In the United States, the restaurant-and-tavern concept is a popular one especially in metropolitan areas where professionals, businessmen and entrepreneurs like to mingle with their peers in a more relaxed setting. In these places, the diners can savor their delicious dinners, savor the alcoholic drinks, and discuss ideas, among other relaxation activities.
The success of Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern in the United States then doesn’t come as a surprise. The upscale yet casual restaurants and taverns in the chain offer great food and drinks, a lively ambiance, and fast service while the reasonable Rusty Bucket prices continue to keep them coming.
Below are the latest Rusty Bucket menu prices.
|Buffalo Chicken Sandwich||$12.97|
|Fish 'n Chips||$16.27|
|Soy Glazed Salmon||$19.67|
|Baja Fish Tacos||$15.45|
|BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad||$13.63|
|Asian Tuna Wrap||$13.04|
|Double Stacked Quesadilla||$12.75|
|Spinach Con Queso||$10.40|
|Bucket O' Shrimp||$12.37|
|Peel & Eat Shrimp||$12.45|
|"Cheese Blanket" Nachos||$16.58|
|"Cheese Blanket" Nachos with Beef||$16.99|
|"Cheese Blanket" Nachos with Chicken||$17.99|
|Chicken Wedge Salad||$13.56|
|Salmon Wedge Salad||$16.02|
|Chicken Nickel Salad||$13.54|
|Salmon Double Nickel Salad||$16.02|
|Chicken House Salad||$13.56|
|Salmon House Salad||$15.94|
|Blackened Salmon Salad||$15.60|
|Wedge of Iceberg||$7.38|
|Double Nickel Salad||$7.38|
|French Onion Soup||$6.57|
|Texas Sirloin Chili||$6.47|
|Soup of the Day||$6.49|
|Chicken Finger BLT||$12.44|
|Hoosier Daddy Pork Tenderloin||$11.67|
|Macaroni 'n Cheese||$13.86|
|Pesto Chicken Pasta||$16.00|
|Citrus Roasted Salmon||$20.58|
|New York Strip Steak||$21.89|
|Pepperoni & Peppers||$14.13|
|"The Big Sicilian"||$15.51|
|Build Your Own Pizza||$12.96|
|Rusty Bucket Burger||$12.39|
|Green Chili Burger||$12.83|
|Beer Cheese Burger||$12.95|
|Double Bacon Cheddar Burger||$13.88|
|Fresh Fruit Cup||$4.27|
|Cuban Rice and Beans||$4.27|
|Mac 'n Cheese||$5.38|
|Sweet Potato Fries||$4.27|
|Quinoa & Farro Salad||$4.29|
|Stir Fry Beans||$4.27|
|Kids' Fish 'n Chips||$7.03|
|Kids' Grilled Fish||$6.99|
|Kids' Veggie Pizza||$5.56|
|Kids' Chicken Fingers||$6.82|
|Kids' Grilled Chicken Fingers||$6.79|
Saturdays and Sundays Only Available from 11 am - 3 pm
|Chicken & Waffles||$12.82|
|Our Warm Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes||$4.99|
|Braised Short Rib Hash||$13.53|
|Kid's Cheesy Scrambled Eggs||$6.99|
|Sticky Bun Bread Pudding||$7.12|
|Sunday: Kentucky Hot Brown||$12.25|
In 2002, Gary Callicoat founded Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern; he is currently the chain’s president and owner. Today, the chain consists of more than 20 restaurants in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Florida and North Carolina while its corporate headquarters are in Columbus. Ohio. The chain, by the way, is the sister company of yet another chain of upscale restaurants, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants.
What They’re Famous For
The Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern locations are known for their Happiest Hours – and, indeed, the budget-friendly prices make for happy hours with your friends, business associates and clients, and even families! The Happiest Hours usually last from 3 to 6 in the evening, Mondays to Fridays, with the pizzas and appetizers on half prices.
Aside from the 50% discount on these food items, patrons will also get $1 off on the wines, beers and cocktails. Just imagine the greater number of beverages that you can order with the 50% and $1 discounts on the food and drinks, respectively! You can even enjoy the chain’s signature Juicy Lucy, a double cheeseburger, for just $5 each.
The Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern chain also has daily drink specials that loyal patrons usually order along with their current favorites. These daily drink specials can vary between locations but the usual ones are Moscow Mule Monday (fresh ginger and lime, Smirnoff vodka, and ginger beer); Daiquiri Tuesday (Strawberry Daiquiri and Hemingway Daiquiri); and Whiskey Wednesday (Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniels, and Woodford Reserve), among others. Even your Saturdays and Sundays will likely be happier when you drink Gary’s Famous Margaritas and Bloody Sunday, respectively.
Why Eat Here
The Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern is a multi-awarded chain of restaurants for a good reason. These awards include the Best Beer Program from the CHEERS Beverage Excellence Award (2012); the Best Restaurant from the Taste of Northville (2011); the Budweiser Wing Zing People’s Choice Winner by QFM 96 (2008 and 2009); the People’s Choice for Best Chili from the Northville Chill-E Cookoff (2009); and the People’s Choice Award, Appetizer from the Taste of New Albany and the Taste of Upper Arlington (2009); The chain has even been awarded the Great Options in Low Fat Dining, 2009 Gold Plate Restaurant by the City of Norwood.
The bottom line: Whenever you find yourself in a city with a Rusty Bucket, you must eat there! You will find that the chain’s awards for its food and drinks, as well as its excellent reputation among the foodies and food critics, are justified.
The food and drinks selections are, indeed, as varied as can be with many American classics. The starters include Pork Potstickers with ponzu sauces and sweet chili; Spinach Con Queso with spinach, cheese and white wine coupled with tortilla chips; Rusty Bucket Wings served with blue cheese dressing and crisp celery sticks; Double Stacked Quesadilla with blackened chicken, cheddar cheese, and salsa; Bucket O’ Shrimp with shrimp and fresh lemon wedge; and Bucket Bites consisting of mini-burgers on potato buns. These are filling on their own, especially when enjoyed with your choice of alcoholic beverages.
The main plates are just as impressive in terms of quality and quantity. The meats are juicy, tender and flavorful while the vegetables are cooked in just the perfect way, while the portions are generous. The choices include:
- Gorgonzola Sirloin, 8-ounce sirloin with onions, mushroom, and broccoli florets
- Macaroni ‘n Cheese, elbow macaroni with melted Swiss and American cheese and served with garlic cheese
- Pesto Chicken Pasta, spaghetti sautéed with olive oil, white wine and garlic as well as topped with baby spinach, mushroom and tomatoes
- Chicken Parmesan, chicken breast with panko crust and topped with provolone cheese and marinara sauce, as well as served with garlic cheese bread and pasta Alfredo
Since the restaurants are also taverns, diners have a wide array of alcoholic beverages including beers, wines and cocktails. The beers and wines are a mix of domestic and international products so there’s likely to be a few suitable choices for each palate. Even the kids will enjoy the alcohol-free drinks, such as the Rogue Draft root beer, the Raspberry Lemonade, and the Strawberry Agua Fresca.
The Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern locations are also known for their efficient service (i.e., relatively short waiting times for the tables and orders), as well as for the friendly wait staff and the welcoming atmosphere.
To learn more about Rusty Bucket or to find a location near you, visit their website at www.myrustybucket.com.