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The Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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42874 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-5033
+1 248-239-3663
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner. In town for a tournament. We got right in and seated on a Saturday evening. Mac and cheese was ok..the taste of beer overpowered it. If you're not a fan of beer you won't like this dish. Fries and sandwiches were good. Service was friendly and prompt. I'd visit again.

Thank Sugarfoots
Detroit, Michigan
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simple menu offering a range of American favorites. Food normally well prepared and of good quality and good value. We have had a few occasions when the service has been erratic and it seems that more training and supervision of wait staff would be a good idea. Big bar area with lots of TVs so popular for sports viewing. Over... More 

Thank polymath2016
Metamora, Michigan
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Nice menu with standard variety of items. Great craft and import beer selections on tap or in bottles including 22 oz. bombers. Wait staff team worked well together. Family friendly place.

Thank Art48455
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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126 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Their choice of burgers did not disappoint, so I asked the waiter for a recommendation: Green Chili Burger with a choice of seven sides. Delicious! Definitely recommended if you like spicy food. The meatloaf dinner is a perfect, hearty entree. Wait staff is attentive and friendly.

Thank Patty M
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Their wings and buffalo chicken sandwich are fantastic. Good drink specials but somewhat smaller portions of food.

Thank Gregory M
Detroit, MI
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168 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We stopped in for a beer and bite to eat. The drink selection is overwhelming. Good variety of food. My friend ordered cod sandwich (no complaints) I ordered Mahi-Mahi tacos which were very good. Great friendly atmosphere with plenty to choose from be it drinks or food. Service was just as great. Would go back if I was in the... More 

Thank Showmesun
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

If you don't want to spend a lot of money and have a varied menu the Rusty Bucket is your restaurant. Plenty of parking and for meetings or parties they have a separate room. Usually very busy with lots of seating.

Thank Judy H
Bengaluru, India
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It was unfortunate that i visited this place during lunch hour on a working day - else would have loved to sample the 50+ varieties of beer on offer here. I tried their fish and chips, a decent fare. So also was a salmon based main-course that we tried and washed the food down with lemonade. The place looks like... More 

Thank SVE029
Troy, Michigan
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We took our niece here for dinner on Friday night while she was visiting us from Florida. We were seated almost immediately but after that the service was anything but good. Nikki our server was anything but friendly. We never complained about anything but she just was not a happy person. She took our drink order then our food order... More 

Thank tommyjr77
Bloomfield Hills
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Ya know? It wasn't all that bad but it wasn't all that good either :/ The decor makes this place great for after work get togethers. Kind o rustic and cozy at the same time. It reminds me of my college days after a game. Great drinks with man food appeal. I had the Michigan salad with salmon. The lettuce... More 

Thank Laura C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42874 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-5033
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 248-239-3663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?