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The Troll Pub Under the Bridge

4.0
4
794 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Burgers

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (502) 618-4829

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Ben Barker or Johnny Morgan: (502) 618-4929

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Cross Street

    2nd Street

  • Parking Details

    Street parking after 6PM and on Sundays is free.

  • Public Transit

    We are part of the Downtown Trolley stops, and the Friday night Trolley Hop.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 794 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Late-Night Find

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  1. BH

    BritneyH

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The pizza oven was not working, there was no fish & chips available and there was no bartender. I would say we did not visit on the best day. But our server was very kind & attentive.
  2. JS

    JessicaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    service was amazing. food was delicious. will definitely come again
  3. LG

    LisaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as always. Our server was excellent, kept checking on us to make sure everything was okay and if we needed anything.
  4. s

    sootins

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our experience! Would love to return when in town again.
  5. A

    Alann

    Atlanta

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great bar with good bar food
  6. S

    Smitty

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, I believe she was named Katie, was awesome. Great recommendations on what to eat and drink, and even provided a tour of the building. We will be back!
  7. TR

    TracyR

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was OK but not great
  8. l

    leah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The fryer was down. One of the ovens was down. We were not told until after we ordered. Our server came to the table one time. Had to ask someone else for drink refills and our ticket.
  9. SB

    SusanB

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great wings and a good beer selection! Had fun watching the World Series here. Service was excellent considering how busy they were. Definitely recommend going when in downtown Louisville!
  10. DP

    DaveP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were really good. Our server was really good also.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We are visiting from out of town and I was really looking forward to visiting this restaurant. The location was really unique and the building was beautiful. Despite the place being much bigger than I anticipated it was quiet and cozy. We had a 6:30 reservation but got there early and were greeted promptly and seated right away. I had the Hot Brown and my husband had the Chicken and Waffles and we got the Drunken Cheesecake for dessert. The food was really good (especially the bourbon butter that came with the waffles). I had never had a Hot Brown before so I don't have anything to compare it to but it was good- maybe a little bland. The portions were very generous and we both left stuffed. The prices were very reasonable as well. The thing that really made this a 5 star experience was the service, though. Our server was so friendly and knowledgeable about the building and the surrounding area. He was super attentive and kept our glasses full all throughout our meal. Definitely a neat experience and a good place to grab a bite.
  12. AH

    AngelaH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    D was a great server friendly, quick’ and accommodating!
  13. KP

    KeylaP

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great experience. We enjoyed Ricks Chips as an appetizers. A few great drinks. For entrees we had fish n chips and the Alfredo. Both were great as well. The server recommended all of our choices to help with decision making.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We had a decent meal. Food was nothing spectacular but the location was fun, the service was excellent, and the drinks were cheap for happy hour.
  15. LK

    LynneaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything! Food and beer is great in a fun atmosphere. Staff are friendly and provide great service. Thanks!!
  16. BB

    BrianB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Food was not good. Burger was over cooked and the replacement was full of pepper. Chicken sandwich was cold. Food was awful
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for a family birthday, got the reservation about an hour ahead of time (definitely get a reservation on the weekends!!). Service was prompt, food was great, kids thought the place was so cool.
  18. PB

    PBRCowgirl

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was outstanding and super friendly. Food was quick and soooo good. Love reservation option. Very cool interior.
  19. VH

    VictoriaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though the restaurant was short staffed, service was impeccable! Our waiter was José. He was very helpful, answered all questions, and very attentive. This is my second trip to tue Troll Pub and it did not disappoint
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls night in Louisville with my best friend. We prefer a pub style atmosphere over a fancy dining experience. We loved Troll Pub! Great food. (Try the pretzels and beer cheese!). A huge variety of bourbon! Our server was amazing. She had such a fun demeanor. If we were local we would request her every time we visit.
  21. AB

    AmyB

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Our waiter was great. The food wasn’t good
  22. TE

    TiffanyE

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Service was horrible…waited over an over for food and drinks were never refilled. Food was just ok
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Service was awful! We only saw our waiter Jose…maybe 3 times total the entire time we were there. We never even got refills. I won’t be back
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came with 4 ,14 year old girls who really enjoyed taking pictures with the troll and loved being able to laugh and be silly. The food was very good.
  25. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hunter the server was attentive. Meals were served very quickly. Very tasty. HINT: the Gumbolaya 'portion' was like a child's portion. Not enough for an adult.
  26. KS

