Disappointing experience.
  8. BV

    BobV

    Cincinnati

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent waiter made the experience must more enjoyable…
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Had a reservation at 5:00, but some of our party was running behind. We did get seated while waiting on the rest of our party. Once they got there, we got drinks and food. We were just brought our 2nd drinks at about 6:30 when our waitress said we had to go to the bar because a big party needed the spot where we were at. So we went to the bar begrudgingly. The bar had no room, and so we had to stand for a while waiting for seats. The big party that took our spot was a party of 6, which were then there for a few hours and there were still plenty of other open seats for diners in the place, so that party could of been put elsewhere and we shouldn't have been made to move.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Awesome drink selection, and fantastic bourbon selection. Best I have ever seen
  12. CJ

    ChrisJ

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    the only draw-back was we had to leave by 8:30 on a Friday night, they rented the restaurant out for a private party. Which is fine, but would've liked to know ahead of time, I could of made earlier reservations.
  13. LR

    LindaR

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fun atmosphere & great pub food!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good fun, fun atmosphere…outside seating looked cozy but it was cold outside. Would definitely go again!
  15. GF

    GailF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our waiter seemed mad or sad….he was attentive but had zero personality. Foot was good. I ordered fish and chips but hated that “regular” tartar sauce without spices was not available
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place with great food
  17. MW

    MikeW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent for a beer and sandwich. Great food and a unique venue
  18. BK

    BK1111111111111111111111

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Was really looking forward to The Kentucky Hot Brown but unfortunately it is off the menu for some reason. But we had a good time.
  19. CD

    CaraD

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Cool atmosphere with choice of bar or restaurant seating. Loved it!!
  20. CB

    CabannaBoy

    Cincinnati

    35 reviews

    1.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The restaurant staff were not wearing masks as mandated by the City of Dayton. The food was the worst I’ve had in years. There was zero taste and minimal serving for the price. I would have been better off going to McDonalds. The parking lot is full of chuck holes which should have been my first clue that this was a run down facility. I pride myself on supporting local businesses but I will not return here nor will I recommend it to anyone.
  21. PF

    PepperFreeze

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Overall, it was just okay. They have an extensive selection of whiskey, scotch and bourbon in their bar. The burger that my dining companion ordered was good but my salad, though very fresh, was only so-so. There wasn't anything super interesting on the menu but for Dayton it was a good selection. The ambience with kind of industrial, with exposed brick and such, which was nice, but nothing that makes me think troll theme. To me it was okay but the person I was dining with loved it.
  22. A

    Allyson

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    We have been to the troll pub twice and both times the hostess staff were rude. The waitress we had didn’t smile once either. Food came out undercooked and had to send it back. Cool atmosphere on the inside though. Will not be returning due to the food or service.
  23. SD

    SuburbanDiner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Ordered a tap beer and it arrived flat. I have had this beer numerous times. Server argued with me that “this is how it is”. She continued to argue with me. Decided to just lower the tip and move on.
  24. p

    philipd

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I've eaten lunch there and it was great. Last night the fryer was broken down and there were virtually no entrees were available. I didn't come for hamburgers I came for a meal. The beer was OK but the waitress didn't know what an IPA was let alone what brands you carried and which were the best. I know this is a tough time with the pandemic and finding waiters and waitresses. I'll be back but last night was a bit disappointing.
  25. LL

    LibbyLo

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    WE all had good food and great service. Only drawback of the big open areas is the noise level! Be prepared to yell! LOL Other than that, everything was good!
  26. JS

    JessicaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was so cool!! Love the music playing! Happy Hour was super great on appetizers. I'm not a drinker so it was nice to have specials not just for drinking. The place was clean and comfortable.
  27. R

    Robyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I understand it's difficult to get certain things because of COVID but there were several things not available again last night. It's getting old to not have our favorites available. Ciera, our server, was spot on.
  28. GN

    GabeN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had pretzel and beer cheese and ceasar salad was really good
  29. TN

    ThomN

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and the staff is awesome. A definite treat!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a nice place. Good food and drink.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good cool place
  32. TS

    TinaS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were amazing. Atmosphere was awesome. Food was delicious. Parking was easy.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good date night! Very busy but server very nice!
  34. CB

    ChristyB

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Our first trip to The Troll Pub and it was ok. No wings! Salads were brought with our meals. Should of been delivered prior to our meals. Service was ok. No condiments came on the burger asked for mayo and mustard and it came after I was done eating it. Probably will never return or recommend.
  35. m

    marks

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really unique atmosphere. Great drink selection. Good service and food. Elevated noise level. You do need to pay for parking.
  36. CC

    CarlC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Overall very good. They were out of a couple of things we ordered, but that can happen. We will be back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a fun atmosphere. We were a little underwhelmed by the salads due to the description in the menu, but the food was good and our server did a great job.
  38. F

    Fic1

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Laid back atmosphere with lots of energy in the room. Really cool bar tables and a very attentive staff. Great beer and drink selections and outstanding food. We were driving past Dayton and looking for a spot to grab dinner and a beer and lucked into this place. Absolutely the best BBQ chicken pizza I have ever had. We will definitely return on our next trip through town.
  39. MT

    MrsToone

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great first time experience at Troll Pub celebrating Father’s Day. The food was delicious and the drinks were good. I had an Electric and my husband had a drunkin root beer, yummy! Frickles are a must try! The ambience and service were also on point.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food

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 4.4 stars by 156 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


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

  • 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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