Rusty Bucket - New Albany

4.8
150 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 - New Albany during COVID-19

Offers

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

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Tue - 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!

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 150 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.6
ambience
4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NotSureWhatToPut
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Rusty bucket has been a favorite of mine for years. I’ve been coming here for a long time with friends and family. I took my girlfriend here to celebrate her 16th birthday. Our waitress was very kind to us and even offered us a free dessert to celebrate. We appreciated the service and food quality. Will definitely recommend to a friend and come back again!

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cjones
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fan on this Rusty Bucket, quieter than the other ones, and always good food and friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great waitress celebrating birthday received free desert how special that was

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RobertJ
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusty Bucket is a great place to celebrate a birthday. We enjoyed the food and our service was excellent!!

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vipWilliamC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We were not seated in the main restaurant area and it was cold and very noisy.

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vipNAdiner
Columbus
63 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful celebration at the Bucket...will be back as always!

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KristaA
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service. I will visit again next time I am in town.

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SusieB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, table was ready and they celebrated our birthdays!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Our server Taylor was not attentive & could care less if we needed anything. The chef actually came to the table to accommodate our requests!

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Cassie
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal & great service!!! I'm never disappointed!!!

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CharlieP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cozy place for happy hour with good cocktails & appetizers

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vippalo143
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to see familiar faces, Anthony and Brooke, behind the bar! They always treat us so well!!

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DanG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we have eaten in a restaurant since last March and I'm so glad Rusty Bucket is where we chose! We felt safe and comfortable. Our server was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious! Well done Rusty Bucket New Albany!

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vipNAdiner
Columbus
63 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Saturday night at Rusty Bucket. Great service and food as always; you can count on that!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. Server was attentive and friendly. Always enjoyable.

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vippalo143
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Bartenders Julia and Morgan are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and prices, especially during happy hour. Our server, Karley was delightful. We love going to Rusty Bucket!

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KimberlyP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

~I love that I was able to make a reservation for New Year’s Eve. Soon as we got there they seated us. I would definitely do that again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for dinner before the New Year. We had reservations and heard several people trying to be sat that didn’t have reservations. Good thing we used open table 😉 They were quite busy so food was slow to come after we had ordered but we weren’t in a hurry so it was no big deal. Seems like the bar area always runs with a slim staff.
My husband was so pleased with his meal (chicken parm) that he joked about getting another order!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Had vegan options and server was friendly and attentive. Thoroughly enjoyable meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Good great food

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vipcharky
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weird prob weird our bill/tip, but hopefully it was resolved. Food and service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was not so great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual

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CharlieP
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and friendly staff. Enjoyed bottle of wine on half price Tuesday. Can’t beat that. Felt safe and distance enough between tables.

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vipNAdiner
Columbus
63 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening as always at the Bucket! Enjoyed a nice glass of wine and a great meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Server was very helpful. Always a favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience

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vipcharky
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing: food, service and outdoor seating area. We had chicken parm, salmon entree, and meatloaf. All were outstanding. The desserts were the highlight of the evening. We highly recommend the sticky bun bread pudding! Yum!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner experience...service was great, manager helped navigate us to an outdoor table which was very much appreciated; and as always food was excellent!

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DAW1
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service by the bartender. Fabulous martini

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vipDianaT
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

At first, we had to wait 15 minute to get waited on and the restaurant was not busy at all. But thankfully the bartender came over and apologized and took our orders. I ordered the Margarita Pizza, only to be told that the restaurant ran out of Mozzarella.

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RhondaS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience1

I made a reservation for my birthday and they sat us in the bar area. Noise was pretty loud and we had to keep multiple flies from landing on our food. Pretty disappointed to spend my birthday with my kids and have this happen!

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viphappydays
Columbus
41 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside venue

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Friendly and delicious food

Rusty Bucket - New Albany
Responded on August 18, 2020

Hey thanks for the nice compliment! Hope to see you again soon!

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was good nothing to add . This part of the review should be eliminated if you want people to leave a review at all.

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ElizabethH
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always! Felt perfectly safe visiting during the COVID pandemic.

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vipginap
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service and atmosphere are excellent! It would be great if umbrellas for the patio could be upgraded to a larger more comfortable versions to provide more shade.

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JimA
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server was excellent. everyone was very accomadating. The food was good, and nice sized portions. The experience was great!

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Rusty Bucket - New Albany is rated 4.8 stars by 150 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Bucket - New Albany 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.