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Rusty Bucket

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American, Bar, Pub
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2812 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Dayton Mall, Dayton, OH 45459
+1 937-436-2426
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good beer selection

The Rusty Bucket is by the Dayton mall. It has upscale pub kind of food which was very good. I personally had the fish and chips, and there were quite delicious. They have a great beer selection and good atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Jaybird067
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Dayton, Ohio
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Wellington, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great location in the Dayton Mall, a bit noisy with trying to eat with a large group of people but excellent service from Nick. Food was great, hot and on time. Would recommend this place to anyone, pity we couldn't book ahead but there you go, more time at the bar drinking!

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Dayton, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Rusty Bucket is by the Dayton mall. It has upscale pub kind of food which was very good. I personally had the fish and chips, and there were quite delicious. They have a great beer selection and good atmosphere.

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Franklin Ohio
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161 reviews 161 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The food is pretty good though not consistent. The portions for most things are large. I liked the double nickel salad, we like their chicken finger sandwich and fish and chips, bucket of shrimp. The drinks are good .. they have pineapple infused vodka and lots of beer selection.

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Huntington, West Virginia
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243 reviews 243 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Started off with the Bucket O' Shrimp. One half pound in spicy Old Bay seasoning, served chilled with a fresh lemon wedge. Very good. Also had the Fish 'n Chips. Beer battered Atlantic Cod, french fries and coleslaw.

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Dayton, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I got the fish tacos and there's no fish on it! It tasted terrible too. I complained and the waiter didn't even offer me another entrée or take it off the bill. $13 spent and I'm still hungry. NOT HAPPY!

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ended up here on Valentines Day (on the road--no time to figure out local restaurants enough to make a reservation). The name sounded a little sketchy, but the decor was a warm, cozy pub feel. We were told it would be an hour wait, but ended up being far less than that. We enjoyed the blackened salmon salad, grilled... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I ordered a deluxe hamburger with fries. I specified well done for the burger and it was indeed well done, just right and juicy. The burger was large on a large tasty bun, and the waiter made sure that I received hot French fries right out of the fryer. The menu includes some unexpected listings, such as meat loaf. A... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I fell in love with their grilled chicken salad so went a second time. Still great. Loved that when we said we wanted to split the salad they brought them on 2 plates and split the check without any hassle. Also split the vegetarian pizza and it was very good too. They said everything there is made from scratch and... More 

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Trenton, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We love the Rusty Bucket. But in all honesty - it had been at least a year between visits. Then this afternoon, I learned they had call-ahead seating, and that sealed the deal. Our dinner was great - my husband loves the peel-and-eat shrimp and the salmon dinner, and I'm a fan of the fried pickles and the BBQ Chicken... More 

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sat at the bar and enjoyed the French Dip. Good Beers and Good Food. Thumbs up. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2812 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Dayton Mall, Dayton, OH 45459
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: +1 937-436-2426

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub
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 - 11:00 pm

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