Rusty Bucket - Dayton

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140 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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 - Dayton during COVID-19

Offers

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

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 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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50% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
43 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, quality and price as usual. Thank you

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PaJa
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food was not very good. I had the baja tacos and they were very skimpy with the fish. One tiny piece per taco. The tortilla was just taken out of a bag and not even heated. It was cold and stale. The street corn was served cold and in a lot of liquid, which is untypical. My companion got the Trio which he said was just ok. Neither was worth the price charged. Maybe in the $8-9 range, but not the $13-16 it cost. Service was ok. Not a horrible experience, but I won't go back.

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TammyG
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing as was all the staff. We love going there.

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I was concerned servers and manager weren’t masked. How do I know if they were fully vaccinated

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The price for value was very poor. The taste of the onion rings were still with me when we got home.

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RachaelA
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food were great. Drinks were pricey.

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vipDavid
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Unfortunately our food was undercooked 3 different times. We ordered salmon and all three times the fish came back uncooked. Unfortunate because this is our first bad experience here. Hopefully the cook will get it right next time.

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vipStacey526
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Our experiences in the past at Rusty Bucket have been good. They must have had an off night. The service was slow and food was not that good. My husband’s Cuban sandwich was burnt! It will be a while for we go back.

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Tater
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seems like they needed help with the beer taps. Every beer we ordered, they were either out or the tap wasn’t working. Blue moon and Stella weren’t available. She kept bringing out samples but they weren’t any where near what we would drink. Overall, the food was great. The onion ring appetizers were small! Maybe 2 for each person.. not my ideal for an appetizer.

Rusty Bucket - Dayton
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars and we're sorry to hear that during your visit our beer selection wasn't up to our standards. There have been some issues regarding beer shipments and availability. We're happy to let you know that our current selection is up to date and fully in stock. Also we want every part of your visit to be top notch; if we ever miss a beat please don't hesitate to let us fix it. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!!

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vipRick
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. Large menu, something for everyone.

Rusty Bucket - Dayton
Responded on May 1, 2021

We're so happy your a Raving Fan of us. Thank you so much for the 5 stars. We look forward to seeing you again Rick.

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KarlaL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for a meet up with family and friends. Food selection could be better but it was good.

Rusty Bucket - Dayton
Responded on May 1, 2021

Karla thanks for the great recommendation; we love to host parties and get togethers! We will be adding some new craft cocktails and dinners to our menu in the next few weeks. We would love to have you stop in a check them out!

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RonB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reuben sandwich was excellent. The service was also.
Thank you.

Rusty Bucket - Dayton
Responded on May 8, 2021

We're so happy to hear how much you loved our Reuben. Next time your in give the El Cubano a try! Thanks for the 5 stars!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last minute team dinner when we came to town. Was easily accommodated. Service and food were great as usual.

Rusty Bucket - Dayton
Responded on May 8, 2021

We always happy to meet our out of town guests and even more happy when we take great care of them!!

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RicL
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Rusty Bucket is dependably good food at reasonable prices. Servise was not as good as usual but adequate.

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AnnS
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always reliable, Good food and service. They are always very friendly at the Dayton Mall location. I appreciate that they keep the restaurant patrons feeling like a safe environment during Covid.

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JeffL
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Whiskey Wednesday. Everything was great; food was tasty and hot, drinks were made just right, and service was perfect. We also like this location because it is not too loud in there. Thanks!

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PattyN
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rusty Bucket. Their food and service are great. Their pandemic protocols are spot on. We felt very comfortable. Thanks to our booking with Open Table our table was waiting for us. Great experience.

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jcindayton
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a nice lunch with a friend, and we had a great time! The food was cooked to our liking and the service was terrific!

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ElliottR
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing burgers! Great beer selection and the fries are the bomb.

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DougB
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Thank you. Baja Tacos were delicious!!!

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MarcusA
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress made sure m.j y daughter and I were well taken care. Would be happy to have her as our waitress every time. Thanks miss cory I'm sure you probably spell it different.

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williej44
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were good. They were quite busy in fact I think they were using every table.?

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The only bright spots of the evening were the appetizer and the waiter. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The brussels sprouts appetizer was fantastic. We finished the whole dish. Here was the problem. We were there on Valentines Day at 5:15pm. The first two beers I ordered were not there and he said they haven't had it in quite some time yet was still on their menu. Then for our meals I ordered the NY Strip steak and my wife ordered the Baked Rigatoni. Wouldn't you know, at 5:15pm on Valentines Day they were out of the NY Strip AND out of the ragout for the pasta. How in the world can you run out of items like this so early in the evening on Valentines Day? So I settled for a Buffalo Chicken sandwich. The chicken was crispy and tender but the sauce was average at best and the bun was stale. The coleslaw was okay. Very underwhelming for wanting a steak. My wife settled on the Pork Tenderloin sandwich. The pork was bland with zero seasoning in the batter. Overall it was a pretty poor experience on Valentines Day. We will not be going back.

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JohnG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had to order an extra order of fries to have a decent amount. It seemed like they took 1 order and split between 2 plates

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places we’ve ever been......coolest servers, amazing customer service and great prices and food!!!!

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BethanyR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had great food! Evan our server was honest and helped us with some menu questions! We celebrated a friends birthday and they set us right by the fireplace! It was a fun evening and we would go back. Drinks were pricey but good.

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vipBobbyK
Hawaii
44 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Then service was excellent!!! Our server was attentive to our needs. The food was also great! A good time was had by all. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service were very good !! Enjoy our meal there

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was really good. Enjoyed the food and the service. We’ll dine here again most definitely.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Drinks were extremely overpriced and you received more ice than anything else. In general everything is very overpriced compared to similar style restaurants.?

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patricial
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our dining out experience! Wish we had one north of Dayton

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TeriO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have a private room for our party of 6. We had the manager AND our waiter attending to our table. We never had to wait for any refills, food or anything. OUTSTANDING service. We all walked away and said that made our dinner so much better than most places we've ever been too.
We got 1/2 appetizers(before 6pm)-wings, peel and eat shrimp, pierogi, cauliflower...all were delicious. All entree's were prepared just right and we enjoyed the meal. Kuddos to everyone that helped make this a great evening. THANK YOU!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience1

The one host was so completely rude it almost made us leave. She couldn’t make eye contact let alone speak when we asked her a question. Everything else about our experience was great besides her.

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Sixsexyladies
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a wonderful time at the Dayton Mall rusty bucket. I was there enjoying my retirement with them. The waitress is were excellent and a manager made us laugh. Food was good all over experience was very positive.

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PatriciaC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very surprised that the fish and chips were priced so high. I have ordered these before and I don't remember them costing so much. They need to lower their prices if the want more people coming in for the food and not just to drink.

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AmyD
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was efficient and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. Always big portions and the service is great. My two favorites are the Fish & Chips and the Cheese Steak. Onion rings are amazing! Also, the manager’s are always helping and making sure your experience is superb!

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ShirleyP
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have always enjoyed our time there. They always take time with our suggestions and everyone says hi and takes time to see how we are.

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RhondaQ
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time there. The food was great, and our server was very good explaining the menu.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rusty Bucket - Dayton using the Order Online button. Rusty Bucket - Dayton also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (937) 436-2426.

Rusty Bucket - Dayton is rated 4 stars by 140 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Bucket - Dayton 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.