Rusty Bucket - 86th & Ditch

4.7
201 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Rusty Bucket is a casual neighborhood tavern serving the highest quality food and beverage in a “come as you are” setting. Scratch kitchens, fresh cocktails, and the perfect pour are our craft. Our associates are welcoming, and our hospitality naturally makes us the local hub where friends and family frequently gather to share in a good time. Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern (RBRT) welcomes you and is committed to providing a safe dining experience with genuine hospitality. RBRT is using all reasonable efforts to comply with CDC, State, and local guidelines with regards to mask mandates. Currently, our Associates at all locations are wearing masks as an added measure of protection. We also strongly encourage guests to wear masks in our restaurants regardless of vaccination status due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. You may remove masks while seated, eating, or drinking. All RBRT locations use the iWave air filtration systems and maintain stringent health and safety protocols.

Support Rusty Bucket - 86th & Ditch during COVID-19

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 201 people are saying
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vipInverewe
Indiana
44 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Husband and I enjoyed our meals- we had never been before but look forward to going again. I settled on something v simple-but not all veggie burgers are the same!! Yum! It was great. my husband enjoyed a pasta dish and some broccolini. The veg was exceptional. Only downside was dessert - but we are picky. Maybe we didn’t choose well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garrett did a great job serving us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always…. GREAT!!!

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jonnyboy
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was great! The server was providing excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for New Years Eve. Levi, as always, was a wonderful server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

All was good except our food was not hot - barely warm. Seemed like it had been sitting under the warmer too long. :( very unusual - we come often

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vipSusiemartini
Indiana
72 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service personnel were attentive and friendly. All four of us loved our food that was served. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was packed with Friday night diners. Service was fast and friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was lackluster, at best. The food was okay—though my chicken was over cooked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyree was a great server!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern for STELLAR customer service -Nancy in particular deserves 🙌🏻 for handling the party room AND the adults seated at three large tables outside the room -THIRTY of us in total, with patience, grace, wit and efficiency!!! OH and as if that wasn’t enough, the food (as always) was amazing!!! If you haven’t, check them out -Ask for managers Pat or Sam if you need anything special and they’ll hook ya up. Tell ‘em I sent ya 😉 -Shelby Weiss-Kaufmann

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vipCourtenay
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to see it finally crowded. Managers pitch in. Good riddance of oil table clothes. Never had a bad meal.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Found on internet. Food was good and hot and on time. Great service. Very, very nice place. Wish I lived closer. Will definitely go back when in town.

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vipamyf
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Rusty was not what I thought it would be. Definitely more of a neighborhood bar. Our server was great and I thought he really did a lovely job taking care of our group. This is definitely a local place - the food is good. Several people had the salmon and said it was fantastic. The variety is good - it's just not one of my normal go to places.

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Whit
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing this was our second visit and it was just as outstanding as the first. Staff is polite, service was great and food is delicious. We love it here!!!

Rusty Bucket - 86th & Ditch
Responded on November 19, 2021

This is fantastic to hear! Thanks for the great feedback!

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JohnK
Mobile
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, Tyree, was wonderful. He was attentive without being overbearing.

Rusty Bucket - 86th & Ditch
Responded on November 19, 2021

Tyree rocks! Thanks for the compliment and we hope to see you again soon!

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DavidB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beer is really expensive. $4.29 for a 12 oz bottle of much ultra….

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HelenaM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food selection and the turnaround of the kitchen was quick! The server was okay, not interested exchanging chitcat, only to make money. This is not what we experienced previously. Reservation is recommended.

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CharleneS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Rusty Bucket at least once a week -if not twice 😉 as it’s like having dinner with family. The wait staff knows your name after once or twice coming in and remembers what you like to eat and drink half the time! It’s awesome! The food is ALWAYS amazing… like how is that possible? You’d think the “law of averages” would kick in at some point, but for us (after years) it has not. The margaritas are stellar! I get it with a sugar rim and an orange slice and it’s bomb! Okay-your turn… make a reservation and GO!!!

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JerryD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food here is original and very tasty. It's a great place to unwind.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Levi and Keegan are great servers. In fact, we’ve never had a bad server there.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great time

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AngieH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess wasn't to welcoming, but seemed very busy or something
Our waitor and other staff were great.
Food was awesome

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vipBlake
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I had the breaded tenderloin and my wife had fish and chips. The fish and chips were quite greasy and seemed to be a lesser quality of fish than what I have had elsewhere. My tenderloin sandwich was quite good but again, I've had better locally. We would probably go again, just stay away from the fish.

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DanaF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great people watching place. Lots of Sports viewing possibilities. Great drinks and generous portions. I liked this place and will be back.

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SusanV
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at this restaurant is usually consistent and really good, but we had the best server this time! His name is Chrys and he was very attentive, made great suggestions and just made our experience even better! I will ask for him to be our server every time now!!

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vipJanA
Indiana
85 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant/bar. Always great food, good service and Fun atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food , great service!

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vipBethS
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice visit. We requested a booth and got one. Tyree was exceptional in his service to our table. He should be commended. Nice, casual and friendly place to have a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reliable and very good. I will be back soon!

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Beauty
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a team lunch and I was very impressed from Customer service to food …..everything was exceptional. Have already shared my experience with family and friends…

Thank you for your awesome hospitality and attentiveness !!

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vipmalcolmS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and overall a great evening, we look forward to going back!

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JanetM
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 6 people and everyone was satisfied with their food. Our server
Chris was Dynamite! Very friendly and very attentive to our table, so appreciated him!

Jan McConnaughey

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AdamB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good atmosphere. Would order something different next time but wife’s cubano sandwich was awesome!

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Indylady
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place in the neighborhood! Great service, food and ambiance. Will definitely return...probably often!!!

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vipBarb
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusty Bucket is the best - local watering hole with great food, good service and a friendly atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My sirloin steak was delicious and cooked to perfection. I love their Parmesan brussel sprouts!

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vipRMann
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the young lady who meets you at the door and shows you to your table to the manager who was helping bring out your food everyone was pleasant and helpful. I got there at 5:30 on a Monday and it was a good thing because by the time my friend arrived st 6 the place was packed. The food was good, hot, and reasonably priced. You could tell it was cooked to order.

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Kathy
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a long time customer of Rusty Bucket. Even after covid they still have many of same employees that are friendly and ready to wait on you. so many restaurants are short staffed and you have to wait for a table for lack of service. Rusty bucket have plenty and are all amazing.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rusty Bucket - 86th & Ditch using the Order Online button. Rusty Bucket - 86th & Ditch also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rusty Bucket - 86th & Ditch also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 566-3463.

Rusty Bucket - 86th & Ditch is rated 4.7 stars by 201 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Bucket - 86th & Ditch 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.