Rusty Bucket - Clintonville

4.7
165 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 - Clintonville during COVID-19

Offers

  • Happy Hour!!! M - F; 3-6pm Anywhere in the Bucket!

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Half Priced App's & Pizzas; $5 Juicy Lucy Burgers; $1 Off Beer, Wine, & Cocktails A great bar is the heart of any great tavern. That's why we have a huge selection of local and seasonal brews. Expertly crafted cocktails, made with fresh juices, creative infusions, and the perfect balance of spirits. Plus, an impressive wine selection. Bottoms up!
What 165 people are saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoeL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good setting we were able to visit and have a few laughs.

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AMYD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very friendly and food was good. Overall good experience for.

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vipSteveB
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another good meal with family at the Clintonville Rusty Bucket. Our son-in-law especially appreciated Whiskey Wednesday

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vipSteveB
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusty Bucket Clintonville has been our go to casual dining choice since the pandemic spelled the end of our nearby Max & Erma locations. We've decided that the ambiance and menu (especially the burgers) are a fortuitous upgrade

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vipSteveB
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to catch up with family and friends who have different dietary preferences and tastes. Attentive service adds to the experience (thanks Kyle).

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vipSteveB
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed another evening at the Clintonville Rusty Bucket. One of our daughters joined us and we were all pleased with our meals, the atmosphere and the quality of service (thank you Kyle). We'll be back!

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BrendaK
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent server - Joel I think was his name!

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vipSteveB
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrated our Granddaughter's 22nd birthday. Food to satisfy multi generational palates, atmosphere conducive for an enjoyable evening, friendly attentive service (thanks Lincoln! ) and a FREE DESSERT for the birthday girl 😁

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emmette
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Service was fine until the kitchen. Need more kitchen help.

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vipSteveB
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met our daughter at the Clintonville Rusty Bucket for our first post vaccination mackless outing. GREAT choice!

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TomH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to meet friends! Good food and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Long wait for food in a crowded restaurant - it was GREAT to be back to “normal” for our celebration dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Took over an hour to get our food, but they ended up comping one of the items without us asking, which was very nice. Food was good. Try the sticky buns!

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TinaB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was nice to come back to our neighborhood restaurant. Happy to see the parking lot full. Food was excellent as usual. Staff accommodated our last minute change of number in party from 2 to 5- thank you!

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vipSteveB
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to gather with family, including our daughter the vegetarian. Especially nice on half price bottle of wine Tuesdays

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neild
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Kyle - best ever. We usually go to the Lane Avenue location but may change our habit.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lincoln was an excellent waiter, very attentive and efficient. Food was really good as always.

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DianeD
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and the food was delicious. What more could I ask for?

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vipSteveB
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Clintonville Rusty Bucket provided the perfect venue for us to reconnect with friends for the first inside dining gathering since the beginning of the pandemic. Good food and service, a welcoming atmosphere and safe environment made for a perfect evening.

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TrishaT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The french onion soup was amazing as well as the chili my husband had. I wasn't impressed with our main dishes though.

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vipSteveB
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We know that the Clintonville Rusty Bucket is experiencing the same staffing challenges currently plaguing most restaurants but despite that situation we never feel rushed, neglected or anything but fully welcomed and well served. We'll be back with friends and family.

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vipjmd90
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent food at fair prices; what more can I say?

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vipSteveB
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual dining experience! Safe and welcoming. Good food. Good value.

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vipSteveB
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, welcoming atmosphere and attentive service, even on a busy evening made us pleased that we celebrated our anniversary with dinner at the Clintonville Rusty Bucket

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Juli
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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vipSteveB
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another nice evening at the Clintonville Rusty Bucket. A great place to catch up with our grandson before he returned to campus at Ohio University.

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vipSteveB
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another nice evening at the Clintonville Rusty Bucket. Good food, great service and a truly welcoming atmosphere.

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kizzy
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, nice eating out experience food was good! My power bowl was good....I think the service was the best part, our server took good care of us.

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Louise
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as always! Our waiter, Kyle, was very attentive to our needs even before we asked...refills, napkins etc. Kyle represents Rusty Bucket very well!

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vipBarbaraS
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Easton dinner!

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Birthday
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An old friend and I wanted to get out for lunch and visit. We both felt very comfortable and well cared for. Our server was above average. She saw we wanted to spend some time and did not rush us. Beverage refills arrived without asking. Appetizers were out in a reasonable time and didn’t overlap into the meal, which came out at just the right time.

Great lunch!

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Jane
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food good. Desserts scrumptious. Service good. Shields between tables.

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vipSteveB
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't beat half price wine bottle Tuesdays!!!

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TeresaL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was EXCELLENT! The food was good, no complaints however they set us on the patio which is "kind of" enclosed with "plastic" and it was EXTREMELY NOISY from the traffic.

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vipSteveB
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting our daughter at the Clintonville Rusty Bucket again proved to be a good decision with a breadth of great menu options, perfectly prepared and delivered in a welcoming, safe and friendly environment. Half price wine bottle night was a plus!

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vipSteveB
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in to the time we walked out we felt welcomed and well served! Oh.... our meals were great too.

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JeannieS
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were a group of 6. We were seated in their private dining room. It was perfect for friends who haven't seen each other in person in a year. Our waiter was wonderful and very attentive! Thanks Rusty Bucket!

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JenT
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming to RB for happy hour. The food is delicious and the staff are very friendly. I feel safe on the patio and adequately distanced from other parties.

Rusty Bucket - Clintonville
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thanks for coming out and we hope you continue to have a great time!

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vipSteveB
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good value, attentive service and a safe, welcoming environment. The Clintonville Rusty Bucket is our go to destination for our family

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rusty Bucket - Clintonville using the Order Online button. Rusty Bucket - Clintonville also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rusty Bucket - Clintonville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 261-0385.

Rusty Bucket - Clintonville is rated 4.7 stars by 165 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.