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Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
2158 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209-2318
+1 614-236-2426
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good34%
  • Average30%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Dec 29, 2017
“Great service!”
Jun 21, 2017
“Best buffalo chicken sandwich - hands down”
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
2158 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209-2318
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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Visited The Rusty Bucket for dinner before a movie at the Drexel Theater. The restaurant was very busy but our server did a great job waiting on several large parties. She was sweet and friendly. Solid food and a warm, buzzy atmosphere. Good start to...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2017

It's nice to visit an American Fare restaurant that makes an effort and actually has a separate gluten-free menu if you ask for it. Overall they have good service, a nice atmosphere, and okay food.

Thank Amy P
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

The buffalo chicken sandwich at rusty bucket is like none other. The chicken is unbelievably tender and has panko breading so is as light as can be. Go just for that sandwich. It's amazing.

Thank Christina C
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

A clerk at Macy's recommended the Rusty Bucket for lunch. I ordered the salad wedge which should have included more toppings. A wedge is healthy with a twist of great tasting real bacon bits, tomatoes, onion, peppers, blue cheese dressing etc. but someone got stingy....More

Thank heyhole
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I came here to our local Rusty bucket in Bexley for a little family dinner celebrating my daughter's birthday. The fried pickles were a nice start, queso dip was mediocre. Service was decent, but they did blow my son's pizza . I would come again,...More

Thank sbertman85
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Our family loves this restaurant. Good eats,good atmosphere , always some kind of sports up on the tv. The owner is always ready to help out local causes

Thank lucyc1934
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Just returned home from a wonderful vacation and there was nothing at home to eat. We headed to the Rusty Bucket because there is something for everyone. Two of the kids ordered off the kids menu and the other had the Pesto Chicken Pasta. The...More

Thank Steinbrenner
Reviewed June 28, 2016

A great place to have lunch or dinner.We are there with friends or business associates regularly. Plenty of tv's to watch the games.

Thank Bary L
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Pretty good. Interesting menu. Service was good and people were nice. Location and parking is easy for the area. Would go again.

Thank Allen H
Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Well to say at very least. Probably my first mistake was going during the dinner rush, second mistake was sitting at the bar to enjoy a before meal drink. Now with today's ever growing drink list hitting the scene, you would think I would be...More

Thank Jacky F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $13
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2158 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209-2318
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-236-2426
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.
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