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Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
2692 Madison Rd, K-3, Cincinnati, OH 45208
+1 513-841-2739
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good31%
  • Average36%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
2692 Madison Rd, K-3, Cincinnati, OH 45208
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

I got to visit Rusty Bucket as part of a bloggers trip and I'm now calling it my fave place for fish and chips in America. The menu is great, with an extensive pizza menu and kids etc. Famous for its deep fried pickles and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Phoebe M
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

First time visit.....fantastic! On the opposite side of town for us, we stopped for lunch after a wedding, staff was friendly and fast. Food was delicious, portions are generous and we will definitely return here again. Well worth the drive!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Joe K
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a dependable good meal. I surprised my parents by flying in for Mother's Day. After a shopping dirge, I mean trip, to Toys R Us (insert sad emoji here. Someone save that institution!) Cheesecake Factory was suggested. NO! Without a useful suggestion, we...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank TravelingDena
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We stopped in on 3/3 and had dinner. The bar person Lizzy was engaging and funny. So we watched the OSU Penn game and ate dinner. I had the fish and sweet potato fries. Others had the salads and burgers. All said it was good....More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank mpharveyco
Reviewed February 17, 2018

I ordered the Monday Blue Plate special which was spaghetti noodles with their beef chili on it. They call it their 3-Way (like other Cincy-chili-places), but there was so little actual chili that I literally counted 4 beans and the sauce was minimal, yet greasy...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 45103CMR
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Peel and eat shrimp were decent, atmosphere is warm and cozy; service was terrible. Young woman who actually sat down with a table of friends behind us WHILE she was on the clock whenever she felt she was caught up enough to do so. Her...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 837kelleyd
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

We ordered... took not time to get drinks, he pushed us to order so we did upon his next visit... we realized after someone dropped us our appitizers that our server disappear to do his out work... pizza and veg burger took 18+ minutes during...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank 551amandak
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

We went here last weekend and had great service and good food while socializing with friends. Our server was fantastic, very attentive and easy-going. Good prices and easy parking.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Kim W
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

Ate the veggie burger that's cooked with black bean, yellow corn & red paprika. So, tasted kind of very much black bean. However, good atmosphere & very friendly waitress!

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed April 11, 2017

What a great bar/restaurant! Great atmosphere and great food. I especially loved the cod sandwich! Absolutely one of the best fish sandwiches I have ever had. Nice size piece of cod, lightly breaded, mild and flaky on rye. YUMMMMY

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Debbi E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
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: 2692 Madison Rd, K-3, Cincinnati, OH 45208
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-841-2739
  • E-mail
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!
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