The Troll Pub Under the Bridge

4.3
457 reviews
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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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RS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great! Our server was very attentive and friendly. The beer cheese burger was a good choice!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The caramel salted pretzel bites are the best! Great beer and wine selection. Fantastic service.

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C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Interesting location but nothing special. Food was cold, they were out of many items in the list and out of ice! Has extensive bourbon list but beyond that would choose some place else. Very touristy & food was not good.

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LK
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing. It did take a long time to actually get our order, but other than that it was great.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere. Delicious food and knowledgeable servers.

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Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burgers, beer selection and the restaurant is very cool with the old bricks & tunnels.

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KR
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was pretty good. Steak was a bit over cooked, and it was a lean cut, so made it kind of tough. Daughters pesto was so garlicky that she had a hard time eating it. She scraped a bunch off and ate it that way. Mixed drinks are 10 bucks, but I guess that’s normal. I would go back.

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London
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great server with patience and personality, good food, really good night out for my family visiting Louisville.

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MD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Burger was over cooked. Great location and cool bar.

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SZ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was absolutely fantastic. Our server was knowledgeable and dealt with all of our questions being from out of town. The food was simply delicious.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Our reservation was fine. Food arrived cold and really, it is paying for at atmosphere. I would say my meatball sub was on par with one delivered by Subway.

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New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a family event and then came to eat after!!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff took EXCELLENT care of us before our event at the Yum Center. Originally, they had reserved a table for us in one location near the entrance, but once they realized we had a small child with us, they suggested an alternate table which was absolutely perfect for us. The staff was friendly and made sure service was quick to get us to our event on time. Not to mention the food was awesome!!!

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KM
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I would have loved to give more stars as we have many friends who have been here often and highly recommended it. But they were out of a lot of food the day we were there and 2 people in our party couldn't even order their 1st and 2nd choices on the menu. The manager was very stressed out by constantly having to update waitstaff on what they were now out of, as well dealing with the fact that some of the staff were coming in to work late. The food we did order was delicious and or server Austin was great. I will go back as I am sure this was just a rare bad day there as far as supply and staffing.

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RW
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience great food great atmosphere. Beer cheese is where it’s at. Also tried the chicken and waffles and it was kill too!

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RF
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

When we were first seated we were put in a secluded area away from everyone else. Then we sat at our table for 15 minutes before anyone came to get our drink order. After the waiter dropped off our drinks and our food we really never saw from him again until we were waiting to get the bill. The food was amazing, a 10/10 but the service was poor and made us think differently about the restaurant.

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TR
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great place to go, the food was good and the building is neat.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation, which is always a great precaution here, but once we got there we were seated early! Our server was so nice and the food was amazing! The fried pickles were the best I’ve ever had.

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RL
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed dinner at this fun restaurant with the troll outside. Service was very attentive. Food was good.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The on tap beer selection was a little odd. Just name of beer. You had to visit the website for descriptions.

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JU
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch before The Oaks... great atmosphere, friendly staff and exceptional food.

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived in town and check in at our hotel was running behind so we were late for our reservation but hostess was extremely understanding and wanted us to have a positive experience. Sat us right away-staff and service was very polite and efficient .drinks were delicious and dinner was very good, black bean burger was very delicious as was my friend’s fish and chips. The place was very creatively decorated. Brick and mortar with a fun vibe -

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun place to visit in Louisville! Great service, lots of menu options. Will definitely go back if ever in Louisville again!

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RM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was very good! Best French dip sandwich ever! Chicke. and waffle sandwich was very good. Would have been excellent if they didn’t burn one side of waffle and hide it. Hope to be back next year!

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I enjoyed the atmosphere, but the service was terrible. She was very sweet, but I think there weren't enough servers.

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MR
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, atmosphere and service were great. Multiple people recommended we try this restaurant while we were in Louisville, we were not disappointed. Would definitely come back.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, beer and wine with a cool vibe! Tried the Hot Brown, Beer cheese burger and Angry Alfredo, all were excellent. Service was a little slow and wine came after dinner but still a good experience and would go back for sure

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New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to grab a beer and a quick bite. We brought the kids and everyone enjoyed themselves. Food was pretty good overall.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Not bad. It is typical pub food.

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GA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great, food was very good. We had the room behind the bookcase so we could talk easily and watch the b-ball games. We had a great time.

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F
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good pailure to watch basketball without Louisville.

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J
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It was an interesting place. Food fair. Service fair. The waitress talked our table into getting a fish bowl cocktail, it was a rip off. So much ice.

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Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and quick service during the lunch rush!

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GE
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always.

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BW
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always Delicious food, hard to make a choice, my favorite!!

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RS
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband & I had a great time at the Pub. Food was good & service was great!

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SC
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were wonderful, as always!! The service was absolutely phenomenal! I have food allergies and they went out of their way to help, to prepare food and help me to enjoy eating out!!

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EM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The place is very cute and fun. The food is ordinary. Our server was not friendly or helpful but whatever.

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good service and pleasant serving staff. The staff handled a large number of people very efficiently and no one seemed to have to wait very long for a table.

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DG
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food, drink and service were ok. I had a large party and I appreciate them having everything set up and ready to go.

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