Rusty Bucket - Gahanna

4.3
107 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 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 - Gahanna 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 - 10:00 PM, Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service and food were excellent.

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RhondaS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Unfortunately the food was very gressey and cold. The soy glazed salmon in at the bexley location was amazing but a gahanna location it was nasty.

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Latuan
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the waiter was very patient and friendly towards us. made us feel like we were part of the Rusty Bucket family instead of just customers.

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vipMomof3
Columbus
62 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

You got to try the BBQ Chopped. So so good!

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vipMerHernandez
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great dinner with the family at Rusty Bucket Gahanna just yesterday. We had made a reservation and the table was ready when we arrived. Our server Nina was the BEST, she was so good with our 10yr old daughter and was very responsive to how and what we wanted to order. Also appreciated the manager coming by to check in as well. It really felt like we’re welcome and the staff (all of them, servers, busers etc) did a great job. We can’t thank Nina enough for her great service. As for the food, everything came out at the same time, and cooked very well, nice and hot too. Our drinks were good and we felt satisfied with our meal too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Reservation went very smooth. Good food and comfortable environment. Not the fastest food service and weird infomercials on the tv, but nice overall experience.

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livetoeat
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Our server started out kind of blah and not overly helpful, but lightened up over the course of our visit. The food was ok. The meatloaf was salty and the mashed potatoes were stiff. My drink was very good as was the buffalo cauliflower. The menu wasn’t very extensive and there wasn’t anything that really stood out. Our server said everything is good when I asked what he would recommend. Please instruct your servers to never say that. He did give specifics, but only after I prodded. Nothing was bad, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to come again,

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EllenW
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great. We got the pierogis for an appetizer. They were so good. Would recommend Rusty Bucket. The only reason I gave four stars is because it took a little longer for the waitress to take our order. It seemed like she was catering to the tables that were drinking. She did apologize for the wait and all was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Birthday, didn’t get the free dessert, cheesecake that was offered.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was very attentive and made our Easter an awesome celebration. We ordered the fried fish dinner I asked if it was crispy and she said I can make it extra crispy for you. My father in law said he didn’t like it extra crispy the server said no problem she could make sure it doesn’t come to him that way.. The fish was delicious and exactly the way we all liked it..

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JimW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Won’t go back. Service was not good. The restaurant was less than half filled, but yet took 35 minutes to get the first part of our food, was missing two of the sides and condiments, that took an additional 5 minutes to get.
Food was just OK. Had to request drink refill for one of the drinks. Didn’t bothered to refill the rest since server didn’t ask about the rest of the drinks.
Then we just sat and waited for the check. Intentionally sitting there and waiting to see how long it would take. Server walked in the vicinity of us twice, but never bothered to make eye contact or come over to check on us.
Waited 10 minutes, then finally got his attention as he was cleaning up a separate table near by.
Won’t bother going to any of them again.

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Anonymous
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The greeter was extremely rude when I arrived. Orders were not accurate when the food arrived. Bills had to be adjusted twice before we paid.

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montgomery
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good job with meal

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vipSilly
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

40 minute wait for a hamburger, chicken sandwich and two salads seemed long. Creek salad lacked flavor.
Otherwise it was a good experience.

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KathyH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had to wait a long time for our food. When it did come, half of our meals were cold & half were piping hot.

Our server spent a lot of time talking to a certain male. We had time to watch her since there wasn’t any rush to take our orders or get our food out to us.

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JosephF
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was set up and ready when we arrived. The wait staff was excellent and the food was outstanding.

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JulithaG
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Table wasn't cleaned well! Services was just ok. My margarita was served with a lime that was discolored 🤢! My appetizer was cold. Yes, i was like I'll stay for the main course and guess what! It disappointed me too! Although, waiter tried to fix., it was just no coming back from that! Manager took off my bill . Yet, it doesn't changes the fact that my family night was ruined!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Took a long time to get our appetizers then longer for meal. When we got the food it was luke warm at best. Was sitting under a heat lamp. Large portions and wanted to like it but the soggy fries was a bummer.

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AndW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, & service was excellent also!

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our server was on top of making sure we had an enjoyable experience.

