Reviews of Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern (Restaurant)

15400 Sheldon Rd, Northville, MI 48168

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REVIEWS OF Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern IN Michigan

Chris Baron

Friendly staff, great bbq. You can sit in the dining room.; or, if you prefer, you can sit at the bar. ❤

Garry Saffran

Very nice place, good food and excellent wait staff!

Frank Suhy

So many delicious drinks and fast service!

Marry Rutz

Great service and very good food.

Chris Young

Only had beer. Service was great

Joann Loeffler

Great food, great atmosphere. Very reasonably priced. Will definitely add this to my list of places to go.

Sherry B

The food is very good

Dicus Automotive

Good food great service

Glenn Sommerville

Really good food

Uriel Uribe

Excellent service and enjoyable food

ed kamar

Came here for dinner while on a work trip. Dave is an amazing server. He is high energy and is extremely personable. My burger was great and came out very quickly.

Ann Berry

Ok, I admit I like to sit at the bar when I go out to dinner. You wont find better bartenders! April, Jason, Kim, Megan and Zac are amazing in not only serving drinks but making sure your order is right and tastes great. They work hard, are friendly and make sure everyone feels welcome. The food is also great with fresh ingredients made the way you like it. Always a good night out!!

Julie Stetten

Very good lunch. The Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken Sandwich was very good.

Uria Kincade

Rusty Bucket is one of my favorite restaurants. I would give them 4.5 stars if I could, and that's because almost nobody gets a perfect score. The menu is great with plenty of options for all tastes and they generally have VERY good craft beer options on tap. Prices are reasonable and I have never had poor service at either of the locations I've patronized. Definitely worth a try if you are looking for a good place for dinner.

Ryan Lee

Nice local sports pub with solid fish n chips

Bobby Williamson

It is a little expensive, but worth it every now and then. Amazing food!!

Fran Hogan

Good food (with daily specials) and service. They have what is called the "Rusty Bucket policy", that if you not satisfied with your meal for any reason, they will replace it with no problem.

David Joyce

Pretty standard, but good, American bar fare. An extra starra for an attentive staff and an oddly inviting atmosphere. Bar is a good place to catch a game.

Shane Osnoe

Buffalo chicken sandwich is the best thing!!!

Elizabeth Quan

This was my first time at Rusty Bucket. We were a large group, 10 adults, but we were seated directly and got quick beverage service. Our questions on orders were answered clearly and easily by our waiter, and when I asked for my hash to be made with fewer potatoes and more peppers, that was accommodating with no problem. A few problems, such as dropped garlic bread for the macaroni and cheese and a broken egg yolk for the sunny side up eggs in my hash were quickly fixed by replacements. The food was tasty and the service was good and I think I will go back again. It was maybe a little bit pricey, but I can handle that when the food and service are good.

Tony Russo

Very good service and great food

Brittan Smith

It was horrible. Waitress never checked on our table. Chicken was greasy, soup was cold, drink tasted like trash and a Root beer cost $3.20. This place is overpriced and unworthy of anyone's business.

Bruce Vernham

Good bar food...a little pricey!

David Stevens

HOT BROWN! Despite the name, the Hot Brown is a delicious open-faced sandwich that I haven't been able to find outside of Kentucky... until now. The Rusty Bucket's version was fantastic; just as tasty as the original from the Brown Hotel in Louisville, but prepared with more attention to detail. Fred K. Schmidt, the chef credited with creating the Hot Brown in 1926, would be pleased. The bacon was crispy, the Mornay sauce (or whatever cheesy gravy was in play) was delicious, the turkey was sliced thin and perfectly proportioned, and the garnishes were spot on. I heard that the Sunday-only feature may soon be retired from the Rusty Buckey menu -- I hope that is not the case.

Ray Pudlik

Good lunch stop. Friendly staff, good food. A pleasant meal!

Jackie Marker

Great food and service every time we stop in.

Judith Smith

Service was excellent. My harvest salad was delicious. It is always a pleasure to dine at your restaurant.

Megan Williams

Great place to stop for lunch during work. I love the bucket bites.

Maddie Klema

That food and the service was excellent.

ed costrini

Great shrimp bucket

robert moco

Good menu, classy not to fancy(menu), great food.Sports bar/restaurant

Nathan Haller

Fun atmosphere, good food

Paul A. Liston

Good grub, good selection of craft beer!

