Rusty Bucket - Worthington

4.6
155 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 i

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Offers

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

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 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!
What 155 people are saying
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MatthewF
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner

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Cugsie
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love dining out here. The food is great and the staff is so friendly.

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vipBigscoot11
West Palm Beach
26 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Was not happy to have our male host at the door in a tank top T-shirt Not too professional

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vipPamK
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server Sara gave us excellent service!

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vipKarenD
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice table outsideon the patio. The server was nice & efficient.

TJ
vipTheJDS
Columbus
99 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Rusty Bucket is a really consistent with the quality of their food. The Worthington Hills location renovations continue to set it apart with a fantastic patio. On this particular visit it was really apparent that they were short staffed. The pace of lunch was slower than normal, but kind of relaxing and the food was really good. Their burger is hard to beat! We have noticed that the prices have gone up and up, but they are going up everywhere.

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MooD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Glad to see lots of masks, although server needs to cover nose.

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vipPamK
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waitress Sara . She gave us great service!

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LoveFood
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great!! Thanks

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Vickie
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood bar/restaurant atmosphere. Give it a try!

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vipMickey
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food on an outstanding weather day on the patio

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BonnieN
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Seating was ready for our arrival. Our server was very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent. A little pricey.

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vipfun2eatout
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were with three other people and each of our meals were perfect. Our waiter, name which I do not remember his, but he was a big young man. He was super and very accommodating. He was also helpful and entertaining. We all enjoyed our experience.

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PattiC
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kori was an excellent server, very friendly, efficient helpful.

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Cugsie
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner was excellent as usual. The service was great. Prices are always reasonable. Manager came around twice to make sure everything was good.

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Cugsie
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always great. Staff is always very friendly. Prices are very doable.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was extremely slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tacos were pricey. Otherwise good.

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ColleenY
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rusty Bucket menu has something of interest to everyone. The food is always delicious. We sat in a booth in the bar area and even though it was crowded the two bartenders did a fantastic job checking on us and making sure we had what we needed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The hostess refused to seat our party of 2 outside at any of the several tables for 4. Those tables remained available while we ate inside, so all you accomplished was disappointing your patrons.

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BG0411
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we got to the restaurant, there were a bunch of people waiting for seats. A week ago, we tried getting in without a reservation and were told there was an hour and a a half wait. Because we had an OpenTable reservation, we got seated immediately. The service was great and we all enjoyed our food. The French Onion soup was outstanding.

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vipRobynC
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Server was great, food took forever to come and it was cold. Extremely noisy we could hear our party of 3 talk in a booth. We love Rusty Bucket. We will try again and hopefully it will be better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food as always and great service! Thank you!

TJ
vipTheJDS
Columbus
100 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The newly renovated Olentangy store next to The Hills market is really nice now...more windows, better decor. It really needed a refresh. We got to sit outside which is also a really nice renovation. Our server was fantastic, attentive and resolved an issue we had with our son's buffalo chicken sandwich. He gets it every time we go and this one was sub par...the chicken was rubbery, fatty and not fresh looking or tasting. They quickly put in an order for another one and were nice enough to take it off of the bill...which I told them wasn't necessary...we weren't upset or anything, but the first one wasn't satisfactory at all. Their brussel sprout appetizer is fantastic! Plus my baja tacos were excellent, too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Although not that busy, we had to wait

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carol
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and fun. VERY loud

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TracyM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service & atmosphere was excellent! Highly recommend!!

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NickD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We were seated in tables surrounding the bar. The servers were pleasant, but it seemed as if we were forgotten about a number of times. It took close to an hour for our meal to arrive, we were only offered refills on our drinks once, and it took close to 15 minutes to cash out. Total time at the restaurant was about 1 hour 45 minutes. Kind of a long time for pierogies, codwich, and kids pasta.

We’ll eventually go back to the Rusty Bucket as we’ve had many positive experiences in the past. This time just wasn’t the best...especially on a father/daughter date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and service was excellent! Thank you!

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KarenK
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon salad..yum!
Doughnuts for brunch...dip in Carmel sauce

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MichaelB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Food was cool and nothing taste as bad as cold onion rings and fried fish. Booth was extremely tight for four to sit comfortably. Waiter was a friendly young man, but food prep could not keep up with demand and most tables looked to wait around 45 minutes to get their food.

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vipMokie
Columbus
61 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

There were five of us going to lunch yesterday at the rusty bucket Worthington. I had made a reservation in advance. When we got there we had to wait about 10 or 15 minutes to get a table. They told us every Thursday the whole back end of the restaurant was for a special party. I really do understand that they were very busy. our order was a very simple thing and that most of it was a bowl of soup. I was on a tight schedule to get to the doctor and it took over 90 minutes to get food, a check and out the door. He created an overall very bad experience for all of us. If we were told once we arrived that it was going to be that busy and slow we could’ve made other arrangements.
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Kathy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

3 of our 4 meals were served cold. Server tried to be timely, but the kitchen was off their game. Server was assigned to too many tables to keep up with drinks etc.....he tried.

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LAnt123
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at the Rusty Bucket was great. My parents and I came for dinner on a Friday night at 6:30 so I expected it to be busy. Our server, David, was great! He was extremely accommodating and quick on his feet. I had a great experience and would definitely come again. I highly recommend getting the Brussels sprouts to start :)

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vipStevenB
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A nice, cozy atmosphere at the Rusty Bucket - Worthington. Very convenient particularly for those that live in Worthington Hills.

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richards
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

We had lunch here and the service was less than desirable. The server was not attentive and forgot to bring desired condiments, etc. after multiple requests. Three of four meals brought at same time, mine came later.
They have updated the exterior seating but the interior is tired and dark. We have been to two other Rusty Buckets in area and have been very pleased with ambiance, service and meals.

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vipPamK
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was so many people in the restaurant for the first time since Covid. I am wondering if there are way too many people and not social distancing. Every seat at the bar was full

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vipBuckeye91
Columbus
71 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Cory was helpful and friendly. The service was very good. We enjoyed the fish and chips as well.

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StevenG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good food, good beer and drink menu, friendly service. Nice bar area and plenty of screens to catch sporting events.

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MichaelO
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Waiter was awesome and food was great. My wife and I casually mentioned we were sharing our meals and the waiter brought out our food already split. Small thing, but it made our experience that much better.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rusty Bucket - Worthington using the Order Online button. Rusty Bucket - Worthington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 436-2626.

Rusty Bucket - Worthington is rated 4.6 stars by 155 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.