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Rusty Bucket - Hilliard - Rusty Bucket - Hilliard, Hilliard, OH

Rusty Bucket - Hilliard

4.5
4.5
265 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

8:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Dining areas

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–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (614) 777-5868
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Kristina Cromley
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest Columbus
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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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; $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 265 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Columbus

    Kid-friendly

  • Columbus

    Kid-friendly

265 Reviews
  1. KellyS

    Columbus

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my wife both enjoyed our meals. It was relaxing and we had a great server.

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  2. JasonH

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waited hour for cheese nacho appitizer for it to come out luke warm took another 35 mins to even place the order took 45 mins for order to come after asking 5 times how much longer the people behind us came after us ordered recieved and left before ours even came out. The sliders, bacon cheeseburger and quesidilla was all cold.. this was our first time there and wasnt happy..

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Our server, Rachel was amazing!

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  4. James

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Did not get correct food. Waitress didn't speak when she brought our food, so she did not even ask if we needed anything else or food was the right stuff. Will NOT recommend to anyone.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and the food was excellent, we ate at the bar and the noise level was respectable. I will definitely be coming back in the future.

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  6. KimB

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate in the bar area. It was quieter. We had good service. Loved the Cobb Salad.

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  7. DorothyP

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hostess and waitstaff were very helpful and knowledgeable of the menu and cooking of food to preferences.

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  8. MaryK

    Cleveland

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food fun atmosphere for a busy Friday night! Thank you Grace for excellent service!

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  9. JillB

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had not been to Rusty Bucket in awhile but the food was outstanding. Our server did a great job of meeting all of our needs. We sat by on the patio by the fire and the ceiling heating lamps were on as well which made our dining experience pleasant and enjoyable. Our entire party of six was impressed. Rusty Bucket deserves the highest rating! Thank you!

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  10. WayneR

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken Parmesan was overcooked and dry, not very flavorful. Will not order again. Fish and chips - the fish tasted greasy and wasn't very flavorful. Fries were not "crispy" but limp. Strip steak had no visual appeal and appeared like old meat when served. Not very flavorful. Happy that we made reservations as the wait time was over 30 minutes. Waitress was great. Left her a nice tip.

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  11. PamD

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The floor manager was able to answer questions for a dairy free entree. Our server Abby was great!

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  12. CalebB

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and good ! Highly recommend the nachos or buffalo chicken sandwich !

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  13. jjules

    Columbus

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and low key atmosphere. Kids meals are great, too.

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  14. Lisa

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Eric was GREAT! Timely, personable and knowledgeable of the menu options. Checked back often. Give him a raise! We were the old couple on 1/6 and my husband called him Jerry by mistake lol.

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  15. NicoleK

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The host was very nice and seated us right away. The server seemed a little put off. (Last time we were there we had such OUTSTANDING service, that this was a little disappointing) Overall, a good place for a casual bite in the neighborhood!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Madison was very attentive and the food and atmosphere were top notch! Truly enjoyed ourselves!

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  17. KevinLeo

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Food is always amazing! Server was very friendly and did a great job!

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  18. marvins

    Columbus

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very busy and noisy. Waitress very busy and needs help to fill drinks etc. She was very good but seemed overwhelmed. Unorganized is best way to describe the front desk.

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  19. LoriC

    Columbus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The guests who had the Fish and Chips said their meals were good. The Chicken Parmesan was edible. Wouldn't order it again and couldn't even finish it. A guest who had the French Onion soup had eaten a third of it before finding a round melted plastic item of unknown origin at the bottom of the bowl. Ruined the entire meal for them. The manager did comp that meal obviously. Pizza was fairly good for the guest who ordered that. Wasn't impressive enough for any of us to return.

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  20. SteveW

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to the restaurant for a holiday work function. Service was excellent. We had a great time.
    Rusty Bucket - HilliardResponded on December 8, 2023
    Steve, we are so happy to hear that you were provided with excellent hospitality for your holiday work function! Thank you for your feedback, and we hope that you continue to enjoy this holiday season :)

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  21. IstvanH

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner with a party of four. We were served quickly, efficiently, and politely. Waitress always had a smile. Single starter (nachos) was plenty for four. All four of us had different main courses. All tasted incredible, portions were large. Skipped dessert, but will definitely have some next time.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Pizza was way over cooked and hard. Salmon salad seemed like side salad portion for $19. Also I had a gift card and the app wouldn’t let me use it.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food sucked and the staff totally botched my order which caused me to pay for food I didn’t intend to purchase. My meal was supposed to be topped with chili, and for some reason they decided to serve and charge me for an extra chili bowl appetizer. Seriously, who would order that much chili? they had one football game on every single screen in the building.. and the score was 49-17. This was my first and will also be my last visit.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good solid go to restaurant in Hilliard with consistent food and service

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  25. CindyF

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious soup & salad. Love the ambience at this location.

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  26. ClaraW

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pizza was excellent!! Nicholas the waiter was superb an asset to your restaurant!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good. Enjoyed the Nachos. Not to crowded.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was fantastic! Thanks for another great happy hour experience!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were delish, and service was excellent!

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  30. Dave

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very disappointing, especially since we've had good experiences here in the past. Service was very slow, even though the restaurant was only half full. My fish was very overcooked and dried out.

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  31. Steakhouseseeker

    Columbus

    257 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    257 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Awesome food as always. Service was ok. Great location. Great food options

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  32. DebbieW

    Indiana

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and fun celebrating Father’s Day! Highly recommend this place!

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  33. Heika

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going to the Hilliard, Ohio location. The service is top notch and the food never disappoints.

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  34. AlyssaY

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and quick. We were caught in traffic and our reservation was still honored.

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  35. MMPSUT

    Columbus

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was phenomenal and the food was good. Food is a little over-priced, especially the sides - but it’s Cameron Mitchell, so what do you expect?

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  36. Heika

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We made a reservation and were promptly seated. Service was outstanding and the food was excellent. One of our favorite Friday evening go to places.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the wine!

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  38. PaulD

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a mini reunion there on Mothers Day, needless to say it was a busy day but everything went very well, there were 10 of us and everyone had a good time. Thanks.

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  39. AmyM

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rusty Bucket in Hilliard is OUTSTANDING! Food was amazing, and our server Joey was PHENOMENAL!!

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  40. Rebos

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, as always, and Madison was an excellent server

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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 - Hilliard using the Order Online button. Rusty Bucket - Hilliard also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 777-5868.

Rusty Bucket - Hilliard is rated 4.5 stars by 265 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Bucket - Hilliard 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

8:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rusty Bucket - Hilliard

3901 Britton Pkwy, Hilliard, OH 43026

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Northwest Columbus
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 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
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Kristina Cromley
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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