The Troll Pub Under the Bridge

4.4
627 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
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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vipOpenTable Diner
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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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.

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vipNicoleT
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool place to hangout for drinks.
The food was good and our server Darius was awesome!!

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JC68
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A cool pub vibe with food to match. Good drink selections and a fun waitress. Worth a trip.

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LeslieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the history of the building and that the owner saw potential in an abandoned building. The food was excellent and the service was on point. The vibe was fun and it's a great place for anyone. There was a great outdoor space I would have loved to enjoy but it was a little chilly the day we went. Definitely a place to check out when in Louisville!

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SeanG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We so happened to be spending our 12th wedding anniversary in Louisville and my wife suggested this restaurant as her and some co-workers had eaten here several years ago when in town. I like trying new places, especially local places, and The Troll did not disappoint. We arrived almost an hour before our reservation and was promptly told our table was ready. From the time we sat down, until the time we finished our meal we were never rushed at all. The drinks we had were amazing and the food was great. I will definitely recommend anyone planning on spending time downtown to come check The Troll Pub out.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun place.

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jeffh
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat in Louisville Kentucky great place to have a drink as well big selection

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vipBarbaraC
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This is a cool concept but the place is looking very tired. The stairs and entrance were very unappealing and needed a good cleaning. Inside tables were clean. Hostess and server were excellent and the burgers and fries were good.

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BCphd
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service! Food was delicious. Neat underground ambiance. Great drink selection!

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was amazing! Food was great. Bathrooms were a disaster. I have never seen such dirty bathrooms at a restaurant.

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Blake
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food was very dry and bland. The beer cheese for pretzel sticks looked like it had sat for a minute because it was separating— there was a film of oil and then goopy cheese. No matter how we mixed it, it kept separating. Our food was also served cold- the chicken and waffles was bland and dry. The waffles had cooked so much so that the butter spread they gave didn’t even melt. The server also seemed kind of passive aggressive and kept touching my shoulder. I think she was trying to be funny or relatable, but it fell flat. It made me uncomfortable, to say the least.

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DanielleF
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sticky floors but the place is cute and the food and booze is good!

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JeffreyL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Cute place for quick generic bar food. Wouldn’t seek it out for a second time though.

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MariahK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! It was a spur of the moment decision and now it's going to be our go-to dinner spot when we visit Louisville. Neat, historical spot, fun theme and atmosphere, amazing food with a wide variety of choices, and welcoming staff that I would've gladly shared a dinner table with as friends!

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TracyP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Very friendly and the pub good was yummy (especially the beer cheese and pretzels). Thank my you.

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vipTouchdown
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The whole place looked dirty. The host was very rude because he thought we were late but based on the reservation which I had printed out, he was wrong and he did not apologize. As soon as we were seated at about 7:30 pm, they started rushing us because they wanted to shut down the kitchen and the dining room. The food was okay for pub grub and the beer selection was decent. The server was pleasant but seemed pressured.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and the staff was amazing and we had a party of 12 . This is my second time here and haven’t been disappointed yet.

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GerryF
Baton Rouge
28 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I walked to Troll Pub under the Bridge from our hotel in downtown Louisville. The atmosphere is cute. We shared the Reuben Sandwich and Fries for lunch and drank Old Forester Bourbon pours. We would have preferred the meat to be cut thinner, but overall was good. Service was good.

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JamesU
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was awesome. Food and drinks expected for a pub. Ambiance and atmosphere was fun and quirky. We enjoyed it.

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JeneeC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience/dinner and a terrific server!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food was great place is cool service sucked

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MichaelO
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool place. And in my 4 days in Louisville the only place...from dennys and papa John's to 5 star restaurants...that actually gave me what I ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Our waiter had way to too many tables and it showed. Sat for 10 min before we got water then another 10 before waiter even acknowledged us. Then when time to pay we sat for 20 min and never saw waiter. Finally got our tickets and they of course were incorrect. Food was cold and pizza was undercooked. My wife got the Italian grinder but came out and was just lettuce turkey and ham. Then he wanted to argue that it was the correct sandwich even though it was missing other meat cheese and sauce. Will never return and wouldn’t suggest anyone going.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Our table was already ready when we showed up a little early. Waitress was knowledgeable when asking about tap selections. Food came out fast. Overall great experience for our girls night dinner In Louisville! 10/10 recommend

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vipcardfan
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent stop before or after ANY Yum Center event. Salads and burgers are excellent.

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Kerrin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience2

First time in Louisville and saw this place and it had really good reviews so I decided to try it out. The service was pretty good , waitress was nice and friendly. The food was very disappointing. I ordered the veggie pizza and it was like a frozen pizza i would heat up in a microwave. Really bad... like terrible lol. I wouldn’t come here again but it’s definitely more of a kids place and I’m sure they’d like the troll theme.

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CraigB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had lunch with our nephew at The Troll Pub Under the Bridge. We looked online for a place to get a hot brown and found this pub. Once we were there, we decided to try something from many amazing options on their menu. Wife had the Reuben. Nephew had the waffle chicken sandwich. I had the club sandwich. All three meals were wonderful. Becky was a very helpful and attentive server. The atmosphere was great. There is some interesting history with the location of this pub. I would definitely recommend The Troll Pub Under the Bridge if you’re looking for good food and great drinks for a reasonable price with exceptional service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. We loved the decor of the place.. really does kind of feel like a “troll” sort of spot. Old and in a basement, it’s such a cool spot. Food was awesome, drink selection great.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. She was attentive and friendly and funny. She was laid back and everything she recommended was so tasty!!!

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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 627 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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