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The Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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42874 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-5033
+1 248-239-3663
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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169 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a table for 10 on a Friday night, so might expect some delay. However, we waited a long time for our cocktails with both drinks and food coming at staggered and delayed intervals so that one or other of the party was always awaiting something. That has an impact on conversation flow. We had more than one server... More 

Thank Talamhgirl
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat on patio, had great food. Great prices. Fast refills. Good location off Woodward. I will return.

Thank Daniel M
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When the rusty bucket opened a year or so ago I looked forward to having a tavern-like establishment in the neighborhood. Turned out that the menu was rather ordinary, the food nothing to write home about and the service was on the slow side. On the plus side the prices were quite reasonable.

Thank pyrolithos
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant first came to our attention when we visited its origins in Dublin, Ohio. Bloomfield location has always provided good tasting food at reasonable prices in comfortable surroundings.

Thank Henry Z
daytona, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The bucket has decent pub food,lots of TV's and good drink deals mid-week. Like Whiskey Wednesdays. Food is served fairly quickly, the wait staff is friendly.

Thank 828jamespb
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Friendly,noisy "neighborhood" restaurant. Family friendly. Great variety on menu great quality food. Fun place to watch assorted sports. Service has always been great.

Thank 127Dancer
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner. In town for a tournament. We got right in and seated on a Saturday evening. Mac and cheese was ok..the taste of beer overpowered it. If you're not a fan of beer you won't like this dish. Fries and sandwiches were good. Service was friendly and prompt. I'd visit again.

Thank Sugarfoots
Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Simple menu offering a range of American favorites. Food normally well prepared and of good quality and good value. We have had a few occasions when the service has been erratic and it seems that more training and supervision of wait staff would be a good idea. Big bar area with lots of TVs so popular for sports viewing. Over... More 

Thank polymath2016
Metamora, Michigan
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133 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Nice menu with standard variety of items. Great craft and import beer selections on tap or in bottles including 22 oz. bombers. Wait staff team worked well together. Family friendly place.

Thank Art48455
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Their choice of burgers did not disappoint, so I asked the waiter for a recommendation: Green Chili Burger with a choice of seven sides. Delicious! Definitely recommended if you like spicy food. The meatloaf dinner is a perfect, hearty entree. Wait staff is attentive and friendly.

Thank Patty M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42874 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-5033
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 248-239-3663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?