Rusty Bucket - Hilliard

4.4
110 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 110 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJill
Columbus
33 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
1 review
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
20 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
134 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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Jennymac
Columbus
8 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
16 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
34 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
16 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
16 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
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an enjoyable experience at the Rusty Bucket

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite Rusty Bucket! We love the salmon. They fix it just right!

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DonaldB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great my wife just loves the salmon

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BrianPalmer
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always been a fan of Rusty Bucket and the way they have been able to maintain a pleasurable experience in the current situation with Covid is a testament to the great service that they provide!

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vipMissy
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. Everyone has taking the appropriate precautions for COVID. We will be back to Rusty Bucket soon. Thanks

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GretchenT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusty Bucket is a family favorite. We were so glad they were reopening after quarantine. The cleanliness and safety precautions are excellent and the service and food was great!

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ECRhode
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The Double-Nickel Salad was delicious. It was served up differently than in past, which was a platter and now is served in a bowl. I would assume that it's probably a consideration for having the least contact on the serving ware by the server. The guests on patio were spaced well and it was nice temperature and the traffic noise was not too bad. Our server was quick to bring the drinks, but then didn't take our order until I asked another server to alert our server that we were ready. Then he promptly arrived. The food arrived in good time, as did the check!

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CharlotteF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was our first dining experience with 'patio' dining for COVID 19. We appreciated the ability to make a reservation for the patio and we were seated right away. All the staff seemed to be following appropriate protocols and were friendly during the whole dining experience. Look forward to the return of the full menu, but totally understand why it's not in place not. Thanks for making us feel safe to eat out!

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 110 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.