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119 N Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2419
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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, Waitstaff

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Great steak!

This is place I come to when I am looking for a great steak or salmon. They have a good drink selection and the atmosphere is a refreshing change in a college town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bowling Green, Ohio
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Bowling Green, Ohio
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is place I come to when I am looking for a great steak or salmon. They have a good drink selection and the atmosphere is a refreshing change in a college town.

Thank KaPlavic
Bowling Green, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I love Trotters and I love the Brown Jug. It truly has the potential to be the best steak in town if they stop over-cooking it!! I ask for it rare knowing it will probably be over cooked and hoping it will come out Med-Rare--- nope... the last few times it was probably closer to Med Well. I was very... More 

Thank EatingMyWayThroughBG
Bowling Green, Ohio
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

Thank Eric W
Oregon, Ohio
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Thank poolsoblue0218
Columbus, Ohio
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145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 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 

Thank Keystone_Cruiser
1 review
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

Thank Jason V
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank Lauren W
Abertillery, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Kirk J
Cleveland, Ohio
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34 reviews
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 

Thank Cochango
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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, Steakhouse, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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