The Troll Pub at the Wheel House

4.3
34 reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 12.00pm - 9.00pm
Monday - Thursday: 11.00am - 9.00pm
Friday: 11.00am - 10.00pm
Saturday: 12.00pm - 10.00pm
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Phone number
(937) 723-7709
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th and Wayne
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
What 34 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KF
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a very unique place old warehouse cellar atmosphere is only another one like it and Louisville Kentucky

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SN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The Seating was a little cramped as well as the stools were uncomfortable. The food was great and the value was excellent. fix the seating and uncomfortable chairs and you'll have a perfect pub.

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KF
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Of course the holiday rushes already started very crowded but the surroundings in the staff are great

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I
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was really interesting and welcomed you into the building. The size of the bar was enormous, and there’s plenary of seating. We went for dinner, and were surprised at how good the beer cheese and our dinners tasted. I recommend checking this place out if you haven’t gone before. We had great service and will be coming back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An historic building, great food and drinks. The Troll Manhattan and Old Fashioned are something special! Will definitely return!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and good food.

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EF
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was surprisingly big inside and not at all what I was picturing. Really neat bar and overall really cool dining space. Food was good, service wasn’t overly attentive but that was fine. Looking forward to trying lunch here sometime soon.

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CS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second time to the Troll Pub in Dayton. The experience was great both times. The service was good and there was a wide variety of food options. We will return again.

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JL
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way . Food was excellent. Service was excellent.

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ML
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service! We had an excellent experience at our second time at this restaurant and will be back.

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OT
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and we really enjoyed it. The building is very cool, food was good and server was helpful. The avocado Cobb salad was excellent. The parking lot is a bit rough (as in potholes) but once inside it’s great.

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OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome find. And with free on-site parking!

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Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

This was my second visit. Happy hour prices is fantastic. I ordered the black bean and chicken quesadilla. It was good. However, was disappointed with the dessert. The brownie with ice cream. Ice cream was okay the brownie was very hard. I am not kidding. I stabbed it using with the knife to cut through it. The strawberry cider was awesome though.

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CB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The whole ambiance was great with the whole Irish-theme. As for food, we got their take on Poutine for an appetizer, (fries, pot roast, gravy and beer cheese), it was incredible.

For the main course I had a huge NY Strip that was cooked to perfection. My wife had their take on a Turkey Hot Shot that was called a Kentucky Hot Brown...she said it was delicious. Both entrees had beer battered fries with them, but with all of the food in the appetizer/entrees we really didn't make much of a dent in the fries.

There are a lot of things we still want to try, so we'll be back soon...like the Hard Root Beer Float, for one.

The only critiques of the place I have was that our waitress was a little on the slow side, not terrible, just a bit slow. Second, at least where we were seated, the music was a little too loud to have a conversation near.
The music they were playing was actually good, just needs to be turned down.

Great food though, huge bar, party room and it is ADA accessible.

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JS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Atmosphere is very nice and the food is tasty. Kentucky Hot Brown is delicious!

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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good. Place well designed

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PD
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a typical pub atmosphere, with a more rustic modern medieval look. Walking in you are greeted with a huge troll who beams a friendly smile at you. This was a friday night and I was glad to have reserved a table (albeit a cocktail table, which later bit me back for it). My wife and I were smoothly sat at our table and it wasn't long before we were greeted by our server and drink menus. After our server brought our drinks (mine was a on tap beer, a great stout though the name eludes me and hers just a pepsi), I ordered a app loaded pub fries and she a turkey avo salad. The salad was larger than my wife expected. The pub fries were typical pub fries like almost any other, but there were a LOT of them....so be warned, this is a meal unto itself so share...Oh, and they were delicious!! Excellent, combined with my stout. Being at a cocktail table, these fries took up nearly the entire top, though I still had room for my beer and my wife's food. I ordered something that I believe was called a southern comfort burger, though my wife still reeling from the salad abstained from an entree. This burger was a typical beef burger but the toppings were anything but...topped with caramelized onions and a healthy spread of pimento cheese...Now that took me back to my childhood of pimento cheese sandwiches...Already full from the pub fried and beer, I attempted to bash this delicious burger but could barely take more than five bites. The 1/3 pound burger was juicy not dry and the whole thing had a modest sheen of welcomed greasiness, the kind only found in a freshly cooked, very tasty pub burger. Did I mention the size of the app pub fries? ONe more important thing, this was a nice casual dining place, you don't feel rushed to leave, and the server I had was pretty attentive... I will be back...It was worth it!!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food and drinks are very good wide selection of very well prepared tasty dishes
That is we're it stops had to wait 12 minutes before someone even greated at our table to asks us if someone was taking care of us when the finaly got our drink and apitizer order the drinks were do slow that the apitizerers arrived before our first drink and I say first because they came out one at a time over a 15 minute period
The kitchen has it spot on but the front of the house is a mess

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third time already. We live downtown and they are quickly becoming one of our favorites!

