Rusty Bucket - Clintonville

4.5
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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Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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vipSteveB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe environment without sacrificing quality of service, food or overall experience. This is one of the few places we remain comfortable frequenting for indoor dining at present.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lincoln our server was outstanding!! His attitude, whit and attentive manner made the evening most enjoyable! The chocolate martini (not on the menu) was absolutely hands down the BEST I’ve had! A must add to the menu! Although my burger was not cooked to my liking when originally served, it was quickly remedied.

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vipJulie
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the patio. The service and great, and the waiter kept us updated on when Happy Hour was ending. 1/2 appetizers and pizzas at Happy Hour!

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BrendaC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rusty Bucket is following the trend of putting hot peppers in food that doesn't need it. When did spinach dip start to include jalapenos?
Other than an appetizer that we couldn't eat, dinner was good. The server was attentive and friendly.

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Vacationtime
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was okay. Thought the server could have been more attentive especially since the restaurant was not busy.

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JenT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very positive experience each time I go. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the restaurant does a great job following COVID protocols.

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TheDukeOfGlue
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio at lunch early was open air and safe. Loved the BOGO coupon. Spent more on martinis.

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JenT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Rusty Bucket does a great job following COVID protocols and I really like the ability to use the QR code on my bill and pay from my phone.

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RitaS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our food and the staff. The turkey burger was perfect. Did not wait very ling for our food.

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JenT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusty Bucket does an excellent job following COVID protocols, which has kept me coming back each week. The servers are knowledgable and friendly. I love the chicken fingers and fries and I've been enjoying exploring the rotating beer selection.

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vipSteveB
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, comfortable atmosphere and top notch service. Although we live closer to other locations, the Clintonville Rusty Bucket has become our go to destination. Allison took good care of us, as usual.

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TheDukeOfGlue
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beverages. Sat on the outdoor patio. Can't wait til we feel safe sitting at the fun bar.

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janz61
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!

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vipCindyLou
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter...Chris.... was great!

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Megan
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I had never been out to the patio. It is very nice. There was a table that came in and it took me a minute to realize one of the teenagers had special needs, thus explained the few outbursts. It was fine and was happy that his family included him. Not a problem at all, but thought worth mentioning as he was treated very well by staff. 5 stars on that front. Had a great time and our server was really nice!

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SusanP
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very safe environment with proper Covid safety measures.

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vipBudD
Columbus
54 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friends night out for dinner. Our meals were very good. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Rusty Bucket is doing a great job with Covid-19 Safety Measures. Feel very safe dining at this restaurant. Thank you!!

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vipKristanT
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, all are masked, socially distant, and hand sanitizer avail. Great service and to go cocktails even!!

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PamB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

We sat on the patio and I did not think it was very clean. It took over 25 minutes to get our meal.

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BettyH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite Rusty Bucket. I love the enclosed patio. It so pleasant looking out on High Street. The food is consistently good. The service is great.

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vipBinB
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff

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CarolynO
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

When we arrived, we were the only people, except for two people at the bar. We ordered, then waited over an hour for our food. Food was just ok.

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Vacationtime
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ate outside as the restaurant was extremely cold. The service was a little slow in getting the food considering there was not a lot of people there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table on the patio. Food was good. Steak had to be sent back not cooked enough. Service was spectacular. Chase is such a good server. Attentive, knows our order, pleasant and always helpful. I continually ask for him.

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MelissaL
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was above and beyond! We could tell that the staff was happy that we were there!!

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Vacationtime
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The only thing I wish they would have had was their pick two. I know that the menu is smaller but that was always a nice feature.

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HeatherB123
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a great experience! Appreciate all of the effort that went in to making us feel safe.
Cheers to you!

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AnnieC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! They accommodated our part of 9 easily, and provided us with amazing service!

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ConnieB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a family gathering. Wide variety of menu items, so something for everyone.

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Ct15
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Worst service we have ever experienced at a Rusty Bucket or maybe any restaurant. Our server literally took our order and brought our bill. Nothing in between. Never checked on us and never refilled drinks. My husband and daughter went without drinks for their entire meals, until another staff member noticed they had nothing to drink. By then, they were done eating.

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YaelL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great margaritas, and great prices and service too!

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vipOmnivore
Columbus
40 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have always enjoyed eating at The Bucket, but this visit was likely the best we've had. We both had the Hoosier Daddy pork tenderloin sandwich (my wife and I are both Indiana natives), and they are wonderful. And we started with the Brussels Sprouts appetizer, which was nothing short of a revelation. Mind you, we both like Brussels sprouts, but this appetizer is good enough it will make converts of all those folks who think they don't like Brussels sprouts. Take my word for it!

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MonikaT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great recommendations by our server and wonderful service!

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maryt
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our server was fantastic. The food was good. Our family had a nice time.

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kellys
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

FOOD WAS GOOD. IT TOOK LONGER THAN WHAT IT SHOULD HAVE TO GET OUR FOOD. ORDERED PIZZA, CAULIFLOWER & BRUSSEL SPROUTS . SEEMED LIKE IT WAS ABOUT 25-30 MIN TO GET FOOD.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had to wait about 15 mins even though we had a reservation, otherwise it was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The food was very disappointing. Items came from the kitchen cold. The rueben was so tough it was hard to chew. This was a shame because this place used to be so good!

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vipnilay
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Normally we really like our time at Rusty Bucket. I do want to post this review about the outdoor seating. They have an enclosed outdoor eating area for use year round. In the summer, it may be fine. In the winter, they turn on overhead heaters. Depending on where you are sitting, you may be ok, or you may be roasted. I roasted. I didn't ever get a chance to ask for them to turn it down u fortunately.
If they try to seat you in the outdoor area in the winter, check where the heaters are first!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great deal for our date night during restaurant week. We highly recommend this to our Clintonville neighbors..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely staff, as always. Placed in the party room with a very large birthday party happening. We were. It a part of the birthday part. So we felt like we were intruding. Also, we had a small child with us, and it was rather loud and distracting for him.

FAQs

Rusty Bucket - Clintonville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 261-0385.

Rusty Bucket - Clintonville is rated 4.5 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Bucket - Clintonville 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.