John Kent

Great place for dinner, drinks, a burger and especially lunch.

Jeffrey Thompson

Pinefin and amazing staff. Fresh squeezed cocktails. New nachos are solid.

Madelyne Beddoes

Our server was very slow. Ordered 2 easy drinks Took 10min.then she was gone for 15 before she Took our order. Her Station was not that big That it took that long. I Do not plan a return Visit for food. Maybe Drinks at bar but that's It.

Tom Cotant

Great place and the bar tender was a very good guy. I have zero complaints and I look forward to my next visit.

Madison Macosko

Our sweet but an in-experienced waitress couldn't even tell me where the bathroom was. Directed me to the corner when really it's in the middle of the wall under an exit sign. Ordered sliders that was a regular burger cut into four pieces and passed off as true sliders. Very slow to come out of the kitchen. Our server couldn't tell us portion size for fish and chips or describe drink options. Cashed out with bartender cuz our server can't be found once again. Decline bartenders option to speak to manager. manager insisted on talking to me... Intrusive. Will not be returning

Rebecca Wurster

My boyfriend and I came in for dinner tonight, and our server Chris greeted us very cheerfully right away. He was very attentive, and had a very pleasant attitude the whole time. Our appetizers, and entree were great (especially for the price), and we were always accommodated every few min with refills of water and quick checks in from our server. Will definitely be back

Dave Torgerson

The fish tacos were excellent!!

Alyssa Barker

My favorite place for onion rings and bar food! I get the chicken tender BLT and make it into a buffalo chicken sandwich by adding ranch and buffalo sauce...SO YUMMY! It is a little expensive, but worth it every now and then.

Jessica Dugum

Food is pretty decent. For apps, I always get the fried pickles. The burger is pretty good and I do really like the chili. However,for some reason almost every time I go the service is really slow but the staff is always very nice and accommodating!

Gordie Roedding

Gary's 3 way is AWESOME! I got three other people to order it and they though it was incredible too! You have to try it!


Soup wasn't that great. Chili was chilly. Raspberry Lemonade and Their Mac n' Cheese However are the best I've ever had! Service was slow as far as waitress goes, but the food was out very fast

Austin Johnson

Great food. Great service

Carl Matthews

Definitely a fast casual dining area with amazing food. Great food, wonderful service!

Ben Welton

Me and my wife love The Rusty Bucket. The food is great! A lot of it made fresh in the kitchen. The staff is friendly and very helpful. They are very familiar with their dishes and the bar. Great place, you cannot pick a bad meal from the menu.


Good food and good service

Elizabeth Joseph

This was my first time dining here and I couldn't be more satisfied. I wanted to adopt our waiter, first of all. Second, the food was GREAT! I had fish & chips, which is a regular go-to for me. I have health issues and can't have fries and they had no problem substituting steamed broccoli. All of the food was above and beyond what I'm used to at other restaurants. I definitely recommend this restaurant and will return in the near future! Oh, as far as ambiance, it has a Max & Erma's/TGI Fridays vibe. Totally comfortable and casual. TV screens adorn the walls. There is a bar in the middle of the place. Great place to meet up with friends and hang out.

Donald Conte

Nice side salad. Chili was good too

Paul Murray

Very good food, just a bit pricey.

Dawn Peters

Neighborhood bar environment. Staff can be inconsistent. Love the blackened Salmon salad!!! Cocktails good too.

Matthew’s Party

First, I wanna start out by saying our waiter was great. I wish I remembered his name so I could mention him by name, he was that impressive. He had great recommendations and was very well versed in the menu from beer to dessert. We started with a beer so yummy it was almost not a beer. Vanilla and black coffee in a dark beer, what a surprising treat. It was highly recommended by our waiter and he was so right. The bucket of shrimp was good. There was a creamy dipping sauce along with the traditional cocktail sauce, I'm not sure what was in the creamy sauce but it was extremely good. Our meals were okay, not exceptional which was a little disappointing. We got fish tacos and The Bucket Brown. The description of the parmesan sauce was enough to make your mouth water, but when it came right down to it it wasn't nearly as tasty as the description, it needed seasoning and some garlic. Dessert however, that's where this place shines like a beacon. Get the Sticky Bun Bread pudding... get it don't question just get it. I don't even have the words to describe how delicious it is, just get it.

