The Troll Pub Under the Bridge

4.4
609 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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The Troll Pub opened on October 19th 2011, underneath the 2nd Street Bridge in a 135 year old space directly next to the YUM Center on historic Whiskey Row. The Troll Pub is a subterranean retreat that features a Gastro-pub style menu with a wide selection of great tasting food items, craft beer, local artwork, and an overall atmosphere unique to Louisville. We are just blocks from the Louisville Convention Center and only steps away from many of the hottest attractions and hotels situated downtown. Just look for the Troll on the corner of 2nd and Washington, he will show you the way.
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun place.

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jeffh
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat in Louisville Kentucky great place to have a drink as well big selection

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vipBarbaraC
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This is a cool concept but the place is looking very tired. The stairs and entrance were very unappealing and needed a good cleaning. Inside tables were clean. Hostess and server were excellent and the burgers and fries were good.

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BCphd
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service! Food was delicious. Neat underground ambiance. Great drink selection!

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was amazing! Food was great. Bathrooms were a disaster. I have never seen such dirty bathrooms at a restaurant.

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Blake
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food was very dry and bland. The beer cheese for pretzel sticks looked like it had sat for a minute because it was separating— there was a film of oil and then goopy cheese. No matter how we mixed it, it kept separating. Our food was also served cold- the chicken and waffles was bland and dry. The waffles had cooked so much so that the butter spread they gave didn’t even melt. The server also seemed kind of passive aggressive and kept touching my shoulder. I think she was trying to be funny or relatable, but it fell flat. It made me uncomfortable, to say the least.

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DanielleF
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sticky floors but the place is cute and the food and booze is good!

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JeffreyL
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Cute place for quick generic bar food. Wouldn’t seek it out for a second time though.

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MariahK
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! It was a spur of the moment decision and now it's going to be our go-to dinner spot when we visit Louisville. Neat, historical spot, fun theme and atmosphere, amazing food with a wide variety of choices, and welcoming staff that I would've gladly shared a dinner table with as friends!

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TracyP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Very friendly and the pub good was yummy (especially the beer cheese and pretzels). Thank my you.

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vipTouchdown
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The whole place looked dirty. The host was very rude because he thought we were late but based on the reservation which I had printed out, he was wrong and he did not apologize. As soon as we were seated at about 7:30 pm, they started rushing us because they wanted to shut down the kitchen and the dining room. The food was okay for pub grub and the beer selection was decent. The server was pleasant but seemed pressured.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and the staff was amazing and we had a party of 12 . This is my second time here and haven’t been disappointed yet.

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GerryF
Baton Rouge
28 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I walked to Troll Pub under the Bridge from our hotel in downtown Louisville. The atmosphere is cute. We shared the Reuben Sandwich and Fries for lunch and drank Old Forester Bourbon pours. We would have preferred the meat to be cut thinner, but overall was good. Service was good.

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JamesU
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was awesome. Food and drinks expected for a pub. Ambiance and atmosphere was fun and quirky. We enjoyed it.

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JeneeC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience/dinner and a terrific server!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food was great place is cool service sucked

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MichaelO
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool place. And in my 4 days in Louisville the only place...from dennys and papa John's to 5 star restaurants...that actually gave me what I ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Our waiter had way to too many tables and it showed. Sat for 10 min before we got water then another 10 before waiter even acknowledged us. Then when time to pay we sat for 20 min and never saw waiter. Finally got our tickets and they of course were incorrect. Food was cold and pizza was undercooked. My wife got the Italian grinder but came out and was just lettuce turkey and ham. Then he wanted to argue that it was the correct sandwich even though it was missing other meat cheese and sauce. Will never return and wouldn’t suggest anyone going.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Our table was already ready when we showed up a little early. Waitress was knowledgeable when asking about tap selections. Food came out fast. Overall great experience for our girls night dinner In Louisville! 10/10 recommend

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vipcardfan
Louisville
30 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent stop before or after ANY Yum Center event. Salads and burgers are excellent.

