The Troll Pub Under the Bridge

4.4
654 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Great Beer
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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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MargaretH
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried pickles ever!!!! Taste and texture are amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Come food. Spilled cheese dip. The kitchen closed down half way through dinner service. Terrible

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kb1989
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food, but sadly and not The Troll Pub's fault, but like many, many businesses right now, they lack workers! There was one server. We waited 45 minutes to even place our order! I would definitely go back, but just plan on spending a lot of time there.

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful. Our food took a little longer than expected but the hostess was honest and upfront with us about it. We really didn’t even wait too long and weren’t upset but were still given a free dessert. The hostess and waitress were both very nice and offered recommendations on what to order from the menu.

I ordered the angry Alfredo, my boyfriend ordered the beer cheese burger, and we ordered the brownie for dessert. All 3 items were delicious, and the brownie was definitely more than the two of us could handle. Very good quantity for the fair price.

The ambience of the place was also very neat, loved the bar area and all of the stressed brick. I also enjoyed reading about the building history while looking at the menu.

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KarenB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We saw a Youtube video that recommended the place and we were not disappointed! Enjoyed our first night in Louisville. Thank you and thank you to Becky, she was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was terrific, especially Raven. She took very good care of us. The food was good, and the atmosphere was quite lively. They had a nice selection of bourbon, but I wished they knew more about each bourbon so I could’ve understood what was special about the various flights they had. Even the bartenders weren’t quite up to speed on why the flights were out together they way they were. But that being said, I would return there. It was a fun night.

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RachelB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent. The food was good The adult beverages were delicious.

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Explorethis
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great, the food was tasty and the price was a great value. We paid less than $60 for two drinks from the bar, two entrees, an appetizer and two kids meals. We loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

They had run out of about 50 percent of their menu items - including lettuce, French fries, certain types of soda - but still managed to get decent food on the table. We ordered dessert and waited more than 30 minutes. We cancelled and the manager called us rude.

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vip3Generations
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We were in from out of town and this looked like a fun place to eat. The service was slow and not very friendly. They were literally out of lots of things that we tried to order: all wings, all pizzas, pretzels for their beer cheese app, and turkey burger etc. The food we did get was very good which was good. Just overall a subpar experience

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ChiChi
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Love this place. Awesome food. Super fast from order to when food was served. Server was a little overwhelmed, but to be expected in current environment. All in all a very good experience. Lots of options downtown and this is a don't miss for comfort food.

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BryanB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready at the reserved time. Waiter was excellent, recommending a few entree’s that ended up being excellent. Craft Beer selection was top notch

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LJ2013
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food was just okay, nothing special, standard bar food. They were out of a few things already at 4pm on a Friday. The staff was really friendly and took good care of us, but our table was right by the hostess stand and we listened to them argue with each other and discuss staffing problems the whole time we were there. Maybe we just picked the wrong day! Drinks were great!

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BPThomas
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Dark basement with poor vibes. Food was below average and service was terrible. Would not recommend

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Nychole
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for a late lunch around 2:45pm for lunch and drinks before heading out of town and the food and service were both great!

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vipAliciaS
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Troll Pub under the Bridge for my son’s 21st birthday. It is a really cool building and the food was amazing!! We had a great time! The atmosphere was great and our service was quick and friendly!! We will definitely be back!

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Ceeder
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat and grab a few drinks. An extensive bourbon list. Friendly and attentive staff. And our food was excellent.

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TimH
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Cool place, but severely understaffed when we were there which led to a long delay in getting our food.

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AnnG
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Service was wonderful. Food was a little slow coming to the table but they were busy. Loved it!

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KeithH
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got right in and seated with our reservation. The drinks were good but they was out of riesling . Food came out quickly and was wonderful. Service was spot on and it was a fun looking place. We will definitely go back.

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RoyW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cool atmosphere, good food excellent service! Nice being back in downtown Louisville!!

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KristinG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience! The food was good, the staff was friendly (just forgot some things periodically), and the restaurant itself was completely worth visiting. :-)

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and friendly atmosphere. Food was good as well as the drinks

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ChrisL
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, great food and people. Would definitely recommend and looking forward to going back

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LoKo
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and excellent service. The menu selection has many offerings including pub unique items. The exceptional service made our experience memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our party found the restaurant staff to be very fun, attentive, and accommodating. Food was pretty good as well. We were very pleased with our evening at the troll pub. We would definitely return to this place should we find ourselves in Louisville again.

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Bash
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was friendly and gave great recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not what we expected after viewing online when planning our trip. It was a little disappointing.

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CoreyJ
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food was good. Although everything didn't come out at the same time. There was a 15 min difference in 2 of the 4 of us getting their food. It's tough to be too critical, you never know if they are understaffed. Which is the case for too many places

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JeffB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to hang out with friends; exceptional service!!!

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TonyaH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Staff was friendly and food was good. Worth the trip!

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Dubya
Louisville
34 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I ordered a beer cheese burger. I asked for it mid-rare. I told the server I have been here before and it always comes out well no matter what. She advised me the chef was cooking and if I wanted it a some pink just order medium.
I still got a grey hockey puck. Would have sent it back if we were not with another couple.
My advise is if you want a juicy burger go somewhere else. If you want a well done dried out burger this is the place for you!

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vipRS66
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

To be fair, visiting any establishment during Derby weekend is fraught with potential challenges. Unfortunately, The Troll Pub clearly was unable to staff at the levels necessary to cover the event. The servers, while trying there best, simply could not keep up. The excuses multiplied and could be heard from table to table including "the bar tender made the wrong drink" to "can I verify your order again". From drinks to dinner, the time to table was extensive. The food, however, was better than average for pub food. The Hot Brown alone is worth the trip. So, in order to be fair, one would have to visit on a weekend when there are not so many visitors downtown. When in Louisville next, I plan to do just that.

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vipWylieB
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal and excellent cocktails. The beer cheese burger is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous staff and outstanding service. Food is very good too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Got a reservation for 8 for lunch on Thurby. They treated us like gold. Delicious hot browns and a wonderful team! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere and good food.

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JimT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Troll Pub Under the Bridge is better than pro wrestling.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience, and the food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Two of the four meals were served cold. Gross.

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 4.4 stars by 654 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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