Rusty Bucket - Dayton

4.4
103 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 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.

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Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 103 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GeorgeH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. great time, reasonable, bucket of shrimp very good.

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CandB
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent! We will definitely be returning again.

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PatT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It truly was a wonderful experience. It is my new favorite restaurant.

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CincyFoodie
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great meal and good service.

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GeorgeH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp appet. excellent, so was the rest of meal, will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was outstanding. So was our service. We will definitely go back.

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EmilyS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good here. The onion rings are the best anywhere. I love the ambiance and the service is always friendly.

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patricial
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a family reunion w/son & family - they came from Cincy & we came from Tipp

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JeffL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another nice experience at the Dayton Mall Rusty Bucket.
Great food and drink; great service.
Thanks!

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RicL
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good. Service also good. Will definitely repeat visit.

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vipDavid
Cincinnati
47 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Positive experience, wish the soup bowl was larger.

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NancyP
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Got the salmon. Very good. My husband got the fish and chips, he was very pleased.

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StephanieP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went for lunch on a Wednesday. Food was great. Service was fast.

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Craigmedic
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Party of 10 right next to us was loud but fairly well behaved. Our service was excellent Mgr came around a few times which was nice

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SandJ
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service. Loved the shrimp appetizer! Good beer selection

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TracyH
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love the Bucket. It is always friendly with good food and drinks.

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CarolE
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess and wait staff were the best. Food was delicious!

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MikeJ
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

You wipe down tables you can wipe down salt and peppers. There was none on tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our server wasn’t wearing her mask correctly, but overall, the food was outstanding and everyone was incredibly nice and everything was extremely clean! 😊

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CathyM
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome Back!
Great being back and see some familiar faces! Felt very comfortable in this crazy times.

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vipBobbyK
Hawaii
43 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!! First time back after the shutdown. Service was fantastic and the food was better than ever. We’ll definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service. No wait to get it. We had 3 items off the new menu and they were all delicious!!

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AngelaK
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server was amazing and so pleasant yet did all she could to social
distance and make us feel comfortable. places was not busy at all and was very surprised. overall great time!!

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H2007
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always love Rusty Bucket and was happy to support them opening back up. Hope things go well. Look forward to the whole menu when you are able to. Nice work on the plexiglass in between the booths and all the precautions taken.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was nice. The staff and ambiance were great as well. It seems to be a popular place, many patrons were waiting. I highly recommend making reservations ahead so you don’t get caught as a next available table kinda guest.

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PennyH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service for our party of 8! We came for an early lunch and were seated promptly. Our server was excellent and everyone’s food was delicious, they were accommodating for my parents who prefer to share an entree. Manager also stopped by to check on us. 👍🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our whole experience was fantastic from food to service. Will be back

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BryanB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We reserved seats for 7 ahead of time and when we arrived we waited 15 minutes. The server seemed like a nice guy but we barely saw him. One of our kids in the party didn’t receive her chicken finger kids meal until 10 minutes after everyone else received theirs and he never brought the bbq sauce requested when first ordered the meal. Very disappointed as we have had better times there before but with all the competition around where we can get like meals we will go elsewhere for the price.

Rusty Bucket - Dayton
Responded on March 5, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about your experience with our restaurant! I would love to talk to you so I can apologize more profusely. Please call us at 937-436-2426. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us be better tomorrow than we were yesterday!

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CathyB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great time with friends. Our waitress was funny, bright and very familiar with menu. Food was good and serviced quickly. Atmosphere was casual and friendly.

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AnnaV
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

There was hair in my salad. Server was apologetic and attentive.

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vipShawn1972
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service. Restaurant was clean. Nachos app with chicken was great. New York Strip was a little underwhelming and the overall meal felt a little pricey for what we received. Will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Saturday brunch at the Dayton, OH mall location was fantastic. The food and service was excellent. Highly recommended and will definitely be back

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ShawnJ
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The hostess was rude and we waited 30 minutes past our reservation time. Everything else was fantastic, the food the server and the management team were great!

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LMW48236
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

T I was very disappointed with the food quality. I was in town visiting the University and relied on Open Table reviews to make the reservation. A big disappointment for myself and my family.

Rusty Bucket - Dayton
Responded on February 9, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about your experience with our restaurant! I would love to talk to you and get specifics on how we can improve. Please call us at 937-436-2426. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us be better tomorrow than we were yesterday!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience3

45 mins to get food.

FAQs

Rusty Bucket - Dayton is rated 4.4 stars by 103 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.