    KrystalS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Walked in and the hostess was so nice! Sat us immediately. The room was damp and hot. The waiter seemed distracted and forgot our appetizers. The food took 45 mins to come out. The food was good when it came out. The staff is very friendly.
  27. LK

    LauraineK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First Our waitress was so sweet. Atmosphere was nice and the food was great. Cute little spot
  28. P

    Pooch

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Had a group of 10 with 2 tables for my son's birthday. Took 40 min. For apps to come out. Never asked or received refills for drinks, took 30 minutes between our groups for food to come out even though ordered at same time. Food quality was poor. Pretzels sticks burnt, entrees only had a handful of fries. Wasn't informed there wasn't any coleslaw until he brought out the order. Jumbo salad looked like it came from school lunch with added canned chicken. Tried to explain what was happening he cut me short and said sorry were short staffed. That was my first and probably my last visit. Very unsatisfied 😐
  29. EH

    EdHooker3

    Washington DC

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous experience. Top notch service staff, delicious food came out very fast. Bourbon list is phenomenal. Love the way it’s broken down into what city it comes from. Definitely will be back.
  30. G

    Genie

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was great! Chicken salad (a safe bet, right?) had something spicy in it that I wasn't expecting. Rick's Chips were a delightful surprise!
  31. LJ

    LindsayJ

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Our food took over an hour to get to us. The fryer was down. My little girl then ordered pasta, they were out of noodles. One lady with us ordered a pizza she said was awful, and another person ordered a hamburger she did not eat. One server was taking care of an entire room of people. If you need to eat and be somewhere in a 2 hour window, do not eat here.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! We always take family and friends here because we know we will get great food, fun and service at Troll Pub!!!
  33. K

    Kavfamily

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Fryer was down-food came out wrong. Our server did his best. Poor management.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Waiter was fantastic and gave great food suggestions.
  35. PH

    PatH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal and service. We came back the next day as well.
  36. MT

    MeganT

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Good atmosphere. Food was basic pub food, nothing was out of this world. Beer cheese didn’t have much flavor even though it’s what they seem to promote all over the menu. Tyler, our server was great. Quick, honest about recommendations and great personality.
  37. t

    theresas

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pub food was delicious! Service was quick and attentive. And the atmosphere was fun!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it! The food was great and the staff were inviting. We will definitely be back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Always a fun stop, with great beer and bourbon. The food is good, not great. The atmosphere is fun. The service (at the bar) is fantastic.
  40. H

    Hoosier

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We had a terrible experience. First, my husband ordered a Kentucky Mule (should be made with bourbon, a BROWN liquor) and it came out clear. Obviously wrong. None of the four meals ordered were very good. 2 below average pizzas, kid’s chicken fingers and tater tots (could have made it better at home-pulling frozen food out of the freezer and cooking. Tots were undercooked and chicken was over cooked), and one Fleur De Lis Dip. This was supposed to have carmelized onions made with brown sugar and bourbon, but they came out clear/white like they had been cooked for a couple of minutes in a pan. Asked for the assistant manager who seemed more interested in hanging out at the hostess station chatting with staff. She was wearing a baggy t-shirt and baggy athletic shorts. Have a little pride will ya? Hold yourself and your staff to a higher standard! She said the kitchen had made it right, but there’s no way that any brown sugar or bourbon was added to the onions. She did offer to get me another entree but I declined. The side salad that went with it was good, so I just ate that. The area outside the restrooms had large puddles of water on the floor, a small “dumpster type” container with used boxes overflowing, 3 extra random chairs and a serving tray just sitting there. I actually talked to the owner and told him the manager obviously didn’t care about her job or the restaurant and he assured me she did. Why then are the servers absent, dirty appetizer dish and plates are left on the table the whole meal, unsanitary situations occurring outside the restrooms, poor food quality presented, no water refills, etc occurring? He wasn’t even aware of what the menu said about the fleur de lis “carmelized” onions and told me it wasn’t made with brown sugar. He asked for a menu and seemed surprised when he read it. Geez! Overall this was not a pleasant dining experience.

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 stars by 794 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for The Troll Pub Under the Bridge

150 W. Washington Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    2nd Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street parking after 6PM and on Sundays is free.

  • Public Transit

    We are part of the Downtown Trolley stops, and the Friday night Trolley Hop.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 618-4829

  • Private party contact

    Ben Barker or Johnny Morgan: (502) 618-4929

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