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Rusty Bucket - Arlington

4.5
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76 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 76 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great and appreciated the fresh cilantro and veggies on my baja tacos which were delicious

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vipEricS
New England
53 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun place for dinner and watching the game. Good onion soup and overdressed wedge salad. Good burger and slightly underseasoned fried pork sandwich. Good fries and beer selection. Very good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Slow service. Bad chicken. Was sad bc i love me some bucket

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Jackman
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Damon dinner was outstanding especially the rice never had that before, the fish & chips were disappointing size of the fish was much smaller then we had before figure that may be due to the pandemic.

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vipBethD
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! It was so nice to get out.

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dinesoutoften
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first real dining out after covid and restaurant was great. Had a very nice time with friends

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vipSarahW
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was fantastic. They did an excellent job with social distancing. I was unaware that they had a limited menu but everything was great.

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vipDanielsJM
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very casual lunch with friends. Our service was outstanding as always and the food met all our expectations. A comfortable meeting place over food and/or cocktails!

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vipMarisa
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Horribly slow service. Ordered drinks and food together at 6:40 yet drinks alone didn’t come to our table until 7:05, and food came four minutes later at 7:09. A hot mess!

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KevinC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, excellent service.
We love the Bucket.

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vipJacquelineK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to the team at Rusty Bucket Upper Arlington for the amazing experience!

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BettyG
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Appetizers did not come before meals. All food was lukewarm, at best. We did not send food back as we had a time restriction. Waiter did not refill waters or other beverages. Also, the bathroom had no changing facilities. For a restaurant that is “kid friendly” this would be a must!

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vipMP12
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was very bad. We had to wait for our food and when it arrived it was lukewarm. Obviously had been sitting for some time under a warming light. This was the worst experience at a Rusty Bucket we have ever had.

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candicet
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our family loves Rusty Bucket Upper Arlington! The food is delish, service was great, and we love the location. Rusty Bucket recently added some new items to the menu that we tried and everything was so good!

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vipBudD
Columbus
51 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to several Rusty Bucket locations throughout the years; however, this location is definitely the best!! Our meals were delicious. Our server (Hannah) was wonderful. She had a great attitude and always had a smile on her face. Many thanks for a nice evening and great dining experience.

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vipLulu
Columbus
96 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Awful! Wine was over priced. Portions were small and not tasteful. All other locations are better!

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vipPeggy
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their hamburgers!!!! Also like the new menu and selections

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and great service. :)

Only disappointment.. they got rid of the roasted carrots. Those were really good!!!

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JohnV
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice comfortable casual restaurant with good food and attentive service. Always enjoy the Rusty Bucket whenever we go.

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PamelaB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I thought the breakfast with Santa was very well planned.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, nice atmosphere and really friendly servers.

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vipseafordiner
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at Rusty Bucket, I thought the service was really good and the waiter kept us in the loop on everything and even when drinks were to slow to come out, he was proactive in letting us know. The food was good and its pub grub, so our expectations were not high.

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vipExcellent
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with family. We had reservations and the table was perfectly situated in a corner so we felt comfortable and heard each other well. The food and service was great considering the crowd. We would highly recommend.

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vipExcellent
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service, the whole staff, especially our waitress, Amanda, were very nice and attentive!

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julieB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Had family in from out of town and wanted to have a fun evening grabbing a casual bite. Made the reservation early in evening. We were seated on the patio, which was cool and very LOUD. Felt like it was the kids center.
Between the heaters, blowers and kids could hardly hear.
We have visited several Rusty Buckets in the past and always had a good experience. This was a first time for many of our family and unfortunately the food was not up to par. Quite disappointing, but the service was good.

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vipPeggy
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food at Rusty Bucket , especially the burgera

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Lhgarden
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rusty Bucky at Lane Avenue did an outstanding job serving meals quickly and getting bills to customers before a major event at Schottenstein Arena.

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BobM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Way too noisy for me and we were there early @ 5:30. Liked the food. Service was so-so.

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UAGC
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating for a large group for an away OSU football watch party!! Great service and food!

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MEND
Columbus
50 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service. Really enjoyed my dish—the quinoa salad with chicken. Very accommodating for a business meeting. Thank you!

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KevinZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time catching a college football game with a friend. Our server, Reginald, could not have been more friendly or attentive. He had great recommendations, timing with refills, and wry sense of humor. The food was, as always, really good (haven't had a bad dish before and you certainly can't go wrong with pot-stickers, beer cheese burger, and buffalo chicken sandwich with side of sweet chili sauce). Left satisfied and will definitely go back to catch another game.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server was very nice and receptive. Just slow -way out on patio. I think. Steak was under cooked. They quickly fixed.

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ReginaM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent- but I expected no
less. Rusty Bucket Arlington is
definitely the Flag Ship location, in all respects.

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Cw54
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. Seated immediately with Open Table reservation, especially since we arrived early

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LeeS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time with a friend at dinner. Steak was one of the best I've had and the broccoli was perfectly cooked and not overdone. We ate on the patio so the noise level was pleasant and allowed us to converse easily. If we had been inside the noise level would have made it more difficult. I'll readily return in the future.

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KellyE
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First Timer - Food took a little longer than I would have expected. Not a fan of Gary's Famous Margarita. Overall it was a good experience and we had a good waitress. I did like the ease of reserving a table.

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vipNicoleP
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Our waiter seemed a little, okay more than a little overwhelmed and maybe even frustrated because drinks were taking about 20-30 minutes to be ready. Food was good but took a really long time to hit the table. And for a Saturday night it really wasn’t that busy so not sure how everything seemed to be out of whack.

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Gloriancolumbus
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We took our two young grandsons out to dinner at the Rusty Bucket. We ordered their food first and it came out first since they were hungry. One of them had a hamburger and the other ordered the Mac n Cheese kids meals. They both liked their food but proclaimed that they were still hungry after their meal. Possibly the portions were a bit small for a 7 and 8 year old. I ordered the fish n chips with their delicious garlic green beans instead of the fries. Our main complaint that evening was the waitress. My husband described her as "jumpy" when she took our order, but I just saw her as in a total hurry and extremely non observant of our needs. When we return we will certainly not sit in her section again.

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vipbill1966
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good inexpensive food for quick dinner

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TimK
Chiapas
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We went for Mother’s Day brunch. All the other places I looked into weren’t taking any more reservations, but I was able to make a reservation at Rusty Bucket. The restaurant wasn’t very busy, but service was slow anyway. We sat for quite awhile after ordering.

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Rusty Bucket - Arlington is rated 4.5 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

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