The Troll Pub Under the Bridge

4.4
562 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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JamieJ
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great time and liked the atmosphere. Our server was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was set and ready when we got there. Amazing happy hour deals and delicious food!

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vipSteveM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to this place twice over two days and it is quite simply exceptional. No review or picture can do it justice. Atmosphere is unique, and the food is amazing. And the bourbon selection? “Comprehensive” barely begins to cover it. Servers are knowledgeable and super friendly.

If you’re in Louisville and don’t go to this place, you’ve done yourself an unforgivable disservice. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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Faylyn
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service! Our sever noted a limited menu due to Covid however there were so many selections still it was non-issue for us due to they have much to offer.

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Tina
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Really cool place. Limited menu because of covid but understandable. Service was a bit disappointing

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vipDisappointing
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I took my 15 year old niece here for her birthday, because it's a cool and different environment. I have been here multiple times before, but only for drinks. Our server was very friendly and the place was very quiet. Unfortunately over 50% of the menu was not available and each time we went to order something, it was out, including salads. It was stated to us it was due to Covid, so I asked if they were shut down for awhile and they had not been. I found that to be an odd response. I also later learned that they shut down the kitchen that night because business was so slow. I understand, being a business owner in the service industry. However, if you don't have things to fulfill your menu, train the staff to make customer's aware or put out a temporary menu to show what it is you do have available. Food quality was just okay...very greasy, but I expected that for the bar style food we ordered. Overall, it was just a very disappointing experience.

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Runnergirl
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were seated immediately, the service was good and local beers were delicious. I was disappointed in the food. I usually love a Good Black Bean burger and I wasn't impressed.

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DeDe
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We chose Troll's because it was considered a sports bar and we wanted to watch several games. They honored our requests perfectly. The food and beer was delicious. They overcooked two of our burgers slighty but it was still tasty. We liked how they were very mindful of covid protocols. Would definitely eat there again.

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vipRonald
Cincinnati
46 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Great ambiance and the staff were incredible. Request Grace!

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StarlaG
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to The Troll Pub Under the Bridge. Really enjoyed meeting my friends there for lunch. Food was wonderful and had enough for supper too! Employees were really nice and everything was great! Looking forward to lunch here again soon!

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JasonW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This pub is an excellent place to eat, drink, and be merry. They have an excellent menu selection, despite current supply issues, and a varied selection of drinks to enjoy. When so many establishments have been closed or limited, the Troll Pub under the bridge is thankfully surviving and hopefully thriving!

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vipJeff
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic bourbon selection, conveniently located within walking distance of Louisville's downtown distilleries. A great place to grab a bite to eat while traveling the Bourbon Trail. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, it's currently a limited menu. However, both the wife & I found items we liked. I would eat here again and recommend others do the same.

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JimK
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, quick service. Despite offering a limited menu at the time I dined, everything was delicious and clearly fresh!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Honestly used to be an ok restaurant my son and I went we were the only people at the restaurant and we still waited 35 minutes for 2 burgers that left off all the ingredients why I’m not sure and yes I even had to ask for refills because I guess since we were the only 2 souls eating it wasn’t important enough to give good service won’t ever be back though

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Britt
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose to go here for a first date with someone and I am pretty sure the moody, laid back atmosphere is like half the reason I am getting a second one so thanks for being superb Troll Pub! 10/10

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IndyEscape
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with a COVID limited menu, it was a great time with many choices. Service was exceptional!!!

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vipPatrickE
Las Vegas
31 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cool place to visit, pretty quiet when we were there. Poutine was delicious and service was quick! Recommend the chicken and waffle sandwich!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

THE BEER CHEESE BURGER. GET IT.

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BeverlyR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful over all experience! Food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful family experience

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Go for the beer and scenery. Food is terrible!! Watched a kitchen help/cook walk down the alley unzipping his pants to relive his self behind a dumpster, at first I thought it was a homeless dude with black scraggly hair and beard. Hope he washed his hands.... doubt it!!

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Debnstl
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Limited menu due to COVID, but the Angry Alfredo was great. We got the pretzel appetizer with cheese and was also very good. Great craft beer menu and found one that we brought home to St. Louis.

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LindsayG
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a fun spot. We went with our 9 year old and we all loved the atmosphere and the food. It was quiet due to the pandemic but they were following all the health rules so we felt totally safe. Best thing is they take reservations so you know you’ll have a table. And there was super convenient parking in the yum center garage across the street.

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Kayse
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and they were able to customize my order to my exact specifications.

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NickK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We made reservations for 6 and walked right in to eat. Service was quick, food was great (I had the poutine) and the bourbon selection was phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Troll Pub was a really interesting place. The service was awesome but unfortunately I thought the food was nothing special. I got a classic burger and troll fries and I felt like it was something I could get anywhere. My husband and friend did not feel this way though and thought the food was wonderful. I would like to go back and try other things because I don't feel like I should just write them off when I have only been there once.

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vipcardfan
Louisville
29 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avocado Cobb salad was delish! Great service! Four TVs and perfect spot to watch sports! Perfect place for pregame !

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StaceyT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Excellent service
Bourbon barrel ale and the Hot brown
You can’t go wrong
Thanks Troll pub in Louisville

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food at a reasonable price.

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AndyC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service. Cool atmosphere. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was delicious, but service was horribly slow. Server didn’t refill drinks unless we asked and entire dinner took over two hours.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Loved the historic building, and the private “library” room that we dined in. CANNOT wait until our next visit!

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BrentJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is just as excellent as I remembered from a few years ago. Only minor complaint is the restaurant seemed to be understaffed for the night considering all the large parties that were there. For example, our waiter was just finishing taking care of a party of 14 when we arrived, and then shortly after taking our order he was assigned a party of 20-plus next to us. He did his best, but could have used some extra help.

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goshendiner
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went for dinner before theater. There were 2 large, rather boisterous parties in the back room where we were seated. The excellent beer cheese & soft pretzels arrived before the drinks. The ample fish sandwich with abundant fries was served on a metal tray. The hot sauce was unusual but quite tasty & spicy. The check had to be corrected. The very pleasant waited seemed to be overwhelmed.

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Scott
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE HAD A GROUP OF 20 PLUS FOR LUNCH AND WERE WELCOMED! HAD A GREAT LUNCH WITH REALLY GOOD SERVICE.

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JENNIFERP
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fish and chips and salted caramel pretzel bites. Yum

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went on a week night. Fun place with cool decor. Food was ok. Standard bar fare. Service was on point. Overall, it was worth the walk.

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JodyS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! The room was great for our big group and everyone had a really good time.

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RebeccaS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The hot brown cheese sauce was dry and the server talked it up so good that is not good so I will recommend your place but tell them not to get the hot brown try the Ruben it was great

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Formertexan
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we found this place. Great food and very convenient to the performance venue.

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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 562 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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