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Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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BLUE PLATE SPECIALS​
10.39
Gary's 3-Way
Not what you think! Spaghetti smothered with our texas sirloin chili and topped with cheddar cheese, sour cream, onion and fresh diced tomatoes, served with garlic cheese bread
13.99
Pasta Bolognese
Pappardelle pasta covered with gary’s family bolognese sauce, fresh herbed whipped ricotta and served with garlic cheese bread
13.29
Beef Stroganoff
Tender slow-roasted pulled beef, button and morel mushrooms tossed with pappardelle pasta and morel cream sauce. Topped with sour cream and scallions, served with garlic cheese bread
12.99
Braised Pork Tacos
Slow roasted, fork tender pork served over black beans and a jalapeño onion sauté with fresh guacamole, salsa, sour cream, radish salad and warm flour tortillas
14.29
Tequila Lime Tilapia
Blackened and served with steamed broccoli florets, atop black bean corn salsa with fresh squeezed lime juice
12.99
Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp​ sautéed with white wine garlic butter sauce, fresh herbs and tomatoes tossed with spaghetti and grated parmesan and served with garlic cheese bread
9.99
Bucket Hot Brown
House roasted turkey breast, thinly sliced and piled high on texas toast, covered with a creamy parmesan sauce and topped with sliced tomato and bacon
STARTERS​
7.99
Deep-Fried Pickles Batter-Dipped
Spears with ranch dressing for dipping
7.99
Spinach Con Queso
A blend of spinach, white wine and cheeses, served piping hot with tortilla chips
8.49
Bucket Bites
The​ house specialty... mini burgers on potato buns with grilled onion, yellow cheddar cheese and topped with pickle chips
8.29
Pork Potstickers
Pan-seared, with sweet chili and ponzu sauces
8.99
Mussels Fresh Mussels Sauteed In
White wine, shallots, roasted tomatoes finished with garlic butter and served over our house made focaccia bread
8.99
Chicken Fingers
Hand dipped, served with BBQ or honey mustard sauce
9.99
Bucket O’ Shrimp
The​ bucket’s peel n’ eat shrimp — one half pound in spicy old bay seasoning, served chilled with a fresh lemon wedge
8.79
Hummus
Something light to start. Served with grilled pita, marinated tomato and cucumber salad and side of tzatziki sauce
9.79
Double Stacked Quesadilla
Twice as nice. Blackened chicken, pepperjack and cheddar cheese, folded with black bean and corn salsa and served with sour cream, fresh guacamole and salsa on the side
One pound 9.99
Two pounds; 18.99
Mild
Medium
Hot
The Fan Favorite! All Served with Crisp
Celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing
FRESH SALADS​
4.99
Wedge of Iceberg
Topped​ with tomato, bacon, chopped egg and your choice of dressing
4.99
Double Nickel Salad
Your neighborhood favorite! Mixed greens topped with our special dressing, chopped bacon bits, bleu cheese crumbles, tomatoes and red onion
11.39
Double-Double Nickel Chicken Salad
13.90
Thai Steak Salad
Teriyaki marinated grilled beef tenderloin, crisp greens, udon noodles, mixed asian vegetables, pineapple and grilled bok choy all tossed in a soy ginger vinaigrette and topped with candied peanuts and cilantro
13.49
Blackened Salmon Salad
Baby spinach, mixed greens with fresh strawberries, candied pecans, sliced red onion and bleu cheese crumbles tossed in a honey vinaigrette dressing
4.99
Chicken +11.69
Salmon +12.99
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce, crispy kale, house made sourdough croutons tossed in a creamy parmesan dressing
11.39
BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad
Mixed greens, tender pulled oven roasted chicken breast, tortilla strips, corn, pepperjack cheese, black beans and tomatoes tossed in cilantro ranch dressing and drizzled with BBQ sauce
SOUPS​
Crock of soup!
5.29
Texas Sirloin Chili
4.99
French Onion Soup
Ask your server for soup of the day
SIDES​
Choose 3 sides for 7.79
7.79
Mashers
7.79
Tomato Cucumber Salad
7.79
Sautéed Garlic Spinach
7.79
Cottage Cheese
7.79
Sticky Rice
7.79
French Fries
7.79
Cole Slaw
7.79
Roasted Carrots
7.79
Broccoli Florets
SANDWICHES​
Served with a pickle and crispy, seasoned fries
8.99
Chicken Finger BLT
Topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo
9.29
Turkey Club
Sliced​ turkey piled high and topped with tomato, lettuce, bacon, sliced cheddar cheese and mayo on texas toast
9.29
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Panko crusted chicken breast slathered in joe’s regular sauce, topped with crumbled blue cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato and mayo
8.99
Philly Cheesesteak
Shaved prime rib, red and green peppers, mushrooms, onions, provolone cheese and philly sauce
8.99
Italian Torpedo
Grilled italian sausage topped with cappicola ham, salami, provolone, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, pepperoncinis and italian dressing
9.99
Asian Tuna Wrap
A light and fresh option. Soy marinated yellow fin tuna with wasabi mayo, sweet rice, marinated bean sprouts, peppers, cucumber, red onion and carrots with ponzu sauce for dipping
8.99
The Reuben
New york deli-style with 1/2 lb. Of corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese and 1000 island dressing on grilled rye bread
8.49
Rusty Bucket Chili Dogs
Two jumbo grilled hot dogs served on toasted buns with dijon mustard, diced onion and topped with our sirloin chili, shredded cheddar cheese and served with our homemade chili pepper relish
9.49
Codwich Beer-Battered
Atlantic cod with tartar sauce, lettuce, american cheese, tomato, onion and cole slaw
MAIN PLATES​
10.99
Meatloaf Made Fresh Daily, Stacked
Atop our mashers and covered with BBQ gravy and onion rings. Served with green beans and oven roasted carrots
1/2 rack 13.99
Full rack 20.99
Backyard BBQ Ribs
Lightly smoked memphis-style ribs slathered with our bucket BBQ sauce and served with french fries and cole slaw
12.99
Fish ’N Chips
Not just for fridays! Plenty of beer-battered coldwater atlantic cod, french fries and cole slaw
8.99
Macaroni ’N Cheese
A comfort food favorite. Swiss and american cheeses with elbow macaroni. Topped with panko bread crumbs and oven-baked until golden brown. Served with garlic cheese bread
15.49
Pan-Seared Salmon
Hand-cut​ filet seasoned with a soy glaze, served with sticky rice and stir-fried vegetables
13.69
Chicken Parmesan Seasoned Panko
Crusted chicken breast topped with marinara sauce, provolone cheese and served with pasta alfredo, served with garlic cheese bread
14.29
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
Served with skillet beans, sour cream mashers and roasted garlic cream sauce
18.29
A pint of your favorite bucket draft +19.99
Tavern Steak and Ale
18 oz. Porterhouse seasoned and cast iron seared, served with bucket fries and garlic sauteed mushrooms
12.99
Pesto Chicken Pasta
Spaghetti sauteed with garlic, white wine, olive oil, fresh baby spinach, mushrooms and oven roasted tomatoes. Topped with a pesto marinated grilled chicken breast and served with garlic cheese bread
12.99
Roasted Chicken
Pan-roasted boneless chicken breast served with sautéed garlic spinach, sour cream mashers and skillet gravy
BURGERS​
All burgers served with crispy, seasoned fries. Whole wheat bun available upon request
9.59
Rusty Bucket Burger
Lettuce, tomato, onion, sweet pickle relish, mayo and american cheese
9.99
Burger Blues
Take​ a burger—add bleu cheese, mayo, onion, lettuce, tomato, sweet pickle relish and pickle
9.99
Elvis Velveeta Burger
Dripping​ with velveeta cheese, grilled onion, lettuce, tomatoes, sweet pickle relish and mayo
9.99
Patty Melt
A diner classic – with grilled onion, 1000 island dressing and swiss on rye
9.99
Gary's Belly Buster
Watch out – this has the works! Fried egg, mayo and american cheese
10.29
Double Bacon Cheddar Burger
For the bacon lover in you!! Our ground bacon and beef burger topped with caramelized onion, cheddar cheese and more bacon with lettuce, tomato and roasted garlic aioli
9.59
Veggie Burger
Slightly spicy, crispy black bean burger with provolone cheese, roasted red pepper relish, romaine hearts and a lemon basil aioli
9.29
California Turkey Burger
Whole wheat bun with swiss cheese and fresh avocado mayo served on the side
DESSERTS​
5.29
Triple Chocolate Cake
Ooey-gooey!!! Homemade chocolate cake topped with edy’s vanilla bean ice& caramel sauce
5.29
Sticky Bun Bread Pudding
Baked custard and cinnamon bread topped with caramel and candied pecans, served with edy’s vanilla bean ice cream
4.99
Cookies and Cream Done Our Way
A​ chocolate chip cookie topped with edy’s vanilla ice cream, caramel and chocolate sauces, pecans and whipped cream
4.29
Root Beer Float
A cold, frosty mug of draft root beer topped with edy’s vanilla ice cream
About
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!
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