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Kerrin
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience2

First time in Louisville and saw this place and it had really good reviews so I decided to try it out. The service was pretty good , waitress was nice and friendly. The food was very disappointing. I ordered the veggie pizza and it was like a frozen pizza i would heat up in a microwave. Really bad... like terrible lol. I wouldn’t come here again but it’s definitely more of a kids place and I’m sure they’d like the troll theme.

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CraigB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had lunch with our nephew at The Troll Pub Under the Bridge. We looked online for a place to get a hot brown and found this pub. Once we were there, we decided to try something from many amazing options on their menu. Wife had the Reuben. Nephew had the waffle chicken sandwich. I had the club sandwich. All three meals were wonderful. Becky was a very helpful and attentive server. The atmosphere was great. There is some interesting history with the location of this pub. I would definitely recommend The Troll Pub Under the Bridge if you’re looking for good food and great drinks for a reasonable price with exceptional service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. We loved the decor of the place.. really does kind of feel like a “troll” sort of spot. Old and in a basement, it’s such a cool spot. Food was awesome, drink selection great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. She was attentive and friendly and funny. She was laid back and everything she recommended was so tasty!!!

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ShellyG
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweet potato tots were amazing! We had great service -- he was very helpful with beer recommendations.

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DesireeE
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Will go again Had son’s birthday there the Staff food and location were all amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a great place to find for a date.

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Ty90
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was great, too bad most of the food wasn't available due to covid-19 and the storms. It's definitely a cool place to go at least once, I couldn't see going there every week though.

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MarkT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We started with the loaded fries appetizer which came out pretty quick and was hot. We then ordered 2 fish and chips meals and was told that they was out of fish. We left and went to O'sheas.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried out the Troll Pub for the first time on Valentine’s Day. We made a reservation and were sat immediately upon arrival. I tried the meatball sub which was excellent and my husband tried the Burger which was also good. The place was a really neat underground place that I had no idea existed. Social distancing was in place and all employees were wearing their masks. We will definitely try this place again! I can’t wait to get the real Vibe once covid passes us by!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It started off well, but our server took forever to bring drink refills, close to 15 minutes each time. The food was ok, not very warm. But I shouldn’t be surprised since we couldn’t get drinks very quickly, why would they deliver food as it comes up?

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LukeA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poutine fries are amazing. Hot Brown is excellent.

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vipBrittanyA
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a good experience at dinner - service was very slow, she never did bring the glass that I asked for with my cider, but she was also 1 of only 2 servers that we saw in the entire restaurant, and we could tell she was overwhelmed. Food was good - soft pretzels were your standard pretzel sticks, but the beer cheese was obviously made in house and was delicious! The chicken and waffle sandwich was unique and yummy. Lots of beer selections and a few hard cider options, which was nice. Casual, underground, unique vibe. Overall would recommend!

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markopolo
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

They really need to do something about the draft that comes in that front door... Maybe build a low wall across there so it doesn't blow directly in on the customers.

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codyda777
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our first trip to the troll. Food was good. Hamburger was perfectly cooked. Service was a little slow. We weren’t in a hurry or anything so it wasn’t that big of a deal. But the waitress seemed pretty busy. All in all a super cool place.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New to Louisville and co-worker said this was a cool place to check out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go before game!!! Great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
31 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at this restaurant was filled with an amazing server, great food and a fun atmosphere. Interesting history about the building, take a minute to read about it on the menu. The waffles and chicken were delicious as well as the Italian sub sandwich. The old fosters old fashioned was also perfect. Next time we will try a flight of bourbon.

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, always great service great food BIG shout out to the troll pub ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed this restaurant a lot! Nice food and atmosphere.

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The Troll Pub Under the Bridge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 618-4829.

The Troll Pub Under the Bridge is rated 4.4 stars by 609 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.

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