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Rusty Bucket - Westerville

4.5
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184 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.

Safety precautions

Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 184 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRachel
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been here for a while. Love the new menu.

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vipTerryW
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Great daily specials. We enjoyed 1/2 off bottle of wine on Tuesday. RB is our go to. An excellent variety

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience4

We waited around 20 minutes from being seated and still did not have the opportunity to place our order, including drinks. Our server did a pass by and said she would be back, but never returned. The place had multiple hosts standing around doing very little. The management should decrease the number of hosts and increase the number of servers.
We finally gave up and left and went to another restaurant.

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vipTerryL
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service. Better chicken parmesan than a nearby Italian restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, hot food.

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vipintotrack
Columbus
127 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My El Cubano sandwich was very good. The Aztec chowder was passable. Our server was outstanding. We will be back.

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Renee
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great - good recommendations and very attentive. Food was great too.

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PaulW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and we had a very good waitress. Overall great experience

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janny
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four all enjoyed what we ordered, and also liked very much that we could sit almost outside. We hope RB gets heat lamps for colder weather.

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Dsma
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience2

We had a ton of gnats flying around our table. When we told the waiter, he basically just shrugged it off and said they were all over the restaurant. Food was delicious, gnats were just annoying.

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vipGaryDog
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great Service.
Value depends on Happy Hour and coupons. Either is great.
Straight up is a little pricy but what isn't

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went towards the end of Columbus restaurant week and got the $25 3-course special. I get the selection was great and the food was really good. Generous portions! Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Overall a great experience!

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AudraJ
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we have had in a while. Our server Ben was really great. Low pressure but very attentive. I had the blackened salmon in a salad. My daughter got the peroxide appetizer as her meal. That were wonderful. My husband got the Buffalo sandwich which he really enjoyed. I can’t wait to eat here again.

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BuckeyeGal
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great social distancing with other diners, server was friendly, staff had good Covid safety practices. I felt safe dining there!

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Fantastic
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I REALLY LOVED how there were plastic dividers between booths.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great

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vipWehavegoodtaste
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch in the patio area!

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vipx73assoc
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We all enjoyed our food and the service was good. Great outdoor dining area.

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Excellent
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was named Gia, and she did a very nice job!

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JaniceS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 Cousins getting together, 2 live out of town,
and had not seen each other in awhile

Rusty Bucket - Westerville
Responded on August 18, 2020

We are so glad you picked us for your family get together!!

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vipBethAnnD1
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the tables in the bar & had GREAT SERVICE by Hannah Spaeth. She was prompt, informative & polite. She had other patrons but still made time for us.

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Lori
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very comfortable and safe feeling sitting outside. Our server was wonderful and we really enjoyed the food. Looking forward to returning soon.

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vipJTMartin
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, fair price. Please tip well.

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MelissaW
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and service was impeccable! Food is always good and reasonably priced. One of our favorite neighborhood places

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vipGaryDog
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice to see the full menu again.
Also open on Monday now.
Food was very good.
Pizza could have cooked about 2 more minutes. Crust was not crisp enough but still a great Pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at the Bucket and our favorite family restaurant

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Jackie
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Glad to see everyone wearing masks.

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neighborhoodicon
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

RB used to be my favorite spot for lunches and dinners. But in 2019 the menu changed. Then COVID hit. The waitstaff continues to be exceptional. But, the food has been mediocre.

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the burgers and sweet potato fries were fantastic!

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JaneyG
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food . We are on patio and it felt save.

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vipMicheleN
Charleston
78 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful family dinner on the patio! We love the Bucket! Great food!!

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YvonneB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good central meeting spot for friends who live in Cleveland and Cincinnati.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Menu was limited due to covid-19 but we had a good time and service was great

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JoeR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time! Our server was excited that it was. We had a gift card for 25 dollars. We went over by a few dollars. He made it equal the 25 dollars! Great first time.

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BillP
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good selections of food and beer. Pleasant and efficient waitstaff. Appeared to be closely following CDC regulations and Ohio guidelines.
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ChristinaS
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be dining wit friends again. Our waiter Ben Was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love the Rusty Bucket and go often. We have a favorite waitress named Ava who always takes such great care of us. Food is reasonably priced and requesting a substitute or add on is very doable. My husband loves eggs on everything so when he orders his burger he asks for an egg! It’s very low key and a nice place to enjoy good food and a relaxed environment.

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vipkate
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great - reserved a table on the patio

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vipGaryDog
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and server were great.
Hostess was a 2 out of 10.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The last supper!

FAQs

Rusty Bucket - Westerville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 890-3663.

Rusty Bucket - Westerville is rated 4.5 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.

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.