Rusty Bucket - Gahanna

4.4
91 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 91 people are saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JulithaG
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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AndW
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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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!

JJ
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
Toledo
11 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
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, good food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
10 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
19 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
7 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
77 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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day. It was great, no waiting, very pleasant server will dine here again for sure.

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EricL
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were both great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were immediately seated while others were told they would have to wait! Our server was excellent didn’t rush us and our food order came out perfectly!
The food was delicious as always!

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BOBnFAYE
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good location, plenty of parking & well lit, good food with ample quantity.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Honestly we frequent Rusty Bucket a lot, just not this location. Service was slow, there was no silverware for our appetizers and we had to finally snag some from a worker passing by a few minutes after our entrees got there. We felt ignored most of the time. I never write reviews but this one seems poorly managed.

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EricL
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The nacho's were terrible but the other 5 meals looked delicious and judging by the look of the rest of the meals and the fact that the plates were clean I would definitely go back again just not get the nachos. Nachos tasted like velveeta cheese, yuck. Also, I wouldn't get the beer from Heath it was super bitter. They say it's bitter but boy howdy was it bitter. I don't know that I've never left a beer half full before in my prior 50 years but there's a first time for everything. I know this review is relatively negative but the food everyone else ate looked and was reviewed as great by the family. Mine just wasn't very good but again, I would definitely go back.

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BOBnFAYE
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, good value, good location, easy parking, well lighted parking lot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We reserved a high top by the bar. Instead we were seated in a table the furthest away from desired location. Other than that little slip everything was great. We will be back again.

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vipintotrack
Columbus
127 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our first visit to this particular Rusty Bucket. It was a pleasant experience. Both of us ordered the combo of 1/2 turkey sandwich and soup & salad. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant. Nice job!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Exact same meals purchased and one steak cooked fine the other was very tough with too much fat on it. Broccoli wasn’t cooked and was very cold but not frozen. Not good to leave hungry. Waitress was very good. This is no reflection on her.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We met there with friends to watch the game and was pleased with our experience. The only thing negative is their prices are a little high on everything!

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notafoodiebutlikestoeat
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I and my family were very pleased with the food and service.

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Mammy
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with the service and quality of food. They were busy but they didn’t rush us.

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vipWLZPA
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had to wait for some members of our party to arrive for almost 1/2 hour. The waiter never made us feel like we were imposing. The place wasn't packed, but some places make you feel bad when you are waiting and not ordering much yet. He was very good at keeping our glasses full and was wonderful when everyone arrived and we ordered.

I will definitely go back. They made this awkward situation pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service! Just curious why didn’t I get points for this reservation?

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Definitely a new go to for a casual dinner!

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

Rusty Bucket - Gahanna is rated 4.4 stars by 91 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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