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Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time at The Troll Pub and it was awesome. Food and service were both much improved over our first visit. We’ll be back !!

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The Troll pub is a fun place. The service was excellent, tho we felt a little rushed. The food was okay. And it was noisy. If we go back it would probably only be for drinks.

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IG
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Big place with interesting details. Old timbers, nice brickwork. Despite a large crowd service was decent. Prices could have been worse. No whisky (scotch, none!) but plentiful bourbon. Bar menu but better than most.

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CB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our food was very good and I would definitely recommend going and will go back. The warehouse feel makes it a bit noisy.

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PE
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had seen mixed reviews so my hopes weren't too high, but it sounded interesting. I believe they have worked out all of the kinks. They haven't been open very long but you can't tell now. The service was excellent. Our waitress was helpful with the menu and quick with the drinks. The food we had was delicious! We had the "Frickles", Poutine and I had a Ky Hot Brown. The guy that brought our food even took out all the calories for us!! What a guy. :) We had plenty of apps (first two) leftover. Everything was perfect. I'll go back. Enjoy!

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BV
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had been to Louisville location and is comparable...newly opened do still working out service bugs but still overall good for sandwiches drinks and fun

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere and the service were both great. I was really excited about the menu, everything looked amazing. Unfortunately, the fried pickles were extremely salty, though the dip that comes with it was great. I expected a juicy, delicious beer cheese burger, as that is one of their signature dishes. It was a prepackaged frozen deal, not flavorful. The beer cheese was just all right. The chili was pretty good, but I think that’s because everything else was underwhelming. Jimmy’s ladder 11 has way better chili. The chicken and waffle sandwich was just ok, a little dry. Leftovers were better bc my boyfriend made it into a platter dish w maple syrup. Overall I spent $75 (including a couple mixed drinks that were low on the alcohol content and tip) for something I found unsatisfactory. I probably won’t go back.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Neat space, pretty good menu. Food was okay. Tots were cold, promised more that never came.

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s
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good experience for a restaurant that we know just opened last weekend. Everyone seemed to be trying their best.

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LP
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Nice place. Good menu selection. Good drink menu- lots of beer choices. Problem was very slow service. It took Almost an hour to have them tell me they were out of buns for my sandwich. Then 3 of us got our good and the 4th person had to wait another 5 min. So in total waited an hour and half for 4 meals. Waitress nice but since food took so long we sat for quite a while with empty drinks too before she came back for refills. Think they are just new and not quite up to the crowd. It was busy but not too busy. They should have been able to handle the number of customers. Will try again to see if it improves in next couple of weeks.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Using OpenTable for a reservation was awesome. They had our table ready right when we walked in. Tons of Tv’s, food was good, loved the atmosphere. Cool place!

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S
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great new space with lots of TVs. Management needs to recognize their appeal as a sports bar and pay more attention to what's on each TV and to consider playing the sound for big events.

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d
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Took 45 minutes to get a draft beer, by the time it arrived my food was cold and not edible.
Mgr took care of our bill.
I will try again as the pub just opened

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ML
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Service was good Food was good. Will definitely go back. Such a cool place.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely will recommend this restaurant/pub to a lot of people. The decor was very unique and artistic in an historical-renaissance kind of way. Service was absolutely perfect (kudos to Shelly) and the food was phenomenal. Don't expect to go in and find a very diverse menu, but what we did find off of it was perfectly prepared. We had a steak that was cut with a butter knife and broccoli that was cooked to the exact moment, still crisp but hot and flavorful. And if you're looking for some old-school fish and chips, look no further. The batter was almost like a tempura with some kind of flavoring (cayenne?) underneath, and the cod could not have tasted more fresh. The dining area is quite large and there is an outdoor porch for nicer weather. There is also a meeting room hidden in the walls, and if you don't know where it is you will never find it. This restaurant became a new favorite and we will be back with friends.

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