The Troll Pub Under the Bridge

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487 reviews
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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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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MK
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
24 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great appetizers and burgers

SA
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

FV
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was slightly slow.

LD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing. Very eclectic and food was great!

KS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

This was a Very unique place. It was off the beaten path though and I would have never known it was there without doing an internet search for a restaurant serving a good ‘hot brown.’

SW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robby was probably the best waiter I have had in years. Arrived with a large group and the food arrived quickly, Robby made excellent suggestions, and all was delicious. Definitely a Louisville restaurant to visit more than once!

TB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service, fun atmosphere. My dad really liked the Hit Brown sandwich he ordered. Great cocktails!

LO
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Table service was slow, kitchen equally slow. Dinner took over 50min to get meal. We had a reservation for 2 and were placed in a small room with a huge group of over 20 people together, needless to say it was loud and we felt out of place. Disgusted when we got our bill and found pricing for our drinks higher than menu.

NM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were great - the beer cheese is amazing. We requested the secret room, so it was very quiet and had a cool atmosphere. Our server was very friendly and took great care of us.

b
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. Service was okay - inattentive if anything.

BD
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the Hot Brown

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family trip!

j
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great fun for our family. Bar looked like fun vfc too!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Temperature was too warm. Our waitress seemed very unhappy to be there. Food was good.

RS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have only eaten there twice, two years apart. Both times have been great. The waitress we had, Jess, was patient and very helpful.

BR
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Walled right in and was seated with out reservation through OpenTable. Had excellent service from the beginning. The food and drink menu had many choices to choose from. Upon choosing our appetizer, drinks, and meals we were highly satisfied. It was really good. One of the best burgers we have had in a while. Will be going back soon and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a good place to eat and drink for a reasonable price.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, unique ambiance

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AJ
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved the environment. I liked the different choices of food that was available. Overall a very pleasant experience! Would go back and recommend to a friend.

RS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great! Our server was very attentive and friendly. The beer cheese burger was a good choice!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The caramel salted pretzel bites are the best! Great beer and wine selection. Fantastic service.

C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Interesting location but nothing special. Food was cold, they were out of many items in the list and out of ice! Has extensive bourbon list but beyond that would choose some place else. Very touristy & food was not good.

LK
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing. It did take a long time to actually get our order, but other than that it was great.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere. Delicious food and knowledgeable servers.

OT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burgers, beer selection and the restaurant is very cool with the old bricks & tunnels.

KR
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was pretty good. Steak was a bit over cooked, and it was a lean cut, so made it kind of tough. Daughters pesto was so garlicky that she had a hard time eating it. She scraped a bunch off and ate it that way. Mixed drinks are 10 bucks, but I guess that’s normal. I would go back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great server with patience and personality, good food, really good night out for my family visiting Louisville.

MD
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Burger was over cooked. Great location and cool bar.

SZ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was absolutely fantastic. Our server was knowledgeable and dealt with all of our questions being from out of town. The food was simply delicious.

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