We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Trotters Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
119 N Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2419
+1 419-352-5895
16:00 - 00:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 52: English reviews
Bowling Green, Ohio
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Trotter's "Brown Jug Steak" is the greatest. My family loves going to Trotter's for the quiet and pub-like atmosphere and everyone usually gets the "Brown Jug Steak Dinner" The special seasoning flavors the steak with a melt-in-your-mouth taste.

Thank bgmundir
Level Contributor
61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Looking for a late dinner we went to Tubbys but they had a private party so we came here nice small menu had a burger and a sandwich.

Thank thunderous
Mason, Ohio
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

In the heart of a college town, this place has the atmosphere suited for gatherings of students and friends . The hot brown open faced entree is a specialty and is quite good. Steak salad is also good. Food prep time was a tad slow, but the servers were very attentive. Good place to come for a college weekend visit.

Thank Chris W
Toledo, Ohio
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It was very small. If you don't have a reservation you have to set at the bar if there's room. It was a long wait for our food. Didn't care for the sauce the steaks were cooked in

Thank Jean B
Burlington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 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
Level Contributor
187 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

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
Level Contributor
76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

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
Level Contributor
272 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 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
Level Contributor
185 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 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
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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

Travellers who viewed Trotters Tavern also viewed

Bowling Green, OH
Bowling Green, OH
Bowling Green, OH
Bowling Green, OH

Been to Trotters Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 N Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2419
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: +1 419-352-5895

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Trotters Tavern and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Trotters Tavern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?