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Rusty Bucket - South Park - Rusty Bucket - South Park, Charlotte, NC

Rusty Bucket - South Park

4.6
4.6
374 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Rusty Bucket is a casual neighborhood tavern serving the highest quality food and beverage in a “come as you are” setting. Scratch kitchens, fresh cocktails, and the perfect pour are our craft. Our associates are welcoming, and our hospitality naturally makes us the local hub where friends and family frequently gather to share in a good time.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (704) 643-8535
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Adam Newman
  • Neighborhood
    SouthPark
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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What 374 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Good for groups

  • Charlotte

    Lively

  • Charlotte

    Good for groups

  • Charlotte

    Lively

374 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Hostess said that all bar tables were reserved and they didn’t get sat all night. The food was decent, it came out cold though.

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  2. MeredithB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and won’t be the last. Food, service and atmosphere was great.

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  3. ErinnE

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining there in awhile and was worth the drive from Huntersville. Servers were friendly and attentive, food came out hot and was delicious. Drinks were top-notch, I had the bourbon signature drink and my husband had a spicy bloody mary.

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  4. KATHYH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated right away at a regular table, even though we could only make a reservation for a high top table. Food was great and they accommodated our special requests. It was a busy night for them so it was rather noisy, but overall a great experience!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our service was amazing. The food was great and came out fast and hot! We’ll definitely be back.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed the food…but the service was amazing!

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  7. TerriC

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first time here. Overall, this a very average restaurant in terms of food, service, & pricing. Nothing was bad, but nothing made us want to go out of the way to come back. Good location.

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  8. ShellyH

    Louisville

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were accommodated with a high top table, greeted at the front door and Anthony was fantastic serving us!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My party of four had lunch. Received great service, nice selections of food and peaceful environment. Parking is free, which is awesome.

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  10. AlexisR

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great vibe and excellent service! Will be coming back

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  11. ProvPlantationer

    Charlotte

    105 reviews

    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is adequate for a sports bar. Our server Sarah was excellent -- great personality. We'll be back to take advantage of the happy hour half price pizza.

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  12. AppreciateGoodFood

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite restaurant for pizza. We ordered half cheese and half veggie, our usual. When the pizza arrived, it was half cheese and half pepperoni. The server apologized and said she would leave the one served and have a veggie pizza made for us. Although we had to wait for the veggie pizza, we appreciate the professional manner that this was handled.

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  13. ChavayeeM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a Couples Date Night and as always Rusty Bucket never disappoints one of my favorite restaurants in SouthPark! Cheesesteak and Buffalo Chicken Sandwich is our Fave!!

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  14. StevenC

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would highly recommend this establishment to others without hesitation!! Everything was great from the time we walked in

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  15. DB110

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server and food were great! WHy do I have to have a minimum number of characters to leave a review?...makes no sense Open Table.

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  16. MaybeMoreNextTime

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good - fun and busy place with better than average bar food. Great drinks and the $7 margarita on Saturday nights is a steal. We always enjoy dinner here - great wings / pizza is excellent / love the beef stroganoff / the buffalo chicken sandwich is a winner / great fries every time. We go about once a week and love it.

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  17. CharlotteNCdiner

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat in bar area to watch games prior to heading to NBA game at arena. Great ambiance, terrific service. Good appetizers. Happy hour pricing from 4-6.

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  18. jm2020

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Wanted a fast diner and that is what was delivered. Food was good and service was friendly. Good value for the price.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whenever we go to Rusty Bucket both the service and food is always great. This is one of our go to spots.

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  20. Fancy

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our first time was horrible our waitress “Amber “was rude and not once did she come to our table to check on us and what made it so bad is that there was a table next to ours and at no point did she check on us . Then there were more guest that came in after us and she checked on them It felt racial at first but after spoke with the manager” Chris “ he was able to rectify the situation and he is the only reason I will give Rusty Bucket another try

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  21. BillC

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home.

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  22. Mid71

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit and won't be the last! Great food and great service!

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  23. Brian

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was pretty good. Not outstanding, but good. It’s a nice place, and for the most part the people are nice. Our waitress acted a bit annoyed that we hung around after eating to just talk. It was a Friday evening, but they weren’t busy, and had at least a dozen open tables, so it wasn’t like we were hoarding a table. We were with friends that we hadn’t seen in 19 years, so we just wanted to talk with them for a bit. She must have had better things to do.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience! All of our dishes were delish. My toddler loved his mac n cheese. We had excellent service and were checked on multiple times. It was really lovely! We will definitely go back.

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  25. RobertP

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good at an affordable price in this expensive neighborhood of Charlotte. A table of 5 was fully satisfied and we’d totally return
    Rusty Bucket - South ParkResponded on September 15, 2023
    Thank you, Robert, for the 5 star! We can't wait to see you again.

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  26. Gene

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Initial greetings, getting a seat on the patio, prompt service were all excellent. Food was excellent as was the table service. Very much recommend.

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  27. LPNL

    Charlotte

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The Rusty Bucket does a very good job with their hamburgers. Always fresh, good quality and flavorful. Huge!

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  28. GeneR

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are not from Charlotte but we were in the area and saw it. Really went there because they were the only ones around that had a table. But we will go back

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  29. GriffinW

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Didn’t love the tight booth by the larger parties, but our waitress was pretty good and the fish n chips were great

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  30. JeanS

    Charlotte

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good, perfect portions, taste. Server was very friendly and attentive, kept checking we were doing ok. This is a great spot for lunch or dinner.

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  31. ACE1king

    Atlanta Metro

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Chili was fantastic! Bacon burger and fish and chips very good as well. Waitstaff friendly.

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  32. CharlotteK

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, we had a great experience. The food came out quickly. The staff was pleasant and the food was pretty good. Would definitely go back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved patio on a nice night. Was very busy. Seemed understaffed and disorganized. Had better service last time. Host staff was great. Food also very good and arrived in timely manner.

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  34. FameB

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool spot to take the kids and watch the game. Nothing too special but it was cool.

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  35. ThomB

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Gold Standard RB is in Columbus OH. Previously South Park was never memorable in a good way. That changed Mother’s Day with an awesome meal served up by Amber! Service was great, food came out promptly and was perfect. Oh and try the fried pickle SPEARS, fresh and nicely done.

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  36. TerryN

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall great experience, a little dark for me but it is a sports bar. 5 of us dined and 4 meals were good one mediocre but not terrible. I liked the variety of food available nice selection. All the entrees appeared to be cooked fresh. Next time I will definitely sit outside. Love that option.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Margaritas Food is spot on Service is great

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  38. CoreyC

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always a great meal! very consistent in quality and service.

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  39. PatrickS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great day on the patio. Great service even though it was slammed for lunch.

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  40. lfthrtsf

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, ambiance and service by Megan! The Cobb salad was super fresh and the perfect balance between greens and the other ingredients. Hubby also loved his pizza.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rusty Bucket - South Park using the Order Online button. Rusty Bucket - South Park also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rusty Bucket - South Park also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 643-8535.

Rusty Bucket - South Park is rated 4.6 stars by 374 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Bucket - South Park does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rusty Bucket - South Park

4810 Ashley Park Ln, Charlotte, NC 28210

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    SouthPark
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Adam Newman
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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