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Rusty Bucket

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American, Bar, Pub
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Change of Pace

This was a first time visit for me; my daughter and son-in-law treated my wife and me and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The atmosphere was very informal, casual and noisy as one would expect from a sports bar type of restaurant. We enjoyed the fried pickle appetizer but be patient before digging... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
ron b
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Waynesville, Ohio
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Greenwood, Indiana
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a recommendation and I'm glad we did. The long islands were pretty good and we had the best burger that I think I've had in a very long time. It was perfectly cook! Very flavorful & juicy. Whether your passing though or live in the area I'd recommend that you give this place a try. Friendly... More 

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Thank Chip M
Dayton, OH
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service, friendliness, and willingness of the staff to make us comfortable were top notch. However, we were seated outside of the main dining room, which lacked a nice atmosphere and a constant level of heat/warmth for all of us. Some of us ordered the Sunday special, which was just okay. But I'd like to return again to choose another... More 

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Thank dsmj1950
London, England
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We have been here a couple of times in the last year. The food is terrific and there's a good atmosphere and friendly service. Definitely want to return next time we're in the vicinity.

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Thank VickyLondon_England
Chenango Forks, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

First time to the Rusty Bucket. Very nice place to have dinner! I ordered Mahi Mahi Tacos. What a treat. My waiter Josh was on top of his task. I was never forgotten. If you are in the Dayton area you should stop in. Thumbs up

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Thank Tom G
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

I was skeptical about going but a coworker insisted! I was immediately impressed with the way the place looked...very clean and sleek. And then the waiter happened! He was awesome- very friendly and personable. I had t a burger and fries but it was amazing! Great food for a great price!

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Thank Jerilyn P
Springboro, Ohio
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Wow- what a great meal and experience. It had been a few years since we tried it, but just amazing! Such a diverse menu and we ordered four different items and got four different winners! Elvis Burger, Gary's Belly Buster, Fried Bologna Sandwich & Pepperoni Pizza - amazing! Even the chicken fingers were great. Our boys ordered draft root beer... More 

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Thank crowley45066
Waynesville, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This was a first time visit for me; my daughter and son-in-law treated my wife and me and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The atmosphere was very informal, casual and noisy as one would expect from a sports bar type of restaurant. We enjoyed the fried pickle appetizer but be patient before digging in because they are very hot when... More 

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Thank ron b
Summerfield
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Better than average sports bar. The ruben was excellent. Piled high Corned Beef, kraut,marbled rye. Fried pickles were light and crisp. The chicken parm was juicy and the sauce seasoned just right.

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Thank Arthur A
Massachusetts
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252 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

On the recommendation of the front desk clerk, Zack, at the SpringHill Suites we went to the Rusty Bucket for a snack and dessert. The beer menu as well as their regular menu is extensive We chose chili and french onion soup for snacks. Both were hot and very tasty. The best however was the warm chocolate cake with ice... More 

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Thank gailmath
Dayton, Ohio
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342 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Went there based on a recommendation from friends. It was really busy on a weekday night, a good sign. Menu is eclectic and lots of choices to please just about anyone. Really wide selection of craft beers and ales. So many beers, so little time. We had the porterhouse special steaks. Priced right, but seemed to be a lower grade... 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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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?