Rusty Bucket - Mason

4.6
189 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 - Mason 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 - 8:30 PM, Tue - 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 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!
What 189 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We never heard of the Rusty Bucket, but found it on Open Table! From start to finish, we couldn’t have been more pleased! The food was delicious, and everyone left full and happy! I can’t wait to visit our Indianapolis location!

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vipRudyL
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent! Ava did a outstanding job as always! I asked her to bring me a beer in 10 minutes and as soon as finished the beer, she was at my table with another one! She is on top of her game and I always ask to sit in her section! The food is excellent as always and their draft beers are always very cold! Keep up the great work!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend this location. I wish I could give a half star, as I don’t think it’s a five, but it’s not a 4 either. They are definitely not where they were prior to the pandemic, but it is still a great restaurant.

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JillB
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grown ups and pre-teens in our party were all pleased. Will definitely go back.

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Haywood
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to eat and meet with friends and associates

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a date night here and was in and out in 30 minutes! Not even kidding. Food was delicious and service couldn’t of been better. Definitely wouldn’t mind going back here again

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bettyb
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food great. Service great and attentive. Room temperature too cool. Most of our party cold ,next time will try to remember to bring a jacket.

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KenB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Habanero wings were darn good. Our waiter was super friendly and everyones food was hot and tasty.

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SoulPug
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outside dining area has been greatly improved and is very inviting. Even though our server was slammed he was excellent and efficient. His name is Shawn (not sure of spelling). Our food arrived quickly and was well prepared and a good value. We love The Bucket!

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SandiS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. Quite noisy but we were sitting in the middle of an open room.

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mistynight
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

the food is good usually, service was slow the night we were there...did get a free dessert because of my birthday....this came through email, by joining their club....

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BobP
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was delivered cold. Server was very pleasant but absent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rusty bucket is a gem! The entire menu fits most pallets. You could visit everyday and get a different taste. We love it for date nights or even family nights. It fits any need. We now look for it when we travel. Great place. 5 stars!

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LyndaS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great - we got seated promptly and a waitress arrived at our table right away to take drink orders and ask about appetizers. Waitress continued to monitor our table to be sure we didn't need anything. Food was great as always. Would highly recommend this restaurant as a casual place to eat with great food and service.

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GaryM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Sit anywhere but the bar area if you and your party want to have any kind of conversation.

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SallyJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good quality food & pleasant service. Reservation for a party of seven was honored right on time

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vipCurtisR
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was really great. I thought the water tasted off though

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ltlrosie
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best AUTHENTIC Cuban Sandwich north of Miami! Shishito peppers are great, too!

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BarbaraG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food,great service. Too cold so bring a sweater.

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Ninlow
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food, waitress didn’t know much about the draft selection or seem friendly with food choices there. Other than that it was great.

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huggiebear
Charlotte
43 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice facility in restaurant area. Good for watching the game, family dinners and nice outdoor patio. Diverse food and beverage menu. Only complaint was cleanliness of utensils, appetizer plates and glasses. Maybe they have hard water but everything look cloudy. Our appetizer plate had stuck on food particles.

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DeniseC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from front door to table. Great food!

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Lorraine
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The kitchen was very slow. It took us over 90 minutes to eat our family of our 4.

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KristiR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful and understanding on are party size. We had over the ten limit, they set us up in a seperate room but the tables were seperate as needed. We had the room to ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The menu is the same but Rusty Bucket has COMPLETELY changed their food. They used to be my favorite restaurant but ever since they’ve reopened (due to COVID) it’s terrible! This was my 2nd attempt, at a different location, thinking the the first was just a fluke… I was wrong! They have changed all of their most popular dishes; everything is way too spicy and way too overcooked! Very disappointed. The only thing that will get me to go back is the margarita...so happy they didn’t mess with those!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We never received our appetizer and all the food was super salty; even the kids macaroni and cheese. I love salt but My French Onion soup was even too salty for me to eat.

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bucksgal
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Our waitress had no concept of social distancing. She literally got right in our face to look at our menu because she didn’t know what a Chardonnay was. It was extremely uncomfortable. I understand you take a risk to go out to eat but zero safety measures were taken on her part.

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KerryS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kaylee is the best server - she goes over and above for her customers!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

In town visiting Great Wolf Lodge. Great location, great menu. Fun tavern atmosphere. Our server wasn’t the best with recommendations..... but it all worked out great. Going back tonight.

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MichaelC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was no aspect of the meal that was not incredible!

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TroyT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always had a good experience at the rusty bucket

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LyndaS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very pleased with our visit to the Rusty Bucket. The food was great as always and service was fantastic. Our waitress was very friendly and patient with us as we ordered. I felt safe in the environment and everyone seemed to be wearing their masks unless eating. I would highly recommend as a place to visit for drinks and dinner.

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Luv2flydl
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice variety of menu choices. Our server was excellent.

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for the kids! Love the happy hour and menu options

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vipVicki1
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was fine, service ok. It has gone down in both since we were there last about a year ago. Portions seem smaller and presentation down a little too. Cant say food or service bad but definitely not what it was.

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vipMasonDad
Cincinnati
92 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great comfort food, not quite as much distance between parties as I would prefer to see during this time of COVID. But overall good food & experience.

JB
JerrelB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Service was excellent and prices were reasonable.

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vipKath
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had a grammy day with my grandsons!

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Frank
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with great service. The Chicky chicky bowl and the fish and chips were very good. The meatloaf has a unique flavor.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rusty Bucket - Mason using the Order Online button. Rusty Bucket - Mason also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rusty Bucket - Mason also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 339-0150.

Rusty Bucket - Mason is rated 4.6 stars by 189 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Bucket - Mason 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.