The Troll Pub Under the Bridge

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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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AS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Waitress was nonexistent... food was not good and service was horrible!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

When we showed up for our reservation, we were given the worst table near the door with a blower over us. We asked to be moved and we were. The food was ok, but not great. The server was nice and attentive.

KJ
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got there 10 minutes early & our table FOR 16 was ready. We were there for a rehearsal dinner & was a great finish to a very stressful day. We were seated immediately. We had our drinks within a few minutes. We were handled by ONE waiter & he took care of all 16 of us incredibly. The food was amazing! The service was amazing! There wasn’t any glitches or problems at all. It was a great time & we’ll definitely be coming back & recommending the Troll Pub to everyone.

TG
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Stopping here was a good experience. The frickles were good, the hot brown was okay and the chicken and waffles with fries was the best.

TG
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very cool place. Service and food was amazing. Huge menu! Something for everyone. Prices were descent, also. Huge selection of beer and liquor. My family really loved it.

WT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites when we are in downtown Louisville.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the bar area, our bartender was very friendly and attentive. She was very accommodating we each go a meal and wanted to split them both. It wasn’t an issue for her. This was my second time eating here and will go back the next time we are in Louisville.

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Chris, was amazing. He gave us tasty recommendations, was patient with our ten person reservation that grew to twelve, and cracked us up with his sense of humor. Food was tasty (buns a little dry). We peeked behind the bookshelf and loved the vibe of entire space. Fun place to get together with colleagues.

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beer cheese burger is so good! Our server was fantastic even though they were extremely short handed!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Special occasion anniversary dinner before surprising by taking my wife to see Thomas Rhett in concert.

RD
Wilmington
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Intriguing downstairs entrance opens to a subterranean pub. Old brick walls very interesting. The menu was typical pub fare. The soup of the day was a pinto bean soup which actually was refried beans. No soup! The waiter was agreeable and we had the item deleted from the bill. Drinks were good. Service a bit slow even on a Tuesday. Would try it again but not my first choice.

MD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food service was awful. Food came out late and cold. It seemed as if it set under the heat lamp waiting as the tops of the buns were crunchy. Server never checked back after food was delivered until we were done. We asked to speak to a manager and was told that she was too busy to come to the table.

C
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best wings in LOUISVILLE ... taco salad is awesome too! We will be back for sure. Great service - drinks are totally reasonable and made right. Love it.

AM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was bland and the server was nowhere to be found. And when she did return she brought me a refill of water (I was drinking Sprite...🙄)
We were there celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary. I mentioned that on the reservation. No one acknowledged it.
Now wishing we had splurged on ourselves and went to Jeff Ruby’s.
This was our first and last visit.

PT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have previously enjoyed the Troll Pub even though it had been a while. My friend had never been there before and really liked it. We were going to the theater and wanted to eat a little lighter so we split one of my favorites--the Fried Chicken and Waffles sandwich with a side of sweet potato tots. It did not disappoint! We topped it off with Sangria (red for my friend and white for me). The service was spot on! Thank you for a great experience!

OT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. A must visit if you are in Louisville.

P
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Of course this place is a “pub” so one should expect “pub” food...However, this place has a much larger menu than most - and better quality food! We went for dinner just before seeing Dracula at actor’s theater ... I would highly recommend!

c
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. Perfect for a pre-game meal or to take in a game on one of the many screens.

J
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great poutine. Interesting atmosphere

SR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good overall. Our party of 6 received our order correctly although it had to be taken twice and appetizers took longer than expected. They offered them on the house without us saying anything. I didn’t care for the sweet potato tots but maybe just my preference. Would probably go back.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The serving sizes are very small. The Rueben was smaller than a female hand and only came with 3 onion rings total. The angry Alfredo was very dry. Over priced for what you got. Service was great and atmosphere was cool!

CC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

We had my 50th birthday party at the Troll Bridge in Louisville, on 2019 September-6 and we had a great time.

A wide variety of people were able to come by and stay for a couple hours and have a drink and some hors d’oeuvres and celebrate, because it is in the center of town and close to where people work downtown, and where people live across the bridge in Southern Indiana, and in the East end.

The party was organized the night before on impulse and we had 50 people come and go throughout the night.

I was able to make reservations online the morning of and the host and our waiter were very accommodating. We had a total blast. I recommend it!

ME
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

My sandwich and fries were cold. Companions salad was hot. Kids pasta had less than a tablespoon of marinara. Forget refills on beer, server never returned and when she did it was to bring check which took 15 mins for her to pick up. Place was less than half full so food and service should have been better.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family was in from out of town and they loved it! They never disappoint The food’s amazing, the service is top notch and the atmosphere is relaxing :)
We always leave happy, full and still have $ in our pockets.

l
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The drinks and food were both fantastic! We will be back (again)

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

For $22 the sirloin was bland. Meatball sub was cold in the middle. Just overall pricey for average food.

DE
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family birthday party and were put in our own room. Very nice.

MK
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good but as a vegetarian I had a very limited selection. Great beer selection and the beer cheese was awesome!! The ambiance was really fun. Great place to have some fun and food!

GG
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food was fantastic! The service was okay and the ambiance was weird for us. It just wasn't our kind of scene. Others seemed to enjoy it, but they were also a younger crowd.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could NOT say enough about how much we enjoyed our meal here! Food was amazing and the service was even better! We had a large group and our waiter Brandon handled us fanatically! We WILL all be back!

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great appetizers and burgers

SA
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very fun place for out-of-town folks for lunch. Short walk from the Galt House for lunch. Food and service are both great. Seemed like a fun "bar-type" atmosphere for casual dining.

DM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal around 6 on a wednesday. The blackened chicken Caesar salad was excellent. The Troll Bru is tasty!

KC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're not from the area and every single time we've be to Louisville for anything, we've attempted to eat here. For THREE years, we've attempted this and failed because they've been so busy. It was SO worth the wait. Everyone in the family was very pleased! Our waiter was very attentive and did an amazing job at helping us decide between multiple choices. We WILL be going back!

OT
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Service was slightly slow.

LD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Troll Pub Under the Bridge was a lot of fun. The food was good, though I would not recommend the beer cheese, it was very velveta-y.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only complaint we had was it was quite warm in the restaurant. We were seated close to the door so we just figured it was because the door was opening and closing a lot.

C
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine and enjoy a cold beer. Staff was very helpful and teh food was great. Highly recommend the beer cheese sauce.

SC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, but an ultimate must have would have to be the sweet potato tots with Bourbon maple butter! I could have made a meal off those.

JS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Pretty cool spot for the ambiance. Service was lacking at the bar but it was busy. Food was good. The beer selection is outstanding.

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