Rusty Bucket - Arlington

4.6
144 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
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 i

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Offers

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

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 11:00 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 144 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mitch was great!! Fabulous dinner as always!!

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vipHeatherS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quick quality lunch

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Kwags
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would come back for the food. The good mod of the place and the TV to watch the games on. Service was good and the were out of a couple things but, all in all We will return for a another visit next time we are in the area

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are going back again tonight. Food is delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter, great food!

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vipJennie
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mitch was a great waiter. He was attentive and quick. Pizza and salads were delicious. One of our favorite Friday night places.

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vipPeggy
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server in Mitch and great food.

Love the upper arlington bucket

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server was ok, but not the most attentative.

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randallt
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

hostesses helpful and nice , waiter great, quick and good food

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BabetteL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was lovely. Visited with friends we hadn’t seen for a long time. Service and food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was extra sliw, we sat down for about 35-40 minutes before our lunch order was taken, the whole time I was there drinking water. The food was not the greatest, it seems like it sat on the kitchen for while before the brought it to our table. I really like the Rusty Bucket, but im not sure if its an issue with not having enough personnel but the service have been declining in quality lately.

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DawnG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating area was nice for a business lunch!

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SandiB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

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GoCharlie
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Rigatoni was so spicy my wife could only eat a few bites. No info on menu or from server to indicate this. Why?
Salmon dinner was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice server. Quick service. Food A little salty, but overall we liked it. Thank you!

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vipvts5910
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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SteveL
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I wanted something simple yet well prepared for our 51st wedding anniversary. We are very satisfied with the meal and service from Mitch. It was a pleasant experience.

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PheD
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were left waiting for a server for 10-15 minutes even though the restaurant wasn’t very busy. Once we were able to get someone’s attention, she did a good job; very attentive. The food was good and the noise level wasn’t bad.

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jimwachh
Milwaukee
39 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just ok. Food and service was alright, there are better places to go in the Upper Arlington area.

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PheD
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Friendly place. Good food. Good service. The music is normally too loud (in my opinion) but last night it was at a reasonable volume.

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Bridget
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colin provided great service! We were so happy to be back dining in at the Bucket.

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vipHeidiJo
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Service was horrible.

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vipPeggy
Columbus
35 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my sister in-laws birthday. We had great food and a great server in Quiiten at the Upper Arlington Rusty Bucket.

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vipDebA
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Good value.

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TheodoreJ
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going to this location, great place, people and food

MB
MissieB
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Rusty Bucket. Always good good and service.

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markD
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good unfortunately was a brand new server. He did his best & he'll get better.

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KatieB
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Prices were great. The food left something to be desired. The chili seemed canned. The pierogis were good. The slider was ok.

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EatOutOften
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

I think our server had too many tables.

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KarenW
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was very nice and good location! We went here for Mother's Day and had great service. Waiter was very attentive!

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TC009
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been in for awhile and great to get back. Double Nickel salad is best in the city.

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Clousec
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food selection was perfect for a patio lunch with a friend.

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DebA
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

DB
DarcieB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow - took almost 1 hour for a salad and pizza

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PamB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The restaurant had no social distancing at the bar. They put us at a table by the bar and it was so noisy because of all the people sitting there.

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vipMelodyP
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was great and the ambiance was perfect for what the restaurant is. Good food, good service.

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CindyO
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice dinner. Good portions. Just felt a little rushed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was good. My friends spicy chicken sandwich looked delicious and he said it was. The fish on my friends cod fish sandwich looked a bit small. Not the classic flowing out each side of the bun fried fish sandwich. I had the meatloaf which was ok. The gravy was a bit thick and institutional (think HS cafeteria gravy). Other meals I've had there were much better. Pizzas are good. Spicy chicken sandwich. Chicken Parmesan.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and fast. Madison was a wonder server.

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FoodieFam
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

This place does not know the meaning of social distance in a pandemic, and it puts people at risk. There are a number of other restaurants that apply social distancing effectively, and I recommend you go there instead.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rusty Bucket - Arlington using the Order Online button. Rusty Bucket - Arlington also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rusty Bucket - Arlington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 485-2303.

Rusty Bucket - Arlington is rated 4.6 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Bucket - Arlington 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.