The Troll Pub at the Wheel House

4.2
145 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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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CJ
ChrisJ
Cincinnati
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.

LR
vipLindaR
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fun atmosphere & great pub food!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
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!

GF
GailF
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

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place with great food

MW
MikeW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for a beer and sandwich. Great food and a unique venue

BK
BK1111111111111111111111
Cincinnati
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.

CD
CaraD
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CB
CabannaBoy
Cincinnati
29 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.

PF
vipPepperFreeze
Las Vegas
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.

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Allyson
Tampa
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.

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vipSuburbanDiner
Chicago
9 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.

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philipd
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.

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LibbyLo
Cincinnati
6 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!

JS
JessicaS
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.

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Robyn
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.

GN
GabeN
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had pretzel and beer cheese and ceasar salad was really good

TN
ThomN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice place. Good food and drink.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good cool place

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TinaS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were amazing. Atmosphere was awesome. Food was delicious. Parking was easy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good date night! Very busy but server very nice!

CB
ChristyB
Cincinnati
1 review
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 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.

CC
CarlC
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
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.

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Fic1
Phoenix
10 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.

MT
MrsToone
Atlanta
4 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere and our server was great. Food was decent but didn’t blow us away.

JH
JenniferH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Good service. Love that you can make a reservation. Lot of space if you have a large group.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Took my daughter there for dinner on a Saturday night, had never been before. Biggest thing for me was the TouchTunes jukebox was playing trap music almost exclusively. And really loudly. My daughter picked four songs from a different genre, and they never came up. So, that really isn’t Troll Pub’s fault entirely, and it IS a bar on a Saturday night in an urban area. So maybe I should have expected as much. But the service was not great. Waiter paid just barely enough attention to us to keep it from being a problem, but we saw him paying lots of attention to larger tables. Food was okay. Nothing wrong with it, I got a spicy black bean burger and it was just pretty dry. Not bad, just not great. We both ordered dessert, mine came out 10 minutes before my daughter’s. Just as I was about to complain to the waiter and trying to get his attention, her dessert came, and then he checked on us.

I love that I can make a reservation, and they had a good beer selection. I’d probably go back with friends if others wanted to go there, but it was not at all what you’d imagine a typical reservation experience to be.

JL
JohnL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good beers and our server was awesome. Love the ambience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too noisy. A drink was wrong

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal except the paid parking.

A barcode like they use for the menus with a sign stating it’s paid parking along with name of company or very least the website should be posted on the gate as you come into the patio area. Other than that.... we love TTP!

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BrianG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zero issues. Well rounded menu and service was great. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food

TR
TimR
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new find for us. Can't wait to come back!! Try it.

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CatherineR
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Super fun ambiance, great beer selection. Food is just so so. I had the Reuben and my friend had one of the “amazing” burgers. Just ok. Would definitely go back for drinks and watch sports.

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 4.2 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.