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Rusty Bucket - Westerville - Rusty Bucket - Westerville, Westerville, OH

Rusty Bucket - Westerville

4.7
4.7
454 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Rusty Bucket is a casual neighborhood tavern serving the highest quality food and beverage in a “come as you are” setting. Scratch kitchens, fresh cocktails, and the perfect pour are our craft. Our associates are welcoming, and our hospitality naturally makes us the local hub where friends and family frequently gather to share in a good time.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 31 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (614) 890-3663
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Michael Coleman
  • Neighborhood
    Columbus
  • Cross street
    Africa Rd
  • Parking details
    Ample Parking spaces in the attached parking lot, steps from the door.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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Offers

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

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM,Fri - 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Half Priced Apps; $12 Pizzas; $7 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 454 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Columbus

    American

  • Columbus

    American

454 Reviews
  1. RachelB

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! Our server was wonderfully sweet!

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  2. SusanG

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Whiskey Wednesday and Sam and Betinna. Great service

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  3. Heidi

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all thought at the table which was four of us for what we ordered it was over priced a lot for sandwiches salads and a special at $75. There were two drinks per check, but still seemed very high.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and dinner were perfect. Our server was excellent.

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  5. LarryG

    Columbus

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sam and Bettina are awesome. Love the meatloaf and 3way chili

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  6. Enjoyable

    Columbus

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took our two young grandsons, ages 5 & 9, to Westerville Rusty Bucket. Entire experience was awesome! Service was amazing & food delicious! We LOVE this restaurant & go there often!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was great, service outstanding and the food was delicious!

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  8. SherriR

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner, just what we wanted ( had the fish sandwich and fish & chips)

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  9. djonjko

    Columbus

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fun place with fun people to watch the Super Bowl! The food was as very good as usual, and the service was excellent. Ben at the bar was on top of his game! Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service by Aaron. Food arrived fast and was very good.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good meal & fantastic wait staff. The bucket punch is a great house drink. There aren’t many old reliables anymore. But our local RB consistently hits the mark.

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  12. CharS

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went early so the noise was less. Very good food.

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  13. DebbieL

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered Cobb salad. Raspberry vinaigrette dressing tasted a bit odd. After leaving I was sick remainder of the day.
    Rusty Bucket - WestervilleResponded on February 9, 2024
    The information regarding your experience is very important to us. We take these issues very seriously and would like the opportunity to ask a couple of questions to ensure this is handled properly. Would you be able to call the store directly to speak with any member of our management team?

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  14. Gdog

    Columbus

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    None better than Hyde Park. Best steaks and service.

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  15. MRGDB

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great service. We enjoy the atmosphere and personnel.
    Rusty Bucket - WestervilleResponded on February 6, 2024
    Thank you for the compliment. We always attempt to have a welcoming atmosphere for our guests and we are elated to here you enjoyed your experience.

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  16. KarenH

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was there for 614 week, the menu was great. Their salad was fresh and delicious and my favorite beef stroganoff was one of the choices and as usual it was awesome. I’ve never had dessert there but the cheese cake was great. The chocolate cake was very good also.. I snitched a bite of my friend’s.
    Rusty Bucket - WestervilleResponded on February 6, 2024
    Thank you for the great review! We are excited you joined us for RW. It's always exciting to see a favorite menu item with such an awesome deal. We look forward to preparing the stroganoff for you again.

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  17. MichaelK

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time with friends. Food was great and server was great.

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  18. JoyceW

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value and food prices. Great happy hour. Our waiter was excellent!

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  19. ClintH

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed ourselves. Food was really good. Bloody Mary’s were delicious!!!

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  20. SaraS

    Columbus

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Busy Friday night. Open table reservations got us right in. Server was so busy and kept our drinks filled with a big smile. The manager stopped over and was funny. Food was delicious as always.

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  21. KimK

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there at New Year’s Eve so I am sure that the kitchen was busy but I would not recommend the Fish and Chips. They were dry and rubbery- maybe over cooked? The New York Strip wasn’t very lean and the sliders were just okay. The fries and the chopped salad were great! It just a very cool vibe. But, I did better quality food from a Cameron Mitchell subsidiary.

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  22. DianaT

    Columbus

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated as soon as we arrived. Our service and our food were excellent!

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  23. MattB

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love the Rusty Bucket and always stop here our first night in town. Great Bloody Mary’s and the double nickel salad is always a hit. The French Onion soup was fantastic! Our server was prompt and friendly. We’ll be back’

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our experience was positive. Our server was great! She was attentive and friendly.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there, awesome experience. Food and service outstanding.

