The Troll Pub Under the Bridge

4.4
581 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
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
20 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
17 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
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
30 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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SamaL
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and music. Friendly and welcoming staff! Food was good, chicken noodle soup was delicious!

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vipMary
Louisville
37 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch before a UL women’s game. Our server, Becky, did a fantastic job. She was so friendly, made good suggestions about the menu options and made sure our special requests were accurate. It was tough selecting from the wide variety on the menu. I got the combo 1/2 sandwich & salad. My husband got some HUGE, tasty onion rings and a side salad. I also treated myself to a hard root beer float, which was super delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were not overly busy which was perfect. Promt, friendly service. Yummy food.

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BrookeA
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing and our server Amber was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server went above and beyond to accommodate one of our friends that had a food allergy. Wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, with a very unique atmosphere!

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vipJamieJ
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
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
2 reviews
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
4 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
5 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
36 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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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 581 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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