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vipKaitlinK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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JJ1064
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

My wife and I stopped in for an early dinner Oct. 1st. We had the misfortune to be seated directly under the downtube of the overhead air circulator. If there was any COVID in the place, it was being directly dumped on me and my meal. The air was chilled as well. I ordered fish and chips and my fries were delivered luke warm. With the overhead exhaust, the fries became cold, quickly. The fish was warmer but it too became cold soon. I think I ate 4 fries and about 3/4 of my fish. The wine was good. We won’t be returning any time soon, if at all.

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IreneM
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had not been to Rusty Bucket for quite a while and thought we would give it another try after receiving a coupon through email. The food was good and our server was very attentive. She did bring me the wrong meal and later said mine was delivered to the wrong table. She left the other meal so I could eat with the rest of my family and got my original order to me quickly.

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MarkH
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a great experience for the first time during the pandemic to visit Rusty Bucket. I was disappointed that a few menu items were dropped since my last visit (the little hamburger "sliders") but overall good time with friends from out of town.

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Ronnie
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great drinks are a little high priced. Only thing I didn’t like after the food came the waitress didn’t come back until it was time for the bill. I was looking at the bill because my wife gasped at the price the waitress walked but as I was looking at it and says what you don’t trust me.

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ARay
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall I would say our experience was just OK. They were not packed and they have less tables but the service was decent. I would have expected it to be better. In addition I asked for my burger to be medium well and it came out medium rare. By the time the server returned to my table it was too late to get a new sandwich timely. They did bring me another sandwich but my entire family was finished eating and I could see blood surfacing on the new burger. When reheated the second day it was actually ok to eat as medium well. In addition, my husband got the fish tacos and said they were extremely overcooked. The kitchen has some inconsistencies they need to address. I took my burger to go and was not offered any concession. If I had to choose again I would not go back. There are a lot of better alternatives in the Gahanna area. We went there because it was my daughters birthday and she loves the mac & cheese.

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vipCourtneyR
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my modern day “Cheers”. I love this place!

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RichardD
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, good food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were cold, food was hot and service was friendly. A good go to place!

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kristao
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had made reservations for the 'large' group of 8, we were seated right away and the staff seemed to be attentive to our needs. The food took a while to come after we ordered, not sure if that was because of short staff or because of other COVID related issues in the kitchen. Good night with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! First time dining out since quarantine and I felt 100% safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service.

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vipMomma
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was very nice. The server was fantastic. They are providing a limited menu at this time but still excellent value for good quality food.

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CharlesF
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host, server were friendly and offered suggestions to enhance our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

To slow for the place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were greeted and seated by 8, ordered by 8:10 pm and did not receive our food until 30+ mins later. Our dinner didn’t arrive until about 8:50pm. We couldn’t even enjoy our entire food and had to send food back cause it wasn’t ready with our meal. Our server was slow and took over 5 minutes to get to-go bags. We had to have another serve help and complain to the manager about our server named “Leslie”

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DavidH
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very disappointing. Poor service, one wrong order (chicken instead of cheese only nachos), OVERLY seasoned peel and eat shrimp, overly fried items. I received one drink over an hour despite having the above spicy shrimp and buffalo chicken sandwich thus unable to finish sandwich.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day. Food was great. Highly recommended the chicken parm. The chicken was huge. Our server was great, even with the restaurant being busy for the holiday. Will definitely go back.

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vipliketoeat26
Miami
82 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ordered peel and eat shrimp as an appetizer, however, the shrimp were over cooked and dry. Waiter said all the rest were cooked the same way so ALL were dry. The shrimp were removed from the bill. The Lucy burger was really good as an appetizer and worth ordering again. The nacho chips order was very large, however, the cheese became cold quickly and no worth ordering again. The chicken fingers and fries were great and I would order again.
Waiter and manager adjusted the bill and were sorry for the shrimp being dry.

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You can order delivery directly from Rusty Bucket - Gahanna using the Order Online button. Rusty Bucket - Gahanna also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rusty Bucket - Gahanna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 475-4435.

Rusty Bucket - Gahanna is rated 4.3 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Bucket - Gahanna 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.

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