Diana Wie

Good prices and veeery good burgers

ashley karns

The buffalo chicken sandwich is perfect

Maria Jagalla

Fish sandwich with sweet potato fries and coleslaw was satisfying lunch. Didn't seem like the waiter wanted to be there however.

Brandon Janness

The Rusty Bucket has very good food. This is the only location I've been to though, so it's a bit limited. However the service at this location could be better, generally the waiter/waitress doesn't know their own menu well or their drink menu either. The floor is also very slippery for whatever reason. I've been here about a dozen times over the last 5 years and it's been pretty consistent. This place could easily get 5 stars with some minor improvements.

Jason Matthews

Great food, great service and great atmosphere.

Rafael Batu

Awesome service and even better food!!

Louise Cordle

Great service and awesome food.

Zippy Zech

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, good prices on happy hour drinks and specials

Scott Merryfield

A great casual dining restaurant. The food is quite good. My wife loves the salmon salad. We eat here quite often.

Wendy Marecle

Citrus Salmon was delicious! My husband enjoyed the double bacon burger as well.

Fraser Mitchell

Great service and prices.

Marilyn Hodgson

Good food, great service but very busy.

George Macosko

1st time. Awesome clientele. Good vibe very busy. Our sweet, but lacking experience server who was not prepared to answer questions about portion sizes, drink options. I used the words "unaware" when cashing out with a bartender because our server was once again missing. Begrudgingly I had to talk to manager and repeat the same word unaware after I told bartender I did not want to talk to a manager... Intrusive. Respect my inclination. Now my comments on ar simple food order.... simple steak and cheese sandwich that was standard food... Andcut Sliders. -JOKE (See photo) = "SLIDERS" is a full burger patty cut into 4. pieces put on small size buns. Chain/ corporate service and food.

Chris Stamper

Great Fish Tacos !!

Lindsey Markus

Best veggie pizza and their onion rings are so good!!

EDS Same

Really enjoyed the meatloaf last night

Raymond Brookins

Great food, great staff, great service. Will definitely be going back


Good fish and chips. Good beer selection.

Steve Savage

Great place for lunch!

Jason Butts

Generally the food and service is very good, with just a few exceptions among my dozens of visits here. The buffalo chicken sandwich is among the best I’ve ever had, but a couple times it has been very small and/or had almost no Gorgonzola (inconsistency) which (along with the very few service mishaps) is the reason for 4 stars instead of 5. I also love their beer cheese burger, nickel salad and appreciate a good beer selection.

T.C. Hill

Slightly more upscale "Chili's" style,restaurant.

Jessica Karl

Very good service. Food was average. The atmosphere was a little too dark for me

M Zipper

Really enjoy this place for lunch. Good food and good service.

Michael Perulli

Been here several times and it's pretty hit or miss. One time I had the burger and it was so good it rivalled Red Coat Tavern, the next time it was just okay. Decent selection of beers. The wings are pretty good. Service is passable but the kitchen is always slow. Takes a very long time to get your food.

Mark McCarthy

Very good beer list and American fare. Service was fine. Lively family crowd most times I've been.

Linda Dowton

Server was fun. No complaints. A little pricey for the food but food was good.

Nikki Taylor

Service was lacking. Food was not good which is sad because I have went to other locations where it was great. Definitely not worth the 30 dollars for one person I paid. I had one drink and a burger that was so bad I didn't eat it.


Good food friendly waitstaff.

Brandi Spring

I love this place. Food is great. Drinks are strong (although rarely ever a good price) and the service has alwa th s been friendly. Other than parking, it is a 5 star from me.

Christopher Carbott

Excellent food, both the chili and fish and Chips. My friend said the fish was even better than at a high-end seafood restaurant that starts with an M! Service was even better. I made a mistake on my order and my waitress, Carlita, brought me what I should have ordered with no extra charge and with a smile! I'll be back!


A high end burger resteraunt with good food.

Judy Zech

Good food, happy hour process.

Gary Nowakowski

Food was good. Server seem preoccupied. Would of given better rating if not for the server

Terry Haggerty

Great food, good adult beverage selections, and very friendly and attentive staff. Lots of TV to watch sports.

The McC's

Pur server David was great the food was subpar.

Terry Duke

Excellent food and terrific service. Huge portions at reasonable prices.

