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Trotters Tavern

American, Bar, Pub
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119 N Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2419
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
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Burlington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kenzie was our waitress and was friendly and attentive. Little jug steak was prepared perfectly and served on a hot skillet, most juicy and tender!!! Get there before 6:00 and you will get $5.00 off. Atmosphere is casual , well lit, many new TV's and has a sense of fun energy!

Thank Cory J
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183 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right downtown on Main so close to a lot of stuff and only a couple of blocks from campus.Best known for their Brown Derby steaks(marinaded sirloin) but have a new item , the balsamic glazed double bone pork chop that was awesome.Only have a limited number of tables but bar is only feet away so no long waits for a... More 

Thank David A
Streetsboro, Ohio
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, we wanted to go here for a nice dinner but we were very quickly turned away by a female server as soon as we entered the front door; who said they could not serve us tonight and did not even give a wait time or anything. It was our first time visiting Bowling Green so not a good impression... More 

Thank KSLJ1995
Boyne City, Michigan
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128 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

I was told this was a great place for food and I can attest that they were right. Try the Scottish eggs, it is a treat. Burgers are worthwhile. Cut fires are as always a special treat. I would enjoy this place with friends. I will be back.

1 Thank David C
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126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Some things never change...thank goodness. Having visited this downtown Bowling Green establishment dozens of times over the past decade, one thing has remained the same, the cozy atmosphere and the delicious "Little Brown Jug". A petite, center cut sirloin of goodness smothered in onions and a most delicious au jus. An assortment of good beers (and IPA's) compliment the hardy... More 

1 Thank GlobalExec
Bowling Green, Ohio
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

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.

1 Thank KaPlavic
Bowling Green, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

1 Thank Eric W
Oregon, Ohio
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35 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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148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 N Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2419
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: 14193525895

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?