Rusty Bucket - Bexley

4.2
112 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 - Bexley during COVID-19

Offers

  • Happy Hour!!! M - F; 3-6pm Anywhere in the Bucket!

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - 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!
What 112 people are saying
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SusanD
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Casual easy dining. Usually come here for Happy Hour with a girlfriend. Food quality is hit or miss. I need to stop ordering Fish & Chips. Almost every single time the fish is way over cooked. At $18 for two pieces of fish & some fries it should be much better!!!

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JeffS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!! From the minute we walked in, was seated and waited on. It got even better when the food was served.

Yummy!!

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Bbubba
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My husband’s Reuben was burnt and couldn’t eat the bread. My grilled blackened samon was very good.
Service was great; it took too long to get food. Over an hour. It was Mother’s Day.

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CarlaC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were short handed with wait staff & explained that upfront. We got our food rather quickly in spite of that.

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Arty
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reeservation on the website was effortless, all staff were cordial and accommodating. The food flawless and fresh. Our server was very pleasant to work with and the atmosphere was also very nice considering the Pandemic situation. No issues with cost or value, well worth the experience.

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vipMickey
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends who were from out of town and they enjoyed the restaurant

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vipColonelk
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Prompt service and server very efficient. Good value for quality of food.

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KathleenF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Geoffrey: excellent waitstaff! Patio seating a plus.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time out in a while and had a great dinner. Our server was on his first day but very confident and friendly so it didn’t matter. The food came out great and definitely like the menu updates. I would go back.

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vipMickey
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server Megan. Loved having the beef stroganoff for the first time since last summer due to pandemic and boy was it tasteful

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StephanieM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered a Chicken Quesadilla and two Nickel Salads! Everything was splendid! The food was hot and fresh -- and our server Nick was fantastic. We will be back again!

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JimS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Morgan, was very nice, helpful, and pleasant.

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Dittohead
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were seated immediately, but after getting our beverages (water) and putting in our order, it seemed as though we had to wait a bit longer than usual. The food, I ordered the Soy-glazed Salmon with Sticky Rice, was absolutely wonderful. I had been looking forward to being out and about, dining in a restaurant, and having this particular dish. I was not disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was just ok tried the pizza not that great

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Mizzteach
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were there for restaurant week. The deal was awesome . Loved the Brussel sprouts appetizer. Got the salmon which was awesome then bread pudding ( it was just right not overally sweet ) . It was so good! I left so stuffed . Probably one of my favorite restaurant week deals. I had never had their salmon but will definitely get it again . So so good

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vipRachelleB
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fun and an attentive. He made helpful suggestions to help me order and the food was incredible. The new brussels are a hit!

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Debiecakes
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I go 2 to 4 times a month.The first time I had the chili I was hooked. It’s rich and thick with just the right seasoning and served with tortilla chips. Once we tried the Brussels sprouts they were tender and green in the middle and crispy on the outside and drizzled with a light lemon aioli, pulled high on a plate more than enough for two and we always wish we had more. Took our granddaughter there for her 21 birthday and our daughter. Grandaughter picked the brownie molten chocolate with ice cream, she was very disappointed. It seemed to be slightly puffed up around the edges and looked good but when she dug in with her spoon the whole bottom looked like raw dough she could drip it off her spoon, no one wanted it. When we asked the waiter he told us that was the way it was supposed to be and other people half also questioned it. We have never had dessert there and now would try any. We would definitely go back because we lovea love if there other dishes. I just wouldn’t take anyone else for there birthday.

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ScottM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner

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vipkaitlynm
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go to happy hour spot. The staff is amazing. The prices are fair and lots of alcohol choices.

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Debiecakes
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I love eating at Rusty Bucket, I wish we were close enough to get home delivery. My favorite is the fish dinner, I always ask for the beer battered fish be changed to Pablo crusted instead like on their fish sandwich and that is never a problem. Trying to get away from too many carbs I get their broccoli In place of the French fries and I love it. Always good size portions, I never leave hungry. My husband and I also love their chili, better than any other restaurant.

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CorryR
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, awesome server, a bit crowed especially for COVID

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food tasted amazing. the service was friendly & fast. the manager did a table touch. overall was just what we were looking for. will be back!

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vipMickey
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful day for patio dining. No umbrellas remaining so sat in sun for delicious meal

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BrookeD
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great food, table on time and outside as requested. Took a little longer to get waited on I initially but once we were it was all good. Can’t go wrong with Rusty Bucket.

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susanb
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon cooked to perfection. Reserved booth ready on arrival. Excellent server

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GrantS
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good atmosphere, good value. Its an easy place to get in and out of but parking can be tough if busy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Rusty Bucket was fantastic!! Our son attends Capital University in Bexley OH and this will definitely be our go-to restaurant when visiting him!

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CarlaC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good brunch with the exception of the 4 egg omelet. It looked to be a 2 egg omelet at best. Was the smallest meal at our table for brunch entrees.

The burrito & chicken & waffles was very good!

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ThomasH
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Service was excellent. Food was fair.

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KellyT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The brussels sprouts are amazing and so is the blackened salmon salad. Staff are always friendly and great.

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JohnB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They're open inside! YAY
Same good food. Great waitress. With or without a reservation they'll welcome you with open arms.

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vipCCCbus
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusty Bucket is one of my favorites in Columbus. They have the best burgers, fries and chicken tenders. Great, affordable option and a family atmosphere. I will continue to come back for this excellent food/service!

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vipBonz
Columbus
40 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First inside experience during covid19. They did a great job following protocol and we felt safe. Food as always is very good comfort style. Very few tunings to go wrong and rarely does. All was good tonight, good service as always. The ambiance, piled up tables inside, made it look terrible. I am sure it has changed since making it more visually appealing given the necessary spacing changes. But food and service, solid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Burger came out wrong , 2nd time in a week

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vipDonL
Columbus
63 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A comfortable spot with a good selection. The staff is attentive and responsive.

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ReneeS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Went here on a date, was seated quickly, waitress was friendly and attentive. I had the baja tacos which was the perfect amount of food.

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TheresaD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

We had a reservation for 5:45pm and we were seated at 6:30pm. I realize it was Valentine's Day but what was the point of making a reservation and waiting 45 minutes when there were many open tables. In my opinion the seating situation could have been handled better.

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LisaE
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I'm a big fan of the new menu. My kids enjoy going there, and I've always gone reluctantly, but the Vegan Rice Bowl was delicious. Now my kids can get what they want and I don't have to go along for the ride. Thank you Rusty Bucket! The S'Mores Creme Brûlée was also a crowd pleaser at our table.

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ToniP
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Was not expecting high top tables but thankfully our party did not mind even though we had a couple of older people in our party. Our waiter was amazing and kept everyone’s drinks refilled promptly even with a big party like ours. Small snafu in the kitchen where 3 orders did not come out with the rest of the groups meals. However the manager and waiter made it right and all was well. Very good service and food. Lots of food options. Would recommend. If you need special accommodations call ahead to verify.

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Tommy
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusty Bucket is great for a group. The new menu is fun! Our meals were delicious. Thanks for taking reservations on a busy Friday night!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rusty Bucket - Bexley using the Order Online button. Rusty Bucket - Bexley also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 236-2426.

Rusty Bucket - Bexley is rated 4.2 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Bucket - Bexley 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.