Jackie Keat

Salmon was awesome and service was very good.

patricia landstrom

great food in nice atmosphere.

Lynn Lawson

Great food and very pleasant servers.

Stephanie Woolford

My husband went for lunch on a work day and they were fast, the food was delicious and the atmoshphere was great. No complaints from two happy customers.

Marco Futiak

Not a bad spot ! Working my way through the menu and no complaints...yet.

Jeff Grant

Not sure, had an issue with being seated


Third (and now fourth) time was not a charm. Guess I'm a glutton for punishment. Service is ALWAYS super slow. Food is below average. That pretty much sums it up.

Matt H.

Fun place, food okay. Staff is busy! Good place for work lunch. And happy hour.

The Johnsons

They have a Great Burger here.. Highly recommended to stop in for a bite with friends...

Jessica Bertl

Food and service has been consistently good each time we have been here. The daily specials are always good and they have a good happy hour!

Janice Tatarian

I was never there

Dolores McMullen

Loved the old taco salad better. Still like the restaurant

John Pham

After wandering through a maze of borrowed flavours and carefully programmed menus, I happened upon this gem, hiding away in a corner lot. My first thought upon entering this oasis was... who is this busy during the workday? These guys obviously. The secret is the staff. Everybody there had obviously been hand chosen by dwarves in the night to make the elves jealous. The craftsmanship the went into my sweet tea was one to make a brit weep. No fancy tricks, no hidden ways, just good craftsmanship. Eat that elves.

Rebecca Taylor

Stefan was great! Very helpful staff kept us happy and well fed! Part of the group was late because they got stuck behind an accident on the freeway and the manager brought us complementary fried pickles to tide us over until our friends arrived.

Manda Gifford

The food is amazing and the menu is diverse and interesting. Love the atmosphere!

sns sns

One of my regular restaurants! I love this place! They have really good food

Ken Caler

They made my burger wrong from the toppings to the way the burger was cooked. Maybe the wait staff should write this gs down instead if trying to remember multiple orders.

Eric Isaksson

Friendly staff, good prices, and great food.

Randy Fasnacht

Decent bar food, good beer selection and helpful staff.

David Satterley

Two tries to get a plain hamburger. Veggies not cooked. Meat loaf was just a hamburger Patty. Service was good but they need some better cooks.

Desmond Weaver

A very nice chain restaurant. Clean, friendly staff and a menu with something for everything. Prices seemed reasonable. I went to restaurant for lunch and had a delicious veggie burger with sweet potato fries. The quality was top notch, very enjoyable.

Neal A

Good food. Decent beer.

Aaron Romain

Good to watch games. They were very accommodating for when my group wanted to watch the World Cup final and it wasn't on any of the TVs yet.

Fred Fargo

Very nice place. Clean and the food was excellent

Dee Eberle

Was told we would have to wait 45 minutes. Right after that a party of 5 came in and they seated them. When I asked the hostess she said because they had 3 more people. She didn't want to waste a table for 5 on just us two.

Michelle Stanbury

Ordered a barbecue chicken chopped salad. Was surprised to get the barbecue sauce on the side. Not much chopped chicken in the chopped salad, but tons of tortilla straws on top. This place is always busy, especially around lunch time and the service is great. The food, on the other hand, is average

ali shafey

Called in a carry out order yesterday after work around 7:00pm. Was told it’d be ready in 15 minutes when I showed up at 7:15 I waited probably about 20minutes for my food. Three other guests were at the bar waiting for carry outs as well. One was from door dash and said he had been waiting at least ten minutes before I arrived. Two girls running the bar were great. I’m sure it was the manager who took all of our carry outs and told us 15 minutes during a time when they were way to busy to follow through. Was a guy who took my order on the phone both bartenders were girls and the hosts weren’t taking carryout orders so I’m sure this manager I saw was the one taking the orders. Sucked for all 4 of us who were waiting for our carryouts...


Went there for the first time last night... disappointed. The spinach con queso was cold and the chips were really stale, then we got our meals fish and chips and chicken pesto pasta... cold :( the garlic bread had a strange taste seemed old. Not sure we will go back.

Matt Roberts

Food is good. Wait staff was great. Surprised how quickly this place cleared out after dinner. Figured it would be a good place to watch a game. Lots of tv’s and good beer.

