Rusty Bucket - Clintonville

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$30 and under
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American

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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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Charleston
77 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and food.

P
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Not up the the usual standard this visit. Food took a long time, soda was flat, waiter did not check back regularly. Fish was soggy with grease.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Military homecoming
Great service
Knowledgeable
Courteous
Prompt

MP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Local, within walking distance of home. Server was excellent, appetizer was best!

j
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

STEAK WAS OVERALL POOR QUALITY - NO LIFE TO IT \, TASTED AS THOUGHT FROZEN AND DEFROSTED MORE THAN ONCE. WIFES MEATLOAF WAS OK

GH
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It is dependable but I have to say that when you serve french fries, for heaven's sake make sure that they are fresh and hot. Luke warm fries suck and I've had them delivered that way 3 times there and sent them back 2 times, not worth it anymore.

PC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

They were very accommodating when we needed to add three people to our reservation. They were too slow in servicing the table however, only one waitress for 14 people. The food came out at three different intervals. They were quick to offer compensation for this error which was appreciated considering the first fed were completely done before the second round came. The food was delicious!

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Everything was great except for the amount of time it took to get our food. Server said it was a problem in the kitchen.

s
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Rusty Bucket has the potential to be a great restaurant. The service is miserable. It took an unusually long time for the food to be served and the server was MIA.

LP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant and we always enjoy the food

VJ
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was Rose. Even with a group of 10 she gave us excellent service! The group commented they really like this Rusty Bucket and how great the service.

v
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service at the Clintonville Rusty Bucket are always great. It was a bit noisy being seated in the outdoor area w the emergency vehicles/sirens going on during Easter lunch but that aside it's a comfortable spot. The cherry on top is that it's right next to the Park of Roses so you can take a walk after eating. Would love to see a few more vegan options, though.

LP
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice, neighborhood restaurant, good food, friendly service and atmosphere!

CC
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always...great food and service...very loud...hard to have a conversation.

DB
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Would be nice if the patio or another area was reserved for adults only

BE
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was excellent! Our server was very pleasant, helpful, and fun!

RA
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It’s a little too dark. Would be nice to have the south side blinds open. Looks gloomy on overcast days.
Appreciate the family/neighbor atmosphere.

OT
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Large family group and our server did a fantastic job. Super impressed.

CJ
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Placed the reservation 24 hours prior. Arrived a few minutes early and our table was waiting for us. Extremely happy. Our server was Erin. He was incredible. Everything was exactly as ordered and he was very attentive to our needs. Couldn't be more pleased. Thank you.

P.S. My only complaint is your menu. Everything I've ever ordered, and I've ordered alot of different items, has been fantastic. Makes it hard to decide what to order. Lol

WB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

The dining experience was enjoyable with exception to having to wait for a table for a half hour even with a reservation. Why bother with a reservation if they are not going to honor it on time?

XA
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a team outing here at the Rusty Bucket, it was great! Our server, Sarah, had a lot of fun with us and really played into our teams' upbeat joyous mood. She visited the table often to refill drinks and was spot on with our orders and multiple checks. We sat on the fire-heated porch area which was such a treat as there was seating around the fire the group could gather at after we finished our food. We really appreciated how welcoming Rusty Bucket was and will be visiting again very soon! Thank you Rusty Bucket!

J
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant and very easy parking. Had a group of 11 so we were seated in the party room which was nice, roomy, and quiet. The tables were ready when we arrived, thanks to Open Table reservations, & we were allowed to sit down before the entire group arrived. Had an excellent waitress, Kristin I believe, and she was not phased by the large group and the orders were correct and came out close together. A good central Columbus location for friends who live in different areas of Columbus. We will be back.

MC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Jamie was very polite and attentive to us. She was very nice and did a great job. The food was good and I enjoyed it very much.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated promptly, the service was fast and reliable and the food was delicious.

b
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did Restaurant Week special, but RB is just 2 blocks away. We always have a good time and great food.

SP
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my friends got very good food, customer service and a good time

S
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice! Great service and good food value

SH
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had office luncheon there and other than a little delay in service was a great choice.

L
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Breakfast with Santa event. So well organized & great staff.

k
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to Rusty Bucket for the Breakfast with Santa. It was adorable! Staff did a great job of being patient and efficient with so many children attending. We also love their happy hour-great deals on several delicious apps. So glad RB came to Clintonville .

LS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating and our waiter was fantastic! Food was great as well

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town from South Carolina for the OSU game

MM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and prices. The shrimp scampi was very tasty. I went online to check out the menu. Loved all the options.

AP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit but won't be my last. The service was excellent - very friendly and attentive. The food was cooked to my order and since we were there around 11 am when they opened on Saturday, it was still quiet and a great place to catch up with my sister over lunch. The only very slight downfall was the fries I got with my turkey club sandwich weren't crispy. Next time I'll order them extra crispy and that should take care of that slight disappointment. Otherwise, it's a very casual and comfortable neighborhood bar with friendly servers and delicious food.

k
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We were celebrating a birthday with 2 little kids. Staff was very accommodating to all of us, food was great as always and we were put in a smaller room so it was quiet enough to talk. Great place to go.

JH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. The staff were wonderful and the food was great.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Brunch for 12. Good service. Quasi-private room. Room temp coffee throughout brunch

OT
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for my son's birthday. Had a great time in the private dining area with good food and great service.

SP
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot to do lunch with friends. Patio always nice (even on a super hot day). Friendly waiter who kept our water and tea classes filled and icy.

JG
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Fathers Day!

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