Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern Menu, Prices, Store Hours & History

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern, otherwise known as Rusty Bucket, is an upscale casual tavern restaurant company that is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. It was in 2002 when it was founded by its president and owner, Gary Callicoat. Currently, the company owns 23 restaurants in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, and Florida. Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern is the sister company of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants.

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Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern Menu

Food Size Price
Deep-Fried Pickles Batter-dipped spears with ranch dressing for dippin’ $7.99
Spinach Con Queso A blend of spinach, white wine, and cheeses, served piping hot with tortilla chips $7.99
Bucket Bites Mini burgers on potato buns with grilled onion, yellow cheddar cheese and topped with pickle chips $8.49
Pork Potstickers pan-seared, with sweet chili & Ponzu sauces $8.59
Mussels Fresh mussels sautéed in white wine, shallots, roasted tomatoes finished with garlic butter and served over our house-made focaccia bread $8.99
Chicken Fingers Hand-dipped, served with BBQ or honey mustard sauce $8.99
Bucket O’ Shrimp The Bucket’s peel n’ eat shrimp one-half pound in spicy Old Bay seasoning, served chilled with a fresh lemon wedge $10.49
Hummus Something light to start. served w/ grilled pita, marinated tomato & cucumber salad, and side of tzatziki sauce $8.79
Double Stacked Quesadilla Twice as nice. blackened chicken, pepper jack, and cheddar cheese, folded with black bean & corn salsa and served with sour cream, fresh guacamole, and salsa on the side $10.29
Fresh Salads
Wedge of Iceberg Topped with tomato, bacon, chopped egg, and your choice of dressing $4.79
Double Nickel Salad Your neighborhood favorite! mixed greens topped with our special dressing, chopped bacon bits, bleu cheese crumbles, tomatoes, and red onion $4.99
Double-Double Nickel Chicken Salad $11.79
Thai Steak Salad Teriyaki marinated grilled beef tenderloin, crisp greens, udon noodles, mixed Asian vegetables, pineapple, and grilled bok choy all tossed in a soy-ginger vinaigrette and topped with candied peanuts a $13.99
Blackened Salmon Salad Baby spinach, mixed greens with fresh strawberries, candied pecans, sliced red onion & bleu cheese crumbles tossed in a honey vinaigrette dressing $13.49
Caesar Salad Crisp romaine lettuce, crispy kale, house-made sourdough croutons tossed in a creamy parmesan dressing add chicken $11.49, salmon $12.49 $4.99
BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad Mixed greens, tender pulled oven-roasted chicken breast, tortilla strips, corn, pepper jack cheese, black beans & tomatoes tossed in cilantro ranch dressing & drizzled w/ BBQ sauce $11.79
Crock of soup
Texas Sirloin Chili $4.99
French Onion Soup Soup of the day $4.99
Rusty Bucket Wings
Rusty Bucket Wings The fan-favorite! all served with crisp celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing. Mild-Tamarind bbq, medium-sweet chili, Joe’s regular, chipotle, hot-sriracha, habanero $9.99 – $18.99
Served with a pickle and crispy, seasoned fries
Chicken Finger BLT Topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo $9.29
Turkey Club Sliced turkey piled high and topped with tomato, lettuce, bacon, sliced cheddar cheese & mayo on Texas toast $8.99
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich panko-crusted chicken breast slathered in Joe’s regular sauce topped w/ crumbled blue cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato & mayo $9.39
Philly Cheesesteak Shaved prime rib, red & green peppers, mushrooms, onions, provolone cheese, and Philly sauce $9.49
Italian Torpedo Grilled Italian sausage topped with capicola ham, salami, provolone, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, pepperoncinis & Italian dressing $8.99
Asian Tuna Wrap A light and fresh option. soy-marinated Yellow Fin tuna w/ wasabi mayo, sweet rice, marinated bean sprouts, peppers, cucumber, red onion & carrots w/ Ponzu sauce for dipping $10.49
The Reuben New York deli-style with 1/2 lb. of corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and 1000 island dressing on grilled rye bread $9.49
Rusty Bucket Chili Dogs Two jumbo grilled hot dogs served on toasted buns w/ Dijon mustard, diced onion & topped with our sirloin chili, shredded cheddar cheese & served w/ our homemade chili pepper relish $8.49
Codwich Beer-battered Atlantic cod w/ tartar sauce, lettuce, American cheese, tomato, onion, and coleslaw $9.79
Main Plates
Meatloaf Made fresh daily, stacked atop our mashers, and covered with BBQ gravy and onion rings. Served with green beans and oven-roasted carrots $11.49
Backyard BBQ Ribs Lightly smoked Memphis-style ribs slathered with our Bucket BBQ sauce and served with french fries & cole slaw $13.99 – $20.99
Fish ‘n Chips Plenty of beer-battered coldwater Atlantic cod, french fries, and cole slaw $13.49
Macaroni ‘n Cheese A comfort food favorite. Swiss and American cheeses with elbow macaroni. topped with panko bread crumbs and oven-baked until golden brown. Served with garlic cheese bread $8.99
Pan-Seared Salmon Hand-cut filet seasoned with a soy glaze served with sticky rice and stir-fried vegetables $15.39
Chicken Parmesan Seasoned panko-crusted chicken breast topped with marinara sauce, provolone cheese & served with pasta alfredo, served with garlic cheese bread $13.69
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Served with skillet beans, sour cream mashers, and roasted garlic cream sauce $13.99
Tavern Steak and Ale 18 oz. Porterhouse seasoned and cast iron seared, served with Bucket fries and garlic sautéed mushrooms. Add a pint of your favorite Bucket draft 19.99 $17.99
Pesto Chicken Pasta Spaghetti sauteed with garlic, white wine, olive oil, fresh baby spinach, mushrooms, and oven-roasted tomatoes. topped with pesto marinated grilled chicken breast & served with garlic cheese bread $13.49
Roasted Chicken Pan-roasted boneless chicken breast served with sautéed garlic spinach, sour cream mashers, and skillet gravy $12.99
All burgers served with crispy, seasoned fries. whole wheat bun available upon request
Rusty Bucket Burger Lettuce, tomato, onion, sweet pickle relish, mayo, and American cheese $9.79
Burger Blues Take a burger— add bleu cheese, mayo, onion, lettuce, tomato, sweet pickle relish, and pickle $9.99
Elvis Velveeta Burger Dripping with Velveeta cheese, grilled onion, lettuce, tomatoes, sweet pickle relish, and mayo $9.99
Patty Melt A diner classic with grilled onion, 1000 island dressing, and Swiss on rye $10.29
Gary’s Belly Buster Fried egg, mayo & American cheese $9.99
Double Bacon Cheddar Burger For the bacon lover in you!! our ground bacon & beef burger topped w/ caramelized onion, cheddar cheese, and more bacon w/ lettuce, tomato & roasted garlic aioli $10.29
Veggie Burger Slightly spicy, crispy black bean burger with provolone cheese, roasted red pepper relish, romaine hearts, and a lemon basil aioli $9.79
California Turkey Burger Whole wheat bun with Swiss cheese and fresh avocado mayo served on the side $9.49
Artisan hand-tossed 12 pies. Additional toppings: meats 1.50 each Italian sausage, bacon Pepperoni, capicola. Cheeses 1.50 each feta, blue cheese Fresh mozzarella, cheddar. Veggies 1.25 each green olives, jalapeños Banana peppers, red onions, spinach, ro
Pepperoni & Peppers Loads of mozzarella, provolone, pepperoni, and fresh banana peppers $11.49
The Big Sicilian Pepperoni, Italian sausage, and cappicola with mozzarella, provolone, peppers & red onions $13.49
Pizza Pesto Fresh pesto, roasted tomatoes, provolone & fresh mozzarella $10.99
Margherita Tender roasted tomatoes, garlic, fresh mozzarella & basil $10.99
Veggie Roasted tomatoes, mozzarella, provolone, mushrooms, bell peppers, red onion, banana peppers, green olives & spinach $11.49
Build your own Pizza Cheese Pizza $9.99
Choose 3 Sides for $7.79
Tomato Cucumber Salad
Sautéed Garlic Spinach
Cottage Cheese
Sticky Rice
French Fries
Cole Slaw
Roasted Carrots
Broccoli Florets
Skillet Beans
Apple Sauce
Fresh Fruit Cup
Triple Chocolate Cake Ooey-Gooey!!! homemade chocolate cake topped w/ Edy’s vanilla bean ice cream & caramel sauce $5.29
Sticky Bun Bread Pudding Baked custard & cinnamon bread topped with caramel and candied pecans, served with Edy’s vanilla bean ice cream $5.29
Cookies & Cream A chocolate chip cookie topped with Edy’s vanilla ice cream, caramel & chocolate sauces, pecans, and whipped cream $4.99
Kid’s Menu
Served with a choice of drink & side dish
Kid’s Hot Dog All-beef hot dog $4.95
Kid Fish ‘n Chips Just like it sounds $4.95
PB & J $3.95
Kid’s Burger With or without the cheese $4.95
Chicken Fingers With your choice of BBQ or honey mustard sauce $4.95
Grilled Cheese On white bread with American cheese $4.95
Mac ‘n Cheese Made just for kids $4.95