The absolute worst fish and chips that I have ever had. Fish and chips had always been my go to meal when I am not sure what to order at any restaurant. What a terrible choice at this Westerville restaurant.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Bossman2009
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The blackened salmon was WAY too salty to eat. Don't bother with the peel and eat shrimp...they are so heavily coded with old bay that you cannot taste either type of sauce they give you to dip them in. I was not impressed and will...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 383karlaz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their taco salad is the best. They took it off the menu but now it's back. Love their raspberry tea too. I must say, it's the best service in town. Always enjoy.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank cindergone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always consistent and good comfort food. A lot of different Beers to choose from and service is always good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Connector327554
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

If I told you that a restaurant had the best food ever, would you be willing to eat there if I told it’s, literally, 60 degrees inside, and every ceiling fan is on? Well suffice to say, Rusty Bucket doesn’t have the best food ever,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Mingo49
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Eaten here many times with family. Food and choices are very good. Nice outdoor patio during summer. A little dark and worn inside the result of many dinners eaten here. A favorite spot for people from westerville and SE Delaware county. Saturday evenings you will...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jim L
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

Great food. Great drinks. Awesome staff. What more can you ask for. The food came out perfectly prepared and timely. Definitely will visit again when going to Columbus Ohio

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank dunlap827
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Went for dinner and you can’t start without their signature Deep-Fried Pickles batter-dipped spears with ranch dressing for dipping. Also tried the French Onion Soup, I am not a fan. Tasted like way to much beef bouillon. As for my main course it was excellent....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ken G
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Husband and I have been here numerous times for dinner & decided to try brunch. I had 4 egg Omelet which was really small(about 1/2 size of other omelets) excellent potatoes and fruit. The best part of meal was cinnamon donuts with dipping sauce. Served...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mmadison66
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Excellent food and superior service! Wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable! Well managed!! Our gutsy choice for casual dining.

Date of visit: February 2019
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