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Rusty Bucket - Westerville

4.5
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163 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 163 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lori
Columbus
3 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
16 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
72 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
17 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!

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vipEnjoyable
Columbus
44 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since we’re on a salt free diet, the server & chef worked together to make us DELICIOUS Salmon dinners with no seasoning. Everything we had was juicy & flavorful! We appreciate the accommodations they made for us.

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vipNugget
Columbus
38 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was personable & knowledgeable abut the menu offerings.
The food was delish & attractively presented.
We will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my father to celebrate his birthday. Everyone at Rusty Bucket was great. The food was awesome as usual. Our server was outstanding.

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BarbaraH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice spot for a working lunch. Very friendly staff.

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vipTerryL
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Chicken Parmesan and Fish & Chips Dinner. CBC beer very good, nice and cold.

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AmyJoeSurfer
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the go to place for our kids. Always have great service and food.

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vipDianaT
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to OpenTable, we were seated as soon as we arrived! There were alot of people waiting in line to be seated. Our Food was amazing as always! I am SO THANKFUL for OpenTable

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TheSykesFam
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ava was a wonderful server. Very accommodating and kept our drinks filled.

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vipCarol
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is always great and waitress super friendly but did order sliders with no onion and that didn’t happen and not liking that you took the appetizers sliders off menu

Biggest thing I don’t like about rusty bucket is when we order a side salad we never get it until meal. The salad should always come first. We even asked for it when waitress came by and were told I will try but I already turned in ticket. Still didn’t get it first. Only place I know if that does this.

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vipDouglas
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Upon check in to get a high top for our reservation we were led to the main seating area. I think there is a disconnect between your open table interface. I selected "high top" seating. As regulars, we know there are only a couple of those in the bar. we ended up sitting at the bar and enjoyed our meals, with great service from the bartender. Just thought I would point this out.

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terrir
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very crowded. Tables were very close together. Waitress was very busy. But was very accommodating. Food was good

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday for friend

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vipClydeC
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salmon was awesome and the green beans perfectly done.
Our server Ben was great!

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vipGaryDog
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great.
Great food.
Great value especially at happy hour.
Fantastic service.

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Alicia
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We come often, but this visit... The NY strip and kids burgers were extremely overcooked.

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AlexJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our Servicer Ben was awesome. Happy, personable and provided the best service that we’ve had a a while.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and food!

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Savorist
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Even though we were early, we got seated promptly. Our server was friendly and attentive. The sirloin chili was one of the best chilis I have had. One of our party members loved the Cuban sandwich and sweet potato fries. There is plenty of variety on the menu. Definitely recommend.

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JodieS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation fir breakfast with santa per your website and table reaervation. Get there with my 3 kids and to find out it was at 8 30 am. Heaerbroken

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vipKarenD
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ben was excellent. They are trialing new menu. The new meatloaf is very good however we like the previous meatloaf better.

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 163 OpenTable diners.

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