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The Troll Pub Under the Bridge

4.0
4
745 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (502) 618-4829

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Ben Barker or Johnny Morgan: (502) 618-4929

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Cross street

    2nd Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking after 6PM and on Sundays is free.

  • Public transit

    We are part of the Downtown Trolley stops, and the Friday night Trolley Hop.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 745 people are saying

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Kid Friendly

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  1. RP

    RichardP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food I had (fish and chips) was quite poor. Looked like frozen fish fillets hurriedly deep fried. Fries were OK, slaw very sweet. Served by a very indifferent individual who was monosyllabic. Initial table service friendly but too rushed to be conscientious. Overall disappointed.
  2. WS

    WendyS

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool pub with a ton of history. The beer cheese was delicious!
  3. BF

    BethF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    Atmosphere was good but food was lukewarm and overpriced.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was good food and good atmosphere
  5. JS

    JenS

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Service was slow to non existent. Never saw our server for the bill we had to find someone to track it down. Somehow one credit card got listed for a while. Never showed up for refills or to check. Staff is kind of rude. No plates gives for apps, went to the kitchen ourselves and asked for plates. Food was ok, we had a variety of orders and no one was thrilled. Although the fried pickles were good, Rueben was good, chicken and waffles were recommended but just ok.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Overall this was a subpar experience! The atmosphere was below average; drinks that were ordered never appeared. Those who ordered the burgers were moderately satisfied with their meals but our vegetarian who ordered a black bean quesadilla had a total of three beans with cheese between burnt tortillas. For over $100 for the five of us for lunch, we expected
  7. RR

    RachelR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Our area, the bookshelf nook, was extremely hot. Granted it was very hot outside, but our indoor seating space felt hotter than outdoors. Our server took so long to get us drinks! We just got sodas and waters and it took at least 15 minutes. There were 10 of us in the group and our food ranged from adequate to awful. One member of our party ordered the chicken Caesar salad and it was so drenched in dressing it looked like coleslaw soup. She ate a little bit of it but then was sick afterwards. Overall, it was a pretty miserable experience for our group.
  8. AP

    AshleyP

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Troll Pub Under the Bridge was a fantastic place for dinner. The troll outside was a fun photo op, and they were ready for our reservation already when we got there about 10 minutes early! Our waiter was great and had patience with our large group. Made jokes and interacted great, was attentive and checked in on us often. The food was delicious - we had a lot of their sandwich options, and everyone loved it. The beer cheese and pretzel appetizer was delicious, I wish we had ordered more to the table! Great atmosphere inside.
  9. TO

    TonyOBrien

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    slow service, one of our party had his drinks order messed up, 2 of the party mains came almost as the others had finished. it got great reviews on Yelp but I would be hesitant to give it more than a 2 out of 5.
  10. LJ

    LJBE

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved the location - it was very fun! And they gave the history of the building & restaurant. Our server was attentive, but not pushy at all. Even when a large group of teens came in next to us, our server worked well with them, with us & the other tables nearby.
  11. FE

    FunEats

    Orlando

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A very interesting place with decent food and good service
  12. d

    doriss

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The menu was interesting. Had basics as well as some more adventurous options. Bill was reasonable. Waiter was very attentive for the first part of dinner, but once the entrees arrived, he seemed to disappear. We waited a full 20 minutes to get the bill and then another 15 before it was picked up.
  13. TM

    TiffanyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The atmosphere and music are great. Place was clean. The staff was nice. Our waiter struggled to get us drink refills in a timely manner. The french fries were bland and half were raw. The burgers were dry and mine had an egg on it that was very overcooked. They forgot items for our burgers like pickles and mayonnaise. The fried pickles were good but humongous, which made them tricky to eat. Wanted to love it but the food was not what we expected.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful! Such a great time- atmosphere was perfect!
  15. ML

    MikeL

    Indiana

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Spent weekend downtown (traveled from Indy). Trusted Open Table for restaurant choices. History of building and look of interior is unique but also depressing. You’re “under the bridge” so brick walls and no windows…food was average. Cold cheese dip for pretzel sticks, cold tater tots.
  16. LH

    LindaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great pub! Pretzels were the best! Server was great!
  17. N

    Nate

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nakia (our server) was fantastic. Attentive, engaging, knew the menu, and very hospitable. Food was great too!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great as always
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very good service… food was good, nothing special. Fun place with a good atmosphere. I’d go again.
  20. CC

    ChristinaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Our server was fantastic made the trip worth it! Otherwise it was just ok.
  21. SF

