Rusty Bucket - Mason

4.5
176 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!

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 176 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BobP
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
3 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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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
2 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
91 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.

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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
2 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.

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Bkdouble
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lots of sports on tv and good food at a good price. Service was nice.

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ChrisC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BeccaA
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was one of the best waitresses we have ever had! She was super friendly and very helpful! Would definitely come back!

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BernieH
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience,, Good food, good service,,, Overall V. G.!

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LyleK
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had lunch inside. Service was attentive. Food was good. Busy, but not crowded or noisy.

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vipKathyH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

I’ve been to a few restaurants since Covid started and all but this restaurant have taken the 6ft distancing between tables seriously. Will not be back to the Rusty Bucket until they follow the Dept of Health rules or covid is gone. Our server was lovely but the management and hostess team do not care about following safe distancing practices.

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vipKatie
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Bring food and no silverware. Took more than 5 minutes to get silverware and even longer to get ketchup...but fries were eaten by then anyway. Very disappointed. Will be a long time before we go back... if ever.

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MelissaA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 8, so we had a private room. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. Food was great!

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MorganS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and food! When we’re back in town will go again

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KatherineB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and even better food. Fun for the whole family.

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vipDewey
Cincinnati
196 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have enjoyed going to Rusty Bucket during Covid as we feel very sure there was social distancing and their cleaning efforts. Food and service have always been very good and this was no exception. Love the bucket of Peal and Eat shrimp.

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DanaR
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, loved it! Definitely going back and trying the one in Columbus as well!

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vipAnthonyG
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food.

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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 4.5 stars by 176 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.