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Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern

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Thu, 1/24
8:00 PM

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Rusty Bucket is a casual American restaurant and tavern, a gathering place where people come to share laughter, smiles, and great conversation over food that makes everyone happy. Satisfying and familiar, the menu is classic American fare, thoughtfully prepared from scratch by each location's Executive Chef. Cocktails are considered a craft, made-to-order by highly-skilled bartenders. From barrel to glass, no short cuts are taken with the carefully selected beer list. The perfect draft is guaranteed. Join us for lunch, grab a drink after work, bring the kids for dinner - we've got a seat for you!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews blackened salmon salad rice and black beans pizza sliders reuben mac and cheese french fries chilli sandwiches spaghetti university mall pub atmosphere huge beer selection good food and excellent service great fish tacos nice environment watch a game
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My club uses this restaurant for some meetings. Great food, and very friendly service. You can book their small private room which seats up to 20-25.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Paige F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in for a bite to eat on Saturday afternoon. The hostess set the tone for our visit by smiling and finding us a great booth adjacent to the outdoor patio. Unfortunately I didn't get her name, but she really made us feel welcome. Our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gerry C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here is the positive, the food was decent bar food. If you appear to be a tourist expect the worst service at all levels from the time you arrive until you leave. We arrived at 8:30 pm, we requested an open table with a street...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank dmttravel411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seating and service was quick. Portions were generous. Restaurant is in a modern outdoor mall setting. Interior is wanna-be pub style with wooden plank floors etc. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Fish and chips was one of the better I've had. Ample variety of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Danny S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s worth going just for the friendly bar service. I ordered a meal at the bar, bar menu food selection was basic, but adequate. Food portion and quality were average. Beer was excellent.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank private1_90732
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Rusty Bucket surprised me. Going in I wasn't expecting much because of several negative reviews on Facebook. We went for an office holiday party and the food was good, waitress prompt, and everything met expectations. I had the Mac and cheese which was great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KPut123
Reviewed December 12, 2018

I had heard both good and bad about this place. So a friend and went and found it so. He had a burger and I had fish tacos... or so I thought... the definition of fish tacos that I know did not resemble my plate....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cerph
Reviewed December 4, 2018

There was a lot of parking. The staff was very pleasant and got us all everything we asked for. I brought 23 people for happy hour and we had wonderful appetizers and drinks. There was plenty of food to eat.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank ZeebruggeExplorer
Reviewed October 28, 2018

wife had fish and chips, the best in town. great meal also a great selection of many things I want to try in the future. a little bit high in price but still reasonable. convenient location near major Sarasota mall.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed October 21, 2018

I went here recently with a friend. I had bragged about the restaurant. That was a mistake. My wife and I had been here before and it was pretty good. However, the other day at lunch it was nothing to brag about! I had a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Donald T
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