Rusty Bucket - Mason

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$30 and under
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American

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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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OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good and service was fine but not exceptional

SL
Cincinnati
60 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

HORRIBLE....We've been many times..this one was awful..in all aspects...the server, the wait to get served, the amount of time to get a drink...cold food...not complete food when it came out...just TERRIBLE. Need to fix this problem

w
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Taco salad was s mixture of lettuce and sour cream surrounded by a couple tablespoons of ground beef.
Click enter on my dinner salad was dry and stale. Had to ask for salt and pepper.
Place was half empty on a Saturday st 7. Now I know why,

h
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food choices and awesome service, I highly recommend. Outside setting is also available.

OT
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Rusty Bucket is a fun family venue with good food at great prices. It is a friendly place with great menu selections. I love their blue place specials on food and drinks!

H
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food and service were mediocre. Not sure we will be going back anytime soon. Don’t go thirsty, refills were hard to come by.

J
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was abysmal. Not sure what happened to our food order but after ordering and sitting for thirty minutes without seeing the waitress we had to get up and look for her to ask. Table seated after us finished their food by the time ours arrived. No apologies or acknowledgement. Once it came food was fine for most of us. Codwich sandwich was tasteless.

W
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came in for the weekend from Nashville,TN to go to Kings Island. We decided on Rusty Bucket based off the reviews online. Best decision! Food was incredible. Can’t wait to come back for a visit!

M
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was a bit early, but she sat me right away. Food was very good and they were very accommodating when my friend’s soup was not hot enough. I had the wedge salad with salmon.

D
Cincinnati
169 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We participated in the tornado relief promotion and enjoyed the food and service. Had the bucket of shrimp and Reuben which were bot excellent.

CK
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Waited 15 min for our first beer then ordered again but never got them until we were finished eating. Very upset had to wait for our drinks

JW
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I have been to this location 4x in the past 2 months and have finally learned my lesson. If you go here, plan to wait. I thought the last 3 times were because it was a Friday or Saturday evening at prime time, but this time was a Friday at 5pm which is fairly early. There was barely anyone in the restaurant yet our food took 35 mins to come to the table. With kids, that is just too long to wait!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Mother’s Day

JR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly and courteous staff. Fun atmosphere. Bloody Mary’s are excellent!

OT
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was poor

4
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tuna wrap was delicious

M
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great! We would defiantly go back.

ES
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Interesting and lively place that we enjoyed for the most part. Service wasn't the greatest, but wasn't awful either (seemed like they may have just been a bit shorthanded). Food was very good, again for the most part (I loved the fish and chips, the wings were phenomenal). Definitely a place we would go back to when we're in the area.

D
Cincinnati
169 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoy coming here as the food is a good value and the service has always been good, in fact, this time our server was most attentive.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent customer service!

j
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I was impressed that they carried Rogue on tap, but was a little disappointed at how expensive it was. I had the Philly, but it was lacking the proper quantity of peppers and onions that really make a Philly a Philly. They have no grilled chicken sandwich (a fairly generic staple), which is my go to when I don't want a burger. My wife had the fish and chips, and it was adequate, but nothing to write home about.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visiting from Indiana

JR
Cincinnati
43 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy the casual atmosphere and good food.

BD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael our waiter was GREAT...I was a server years ago and you never hear enough good things you only hear the bad...

CM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was helpful and charming. Shes a gem!!

KP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The hostess was not organized ... didn’t even look at my Open Table reservation... took them 10 mins to find us a table.

ID
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food always good. They are busy , be patient. Always seated promptly with reservations. One of our favs.

MM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great except it was St. Patrick’s Day....and there was no Irish music!
We asked the server if she could change it to play Irish Music...and she said she could not -
Because it is corporately controlled. Someone should tell Corporate that if you have a bar, and
It’s St. Patrick’s Day....they should consider playing Irish Music!

SG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Our waitress spilled water all over 2 people at our table. Barely apologized but instead offered an appetizer. Food took forever and when when finally arrived, one person did not have their food. Food was cold and disgusting. The beer was GREAT!

AF
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We were in the side room, and the sound was kind of loud from the tv. The weird part is that the sound was not for any of the tvs in the side room. It was for a different channel we weren't seeing. Anyway, good service and great food.

BS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Friendly wait staff but, kitchen needs a chef with better cooking and plating skills. Fish and chips greasy with poor presentation, french fries majorly over salted, fish tacos cold and dry, key lime pie thick and chewy.. (preordered desert over phone and wish I hadn't)
Really the worst meal I've had out in a long time.
Big disappointment for sister's birthday.

ML
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I ordered the Philly Cheesesteak which was awesome. My husband did not care for the Italian sub.

RB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great night but $9.00 for a shot of beefeaters is outrageous- and small shot at that- food and service was good

OT
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brown dog café was an exceptional experience. Being from out of town on a business trip, I was quite surprised to find this place for a quiet dinner. The service was great, the food was great and I will be going back next time I’m in town.

I had the raspberry ice tea cocktail, the mushroom soup as an appetizer and the poutine for my entrée.

All were fantastic!

OW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emma our waitress was very nice.... food was great ....bloody Mary was even better. Nice casual spot

AJ
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service has been extremely slow the last two visits to the restaurant. Adding to the frustration was that others seated around us after us, were served before us. Our order was very simple and wouldn't have taken long to prepare...a bowl of chili, a taco salad, and a 3 combo with soup, salad, and a turkey club sandwich. Though we did not say anything, our waitress came to our table 3 times to apologize for the delay so you know it was bad.

n
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rusty Bucket offers consistently good food at an affordable price.

PB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have already referred our friends and family
to come there. The food , service , atmosphere was great . We will be back

PB
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was very good. Waiter was very attentive & when food was ready appreciated extra staff help to deliver food to table. Reservation was ready on time. Had small child with group & sitting staff made sure crayons etc were available to entertain. Great experience all around.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation wasnt ready for 35 minutes. The room the hostess was planning for us, the previous

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