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Rusty Bucket

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American, Bar
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2812 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Dayton Mall, Dayton, OH 45459
+1 937-436-2426
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 40
    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
Pleasant Surprise

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
PJValpo
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Valparaiso, Indiana
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Late Night
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English first
Huntington, West Virginia
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Kingsley, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Avoid the Caesar Salad. Bitter tasting and it goes from $4.99 to $12 when you add chicken but they were out of my first choice Mahi Mahi tacos. On a positive note my husbands fries were good.

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New Paris, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went for Sunday lunch. The service was fast, the chili dogs, not so much, too much Horseradish mustard, not a hot dog, some other kind of sausage? The bread was the best part of the chili dog, buttery and fresh. Take out the dog and chili, put in some grilled cheese, and you'd have something

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Fairborn
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205 reviews 205 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Rusty Bucket is a favorite of ours. They have a large selection of draft and bottle beers and good food too. We stopped for a late lunch and started with a couple of 20 oz. Sam Adams Seasonal for $6.25 each. I tried the Friday Blue Plate Special, Tequila Lime Tilapia, for $14/49, and it was very good and... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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?