Rusty Bucket - Rookwood

4.5
115 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 - Rookwood during COVID-19

Offers

  • Happy Hour!!! M - F; 3-6pm Anywhere in the Bucket!

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - 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 Apps & 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 115 people are saying
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Eliza
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good! Did not all come out at the same time (even sending out partial meals), and one person had to wait an extra 15 minutes for her food. Staff was excellent, as were the desserts!

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vipAlicia
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Charlie was a fantastic server for our party, including our little girl.

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GrantS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by before heading to the ballpark. Service, food, ambiance were all excellent. Fish tacos were particularly good!

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BeckyE
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD WAS GOOD WITH NICE SELECTION AND KIDS MEAL CHOICES TOO

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vipRickK
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Good was cold and tasteless

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diverwln
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Two people had meatloaf and said it was good.

One if them ordered French Onion Soup, which was served luke warm and had to be heated up.

Trio option was good, but sandwich bread was slightly soggy from mayo. Probably because I asked for chili to come first and the kitchen/staff isn't set-up to prepare this offering in phases. I did not complain, this was a minor issue.

Cost of offerings and the atmosphere are in line with similar style restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so nice and food was great!

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Roslr
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waitress was very good. Drinks were very weak. I asked for a double and received 3/4’s ice in a tall glass! My husband ordered a bourbon on the rocks and his too was very light with lots of ice. It was way too expensive for what we received. The food was great though.

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KarenNKy
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Juicy Lucie and Pierogi (cheese & potato dumpling, polish kraut, garlic cream, bacon butter) Happy Hour special is yummy.

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YOLAUNDAR
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brittney our waitress was wonderful. Management was attentive! But we received the wrong order. I would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Server was great and food as well.

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DebbieN
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a perfect place to celebrate Mother’s Day after a little golf - food & drinks were excellent!! We will be back!!!

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JohnO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food: Salmon, rigatoni, wings and especially the Brussels Sprouts was very good. Prices a little expensive for bar food, but reasonable for what you would pay at a more upscale restaurant. Service was very pleasant with no issues (though probably a bit understaffed, given Mothers Day.)

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katiee
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding!! My family (5 kids included ages11,12,13,15&16) and I absolutely loved it! We will definitely be back in the future

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vipPreggoDoc
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Chavez was attentive and friendly with our big family (6 kids). They have plenty of large booths to accommodate us. The menu has something for everyone, even our pickiest. Rusty Bucket definitely fills that spot for us for casual, comfortable food. My son said it was the best fish and chips he’s had. I enjoy the Buffalo chicken sandwich and the Cuban. Husband likes the tenderloin sandwich. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great appetizers

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SarahT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good dinner but a bit crowded. They did try and spread out the tables

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Georgio
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner with family

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Crissy
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing and friendly!!

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vipamyw
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Menu had a good variety of options...including some healthly choices. Food was very good.

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vipRAGnote
Cincinnati
62 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We always enjoy the Rusty Bucket. The codwich sandwich is really good. My wife had the philly cheese steak and she really liked it.

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DestinyH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food! Everything was great.

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RobertM
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at a Rusty Bucket and we were very pleased. Menu and drink selection are huge. Had a reservation so we were seated quickly. Waitress says right over to get our drink order and discuss apps. Drinks were out quickly followed by our app. We got the nachos which were great and huge.

For mains I got s Reuben and my wife got fish and chips. My sandwich was amazing and my side of sweet potato fries were probably the best I've ever had. Seasoned great, crunchy on the outside yet fluffy on the inside.

My wife's fish was great but her regular fries fell flat. They weren't as well prepared as mine. Not bad though. The sweet potato fries had set the bar to high maybe.

The place was clean and adhering to all Covid guidelines if that is important to others. Will definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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Nick
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Buffalo chicken sandwich and fried pickles were really good. Not the best spot to watch a sports game

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Outofbusiness
Cincinnati
40 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Starting out waiter spilled a beer all over my husband and trout he was doing us a favor by not charging us for it. Meanwhile my husband’s shoes are ruined and he had to pick broken glass out of his pants. Will not go back. Very disappointed and food was cold and overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Our server was Chavez. He was amazing, very attentive. Our food was good! Unfortunately the bar was extremely slow so we had to get out last drinks to go! Understand things happen, we waited almost 20 minutes for a sangria. Won’t be our last visit!

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jeffm
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was quick, server was outstanding, and the menu is extensive - the children's menu is the best I've ever seen!

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Sugarmagnolia
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Rusty Bucket is a fun place to hang out. The drink selection is good, the food selection is good. The food was delicious and presented well, and the service was outstanding.

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Foodie
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The servers were very welcoming and friendly. While my food tasted great, I felt like portions were very small and I was surprised it did not come with any additional sides.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place to meet and watch a game.

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BryanM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time to the Rusty bucket. let me say that I really appreciated the way your reservation system works. We arrived at our table was ready for us. We had the peel and eat shrimp, having your wings and beer cheese hamburger. All were cooked to perfection. Your facilities were clean and the wait staff was attentive. I will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Went for my birthday. I think the manager came over right away to get our drink order. Food was really good. Our server was also part of the bar staff, had to ask another server for water and waited awhile for a second drink. We will go back for sure. It’s a cool place.

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AlexH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding and was very pleasant and friendly. It helped to make it an enjoyable meal

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Edward
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Bar Food and good place to watch sports. Great Service.

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DanS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and great service, especially happy hour.

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luv4food
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great pizza and salads. Service was very attentive. Great place to grab a quick bite and drink.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation for outdoor dining. When I got there, they said they had given their only outdoor table to a walk-in. “Sorry.”

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vipBPalsule
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT service and food! Nice, small, cozy restaurant.

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vipTinaG
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very accommodating to let me have my small dog on the patio. Excellent cosmo, burgers. Waitress familiar with menu and spot on with details. Friendly and efficient service really made the difference.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rusty Bucket - Rookwood using the Order Online button. Rusty Bucket - Rookwood also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 841-2739.

Rusty Bucket - Rookwood is rated 4.5 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Bucket - Rookwood 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.