Rusty Bucket - South Park

4.4
107 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Rusty Bucket is a casual American restaurant and tavern, a gathering place where people come to share laughter, smiles, and great conversation over food that makes everyone happy. Satisfying and familiar, the menu is classic American fare, thoughtfully prepared from scratch by each location's Executive Chef. Cocktails are considered a craft, made-to-order by highly-skilled bartenders. From barrel to glass, no short cuts are taken with the carefully selected beer list. The perfect draft is guaranteed. Join us for lunch, grab a drink after work, bring the kids for dinner - we've got a seat for you! Great Food. Great Drinks. Great People. The Bucket Life.

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Mimi
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having dinner with a friend. She wanted your burger as when she was having chemo and couldn’t “go out”, I’d stop by and pick up lunch and take it to her house( she lives 2 miles away). It became a special treat so we eat there in celebration of her remission from lung cancer. I tried your trio with chili, greek salad and 1/2 club. That was a feast!

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Nadine
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Ate outside. Table has a heater above which is a real plus. Meatloaf very good and a big portion. Sauce particularly good. Green beans slightly underdone and potatoes tasted like they might be powdered. Our waitperson was very attentive. Prices are reasonable.

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Gigi
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Good Dinner. Enjoyed sitting outside. Service was excellent. Highly recommend Rusty Bucket.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, very friendly staff. I wish I could remember the name of our waiter (he and his wife work there). They made our experience wonderful!

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JaneG
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike was wonderful! Dinner was really beyond our expectations and we’re looking forward to our return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Fish Tacos were fair, on the salty side. The Salmon was very salty and over cooked. “Bar food” might have been a better choice from this type of restaurant.

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vipPhil
Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and we had a party of 6. Food was superb and give them 7 Stars

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Quita
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the vegan burger and fries! So good. The kids had cheese burgers and fries. They loved it. The atmosphere was great and the prices weren’t bad at all.

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vipBZapp
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Our family just loves this place! Perfect neighborhood spot with great food, great service and just the perfect spot for everyday dining. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The waiter was amazing! The food was great! I reserved for a party of 6 inside and it kept changing it to outside. When we got there it had reverted back to outside for the 3rd time. We were told it would be 40 minutes for an inside table so we had no choice but to sit outside. Great place to eat but make your reservation by phone not open table

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AliF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We've been to the Rusty Bucket before, although it had been at least one year. Fish and chips were excellent. Tasted very close to what you can get at Big Ben in South End. The taco salad was a disappointment. Way too much dressing and salad strips were not crisp. Won't order that again, if we go back. Prices are rather expensive, but in SouthPark, it is what you'd expect. There is too much competition in the area for the Rusty Bucket to be our go to.

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LeviG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good location in Southpark. Good food and ambiance. However, the food is a bit pricey but mostly in line with the area

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. He definitely made the night 10x better. The food was also really good and the price was fair. I definitely recommend Rusty Bucket!

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SusanN
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great and quick. I felt very safe on the patio as well.

Rusty Bucket - South Park
Responded on August 18, 2020

We are making sure we work hard to make you feel safe! Thanks for the nice feedback!

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vipClayK
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow. I had to go inside a couple of times to ask for more water and condiments

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JohnW
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time

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JohnW
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grown to throughly enjoy the harvest salad sans chicken. Thanks for the item that meets my dietary needs.

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Dave
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our terrific local bar is back open and we are thrilled. We love the food, beer, and people at Rusty Bucket.

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Joan
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was good social distancing and the wait staff wore masks so I felt comfortable. Service was fast and food was very good - have missed eating out where food good and well presented.

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vipNeilM
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Draft beer needs to be much colder. Otherwise very good. Best Buffalo Chicken Sandwich in Charlotte.

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JuliT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We were disappointed only in the menu. The two things we wanted were not on there. A Wedge Salad and a Ruby Red Margarita. We settled for other things. Otherwise, it was wonderful as always.

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MarshaG
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love the bucket!

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vipRichardS
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pretty typical sport bar atmosphere with slightly above average sports bar food. The restroom was filthy. No real reason to go back.

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LeeT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers! Great fries! Great fried pickles! Great atmosphere. We took our 13 year old for her birthday there and it was great. The food was great, and we had a cookies and cream dessert. To die for!

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vipJeanS
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was very good,didn’t feel rushed even though they were busy.

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vipdiningkev
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Waited almost 10 minutes for the hostess to appear. Food was bland. Server was attentive. First and last visit.

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JoAnn
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have referred all my coworkers to rusty bucket. Every time we come here the food is always amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and the service was memorable!

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outonthetown
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Able to find a variety of foods on the menu, some healthy not typical bar food.

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vipFoodlover
Charlotte
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We really have no complaints except that our server was unwell and told us so. Her voice was all but gone. Aside from having a very hard time hearing her it was all good. Food is very tasty and prices are comparable to similar places. We’ll definitely be back.

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vipBassman
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time Valentines Day dinner. Attentive service, good food and an energetic crowd.

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NickD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Terrible wait staff. Nasty hostess. Not going back

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vipCLTReviewer
Charlotte
43 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Decided to take in an early dinner and stopped at Rusty Bucket, 5:30.

When greeted at the front by the hostesses, they asked me if I had a reservation and said no. They said they had a full dinner service but I quickly (while standing in front of them) made a RSVP via Open Table; noticed 5:45, 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, etc. there was enough available tables and seating. We were seated quickly after showing them Open Table app and my reservation popped on their computer.

Our server was okay and the food we ordered was not good. Daughter got the salmon which was okay but way overpriced for the portion she received even though she is child, enough for her but as an adult portion it would have been very small. Son got the standard burger which looked good but he only ate 1/4 of it. I had a bite and it was every bad. A quarter-pounder at McDonalds is better. I got a salad which was par for course; asked for the dressing on the side but it was tossed in it.

Overall, I will not be back nor recommend this place! Sorry...

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ANGELAG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great, however, the temperature of the place where we sat was a little cold.

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Marie
Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was confused and did not know that Rusty Bucket no longer has brunch, so we arrived early...however, we chose lunch menu and my daughter and I had a delicious black bean burger....

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HeatherB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fast and friendly service and great food. Plenty of tvs to watch games. Lollipops for the kids to help their patience. :) Our server Michael was on it! He is fantastic. The food was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not for the health conscious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nachos came out cold but they fixed it right away. Very accommodating for a party of 8 with 4 kids! Good food and family atmosphere. Heavy pour on their drinks :)

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bobbyb
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING family dinner night! The new general manager, Mark, has really pointed this place in the right direction. We could not have asked for a better evening. Our bartender (Parker) was totally on his game! He made drinks that were not even on the menu for us! Our dinner was perfect! My pasta, my wife’s steak, even our sons chicken sandwich were perfect! Our waitress brought out our youngest sons pizza a few minutes before our dinner was served so it could cool and he could eat with the family (excellent touch!). All in all, our meal was so good we wanted to compliment the Chef (Sydney). He actually came to the table! Where else can you get that?!? Our sons were thrilled! We took great photos. It was an impeccable family dinner night!! Would recommend to anyone, anytime! Lunch, happy hour, date, family dinner, special occasion this should be your go-to!

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nicko
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The place smelled musty and stale. Floor was so greasy my shoes kept slipping from the bar stools. Even the bar top was either greasy or sticky so touching it left stains on my shirt sleeves. Service was nonexistent and food OK at best. Big mistake to have a business lunch there....or anything for that matter. Sorry

FAQs

Rusty Bucket - South Park offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 643-8535.

Rusty Bucket - South Park is rated 4.4 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Bucket - South Park does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.myrustybucket.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.