Rusty Bucket - Rookwood

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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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Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was nothing special. Fries were very soggy

Both seats were really uncomfortable as if someone broke them

G
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good sports bar type restaurant. Burger and drinks were good

OT
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

It took over 30 minutes to get our food.

l
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Not very crowded that evening, but always good.

RK
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our waiter missed ordered our appetizer, but did make sure our drinks were full.

OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Large menu with large portions.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The place is great with kids.

TB
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service.

KS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sat outside, nice evening, good food, great service!

HB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a good experience and the comfort food is 👌

EO
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great place was good but the sever was not that good did not get refills had to ask other severs and never checked up on us

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great Mother's Day at Rusty Bucket! Thanks friendly staff!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

good!! the food was really good and the service was nice!

JF
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Server was awesome! Food so-so. Seasoned fries were VERY salty. Club sandwich was bland. Needed a creamier Mayo possibly. Kind of a dry sandwich.

KW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We were in town for an event and decided to give this place a try. The server seemed in a rush and never refilled my wife’s tea, which we found odd because they were far from busy. Both meals were bland. My burger was overcooked (medium should have a slight pink center) and dry and the bun was heavy and dry. The fish in my wife’s Baja tacos was overcooked and the “cabbage slaw” actually lettuce. The only good points were that the manager took our initial drink order because the sever was tied up and since we don’t live here we won’t have to drive by the place frequently and comment to ourselves to keep driving.

HS
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They comped our meal because I had mentioned that it was my wife and my last date before her knee replacement.

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice staff. Good is good. We had a good time.

f
Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there for lunch, they were surprisingly not very busy compared to our last luncheon there. As always food and service was excellent. I recommend the buffalo chicken sandwich as well as the salmon filet salad.
Always a great place for lunch or dinner with very reasonable prices.

KH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The fish and chips were good, as was the service. However, the beer list was very limited, which was disappointing. There is a much better selection across the road at BJ's. Also, I was disappointment that a side salad could not be a substituted side for a slight upgrade in price. Likewise, the 'dinner salad' was close to $7. Too pricey for lettuce on a plate.

KR
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I usually enjoy eating here. But we had a serious problem with fruit flies around our table. Connor our sever was awesome and took great care of us.

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

The atmosphere made for a perfect evening. Very relaxing. Waitress was exceptional. Very personable. Didn't feel rushed. Our conversation was NOT continually interrupted by the server which is a rare treat!

OT
Cincinnati
183 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for a pregame meal with good food and service. Love the blackened salmon salad and the local.beers on tap.

SD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was excellent. Really only complaint I have is the host. For some reason she felt like she had to repeat herself about our seating situation. It got pretty annoying and any human being can understand not being about to put a high chair at a high top table. After that though everything was amazing. My server was fast, detailed, and we didn't wait on anything.

F
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Fish and chips was plentiful and delicious! I used their wasabi and mayo dip instead of the tartar and that is a must try combo

L
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It is in a convenient location in the Cincinnati area. We met a group before the Xavier game. Food was good, although a few items were served to the wrong people. Their Trio lunch is a great value.

DW
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ended up with 4 additional people and they accomodated us without a problem - service was quick and he checked on us regularly

EF
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fish and chips were pretty good.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good waiter.... hot food...good burgers....nice portions

a
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a great time. Food was very good and we had a wonderful table.

AM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good!! Like taking grandkids here for New Years Eve. Hard to find a place they all like, they all were happy with their food.! Great service!!

EC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating, even when a member of our large party requested to be moved from a booth to a table. Service, food, and atmosphere were great!

W
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed it very much. The service was very courteous and efficient. Since we were not rushed, we were able to catch up with each other.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice evening with a friendly waiter. He did have trouble separating our bill so after the second time we just figured it out on our own. Overall he was very friendly and had very good suggestions when we asked.

ME
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for Happy Hour before a theater visit, and were very pleasantly surprised by the offerings. Brittney was our server, and she was/is wonderful. Wine, pizza, and dessert were all provided as advertised. We were ahead of the crowd (not very busy on a Tuesday) and it was a perfect dinner for us.

d
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoy excellent meals always at the Bucket always. This is a restaurant we recommend.

RC
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Small portions for high price! The waiter was friendly and prompt

SM
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the Rusty Bucket - varied menu, so someone can find something they will love. Can eat healthy if you wish it's a great menu and not just bar food.

We always have good service there - I don't know how they do it but they've never failed!
Highly recommend.

c
Cincinnati
103 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A pretty consistent place for casual food. This time wasn't as good as usual --- they were out of Blue Moon and the blackened fish tacos were overcooked, but still pretty good.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Rusty Bucket is a well ran friendly place to visit. Food was excellent!

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