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Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern

400 Polaris Pkwy, Westerville, OH 43082-7986
+1 614-890-3663
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
400 Polaris Pkwy, Westerville, OH 43082-7986
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love dining at the Rusty Bucket! The menu has good variety, and the food is consistently good. I especially love the meatloaf and Gary's 3-way chili spaghetti! We love the many choices for kids meals, too - more (and healthier) options are available than...More

Thank JuliaH70
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Good menu with many excellent choices of meals. . Casual fun restaurant with a full bar. Wait staff are friendly, prompt in serving you and professional. Specials of the day are available. Onion soup and the peel and eat shrimp are very tasty and properly...More

Thank williammZ222ZR
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Got seats at the bar and bartender came over immediately to take our order. She suggested done drink specials after taking our order, and it saved a few bucks. Food was great and ordering was prompt, as was delivery was quick.

Thank John R
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Just had lunch there today with a friend. Love the Double Nickle salad! Food and service are great. Lots of things to choose from to make everyone happy. Servers are friendly and not intrusive. I would recommend to avoid the traditional lunch time of noon...More

Thank N P
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Generally good food. I always got the Mahi Mahi fish tacos, but they recently changed it to just fish tacos and they now use a cheaper fish, which is inferior and does not taste nearly as good as the Mahi Mahi that everyone liked. Very...More

Thank haroldf356
Reviewed 10 July 2017

An enjoyable place to meet up with friends for lunch, happy hour, dinner, etc. Most locations have outside seating as well. The food is above average with pretty large portions. If you have little girls, the Easton location provides special chairs for their American Girl...More

Thank victoriabC9168AV
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Rusty Bucket is a great little tucked away hang out spot. They have a good beer selection, and the best fried pickles ever! Warning: If you like the keep the roof of your mouth intact, wait a good 5-10 minutes before attempting to eat...More

Thank angiet278
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Love their double nickle salad with grilled chicken in buffalo (joes regular) sauce. Their pizza, wings and shrimp bucket are great too!

Thank Tara A
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Did not even know that you had a location on Polaris in Westerville. Hidden gem,outdoor seating. Lucas was a great waiter. Very good fried pickles as app. Husband Had fish & chips but subbed w/ roasted carrots, also came with Cole slaw. I had salmon...More

Thank bestboatwasa4winns
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I don't know why but I've never felt like this place was anywhere special. I'll go if invited but I've not felt like choosing it myself. I really couldn't put my finger on it. Food is mediocre - not unique at all. And it's VERY...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Polaris Pkwy, Westerville, OH 43082-7986 (Formerly Rusty Bucket Corner Tavern)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Westerville
  • Phone Number: +1 614-890-3663
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.
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