Rusty Bucket - 86th & Ditch

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
50 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 50 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
JA
Indiana
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food, wonderful bartenders and servers.

If you haven’t tried this ‘Cheers-atmosphere’ gen...you are missing out.

L
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is consistently good! Great overall value.

LH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fresh and made in-house. Turkey burgers were among the best I've had. My grandchildren had the chicken fingers which were moist and lightly breaded.

I
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Restaurant could use a face lift. Tablecloths are plastic and torn.
Service was slow. Food a bit overpriced compared to other establishments.

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food and great service! One of our favorite places.

BC
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time with friends. Food and service was great.

JA
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT FOOD, wonderful people and servers and a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

For those who haven’t been...you need to go.

Everything on the menu is excellent.

JM
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and our server was friendly and efficient.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a party of 9 including 5 kids (ages 3-12). Trying to get a reservation for that size party on a Saturday night in the Indy area is not easy, especially last minute. We were able to snag a table thru the Open Table app only about 25-30 min earlier. None of us had ever been before and actually hadn’t even heard of it. We were surprised to learn they had been there for 10 years! Our waiter was wonderful! Very personable, made some great suggestions and even offered to comp some fried pickles for us to try since we were “newbies”. They were amazing as was all of our food! Highly recommend the Buffalo Chicken sandwich, burger, pork tenderloin and fish and chips (and don’t forget the fried pickles with ranch:). There is a good sized bar in the middle of the restaurant but plenty of other seating around. Like I said, we had kids with us and it was a completely appropriate atmosphere. Great place, will definitely return!

JA
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, friendly go-to place. If you haven’t been, please go. It is a friendly neighborhood restaurant/bar with excellent food and servers.

SH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our firzt time there and we were treated great by our waiter. When we were done eating, he brought us a free dessert to share. The service was excellent and the food was great!

s
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A good place for a family gathering of people of all ages. We were all very happy with the choice of this restaurant. Definitely, it will be recommended to others.

MM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Server was too rushed. Spilled drinks on us - twice. Kept bring new sodas - never taking the empty glasses. Food was good - not great. I will try this restaurant again.

K
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

what an excellent choice! we had a group of 11 and we were able to get into their private room off to the side, the food was EXCELLENT. each of us were pleasantly surprised.. started with bbq and sweet chili wings, there were excellent. the pot stickers were the bomb. kids meals pizza and mac and cheese were awesome, each of us had a different item on the menu and everything was finished nothing left!

the 2 two birthday big kids each got a free desert as well and they too were awesome! we joked and even asked to find out more about the franchise bc it was delicious with great service!

NC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food!! You do need more parking!

OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend’s togetherness

RR
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this spot online and made 1st visit for my wife's birthday. Made online reservations for a Thursday evening and was glad I did. Our table was the only table open when we arrived, place was packed. Very good food and service. We will be return customers.

JB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My neighbors all love this restaurant. Took a group of friends there yesterday for lunch, and we were allowed to use the private dining room, which is nice and quiet. Everyone liked their meal except for my husband, who didn't care for the breakfast burrito. The pork tenderloin, which is not as big as some, and the Reuben got rave reviews. The women in my book club are especially fond of the double nickel salad. Service was friendly and reasonably prompt. Separate checks were all correct; which has been a problem for my group in some other restaurants. My friends will be glad to go back to the Rusty Bucket again.

M
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had made a mistake in the reservations, but the staff was very understanding and friendly while trying to accommodate us which they did. Everyone enjoyed their drinks and dinner and the staff was very attentive to us. I wish they were closer to Noblesville and we'd be weekly customers for sure!

MO
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is always good no matter what we have. The service has always been good.

M
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great . Service excellent. Had problem with reservation. Reserved a booth , my wife was temporarily hand caped from knee replacement. They had erroneously given our table away but got us seated and found a booth and moved us to the new booth. Was very pleased.

c
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
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

E
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Fish tacos were really good. Great service as well.

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

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

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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

k
Indiana
20 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.

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.

L
Indiana
6 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.

JM
Indiana
13 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!

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.

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!

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

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.

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

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

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

ND was disappointing

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.

1
2