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42874 Woodward Ave, West Bloomfield, MI 48304
(248) 239-3663
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but very Small portions

This place was recommended to us this week. We decided to try it and found the food good but not very much of it. I got fish (2 pieces) and a handful (small) of fries for $13.99. Hubby got a bologna sandwich (on burger type bun) and a few fries, while grand daughter got a PB & J with fruit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
elaine c
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was recommended to us this week. We decided to try it and found the food good but not very much of it. I got fish (2 pieces) and a handful (small) of fries for $13.99. Hubby got a bologna sandwich (on burger type bun) and a few fries, while grand daughter got a PB & J with fruit... More 

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Thank elaine c
Omaha, Nebraska
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for a couple appetizers and beer. The service was great and the food pretty good. Enough beer options.

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Thank Kevin J
Detroit, Michigan
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157 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Stopped in for a quick drink at happy hour with friends. Wines were $1 off; pizza $8. The house red wasn't very good but the other wines tried were fine. The pizza deal gives you a thin crust pizza with all the toppings you want. After an appetizer elsewhere, the pizza offered us a light dinner for 3.

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Thank GeneG547
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Bustling busy restaurant with good food. Since it's a chain, it was more of a predictable menu, but the food was good. The deep fried pickles are always yummy. Desserts are generous. The servers are friendly.

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Thank MESMc_13
Southfield, Michigan
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I had lunch with a colleague. We both thought it was a great place for professional people to enjoy lunch. The staff were friendly and attentive. The menu has something for everyone including salads, burgers, and good appetizers. I really enjoyed the bbq chopped chicken salad. My colleague enjoyed the buffalo chicken sandwich.

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Thank Mildred H
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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127 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My son loves this place, and though my experience has been spotty, I agreed to go and see if things had improved. They most surely have not. The most glaring change is that the portions are shrinking. My son eats the chicken tenders and in the past has had ample servings, but the last few times even he has complained... More 

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Thank John L
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great bar with many beer and appetizer choices and well place televisions. If you want to share cheers during March Madness or a hockey game, this is a fun place. We love the food too. All of the sandwiches are good with great fried pickles (a must order) and a surprisingly tasty tuna wrap.

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Thank sarahsinfo
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Rusty Bucket has pretty good food! This place was jam packed on a Wednesday evening, but we still got our food in a timely manner and the wait staff was pretty friendly. One thing I thought was cool is that they add kale to their cesar salad ( I LOVE Kale). I had a really good drink that my friend... More 

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Thank Miyaj131
Michigan
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214 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

These folks at the Rusty Bucket have this restaurant thing figured out. Its first and foremost a restaurant but also a friendly neighborhood bar with copious TVs to watch your favorite sports. Beer is featured here but its the menu that keeps us coming back - my person fav is the tuna wrap - well seared rare tuna loaded with... More 

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Thank nichpr
Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Food is tasty but, even though there are lots of "comfort food" options, wouldn't be mistaken for homemade. Good menu and prices are as expected. Our group of four had three meatloafs and a tilapia "blue plate special". The meatloaf meal was tasty and the portion size was just right. The lime tilapia was very good with the salsa and... More 

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Thank Linda C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42874 Woodward Ave, West Bloomfield, MI 48304
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  West Bloomfield
  • Phone Number: (248) 239-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?