Rusty Bucket Tavern

Rusty Bucket TavernRusty Bucket Tavern
Rusty Bucket TavernRusty Bucket Tavern
Bar, Eatery

7800 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, Ohio, 43235
United States

(614) 436-2626 | map

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Ratings by BigAlofOrion:
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Rated by BigAlofOrion from Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%

Jun 24, 2014
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Rated: 3.25 by WesMantooth from Ohio

Aug 01, 2014
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Reviewed by goblue3509 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Stopped in for a couple of beers after dinner. The atomsphere is very nice, a sports bar with some tv's all around the bar. There is a seperate restaurant part as well. The bartnder was very attentative and new a decent amount of what she was talking about. The beer selection was good, a lot of the usual suspects you would expect from a beer bar, nothing exotic, a nice selection of german beers. The tap selection had a lot of local favorites. The price was reasonable but it wasn't the best pricing I have seen on tap beers.
Jul 23, 2010
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Reviewed by Dogbrick from Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
Located on Olentangy (at the northen end of SR315), this Rusty Bucket location is in a strip plaza with other stores, restaurants, and Hills Market. Depending on the time of day/week parking can either be plentiful or difficult.

The bar is located on the right side and is not very big, and the restaurant seating is on the left and rear. The interior is nice, with a lot of brick and wood and a fireplace in the center of the space. There is some of beer paraphernalia on the walls at this location too. My one gripe is how loud it is. The bar is so close to the dining area that between the bar patrons, TVs and jukebox there is no way to enjoy a quiet meal here.

The beer selection is pretty good. The menu is divided by country, and has a list of US micros as well. Highlights include Chimay, Sam Smith, Old Peculiar, Great Lakes, and Rogue. The draught selection is not that great, with a couple different Goose Island being the standouts.

The food is good here. The selection consists mainly of wings, salads and sanwiches. They have an $8 macaroni 'n cheese plate that is really good, and a meatloaf melt sandwich that is pretty tasty.

This isn't the best beer spot in town, although it does benefit from being in the same plaza as Hills Market. Still, the beer and food offererings are good enough to warrant trying it out.
Dec 02, 2005
Rusty Bucket Tavern in Columbus, OH
Place rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 4 ratings