Rusty Bucket - 86th & Ditch

4.5
29 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Server was at tentative and pleasant. Hamburger good. Wings—so so. Wouldn’t order them again. Noisy, but it was ok

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E
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Fish tacos were really good. Great service as well.

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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like the Rusty Bucket. The service and food is top notched.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first trip to the Rusty Bucket and Levi was our waiter. He done a GREAT job ...He explained things on the menu. He was patience waiting on us to order and that took us a bit😊all in all it was a great experience. We will defiantly be back.

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GL
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Casual atmosphere, but they take reservations which is lovely! Family friendly - saw many people in there with their children, yet the restaurant was not noisy at all (in fact I hardly noticed the children) and the overall volume was truly kind of shocking how quiet it was for the size of the room and how busy it was. Service and food were both very good - high quality, casual eats at reasonable prices. I had forgotten about this place but will be sure to return. A very good experience!

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SJ
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were meeting friends and loved the half priced appetizers and pizza

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TW
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Did not care for the fried pickle appetizer. The burger and tenderloin were good. We would like it try it again.

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BH
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best chicken parmigiana ever! It was so good I ate it with my bare hands in my hotel room! I lost the silverware

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k
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was really great,the food was delicious server was wonderful her name was Katiewhen even though there was televisions on, it was quiet.

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MB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, as always! Love their brunch as well as lunch/dinner menu.

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L
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food very much. My friends and I are going to to put it in the return box. Brandon did an excellent job with waiting on us. Food was well presented, seasoned nicely, and delicious. Very nice atmosphere, spacious and perfect for good conversations.

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JM
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, came in a timely manner. Our female server (forgot her name) was very friendly and helpful!

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a first date here during a blizzard. Staff was very pleasant and accommodating given the circumstances.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You guys rock. We are a party of 7 that dines with you on average once every 2-3 weeks. The service and food are always excellent. Keep up the good work!

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j
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

greatservice, good food, friendly-only problem was the direct tv went out during the colts game

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E
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was cooked exactly the way we all liked it! I like medium rare. It's had to get for some reason. I told the waiter what I wanted, he suggested I order my burger rare. It was perfect!
For a night meal past 8pm I was dismayed that there were so many little children there. I was hoping for a more adult type atmosphere. For the most part, the children were ok, typical crying (that late) and not liking what was served to them, I guess.
When I'm having an expensive meal ($30.00 for a burger, sweet potato fries and 2 drinks, plus tip) and out for relaxing drinks, I don't want crying kids around me. Yes, I have 8 grandchildren. They go to McDonalds or someplace for kids. No problem.
Although the food and service was great, I won't go back for relaxation.

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MO
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is a great neighborhood place to enjoy a good casual meal.

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OT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

ND was disappointing

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JH
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This is a great restaurant. We entertained family. Seating for 10 in separate room. Food was very good with an excellent selection. Wait staff was busy so there was a delay in order taking. Food for 10 was delivered in order in a very short time. We had a good time.

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AR
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always good. Great place for a relaxed meal.

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RR
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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JM
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Our server was very nice and attentive to our needs.

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KA
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance and the food was dynamic. I took my dad for Father's day and it was everyone's first time there. I highly recommend the Rusty Bucket Burger! Everything was fresh and hot. No one left anything on their plates! All of the servers greeted us and were very pleasant. I'm looking forward to going back. This place is a hidden gem!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Air conditioner was broken so was fairly uncomfortable while dining. Server was nice enough but appeared to be the only server in the restaurant so not completely attentive to our party of 7. Food was just ok. Ordered the buffalo chicken sandwich based on yelp reviews. It was decent but had very little spice to it so just seemed like a fried chicken breast. I’ve been to Rusty Bucket’s in other cities and had a favorable experience. Not so much at this Indy location.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day

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K
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

oh my goodness - not sure which was better - the donut holes or the bloody marys!!

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a
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, delicious and comfortable. A great neighborhood watering hole destination!

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SA
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations for nine people and we arrived, we found that the management had reserved a separate room for our group. The room had an "Indianapolis 500 / Sports Bar" theme and was very nice. Our server was very attentive and went out of his way to be sure that everyone had the food and drink that they wanted.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

I found the service very good and the atmosphere very nice. The range of choices on the menu was very good as well. My complaint is that my steak was overcooked. I ordered it medium well and it was well done, and dry. I misunderstood what "crispy redskin potatoes" meant. I thought it to mean that would be sauteed crispy, but it turns out that they were deep fried. They may as well be call fries, because that is what they resembled. The asparagus was good, as well as the sauteed mushrooms and onions. This was my first time here, and despite the overcooked steak, I will be back.

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