Rusty Bucket - Clintonville

4.7
122 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 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Tue - 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!

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 122 people are saying
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Lettie55
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good at Rusty Bucket and we’ve ordered take out several times during Covid. Everyone orders what they love and there are no dishes to clean! The turkey club and the salmon are big favorites. I enjoy the veggie soup but don’t always get the right day. The onion soup is delicious too!

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vipSteveB
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good to see full tables, active carry out and even patrons at the bar for the first time in a while. Despite being busy, our meals and service were up to the usual Clintonville Rusty Bucket high standards.

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vipSteveB
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good value and great service. A safe, comfortable and welcoming casual dining experience.

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vipSteveB
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequently dine at the Clintonville Rusty Bucket because of the variety, value and quality of the selections enhanced by the atmosphere, safety and level of service we experience. It is one of a very few establishment where we are comfortable enough to be joined by our children and grandchildren during these times of pandemic.

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JonA
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Kyle was a great waiter. Very personable and attentive. Had the fish tacos, and they were awesome.

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SimranD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was great for the price, waiters are friendly, overall great would come again

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vipSteveB
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite visiting during the busy Valentine's weekend our service was attentive and friendly but not rushed. Our meals were prepared exactly as we ordered, including our special requests, and we had another great meal and evening at the Clintonville Rusty Bucket.

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JohnS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was fine, I had the Chicken Finger BLT, the chicken fingers were smaller than usually, but everything tasted fine.

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vipKristanT
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was not busy at all. Once seated It took over 25 minutes for anyone to acknowledge us. Super frustrating to have server after server walk past our table obviously not trying to make eye contact.
When we finally did get a server he was nice but inefficient. Our food was cold. Every drink I ordered with extra limes came with no limes. Our drinks were left sitting empty while we waited for our server to come check on us. It was just a clear lack of customer service, and as a former server/bartender, it was maddening. Honestly took away from my entire dining experience.
First time this has happened at this location, but that may be enough to not bother visiting again. There are plenty of amazing restaurants in Columbus.

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Vacationtime
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The restaurant seemed so overwhelmed with all the customers. There were a lot of dirty tables and no one was cleaning them.

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vipSteveB
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Clintonville Rusty Bucket has become our favorite casual dining establishment. The menu offers quality and value, the service is friendly and attentive and the ambiance is safe and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Finally got around to trying this place, very mediocre. Have been to other locations and had better experience. I wish you good luck and success but I won’t be back.

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Sandra
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose heated patio by fireplace. Was great except for road noise. Staff was great!
Felt very safe.

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Vacationtime
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Felt safe eating here. The restaurant has done so much to make the customer feel comfortable eating here.

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GraigC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the private room . Waitress kept her mask on . Safe and friendly

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vipSteveB
Columbus
9 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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vipJuli
Columbus
7 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
13 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
9 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
4 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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KristanT
Columbus
11 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
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff

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CarolynO
Columbus
13 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
13 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!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rusty Bucket - Clintonville using the Order Online button. 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 122 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.