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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
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Metamora, Michigan
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 5 weeks ago

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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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
Toledo, Ohio
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We weren't overall satisfied with the speed of service. When we came in, they were that busy and service was still slower than expected. Also, my wife's burger was way under-cooked so she had to order something else; this made the wait longer. All we got in response to the food issue was an apology from the waiter; no mgmt... More 

Thank Anthony C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Food, drinks and service on offer were modesty competent, far from premium as suggested by the prices.

Thank francis b

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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?