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The Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern

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American, Bar
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42874 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-5033
+1 248-239-3663
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Today
11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Detroit, MI
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167 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Showmesun
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Bengaluru, India
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 

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Bloomfield Hills
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32 reviews
23 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 

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Thank Laura C
Toledo, Ohio
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23 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 

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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.

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Thank francis b
Ontario
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

A group of us met here and had a good time. Our waitress was outstanding and the food was enjoyed by all. My burger was so large that I thought I wouldn't be able to eat it - but I did.

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Thank Golf_Pinky
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Every time I go to this Rusty Bucket the food is either really good or terrible. The same can be said for the service. Once I almost left because it had been 45 minutes after everyone else in our party had gotten food, and one person's was still "on its way!" Also, they switch their menu up more frequently than... More 

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Thank DCW614
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Was up for the Woodward cruise, car festival, called over to the Bucket for some dinner with the family, large enough menu to suit all tastes, everyone enjoyed there dinners, 2 had the fish and chips ( COD & fries) 1 had salmon, 1 had 8oz Burger with bacon and cheese, + fries, all were served by helpful staff, will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?