Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern Celebrates Grand Re-Opening This Sunday


March 12, 2015



Restaurant will open for lunch, dinner this Sunday, March 15, benefitting New Albany Police Foundation


NEW ALBANY, Ohio – New Albany’s Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern has been closed since the end of January for a complete remodel of the restaurant. This Sunday, March 15, the restaurant will re-open for lunch and dinner with proceeds benefiting the New Albany Police Foundation, specially honoring Officer Joe Duff.


“The New Albany Police Foundation means a great deal to our community and after this past fall when Officer Joe Duff was injured in a motorcycle accident, we knew we wanted to help make an impact in a big way by donating 20 percent of all proceeds on March 15,” said Gary Callicoat, president and founder of Rusty Bucket. “We hope our community is able to join us for our grand re-opening to see the beautiful renovations to guests’ favorite gathering spot while supporting a great cause.”


The newly remodeled Rusty Bucket features a new layout in the dining room and bar area. Design enhancements, including soft accents, new lighting, fresh paint as well as new chairs and leather booths, were made throughout the restaurant to enhance the dining environment. Most significantly, the dining room and bar are now separated by a stonewall fireplace. On the bar side, there is liquor bottle shelving, a large flat screen television and a new bar top that features 24 draft beer dispensing tap handles.


The restaurant features 4,145-square feet of space, including total seating for more than 60 guests in the main dining room, 30 guests in the bar area and up to 44 guests in the intimate private dining room. The 1,236-square foot patio seats 76.


Lunch services will begin at 11:30 a.m. this Sunday and Rusty Bucket’s Executive Chef Jason Dobbin will prepare fresh favorites for customers to enjoy, including buffalo chicken sandwiches, meatloaf and burgers. Dinner, beginning at 5 p.m., will feature fresh features like shrimp primavera and a Sunday special of Bucket Hot Brown, which is a house-roasted turkey breast, sliced thin and piled high on Texas toast and covered in a creamy parmesan sauce and topped with tomato and bacon.


The restaurant will continue to offer its gluten-free friendly menu and also a recently released and revised kid’s menu that meets the standards of the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program. The menu is designed to help parents make the healthful choice for their children while dining out. The updated kid’s menu now includes options like grilled fish, grilled chicken fingers and a kid’s veggie pizza.


Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern is located at 180 Market Street in New Albany with normal business hours of 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit or call 614.939.5300.


About Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern:

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern is committed to providing local communities and guests familiar favorites as a classic American restaurant and tavern. Rusty Bucket, a sister company of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, was founded in 2002 and currently operates 17 locations in Ohio, Michigan, Florida and Indiana. Named by Nation’s Restaurant News as a Breakout Brand in 2014, Rusty Bucket plans to open five new locations in both 2015 and 2016 as part of its significant growth strategy. For more information, visit or call 614.621.1105. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Grab Life by the Bucket!


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EDITOR’S NOTE: Renderings of the New Albany remodel and high resolution photos of food are available upon request. 

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