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Rusty Bucket - Westerville

4.6
4.6
366 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern (RBRT) welcomes you and is committed to providing a safe dining experience with genuine hospitality. RBRT is using all reasonable efforts to comply with CDC, State, and local safety guidelines. All RBRT locations use the iWave air filtration systems and maintain stringent health and safety protocols. If you have questions about our practices, please ask a member of our restaurant management team. Thank you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (614) 890-3663

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Coleman

  • Neighborhood

    Columbus

  • Cross street

    Africa Rd

  • Parking details

    Ample Parking spaces in the attached parking lot, steps from the door.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Offers

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

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM,Fri - 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Half Priced Apps & 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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What 366 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday. Great service
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Waited 20 min after being seated to be waited on. Server was wonderful
  3. d

    djonjko

    Columbus

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy the Rusty Bucket-Westerville. The service is excellent, and our meals were delicious. We enjoyed our meals at the bar. Best Happy Hour around for deals on appetizers, pizzas, and beverages. Thanks to the bar staff for the super enjoyable evening.
  4. D

    Dawg

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Server seemed uninterested. She didn't write anything down and our orders had many errors. Multiple requests for missing or wrong items.
  5. w

    wville

    Columbus

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great food at Rusty
  6. k

    kate

    Columbus

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Fries were cold, fish was good. Restaurant was crowded, loud, and a little understaffed. Our server did an amazing job!
  7. D

    Dbld

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had excellent service celebrating moms 92 birthday. Thanks!
  8. OS

    OrinS

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We were in a corner booth, needed my cell phone light to read the small print on the menu it was so dark. Music was too loud, had trouble hearing each other.
  9. T

    Tomas

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a good meal at this Rusty Bucket in Westerville.
  10. S

    Sueann

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful Service, Fish was very good, Noise level was a little loud tables are close together all in all wonderful place to eat
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to bring the family for everyday dining. Awesome happy hour and their salmon salad is amazing!
  12. S

    Stuffauface

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met an out of state friend here for dinner. We are locals who dine here a few times a year. I like the El Cubano sandwich and the sirloin chili. I'm also a fan of the French Onion Soup. My wife likes the meatloaf. Server was Sam and she was 5 star as well.
  13. LR

    LarryR

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect except we made reservations for the bar area and were sat in the back of the restaurant.
  14. K

    Kimmie

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for happy hour and ordered 5 appetizers at half off and shared them with the table. It was all very good and the service was excellent. We had mushroom pizza, chicken tenders, buffalo wings, nachos and a salad. Everything was great! Great atmosphere!
  15. E

    Enjoyable

    Columbus

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seating, service & atmosphere were outstanding. Food was delicious! Love Rusty Bucket!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant. It is one of my favorites that I like to visit as often as possible!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for family dinner with a toddler. Food and service was great!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter, do not remember his name, was absolutely amazing!
  19. E

    Enjoyable

    Columbus

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our friends’ 50th anniversary. All food was delicious! Server was fantastic!
  20. D

    Discerningdiner

    Columbus

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and very knowledgeable, efficient and helpful service. We have eaten the Rusty Bucket on Polaris many times and have consistently had the same good experience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern Territ

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Excellent service! We always have a great experience at the rusty bucket. Thank you!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food1service1ambience5
    Waiter was non attentive - food was cold - but manager was helpful
  23. LG

    LarryG

    Columbus

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Came for pizza. The pizza oven has been down for 2 weeks waiting on a part. The 55 salad was bland.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service! Food good. Will be back!
  25. L

    Landingsgal

    Columbus

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was also the bartender! She was sweet, warm & welcoming and prompt! The food was delicious as always!! I ate at Brio yesterday and it was AWFUL! It was so nice to have such a positive experience following such a bad one at a different place yesterday! Nickel Salad was delicious & fresh! The 1/2 club had think tender chicken! Yummy! Thanks Rusty Bucket! My dining companions had equally positive experiences and loved their salads & French Onion soup as well!
  26. VD

    VonD

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall good experience and food. No complaints.
  27. R

