Rusty Bucket - 86th & Ditch

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$30 and under
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American

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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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vipsamy
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were no condiments on the tables
When we asked the server for some
pepper he brought it.
He indicated they were kept off the table so they could be cleaned before and after each use
Good plan
Thank you

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vipHombre
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always great.
Service fine.
Wish there were other draft beer choices.

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MaryK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Server was rushed food was lacking in quantity especially the fish and chips duaughter order a drink by the time it came she was just about done eating, must have been a shortage of water

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MichaelO
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner. Great service with great food made my family very very happy !!

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CodyA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and our server was very friendly. We will be going back soon.

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Taylor
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was awesome! We got the nachos (which are massive), and they were so delicious! Gary’s famous margarita was good too. The staff was friendly, this place is a hidden gem!

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vipHombre
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waitress was sweet but distracted or just unorganized.
Had to be reminded of all requests.
Seemed rushed and inexperienced.
Food was great as always

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BillJ
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Our table of five all had concerns about the length of time it took to get our food. A little frustrating.

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DeniseO
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently great food & service! Our “go to” place for family dinners, game nights & even special occasions!

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vipMimiK
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Never disappointed. Food is consistently delicious. The Rusty is one of our go to restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food

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vipHashHungry
Indiana
63 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server (Nancy) had a great attitude and was fun. Steak was excellent and cooked just right! We also had fish and chips, and Rueben. Everything was great. Loved the Nickel Salad too. Wish they had more top shelf Bourbon.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good nothing exceptional just good

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AnitraL
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of best kept secrets in town. It’s always clean and the staff is always friendly.

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vipErikM
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Family night out - have kids - food was good bar food (nachos dang good) - just a hair loud for kids and the like but well done overall!

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JawS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ok, I'll make my review at least 50 characters in length.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Portion size was small for an entree salad. Service was ok - not terrible but not remarkable either. Seated quickly with reservation. Kids enjoyed their meals. A bit pricey for quality. Bathrooms were dirty for a restaurant (on par with rest areas).

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vipRick
Indiana
52 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We usually have a wonderful meal at this restaurant but tonight the French Onion Soup was BAD.

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vipBirthdayLunch
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

First time there since they changed the menu. $14.49 for a bowl of chili seems excessive since most of it was pasta. Server left a little to be desired; manager had to bring us refills. Louder than normal but that was because of Colts game. Most disappointing visit we have had since started going there.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and ambiance were great!

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SaraM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was good, but my taco salad hardly had any meat on it. It was tasty though and service was great! Not sure it's worth the price, but was a nice lunch. Thank you.

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vipChrisD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The interior is a little worn, but the food was very good and service was better than expected

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sandyw
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

food and service was good but charged $7.00 for the margarita which was listed at $5.00

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MeanGirlRush
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun atmosphere, friendly staff and yummy comfort food!

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vipandrewk
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food quality fair

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vipJanA
Indiana
43 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, servers, bartenders and atmosphere.

If you haven’t been to this gem...you need to go.

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vipRick
Indiana
52 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had A fantastic Waitress ? Mattie? She was tremendous. We will be back!!!!!!

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czar
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A great local restaurant with good food and great service. All food is prepared fresh.

JA
vipJanA
Indiana
43 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, wonderful bartenders and servers.

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

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vipLiliana
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is consistently good! Great overall value.

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LindaH
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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JanetM
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and great food! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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vipIndydiner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

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

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DelanaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BandC
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time with friends. Food and service was great.

JA
vipJanA
Indiana
43 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JanetM
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and our server was friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

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vipJanA
Indiana
43 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SHAROND
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!