Rusty Bucket - Hilliard

4.4
117 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 - Hilliard during COVID-19

Offers

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

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tue - Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Half Priced App's & 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!

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 117 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Margem
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a good meal and Tiffany our waitress know how to make it perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad time! Sorry, I don’t remember our servers name but she was awesome. Best Bloody Mary’s!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server had a few larger tables , so Our service was slightly on the slower side, we were not greeted promptly.
We ordered quite a few appetizers for our table that were very good. Love the chicken fingers there. Other patron at the table ordered a pizza , and he got his last ... just as most of us were finishing up our meals.
Food was good on a whole , and would return and recommend this place. I would just chalk the service up on this day as just okay... because most times it’s not like this. More people were out than normal so I guess servers are going to have to step up their game as restrictions are lessening.

Rusty Bucket - Hilliard
Responded on April 12, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you had a great visit with us and we will use your feedback as a coaching tool for our team! See you again soon! Sincerely, Britni Lemon General Manager

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LauraA
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Food was not that great....average to below average for the price

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TomP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Reserve table for ncaa game. Told slam dunk special wasn’t available. Asked for manager she stated the special was only during game time. I had to point out it was game time ... No apologies

Server was also unfriendly-

Tainted my feelings towards Hilliard rusty bucket and whether to patronize the place in the future

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jimE
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service and safe eating facility. Food was good.

Rusty Bucket - Hilliard
Responded on March 27, 2021

Jim. thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you had a great visit with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Britni Lemon General Manager

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SethD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good joint to have food. Very good menu and the food is very solid. The drink list does allow for quite a few options.

Rusty Bucket - Hilliard
Responded on March 11, 2021

Seth, thank you so much for your review! We are thriled you had a great visit with us and we cannot wait to see you again soon! Cheers! Sincerely, Britni Lemon General Manager

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vipJill
Columbus
35 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

It could be that it was a quiet week night, but we were getting ready to leave before any one sat us at our table. They took a while to recognize there were people waiting. The service was also slow. There were only a few tables and it seemed like our server was not very attentive to us.

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BethK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! Our waitress Sarah was great and so was everyone that came by our table to talk to us!

Rusty Bucket - Hilliard
Responded on February 16, 2021

Beth, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your Valentines Day with us here at the HIlliard Bucket!! Sarah will be so happy to hear that she made your celebration that much better! We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Britni Lemon General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server Tara was fabulous. Engaging but professional!

Rusty Bucket - Hilliard
Responded on February 1, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of your time with us here at the Hilliard Bucket! We are thrilled you had a great time and loved your server Tara! Come back and see us again soon! Sincerely, Britni Lemon General Manager

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CiaraR
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and they were closed when I got there

Rusty Bucket - Hilliard
Responded on February 1, 2021

Ciara, thank you for your review! We are happy we were able to serve you some great food even though the circumstances weren't what you expected! Please come back and visit soon where we can provide you with the full dining experience! Sincerely, Britni Lemon General Manager

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PamelaM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated by fireplace on a cold day - barriers between tables and booths. Had a nice relaxing lunch with a good friend.

Rusty Bucket - Hilliard
Responded on January 14, 2021

Pamela, thank you so much for your review about your experience with us here at the Hilliard Bucket! We are so glad you enjoyed a cozy lunch with your friend and we can't wait to see you again soon! Sincerely, Britni Lemon General Manager

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Teresa
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Made reservation, table ready, waitress was attentive and food was good.

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CrystalS
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went for lunch to catch up. The food was great! The service was great!

Rusty Bucket - Hilliard
Responded on January 9, 2021

Crystal, thank you so much for your review! Love that you and your friend had a great visit with us and we hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Britni Lemon General Manager

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiffany was our server. She was wonderful. Food was delivered very fast.

Rusty Bucket - Hilliard
Responded on January 5, 2021

Lisa, thank you so much for your review!! We are thrilled you enjoyed your Sunday Funday with us and we can't wait to see you again soon! Sincerely, Britni Lemon GM

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here. Everything about our experience was great from the food to our server.

