Rusty Bucket - New Albany

4.6
168 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 10:45 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Tue - Thu 10:45 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Fri 10:45 AM - 3:45 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
What 168 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDougM
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

As usual the fish on the Codwich was very good however they really need to upgrade the bun. It is too small, crumbled and fell apart when trying eat as a sandwich. I had to use a knife and fork to eat it. Also, although this in not the norm, the french fries were luke warm and soggy as if they were cooked in fryer grease that need to be changed.

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DinnerDin
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food & service were great, but it was so LOUD! The 6 people next to us were obnoxiously loud, screaming over each other to be heard. We could not even have a conversation. It ruined the experience. When we walked through the bar area, it was noticeably quieter. Not sure how you control the loudmouths, but I don’t think we will be back. Someone should have asked them to be more respectful of the other diners. They were all adults & did not appear to be drunk, just rude.

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vipHAPPY
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service and food wasn’t that great!

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vipColonelk
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my best friend's birthday and we were not rushed at all. We had a couple glasses of wine; then ordered dinner. Our server Jason was personable as well as efficient. Jason made recommendations and you could also switch out sides. He also brought my friend a dessert for her birthday. Overall, a lovely birthday dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our waitress was awful. It took forever for her to come to our table to get drinks and then she forgot two drinks and mixed up one she did bring. Then it took twenty minutes for her to come take our appetizer order and another twenty to get our lunch order. She walked by our table four times with empty glasses on the table without stopping or brining new drinks. Once we got our food it was cold, clearly she had let it sit in the kitchen forever and when she offered to have it remade it was clear they just stuck it on the microwave. She messed up two of the four orders and it took asking three times to get ketchup and refills. And then she had the nerve to tell another waitress as they walked by our table that we were irritating her. Awful experience will not return to the New Albany location.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was good, but not great

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StephM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

There was an issue with seating us on the patio. There were several open tables, but they acted like it wasn’t possibility to seat us there. I didn’t appreciate the lack of transparency when we were more than willing to wait for a table outside. Overall I wasn’t happy with how we were treated by the host staff. Our server, however, was fantastic and once we were seated we had a very nice experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food as always! Server was not attentive.. only came back once to the table and we never received refills. Friendly server and accurate with order but not present. We typically always have great service here so maybe just an off night. Thanks.

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RebekkaR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a great birthday dinner! Excellent service!

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Cherelle
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The nickel salad with chicken was so fresh and tasty. The fish tacos were flavorful and delicious.

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ScottS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have visited there before. I always like going there for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My previous experiences at Rusty Bucket were not as good as this one. I just don’t think I was ordering the right thing. I loved it this time. The pierogis will keep me coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Been coming for about 2 years now bucket of shrimp keep getting smaller and smaller🥲

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vipfoodhappy
Columbus
75 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food for the money not the best but good for what you pay for would recomend for casual dining

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NotSureWhatToPut
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
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
5 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
8 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
3 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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food at The Bucket

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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
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 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
6 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
9 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
8 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
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was not so great

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rusty Bucket - New Albany using the Order Online button. Rusty Bucket - New Albany also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 939-5300.

Rusty Bucket - New Albany is rated 4.6 stars by 168 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.