Rusty Bucket - Worthington

4.5
112 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 - Worthington during COVID-19

Offers

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

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Tue - 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 112 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJenniferL
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Louisa is an amazing server! This was our first time to this location. It was awesome! The service was top notch and the food was fabulous. My daughter was super hungry and Louisa got our appetizer out quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and food was delicious!

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jamesc
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was outstanding even with the restaurant very busy, can adequately communicate how impressed I was with service. Keep up the outstanding work.

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Mela
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Mediocre food at best, server was very nice
Slow to get food and drinks, steak cooked MW and should have been MR....fixed promptly but took forever to get food. Restaurant was not super busy either.

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RobinN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall was nice place to grab dinner. My husband had the Philly steak sandwich which he enjoyed. I had the Reuben sandwich, I have had better tasting sandwiches from other places. I also had the onion rings, which mine were cold.

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PamK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waiter was great. Only issue is it took a long time to check us out

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and server were great!! Our server was very friendly and on it the whole evening!!

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Sheila09
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and safety protocols were in place. We had a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kori was really amazing. She went out of her way for. So genuine. A star.

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vipTanj
Columbus
43 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I had a reservation for 6:45 that was “ oops’ed” and given to someone else.
Then I was seated at the bar and told I’d get the first available booth in the bar.
No, that also was given away to someone “who had a fit”.
No reservation.
Next, we were seated with no server or place settings.
I had to stop someone several times to place an order.
The soup came, cold.
Sent back, still came back cold.
Still continued to request silverware.
My Pepsi product with the meal was requested several times...
Picked up at the bar after the meal was finished.
I cannot recall worse service...ever.
You can read all my other experiences, I compliment always.
I will not return.
I will not recommend.
Beyond awful.
Oh and there was not an adequate shield while we waited at the bar as a take patron sneezed and coughed.
No protection.

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DonB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I usually like this place BUT on this night (and some nights in the past as well) the food took FOREVER to get to everyone-- seemed to be a kitchen issue, as our waiter was warning everyone that food was taking VERY long to arrive...we got our main meal before others who were seated LONG before us, yet my wife's dish (chicken parm) was cold except for the very center which was lukewarm.... and then our appetizers came LONG AFTER our main meals.... AND we had to do dessert to go because we had already been there 1 hr and 45 minutes and had to get outta there

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mrswohls
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Right when we sat, we asked that the Blue Jacket game be put on the tv closest to us, as it had just started. We then asked the server to put it on as soon as possible, when he finally came to our table to get our drink order. He ended up taking our entire order, ringing it in, and our salads were delivered before we even got our drinks, and still no game on. Finally, we flagged another server down and asked to talk to a manager.

We explained the situation so far to her, and she was very apologetic, and got the game on for us right away! But then, our server was pretty frosty to us the rest of the meal. We gave him plenty of time to do it it and he couldn't be bothered!!

And then when we left at the end of the meal, to see him actually sitting at the bar, talking to someone and looking at his phone, just reiterated to us that if we hadn't asked for a manager, we might still be waiting for the game!

Yes, restaurants are struggling due to Covid and we are trying to support them by eating out, but we still expect some basic service!! We had to ask for everything! Another water for my husband's empty glass, ketchup and mustard for my son't hamburger that I specified when I ordered. I didn't get the extra glaze for my salmon I had requested but was tired of asking for stuff!!

It's too bad because we love Rusty Bucket but also expect to get what we ask for and pay for, without having to beg for it!

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Dineatyourownrisk
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Tried some new options since we are frequent visitors. Enjoyed our dinner very much. Music is always a little loud and makes it difficult for conversation during dinner.

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PamK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Added another person this visit. Good good snd 1/2 off appetizers great deal

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Cugsie
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always have great meals and great service. My 3 favorite meals are the sliders, strip steak and pan seared salmon. A great place to eat and like the Covid updates and precautions.

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vipMokie
Columbus
57 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. RUSTY BUCKET is always consistent

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vipRimrock
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Reliable neighborhood eatery that has managed well during COVID. Wait staff is very friendly and the menu is simple but perfect on evenings we don’t care to cook.

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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
10 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
31 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
31 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
42 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.

Rusty Bucket - Worthington
Responded on August 18, 2020

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Nana
Columbus
11 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
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very sensitive to Covid issues

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Rusty Bucket - Worthington is rated 4.5 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Bucket - Worthington does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.myrustybucket.com/gift-cards.

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