    Ryan

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a good choice. Spicy chicken sandwich and Chicken Parm are amazing.
  28. m

    mrsnic

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Our server was excellent, we were seated right away, food was good and exactly as ordered. The only problem was it was freezing cold in the dining room. I even brought a light sweater because I know restaurants tend to be cold but I was still miserably uncomfortable and couldn’t wait to leave. Even my husband was cold and he’s NEVER cold. It should be a clue when the staff at the hostess stand were wearing heavy sweaters or flannel shirts. I get it’s summer and hot outside but it was ridiculous
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience!
  30. M

    Muffysue

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Menu items not as appealing as they used to be.
  31. TS

    TimS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My hamburger was tasty but two thin patties together to make it look thick. The noise level was low enough to carry on a good conversation without undo raising of our voices.
  32. L

    Landingsgal

    Columbus

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal at Rusty Bucket as always!! That’s the reason we love to go there. We consistently get great food and service!! We all 3 had very different things; Reuben & sweet potato fries (YUM), sliders, done to perfection (juicy and bun toasted but soft, double nickel salad with the best salmon in town! Excellent!!
  33. JR

    JaniceR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a great time at Rusty Bucket in Westerville. It was a beautiful day, all the windows were open. We sat outside and there was a nice breeze. The only negative that we had for the whole evening was that no waitress came to our table to help us for at least 15 minutes so I stopped one going by and she stopped and became our waitress. From there on, it was perfect. There were people talking, but nothing so loud that we couldn't hear ourselves think. The food was delicious! Two ordered the salmon dinner which is divine. One ordered chicken parmesan which she loved; the other ordered meatloaf which she had planned to save 1/2 for today at work, but it was so good, she ate it all. My son-in-law said Rusty Bucket has the best teriyaki salmon in all of Columbus and I agree! Had delicious desserts also: 1 cheesecake w/strawberries, 1 huge brownie with ice cream, and 1 strawberry short- cake with ice cream. We shared them among the 4 of us.
  34. J

    Jason

    Columbus

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We haven't been to Rusty Bucket in many months after they changed to a new menu, but decided to give it a try again. Happy to report that the food was back to normal and amazing. Whole family enjoyed each meal they had, great margarita! Server was excellent. We will be adding this back into the rotation for sure.
  35. B

    Baker

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upon arrival our hostess was alert and aware of our request for a table and not a booth. We arrived a bit early, but she didn't seem to mind. A member of our party was arriving later than we were and the waitress was so kind and patient. Greatly appreciated. The amount of food we received was huge and needless to say we took home enough for a second meal. Thank you Open Table and Thank you Rusty Bucket of Westerville, Ohio. The Bakers!
  36. SF

    SusanF

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious & service was exceptional!
  37. BJ

    BuckeyeJ

    Columbus

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious lunch on Wed May 4. A power bowl and two nickel salads one with chicken and one with salmon. Just delicious ! Service was excellent! Only concern was the lighting in the restaurant, seemed very dark. Love the Rusty Bucket
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We reserved a table at this restaurant to celebrate my sister’s graduation and they even let us bring in balloons to the table. It was great and the food was amazing.
  39. d

    djonjko

    Columbus

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In making our reservation, we politely requested a booth in the bar area. When we arrived, the hostess took us directly to the table we hoped to have! The service was spot on, and our meals were delicious. The beef stroganoff is always a winner. Great service, great food, and great atmosphere! Upon request, we were able to watch the Blue Jackets game on one of the several large screen monitors in the bar area. If only the Jackets could have won over the Penguins, the evening would have been perfect...
  40. G

    Gdog

    Columbus

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food came out cold but was quickly fixed

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rusty Bucket - Westerville using the Order Online button. Rusty Bucket - Westerville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 890-3663.

Rusty Bucket - Westerville is rated 4.6 stars by 366 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Bucket - Westerville does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Rusty Bucket - Westerville

400 Polaris Pkwy, Westerville, OH 43082

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Africa Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Columbus

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Ample Parking spaces in the attached parking lot, steps from the door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Coleman

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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