Rusty Bucket - Worthington

4.6
95 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 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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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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CherylB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, our server very friendly and the food was very yummy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

I would repeat

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SaraK
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was a perfect location for meeting for lunch with siblings coming from different directions. Plenty of nearby parking. Food was excellent, conversation was easy and comfortable, service was perfect!

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JamesH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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fun2eatout
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding and made our visit more enjoyable. Beer was not bad either!

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vipTimothyH
Memphis/West TN
29 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cincinnati 4way chili is always a good choice but this time is came out luke warm instead of piping hot. Still the taste was great, service was excellent and I will return. Always one of my favorite places to eat in the Columbus/Worthington area.

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vipTimothyH
Memphis/West TN
30 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food. Service was a little slow.

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vipMickey
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food from omellettes to appetizers to salad to rueben sandwich ... met with family from NC and Toledo and they were impressed ... outstanding waiter

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual and homey, perfect for any day of the week (except Monday because they’re closed. Boo.) Excellent service from a happy staff, some of which have been there for years. Oh, and very good food! (Please bring back the ahi tuna wrap!)

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately this was a terrible and disappointing “dining” experience. Table wasn’t ready at time of the reservation, ok no big deal we waited 10 minutes. We sat for a bit before our server even greeted us and took our drink order. Drinks were even slower and our appetizer of shrimp never arrived, our server informed us they were running behind In the kitchen and they were getting some shrimp from another restaurant because they ran out. I said ok skip the shrimp, how long would we wait for dinner if we order now, she told us 30-45 minutes - we had already been there about 40 minutes!! We decided it was best to leave and grab dinner elsewhere. Worst of all we couldn’t even get out, we had to ask the hostess to get the manager to get us our check because our server was MIA!! Manager seemed to be hiding in the back as well, she also told us they were never out of shrimp and she could go back and grab it right away - wtf??
The whole place seemed a mess, staff running in all directions, phone ringing off the hook, several dirty tables needing bussed, people not getting food, people not getting any decent service. Not to mention I think their sole focus was on carry out, the amount of door dash orders/pick up orders I saw fly out that door in the time we were sitting waiting on a plate of shrimp was obnoxious.

Rusty Bucket Worthington completely dropped the ball, worst “dining” experience ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sheala did great!

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RobinG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites, they never let us down. Food is consistent. We ate on the patio and it was a lovey night to meet up with friends and have a good meal.

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vipCelebrate
Columbus
41 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was a fantastic server. Love the new patio too

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We sat at our table for 15+ minutes, not one person, approached us.. we saw other people getting served, and we sat and finally decided to get up and leave. I honestly do not think anyone even noticed.. so who cares?

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vipMickey
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio seating. All safety precautions in place

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TomE
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A long standing great spot for a dinner or lunch. Consistent and always a value with good people taking care of you.

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Nana
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both great! It was so nice to be out with friends again.

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DaveS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My wife got the wrong burger and I was finished with my meal by the time she received the correct order. They gave us the burger for free and apologized, so we were satisfied. Our waitress and the manager were both friendly.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good choice for a night out. Nice upgrade on patio space. Inside is still a little dated but comfortable. Staff was nice and attentive checking in regularly. Food was good but would like to see some expanded options on the menu.

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RickS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken tenders around and topped with their honey mustard sauce, makes them even more incredible. Service was respectful of current heath concerns. Will not hesitate going back.

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BettyC
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service slow
Good was mediocre

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IndyRon
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very sensitive to Covid issues

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vipSlpphd
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

They finally have a vegan option...vegan fried rice power bowl! Yay! It was delish!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Attentive staff

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Hot. Promptly served. We had burgers they were cooked per our specifications. The waitress was prompt and courteous. Would go again

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ReneeC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Sadly the menu has changed to an undistinguished tavern menu. Service was very slow, and the unique ambiance has drifted away. Too bad, it was a family and date night favorite for years.

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vipDinner
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Rusty Bucket food is consistently awesome! Our server was also fantastic. Only reason for lower rating was that we had a 7:15 reservation, and clearly they shouldn't have shown availability or mismanaged walk-ins, as we waited 40 minutes to be seated. We even opened ourselves up to two tables. There were at least 5 tables given up in front of us while we were standing there. Then when our table was actually ready, it took another 5 minutes and i had to ask if they were ready?

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MargaretD
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I made a reservation and we were seated the minute we walked in! I had requested a booth if available and that’s what we got. Very happy!

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vipdummfam
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This Rusty Bucket is remodeling so atmosphere is not what it usually is. Continued great food and service. Our favorite local restaurant.

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LindseyB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We are frequent visitors to this RB location. They recently changed their menu. There is no longer broccoli, carrots or applesauce. All my go to options for kids meal sides. The kids Mac and cheese is also different - sad noodles with melted velveeta is the best description. I tried it and it was THICK. Not a fan of these menu changes. Service is also just okay. Usually on the slower side and our to go orders are almost always wrong.

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MollyC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We chose this location because of its proximity to the highway for our dining partners. We were pleasantly surprised with the happy hour offerings--the Juicy Lucy burger for $5 was a great deal and was prepared very well! Our server could have been a lot more personable. She never smiled (not even once!) and most of our interactions with her were more terse than pleasant. She was thorough and worked efficiently to bring food and drinks, but very obviously wasn't enjoying her job. My rating would have been higher overall if we had been made to feel more welcome. My husband commented that he thought the overall attitude from the moment we walked in the door was similar to our server. Weird--we've had good service here before!

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vipOhioChaplain
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always great service and good food at The Bucket. THe Worthington location suffers just a bit from a total lack of natural light and the chaos of outside construction, but is convenient and has an excellent staff.

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vipMickey
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the beef stroganoff

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vipGahn
Columbus
31 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was very busy. But our service was very good with an attentive waiter. The food was also brought out in a timely manner. My only point of disappointment was that our burgers were over-cooked . They were ordered medium-rare and served well done.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The service was slow and she was rude. We waited for 20 minutes or drinks to arrive and 30 minutes to place our dinner order. Love the Buckets, but not the Worthington location.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went on New Years Eve and were seated in a reasonable amount of time. Service was good but our food took forever. There were lots of grub hub orders from the bar but shouldn’t customers sitting in the restaurant come first. Then when we did get our food, quality was not up to par. My fish was cold and soggy, my sons pizza was cold. Then my husband had to wait 10 more minutes for his pizza and they didn’t leave off the onions as he requested. We were afraid to send any back because we were starving and it took so long the first time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

2 of our 3 meals were cold. It was New Years Eve and busy but we still expect to have warm food. We told waitress as an FYI. We weren’t expecting to get a free meal but it just seemed they didn’t care that much.

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vipTerryL
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and Club Sandwich. Disappointed with the draft beer selection. Much better selection at the Westerville location, especially for IPAs.

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vipthebolt
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall our usual experience with the restaurant. Food is typical bar food and service the same. Codwich sandwich was way over cooked, so hard my wife couldn’t break through the crust but the waitress immediately took it back to be remade and brought a basket of fries for my wife to nibble on while she waited. They made it right, so that’s a plus and she kept checking on us.

FAQs

Rusty Bucket - Worthington is rated 4.6 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Bucket - Worthington 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.