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  26. dpx55

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Lots of options and combos available. Service was fast and friendly. Reasonable price for a sit down lunch.
    Rusty Bucket - WestervilleResponded on December 14, 2023
    Things are always changing and staying up to date. We are very happy you enjoyed and shared your experience.

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  27. Enjoyable

    Columbus

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Westerville Rusty Bucket is always wonderful! Great food, awesome service & friendly employees!
    Rusty Bucket - WestervilleResponded on November 25, 2023
    Thank you. Thats what we are here for and hope to provide you the same service again soon!

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  28. John

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service. Had Buffalo chicken and Rubin sandwiches both very good. Fries and onion rings were excellent. Waitress was good and patient.
    Rusty Bucket - WestervilleResponded on November 12, 2023
    Thank you for the remarks. I can't get enough of these two sandwiches myself. Try the Buffalo Chicken in a tortilla wrap next time!

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  29. Enjoyable

    Columbus

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & service was excellent. Rusty Bucket in Westerville is our favorite!
    Rusty Bucket - WestervilleResponded on November 12, 2023
    Thank you for listing us as your favorite out of all stores. We take pride in that!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    For a Friday night it would be a typical dining experience however it seemed the waitress was lacking in paying attention.

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  31. Enjoyable

    Columbus

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rusty Bucket in Westerville was awesome, as usual. Friendly & knowledgeable staff & great food.
    Rusty Bucket - WestervilleResponded on November 7, 2023
    Thank you so much for your review. We all take pride in what we do here at RB Westerville.

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  32. bucyguy

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First of all, we sat in bar area and had excellent service from both a young man and young lady. They were attentive and beyond friendly with great personalities. I had the mushroom flatbread and it was delicious. It had a variety of mushrooms and the cheese was really great. Rusty Bucket is always our go to restaurant when we great service and awesome food!
    Rusty Bucket - WestervilleResponded on October 24, 2023
    Thank you so much for the review. I will certainly pass off your kind remarks to our Monday crew, they will be happy to hear they gained another raving fan.

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  33. JaniceR

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Was able to reserve table a day before so when we arrived, we were immediately seated. Waitress was great. Love that they have happy hour from 3-6 so we had drinks and appetizers for less $.

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  34. ScottH

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go to place, we don't expect perfection and are never disappointed. Food is good, comes well prepared and hot. We were there at dinner on a Saturday and it was a little hectic so service was good but not outstanding, we will be back.
    Rusty Bucket - WestervilleResponded on September 25, 2023
    Thanks for the great feedback. We hope to see you soon.

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  35. Lynn

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place to enjoy a good meal and visit with friends. Our waitress Chrissy was excellent
    Rusty Bucket - WestervilleResponded on September 25, 2023
    Thanks for letting us know about your great experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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  36. Garbonzo

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and brew was great as usual. And our waiter 415 Benjamin was the best ever. We’ll be asking for him in the future.

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  37. FoodieMJ

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The AC was turned up too high and we were cold. The food was quite average. It’s a decent place to go for a quick bite, but probably not worth the price. There are better options.

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  38. ALT123

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was wonderful, kind and quick with their service!! Food was great, as always!
    Rusty Bucket - WestervilleResponded on September 3, 2023
    Thank you so much for your remarks. We certainly appreciate it as we always attempt our best services.

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  39. TerryS

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a party of six arriving at different times. Our waiter, wish I could remember his name, was absolutely fabulous! He dealt with our staggering arrivals beautifully and enhanced our good moods. I had the fried fish and a little disappointed In quantity. I seem to remember Old Bag of Nails had larger portions. Overall it was a very positive experience. I’ll recommend Rusty Bucket in Westerville!
    Rusty Bucket - WestervilleResponded on September 1, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 star review Terry. I am happy we made your night great and look forward to taking care of your party in the future!

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  40. DebS

    NT

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as always!! Thank you so much!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rusty Bucket - Westerville using the Order Online button. Rusty Bucket - Westerville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 890-3663.

Rusty Bucket - Westerville is rated 4.7 stars by 454 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Bucket - Westerville does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rusty Bucket - Westerville

400 Polaris Pkwy, Westerville, OH 43082

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Africa Rd
  • Neighborhood
    Columbus
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Ample Parking spaces in the attached parking lot, steps from the door.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Michael Coleman
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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