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Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern

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42874 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-5033
+1 248-239-3663
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good49%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42874 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-5033
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Can never get in anywhere in nearby Birmingham so this is always a fallback especially if you have a bigger party. Big place. Free parking lot. Too loud though. Service is slow even when they aren't that busy. Food is pretty good for bar food....More

Thank greeneyecutie76
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Large GF menu. Not a dedicated facility. Burger came with gf bun. Broccoli was brown and appeared to be spoiled. Food tasted ok but did not sit well with anyone in our party, not even gf people. Service was extremely slow food took a very...More

Thank GiaTruPyt
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Have gone here for lunch a few times. The food is good but service is slow. Don’t expect to be in and out in an hour.

Thank Olivia O
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

I have been here twice with colleagues from work. It's obviously a bar and they offer a good selection of drinks, including craft beers on draft, but the food selection is quite good as well. I had the Fish and chips which was as good...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed March 14, 2018

We have a monthly dinner club with a couple of neighbors, and it was our turn to pick so we chose the Rusty Bucket. Food was really good, and the service was very good. One of our group like to "play" with people, but our...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Such a laid back atmosphere, great service, and so many tasty food options. The quesadillas are amazing!

Thank Alison C
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Fun atmosphere with a tasty menu with several choices. Very delicious drinks, good service and no trouble waiting to be seated. I did call ahead for a reservation as we were visiting on a Saturday night.

Thank Colleen T
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Took my sister here for her birthday and the Taco Salad was like none I had tasted before. It is served open faced like a tostada with a very crisp bottom layer. Loved the cilantro, refried beans, mild cheese and salsa. Picked out the jalapeños...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Nothing too special. Pot stickers are excellent. Their meatloaf dinner is also wonderful. Service is mediocre but it's a bar after all. Not as noisey so good for conversation

Thank Arthur Z
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Had occasion to visit Rusty Bucket twice in the last week for Happy Hour. Both times were adequate. Unlike other area places the Happy Hour is short and the deals not great. $1 off drinks, half off the few apps they have. Nothing wrong -...More

Thank GeneG547
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42874 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-5033
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 248-239-3663
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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