Mistie Best

Delicious food, cool atmosphere, and awesome service!

Dennis Miller

Good pizza, fair prices.

Samantha Honold

The absolute best Sirloin Chili EVER!

En-Chien Chen

Service is very good. I ordered New York strip and it was pretty good. The only issue is the floor seems slippery maybe due to grease or moisture? Overall it is very good restaurant for my short trip to US.

Timo Krokowski

Wasn't a great experience this time. Usually it's spot on for a quick bite to eat and a beer. It was very slow this time for our party of 7 and my order was messed up. Hope they will improve again. Its usually a nice after work place.

C Sharp

Had a nice experience with the fam

Jack Matsumoto

You should try their home made pineapple vodoka.

Jim Miller

It had been years since we'd been here, but we went back on Mother's Day for dinner, and again tonight. Both times, the food was tasty and perhaps most impressively, the service was outstanding. Probably our new close-to-home standard for a casual dinner out with the family.

David Battistelli

Nachos were a bit greasy, but tasty.

Chris Trechter

Perfect spot for a quick bite during the workday. The food is decent and I've always had good service. It won't change your life but it beats any of the other chains in the immediate area.

Jake Daniels

Had the meat loaf, it was fantastic, hour service was great, the only reason I didn’t give them a 5 is I don’t know what there consistency is like yet.

Adam Chipman

Good food, large portions, quick service especially at the tail end of the lunch rush.

John Prihoda

Good food, noisy place.

Ricarda James

Very good food and ambiance

Latoya Bournes-Curtis

Food was very good but service was slow

Joyce Johnson-Maples

Good food and service.

crystal ferguson

Awesome fish n chips dinner. Great place.

Carylyn Sroka

Food great a little slow service but all in all good experience.

Sandy Williams

Delicious lobster bisque soup!! Try it, best I've ever had. Service was great!

Scott Granneman

I eat at Rusty Bucket when I stay across the street. Food is simple, like you remember from days of growing up. The peel and eat shrimp are excellent with a cold draft

Jenna Dehne

AMAZING customer service! I wish I had name(s) to give credit to, but when I called regarding confusion whether a pick-up order transaction had been processed, I was received with the most polite, efficient, and most generous service. I highly recommend to all who are looking for a high-quality take-out experience - this is the first restaurant review I've ever written!

Clifford Grupke

Good food and drink. Friendly staff. Fair prices.

Corey Miller

Great food

Michael Vessells

Food was good. Friendly staff. Reasonable prices.

Ron Kata

Stopped in after visiting Carl's golf land.. Excellent experience, great food and service.

Kathi Shelor

Good food. Good service. Parking okay.

Kevin McGowan

It was good, service was friendly, good food a good place to go eat, relax settle in for the night. The bar part just makes it better if you like to mix drinking with good food. Would recommend. A++


I take the family and everyone enjoys the food and atmosphere. Been back a couple of times. Friendly and fast service.

James Ward

Service was slow, food was OK. Not bad, not great

Michael Dahm

Not a great experience for me. I ordered the fish and chips and my wife the burger and fries. Unfortunately the fried food was all soggy and just not cooked well, not crispy whatsoever. Also worth noting, the "house made beer cheese" somehow comes in a frozen patty? I stopped asking questions after i got that answer...I won't be back guys, take care.

Cassandra Elaine

Everything was fresh and tasty!!

Eugene Tan

Regular sports bar. Food and service are fine.

Sean Walsh

Good food but a long wait when they didn't seem very busy.

Jason Lee Richert

Great service even with the ton of people that our group showed up with. The food was real good with a good variety to choose from.

Delareesa Henry

Good service and food

Darrin Czajkowski

The Vegi Burger was tasted great except it was too BIG.

David Bomers

Food quality was marginal. Long wait. Wrong salad, missing toppings on burger. Friendly waitress though.


Nice place to meet up with people. Good food. Great service by Desmond.

Steven Smeltz-Zapata

Beer!! Yay for good selection. Yay for nice people. The ambiance is what you’d expect from a bar & grill which I appreciate - was what I was looking for. A nice place to decompress and have a drink. Also the food selection is vast and high quality! I had a beer cheese burger with sweet potato fries. The fries were okay, but the burger was delicious!!

David Reynolds

Just had soup and salad. Greqt french onion soup and the salad was fresh. The service was quick and friendly.

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