Rusty Bucket - Arlington

4.5
131 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 - Arlington during COVID-19

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!
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GoCharlie
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
6 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
34 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
7 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
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
25 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Service was horrible.

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vipPeggy
Columbus
33 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

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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
22 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
2 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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vipTC009
Columbus
20 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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vipClousec
Cincinnati
24 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.

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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.

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ColsKat
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Have enjoyed dining at 2 of the other locations but didnt enjoy our dinner at this location. Three of us dined here - only 1 thought the food was good. App (spinach queso) not much flavor, entrees (turkey club, cheesesteak) just meh. Even the dessert (choc lava cake w ice cream) wasnt good - cake was dry and the 1 scoop of ice cream wasnt enough bc you needed it for every bite of the dry cake. First and last time we'll go there. Also, place was pretty crowded - all booths were occupied so you have a full booth of people right around the corner from where you are sitting. The booths had plexiglass between them but there's a space all along the bottom of the plexiglass so it seems a little useless. There were a few less tables but that seemed to be the only difference in the floor layout. Server was nice & attentive.

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GoCharlie
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Salmon my wife had, and the Stroanoff that I had. The server was a pleasant convesationalist and prompt with the food. It was good to be out again as the Covid crush is passing. Overall a great experience.

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VictoriaV
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service!! We loved it here!!

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Tony
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We like to try new places. Table was ready when we checked in. Would go back. Food was great. Recd check but then didn’t see waitress for 40 minutes. Was a long time to wait to pay. Could have had another drink! Lol.

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Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwx
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Service was terrible. I never got my salad. Crowded very little social distancing

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vipjuliee
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

My husband and I ordered salads. He ordered Salmon salad. I ordered Cobb salad. After a very LONG wait they arrived with my salad missing chicken and avocados. His salad missing avocados. If I read the menu right, should have been on the salads. We had to flag our waitress to right the situation. Our waitress was a very nice girl and quite busy. However, we had to flag her again when we were ready to pay.

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JoeW
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always get a good meal at Rusty Bucket.. service was good.

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vipKellyC
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Both my daughter and I had a new power bowl. It was excellent!

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JoeW
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Rusty Bucket is a good place to eat... the food will be good and the noise level will be fine. The Upper Arlington location struggles with service at times. About every third or fourth visit it will take a while to get the food our or the odds are you won't see your server more than three times -- I'm not sure what it is it's just the way it is -- that said, if you know that going in, it's fine.

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Brian
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server Morgan was very attentive and served us well.

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vipPeggy
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server was working a lot of tables, so we had to ask if our food was ready. Food was not as "hot" as it should ha e been, but still good.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was amazing and the food and atmosphere was great. Went on New Years Eve and it wasn't overly crowded so it was a nice time.

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TraceyB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good service good food, and covid protocol was followed very good also

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 4.5 stars by 131 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.