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Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
1635 W Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43221-3339
+1 614-485-2303
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1635 W Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43221-3339
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We went here on a Thursday night for a later dinner. We have visited other Rusty Buckets before, but this was our first visit to this spot. The food, as always, was good and I think they have a good variety of options. My red...More

Thank cra27
Reviewed 26 September 2017

My family has been regular customers at this location for years. Unfortunately no longer. The host and host at the door choose to seat their acquaintances/friends before my family. The excuse of call ahead seating might have been ok except we sat , overheard and...More

1  Thank Allen C
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We have visited several Rusty Buckets, as well as their doppelganger Old Bag of Nails. Both are very good at what they do. This particular Bucket is convenient, friendly and has very good food.

Thank John H
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Menu has a lot of options. Food is good but unfortunately took a while to receive and my waffle was cold when I got my plate. Service is good but again seem like they were stretched thin so overall it's a nice spot to relax...More

Thank chrysansis
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Close to OSU(not waking distance though) and in nice strip mall across from Homewood Suites. Food is very affordable and decent, nothing above average but nothing poor either. Portions are plentiful. We had Philly cheesesteak, Ruben, and Patty Melt, all came with fries. Service was...More

Thank mike m
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Rusty Bucket has a great menu and good specials every day. The wait staff is professional and attentive to the customers. Inside and outside dining. Parking can be a problem since the restaurant is in a strip like shopping center. Good place for dinner or...More

Thank williammZ222ZR
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This spot was close to our hotel so we got a great meal and atmosphere within walking distance. I was so glad we found this place, the food was food and service was quick.

Thank Snapkris
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Stayed on Lane for state basketball tourney and this restaurant was very close. Good food and quick service. Sub-sandwich was fantastic.

Thank rblackburn85
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We have eaten at The Rusty Bucket several times and have never been disappointed. The beer selection is good (not 40 taps, but a good variety), the appetizers and full menu offer something for everyone.

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Good bar food, great service from the staff and convenient location near OSU make this a really good place for an inexpensive meal.

Thank robertglenm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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 - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1635 W Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43221-3339
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-485-2303
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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