    StaciF

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Casual atmosphere. Love the brick walls. Really felt like you were under the bridge!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night during an early anniversary weekend getaway.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Overall it was good. The food was delicious. Service was lacking a little. Our waiter disappeared and then came to check on other tables but skipped us. My husband went without a drink for about 15 minutes before we could even grab her attention to get him another one.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lots of fun… Alex our waiter was awesome and made lots of great recommendations
  25. e

    eat2live

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Server was outstanding. Good quality was abysmal.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    They food quality has really gone down in the past 4-5 years. Their burgers used to be big and juicy, well worth the money. Now it was way smaller than the bun and wasn’t sure it even had a burger.
  27. GC

    GraduationCelebration

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had reservations for a group of 10 for a Saturday afternoon. Restaurant was very busy with post graduaton traffic but table was ready upon arrival. Much larger inside than you would think. Server Crystal(she was a great server) was quick to welcome us and start with drink and appetizer orders. Food was all good. Pretzels/beer cheese and wings appetizers were perfect. All the meals were great as well. I would highly recommend them.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We had reservations at 6:30 for my daughters prom didn’t get a server til 6:40 he was rude and threw straws at us. Took forever to get refills. Our food came out in 3 interval’s. There was only 6 of us 4 got it then 10 min later 1 and then 16 min later the last one. Didn’t seem to care that we were there. Food was VERY small portions as well, ordered burgers no buns and it was the size of egg glad we ordered a salad. We won’t be back and it’s sad cause could be a nice date night!
  30. SH

    ScottH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Ambience of site was fabulous. Very spacious w character everywhere. Repurposed hardwood tables and off kilter alignments just breathed history. The food was quickly served (fleur de lis frence dip and salad and hamburger), but cold and inexcusable for a 10-yr old establishment. If food had been hot, place would get 5-star….waitress was very friendly and quick to reconcile……
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Good is just typical pub food. Unique setting and great landmark building.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Upon arrival things seemed normal, however once seated it went downhill really fast. Tyler was our waiter, we had a coupon for free appetizer but was told we could not use it because of the holiday… we were there for my birthday and Mother’s Day. Then we ordered drinks o ordered a typical strawberry margarita which I was told they couldn’t make they had no strawberry liquid… could not order Alfredo they were out of Alfredo sauce, then after ordering drinks were told the bar is on 15 min wait….. we did however get those drinks and went ahead and ordered more at which we were told the bar was closed they had no dishes to serve them in. I understand it was Sunday of Derby weekend but someone did not plan accordingly. I ordered the Philly cheesesteak sandwich and asked for no mushrooms, I received a hoagie with steak and provolone cheese not hot or melted, no onions, no banana peppers nothing else on sandwich. Needless to say several people were turned away because the bar was closed and we won’t be back. It was the weirdest worst birthday/Mother’s Day dinner ever!
  33. RO

    RickOB

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mother’s Day lunch. Lot’s of families so you’d expect more activity around. Great Food! Great Service! We had a party of 7 and we all enjoyed it!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    They got our order wrong and wouldn’t correct it. Charged us full price for it. Server didn’t know about any of the food. Reservation for 8:45 and kitchen was closing at 9:15 because they were so busy?
  35. SP

    StephanieP

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Derby Lunch
  36. NM

    NMIN

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Wow the food was bad…. And super slow and inconsistent. My wife got her pizza 20 minutes before sandwich which is just annoying…. then when my cheesesteak came out it was pathetic, mostly missing the steak and her pizza was basically ketchup with some shredded cheese on toast…. Un Good all around. They were also out of all of their white wine and a fair amount of their beer.
  37. JM

    JohnM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fun little spot to check out! close to the old forester tour
  38. F

    Foodie

    Naples

    48 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    This is primarily a sports bar? We had a 6:15 reservation- place was empty - we were sat in a dark room with 4-5 other tables. The food was all frozen, pre packaged and not very good. My friend had a steak sandwich and couldn’t eat the meat was grey, tough and chewy. I had the fish sandwich- which was actually good- fish was fried perfectly and hot but the fries were cold crinkle cuts? The best thing here were the fried pickles . Make sure you have a gallon of water nearby because they are SALTY Better choices in Louisville wish I had made one
  39. LB

    LynneB

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We did not get what we had ordered. Food was of fair quality
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service friendly efficient staff

FAQs

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 stars by 745 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


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for The Troll Pub Under the Bridge

150 W. Washington Street Louisville, KY 40202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking after 6PM and on Sundays is free.

  • Public transit

    We are part of the Downtown Trolley stops, and the Friday night Trolley Hop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 618-4829

  • Private party contact

    Ben Barker or Johnny Morgan: (502) 618-4929

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