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119 N Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2419
14193525895
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Known for the Brown Jug Sirloin

This a local hometown "hole in the wall" that you wouldn't give a second look to but experiencing the food inside will make you want to tell your friends. Try the Scotch Eggs appetizer then order a Brown Jug Sirloin for dinner. A VERY thick sirloin in 2 different sizes served on a sizzling plate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Eric W
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Bowling Green, Ohio
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Bowling Green, Ohio
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This a local hometown "hole in the wall" that you wouldn't give a second look to but experiencing the food inside will make you want to tell your friends. Try the Scotch Eggs appetizer then order a Brown Jug Sirloin for dinner. A VERY thick sirloin in 2 different sizes served on a sizzling plate. Order an extra Parmesan roll... More 

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Oregon, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Our children took us out to dinner for helping them with their home remodel. They wanted us to experience Trotters in BG. The steaks were cooked perfectly! The service was quick and friendly. The sauce for the steak tasted like A-1 sauce warmed and was plentiful in the cast iron flat skillet it was served in. Fries and mash potatoes... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We ate here upon the recommendation of friends in Bowling Green. It was a Thursday evening but the annual bike tour was in town, so it got busy as the evening progressed. There were not very many people in there when we arrived. We were seated immediately and our drinks were brought to us. That was the end of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Has a great atmosphere and cool decor. The food was good and original. The draft beer was not real cold. Service was nice and polite

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I grew up in Bowling Green but had never been to or heard of Trotters. After hearing that they have the best steaks from multiple people my fiancé and I decided to check it out. Once I saw their sign I at least recognized the place. There steaks are good, but they are unlike other steaks I've had. They serve... More 

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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I ate in this restaurant about 15 years ago whilst working in the states, the Brown jug fillet steak is to die for!! Wish it were closer.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Trotters is known for their Brown Jug Steak dinner so we ordered three. While Trotters was not busy for a Tuesday it took well over one hour for our meals to arrive. The meat was tough and served on a bed of a brown gravy type sauce with an overwhelming onion base to it. On a scale of 1 to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great food Gotta try the wings with big daddy's pepper sauce. Also the turkey trot sandwich and the hot brown were amazing. Kaylee was very friendly. Will definitely come back to try more of the menu.

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Perrysburg, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My boyfriend and I split the brownjug steak. It was cooked perfectly and was just the right amount for us to share along with mashed potatoes for each of us. I started off with a Greek salad which the dressing was AWESOME! Service was spot on and we really liked the laid back/tavern type atmosphere. Worth every penny.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went in for a nice steak and beer the night before graduation. Trotters did not disappoint. Some had steak and some had burgers. Both were excellent. Place was busy for Friday before Aug Graduation but service still very good. Steaks were cooked perfectly and came out on nice got platter. Burgers were great too. Can't wait to go again on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 N Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2419
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: 14193525895

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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