Rusty Bucket - Sarasota
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.
Happy Hour!!! M - F; 3-6pm Anywhere in the Bucket!
Multiple dates available
Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PMHalf 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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
We had an awesome waiter and he was so nice! Everything was so delicious! We will definitely be back again!
Waitress was superb and food was great. Love outdoor dining too
Everything came out quick and was tasty. Great value during happy hour.
Glad that they take reservations, don't understand why all restaurants don't.
Pricey. Had the corned beef special on st. Patrick’s day. Disappointing! Also server made mistake on bill by forgetting to charge for that meal. Wasn’t even busy. Probably won’t be back.
My absolute favorite restaurant! I get the chicken tender BLT and my husband gets the cod and they are always fresh and delicious! Our waiter was fantastic! He explained in detail the items on the menu and sold me on a margarita. I would give Rusty Bucket more than 5 stars if I could.
Took 30 minutes for waitress to make it to table and they weren’t busy at all!
The pizza is great and the service was very good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
We love Rusty Bucket... Always good food and great service. We can't wait to go back!
Very good service and started with Greek salad to see what to expect and it was excellent. Had Fish and Chips and done very well no grease light flakey. Nice atmosphere.
Varied menu. Food properly prepared and served. Competent server
We had beef stroganoff which was quite tasty and my wife had their meatloaf. Meatloaf was good butnot as special as advertised. However, the mashed potatoes were cold and the green beans not very flavorful.
However, have been there before with much better results.
In every case, the restaurant’s service has always been very good.
Music too loud.
Food was ok, service was terrible. Wasn’t busy and it took a little over 2 hours to eat and pay. We tried this place because we just moved to the area. We were looking for a sit down meal, but definitely had not planned on a place that was half empty taking forever. It was mostly because our server was too busy flirting with a few girls out to eat with their parents. So low class and annoying. Won’t be back.
Love sitting outside with a view of UTC Christmas lights and horses on carriage coming around the circle. My son got a free birthday dessert
Seated outside and watched the Christmas light show on New Years Eve. Food was good and service was great. Definitely will be back.
Everything was great. Better than expected. Will return again.
Hoosier tenderloins are great. Reminds us of the ones from home, Indiana!
We love the food, beer, and atmosphere at Rusty Bucket. Our waiter, Brandon, was awesome!
No thank you.
Not for us...cheap fried bar food
The food and service were excellent!!! As we visited during, or just before the UTC light show and we happened to be seated near an exit to the patio, the noise level was a little high and, unfortunately there happened to be some rather rude guests that we dealt with. We will purchased a gift card and we will definitely be back for another visit!
Good for casual dining. Our waiter was excellent and a lot of fun. Menu choice was good and satisfied everyone.
Had an amazing first visit at Rusty Bucket. We sat outside right by the huge singing Christmas tree so had an AMAZING view!! Our server was Matthew and he was great! We had a small child with us and a teen and he was so helpful and friendly. Food was amazing. Prices were a little high but the food and service were definitely worth it!
We ordered the salmon, salad with salmon and the pork tenderloin. My salad with salmon was very good and the other enjoyed their meals also. We also ordered the plain cheese nachos (very average) and the half pound of boiled shrimp which I enjoyed. The others found too spicy. Wish they had paper menus. Great seats outside to take in the UTC light show.
COVID protocols being observed well, not intrusive in any way.
Food was great, service good other than a minor mix-up which didn't cause any grief.
We'll definitely be back!
The holiday season is rolling along with the light show and music. We sat outside, the music was very loud. They had space heaters so everything was warm. The parking is along the street. If you are disabled and in a wheel chair the place is mildly challenging inside. Food was good, the service was slow but they are socially distancing and cleaning. All in all very enjoyable.
Always hard to find a place that satisfies different dietary needs. This place checked all the boxes and the food was tasty. Our meat eaters enjoyed their burger, our vegetarians also enjoyed their burgers and our vegan loved the vegan bowl. My only negative is that once again, the cost for the vegan option is outrageous- rice and veggies should not cost more than a beef burger!
I didn’t realize that the restaurant has a dark “pub” feel. Too expensive for mediocre casual food and definitely missed what the restaurant’s “draw” or specialty was.
It was a special Sunday lunch with a guest so should have chosen differently. Probably great happy hour and casual fun dinner spot! But just didn’t meet our expectations for this occasion.
It was loud because the Christmas music was playing outside the restaurant. The food was average,but high priced. Our server was nice. Nothing special about it to make me want to come back.
Amazing service, food and environment! My family of 5 ate there prior to Santa’s arrival at UTC. It was a perfect way to start our evening. The food was delicious, the ambience was not louder than usual conversations taking place and our servers were phenomenally attentive! We love eating at the Rusty Bucket and will definitely be back!
We had a good meal and Patrick was an awesome server. Be sure to try the new mushroom pizza.
Waiter was nice, timely, and responsive but was not wearing face cover consistently.
Food was great, server was nice. They forgot my sauce that was supposed to be on my burger because I ordered it bunless, but then I mentioned it and she brought it on the side, so that was good :)
Always polite service and never disappointed in the food. Gluten free beer and menu options.
We sat at a high top in the bar area. The bartender was VERY good. Knew everything about the menu and had a great personality. We’ll be back.
My favorite restaurant! Great food and service.
Mark the bartender was very enjoyable. Entertaing and helpful. Will make a return visit.
Service was awesome, margaritas were great and the food was yummy! Burger, pizza & fish tacos, everyone was happy!
Our server was great and the food tasted awesome. Can’t wait to go back and try something else.
You can order delivery directly from Rusty Bucket - Sarasota using the Order Online button. Rusty Bucket - Sarasota also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 355-6666.
Rusty Bucket - Sarasota is rated 4.5 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.
Rusty Bucket - Sarasota 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.