Rusty Bucket - South Park

4.5
166 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 locations 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.

We are proud to announce our new, state-of-the-art Air Filtration and Air Purification systems have been installed in our restaurants. Our NEW iWave Air Purification system, along with MERV Filters, will eliminate 99.4% of all airborne pathogens, including viruses and COVID-19, making our indoor dining safer than ever.

Support Rusty Bucket - South Park during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 166 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisC
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Food and service were both excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was just okay. We made a reservation and they put us in the bar area (that smelled like a bar) and we had 3 kids with us….it was underwhelming.

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vipDB110
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Enjoyed our dinner.

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Dugs
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time seeing my family since the beginning of Covid. We came down from NYC. Restaurant was great and our waiter was super attentive. We’re vegans and vegetarians, but this place has a few solid options. Desserts were huge — and everyone enjoyed them. Great place.

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PamelaA
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was fabulous, friendly, attentive but not intrusive, personable and funny. The food was great for a casual dining place, portions were large and the bread pudding was the best we’ve had since we moved to Charlotte. We will be returning often.

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vipShadow49er
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal very much. Lisa, our waitress was great. Very helpful, upbeat and attentive. Just in Charlotte for a couple of days. Would absolutely return if we stay longer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Great experience

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a crowd pleaser for our family of 5! Bread pudding is divine!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I would give it 5 stars but the waitress forgot we were celebrating a birthday. She even told us at the beginning that the birthday person would get a special surprise but then she forgot.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never been there before and will definitely go back. Great food, service and atmosphere’

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time!

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IvetteM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had 4 totally different entrees and they were ALL delicious. We kept talking about how yummy all the food was.

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CharliefromBristol
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great overall experience for 3 traveling ladies. Sat on the patio and enjoyed an acoustic performance across street. Wait staff was attentive and fulfilled our expectations. Food was great; double nickel salad was perfection in the right amount of dressing was used. Would recommend to family and friends traveling to the Queen City.

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TAMM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time here and everything was outstanding from being greeted at the door, service, cleanliness, the Food was amazing I will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great.

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Susan
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There was a little down time before our table received service, but after that our server was great. Loved the food - beef stroganoff and a poke bowl. The portions were reasonable. Drinks were creative and tasty. No room for dessert unfortunately, but they sounded delicious, too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came with a big group and they were able to accommodate us ! Food was great and our server took good care of us !

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ErnieT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Took a while to get drink refills but overall a pleasant experience. Sat outside and the weather was perfect.

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vipKellyW
Charlotte
37 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My friend and I came in at 7:15, and I think the kitchen closes at 9 so I kinda understand. However, our server brought the wrong wine, already opened and poured. I asked for the Cabernet. The dryer of the 2 bottles on the menu. She brought a white wine. But we enjoyed it anyway. We ordered nachos w chicken and Buffalo cauliflower, both were yummy. But then she dropped the tab off at the table and said no rush. We got her attention and ordered the veggie pizza at 9:05. It was yummy as well. We’re in the service industry as well and are very forgiving, but we felt kinda rushed. Only downside. We’ll be back. Earlier LOL.

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Jrock
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere along with great food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. First time visit. Definitely need a reservation. Glad we had one.

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BonnieJ
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the eclectic menu. Never saw beef stroganoff on any other Charlotte restaurant
menu, and it's fantastic at Rusty Bucket.

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Familydinner
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good pubfood. We were sitting outside and the atmosphere was very laid back. Attentive servers.

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vipSteve
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great, service was outstanding. This was our second trip to Rusty Bucket. Both times have been enjoyable experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall very good. But not enough variety in the menu.

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HannahC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food came out quickly and was very good! Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and great service

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EricB
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusty Bucket is our new "go to" place for good food, outstanding service, and convenient location. I had the buffalo chicken sandwich which featured the most mind-bogglingly huge piece of chicken I've ever seen. My wife had the mahi fish tacos which were also just right. I appreciate that they have multiple sides options including sweet potato fries. Rusty Bucket is the mama bear of fast casual restaurants; not too fancy and not too casual. It's just right!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was sub par. Service was sub par. Wouldn’t recommend

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vipfancyeatsspat
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the chicken wings, meatloaf, and Buffalo chicken sandwich. All were great.

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Scott
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was probably our 3rd or 4th time there.
Great upscale pub food with some unique options. Nice presentation; service is always friendly, and they actually have a "true" local and rotating beer list (not just the top 5 usual NC beers). We had the Hoosier Daddy pork tenderloin (monstrous and flavorful), and I asked to turn the cheesesteak into a chicken Philly (which they did); also yummy.
It was busy but not jammed; tucked into a side road near SouthPark mall, it's a little gem. Shhhh - let's keep it to ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved this restaurant

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concatenator2012
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good overall. Menu needs more healthy items, more salads, more fish, more protein items.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a group of 12 and they were super accommodating! had a great time ! The food was awesome and our server was amazing! Will definitely be going back !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fish & chips were great!

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Frannny
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and our server Mike made the experience 10 times better. We really enjoyed our date night at the Rusty Bucket.

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jaxfan
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was better than I had expected, our group ordered the nachos to share and they were devoured.
The cheesesteak sandwich & the sweet potato fries were really good. Everyone was very satisfied.

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Brooke
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, loved the beer and appetizer selection in particular. Server made great suggestions when asked what to order.

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Jordan
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We had horrible service but fortunately for her we were having fun with our friends.

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 4.5 stars by 166 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.