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Rusty Bucket Operating Hours

Sunday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Monday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

History & Interesting Facts

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern is a casual neighborhood tavern that serves the best quality food and beverage in a “come as you are” setting. Isn’t that amazing? Scratch kitchens, fresh cocktails, and the perfect pour are their craft. Their associates are welcoming, and their hospitality naturally makes them the local hub where friends and family frequently gather to share in good time.

The restaurant started as an idea between their founder, Gary Callicoat, and his two closest friends as they gathered one day around a bar. It was a vision of genuine hospitality; friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere where everybody is welcome and appreciated. What began as one neighborhood tavern in 2002 in Dublin, Ohio became a popular, sought-after addition in neighboring communities that have grown to 22 locations right at this very day.

Moreover, until today, they believe that every neighborhood deserves that go-to gathering place where craveable favorites, good conversations, and camaraderie are shared among family and friends.

Here are the most interesting facts and trivia about Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern.

  • In line with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern, like many other restaurants, is committed to keeping you safe. Their associates wear masks all the time, they follow strict handwashing procedures, they adhere to medical-grade cleaning and sanitation, and have a high-grade air filtration system.
  • They give back and donate to the community with their Bucket Life. This encompasses the culture and philosophies of the company, and is supported daily by these elements: Commitment to Quality, Dedication to Local Communities, Family Matters, Genuine Hospitality, and The Answer is Yes.
  • They also have the Dine ‘N Donate Day where organizations can request fundraising initiatives to help the community.
  • Furthermore, Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern also has the ProStart® program, developed to increase the quality and employability of the high school restaurant-management and culinary arts graduates of today by providing these individuals with training related to important management and practical skills, as well as opportunities for career exploration and higher education. For more information about their give-back initiatives, you may visit their official website.

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