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Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
7800 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43235-1354
+1 614-436-2626
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
12 Sep 2017
“Needs a menu re-do”
5 Jun 2017
“Good for lunch”
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American, Bar, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
7800 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43235-1354
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Colleagues and I eat here every so often, I've also been to other locations. All the same, okay but nothing to rave about. Chain (Cameron Mitchell) needs to spiff up the menu, very few changes for many years, surely some new soups or salads can...More

Thank Mitzi301
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Am currently in Columbus, OH with other work associates from around the country. It was time for lunch but we wanted to go to a place close to the office and was "fast" for a sit down restaurant. We saw the sign for the Rusty...More

Thank GKBrash
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Rusty Bucket is a great local standard for patio meals, good drinks and eats. There are several locations around Central Ohio. My favorites: sliders are terrific, steak and the double nickel salad. Tonight we split a build your own pizza. Tomato bisque soup and chili...More

Thank Suzichka
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The Rusty Bucket is relatively new to the Clintonville area of Columbus. RB is a very nice Sports Bar with very good food. I have been there several times and will continue going back when I'm in Columbus, Ohio.

Thank Walter K
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Met a friend for lunch. Expected the place to be packed with a wait but was able to get right in. BBQ Chicken salad was quite tasty. A nice reasonable place in Clintonville to have a nice lunch.

Thank SPG-BA
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We ordered the spinach con queso dip. It was TERRIBLE. The chips were too thin and weak to scoop up any of the dip - they would just crack. Even worse, the spinach wasn't chopped. The consistency was terrible - imagine eating 5 inch long...More

1  Thank Mingo49
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The Rusty Bucket is a wonderful go to restaurant when you want some good old-fashioned comfort food. Ver meatloaf is fantastic, the Double Nickel salad Harkens back to the 55 restaurant group and that wonderful 55 salad. The bar has a good selection of local...More

Thank Chip V
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This one just opened in Clintonville in Columbus, OH. Ordered the Margherita Pizza and to start, the Double Nickel salad. Waited a bit too long for the pizza, which arrived at the table nearly cold. I'll give them a pass on this visit since this...More

Thank Tech-trekker
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We go to Rusty Bucket on a pretty regular basis - usually the location on Olentangy River Road, which is handy - and it is *consistently* good. Perfect place to grab an easy meal in a comfortable, casual setting. I'd have given one more star,...More

Thank JohnC33
Reviewed 21 October 2015

I've been to this place with family a handful of times, always with kids in tow, and they never fail to welcome our rowdy bunch into the restaurant. The staff here are really friendly folks and always snag some kid's items for my two nieces....More

Thank SFO-World-Traveller
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26 March 2017|
Response from SPG-BA | Reviewed this property |
They have several different salads. The one I had at lunch was a bbq chopped chicken salad and it was tasty. Check out their website for their menu and the latest offerings.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7800 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43235-1354
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-436-2626
It's what every neighborhood needs. A fun, fast, and friendly place to dine, celebrate, or just hang. And be all of those things to families, children, singles, grandparents, students and business people. That's the thinking behind the concept of the Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern. And it's what you'll find in every corner of each and every one. From the menu - a combination of updated familiar favorites designed to delight food lovers of every type and age - to the warmth of the naturalistic decor, underscored by a staff that embodies Genuine Hospitality, Rusty Bucket feels immediately familiar and comfortable to anyone that walks in. It's where your neighborhood eats, drinks & laughs.
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