Rusty Bucket - Hilliard
Responded on January 5, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5 star review!! We are so happy your first dining experience with us was fantastic!! We look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Britni Lemon GM

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corbetl2
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Service was excellent. However, the food was swimming in grease. Had an artisan pizza and the Philly cheesecakes sandwich. Both so greasy and sloppy they were difficult to eat. Kettle chips were stale. High prices for such low quality fare. Very surprising as I had read such positive reviews before going. Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Flexible when I ordered an off-menu grilled chicken sandwich that was delish!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT experience! Our first time there, and now one of our favorite restaurants. The portions you get are amazing and the food/service is even better!

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melissav
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salmon dinner was great, as were the Blueberry Bellas.

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vipFrequentdiner
Columbus
143 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to watch football 🏈 😍. Incredible food. Luv the atmosphere

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vip2naplesdiners
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Ordered fish and chips. Fish was dry and the tartar sauce tasted like it had sat in an opened refrigerator for a while and tasted terrible. Ended up not eating it. we were with other people so didn't want to make a big deal out of it. waitress wasn't attentive at all.

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ChristineH
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun x w friends. Our server Tiffany was fun & efficient
Food was very tasty. Great casual dining restaurant.

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vipHawk02
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was fantastic! Definite value during happy hour!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to meet friends for a casual dinner. Our server was delightful. Will definitely return.

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vipJennymac
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience as always. The bartender is very engaging and friendly. She always knows our drink order when we sit down.

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vipStevenB
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Rusty Bucket is always a good place to grab a casual bite to eat and a cold drink!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

This was, honestly, one of the worst dining experiences I have had in a while. We should have known it was going to be bad when, after we added to the waitlist thru OpenTable at 6:50’ish we got a call from the restaurant to make sure we knew they closed at 8. When the 5 of us were seated Britney got snippy when asked if they served Coke or Pepsi (since it wasn’t on their menu). When we ordered 3 of the part ordered off the restaurant week menu and two did not. She insisted to get their dessert ordered (part of the special) when they ordered their meals. For the other two she did not offer any add-ons like salad or anything, just moved on to the next person. All of our food was delivered by food runners and Britney was rarely around. When she was she seemed more interested in us leaving than our satisfaction. When it came time for dessert the 3 desserts were brought out and at NO TIME were the other two asked if they would like any dessert (or refills) and one person’s glass was removed with the other dishes. One of the people who did not get dessert was obviously annoyed and no attempt was made to remediate the situation. This is not a place my friends and I will be returning to any time soon, if ever again.

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MaryannY
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I ordered the chicky chicky bowl. It was good but not much chicken in it.
The bread pudding is the best .

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MicheleV
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for 614 Restaurant week and the food was fantastic as always. If you have not tried the S'more Brulee, you should.

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vipJill
Columbus
35 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We came in to enjoy restaurant week. The prices on their website were different from their printed menus, but they were willing to correct that. We went there because they have good gluten-free options. Unfortunately, the kitchen messed up and didn’t make the meal gluten-free so we had to wait about 30 minutes after our salad was served to get our meal. There was nothing done to try to provide compensation for their mistake. They apologized, but didn’t offer anything additional. It left us feeling under valued as a customer.

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debbie
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Table was ready and we were not rushed. Enjoyed our time there!

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vipStevenB
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a pleasant time at the Rusty Bucket in Hilliard. Good food and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Family came in from out of town. They have dined at another Rusty Bucket before and wanted them again. This was our first time at this location. Our waitress took everyone’s drink orders, with exception of one person. She never asked again. Our meals came out in two’s. With about 10 minutes between!!! I have never seen this happen anywhere before. Our waitress spent very little time at our table and did nothing to earn her tip or a return visit from us.

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ToddM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Good food and drinks. Did not have to wait long for food after ordering

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vipStevenB
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice atmosphere and pretty tasty food. The drinks seem a little pricey even during happy hour.

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VickiW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food! We had a wonderful experience!

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Vacationtime
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We ate on the patio which was nice except one of the other tables had a child that screamed a lot. It was nice to see that they brought back a bigger menu with a lot of the same things that were on it before especially the trio.

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ChrisZ
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience celebrating our grown son’s birthday. The Rusty Bucket is amazing at serving their customers as well as honoring the rules of the health department. Our server, Tiffany, was the best! Everyone had an awesome time.

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vipStevenB
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an enjoyable experience at the Rusty Bucket

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rusty Bucket - Hilliard using the Order Online button. Rusty Bucket - Hilliard also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 777-5868.

Rusty Bucket - Hilliard is rated 4.4 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Bucket - Hilliard 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.