About By-Th'-Bucket Bar & Grill
The restaurant specializes in seafood dishes and hearty comfort food
Seafood, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: M-F 11:30am-3:00pm
Dinner: Su-T 3:00pm-9:00pm
Dinner: W-Sa 3:00pm-9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(408) 248-6244 ext. 2
Let us help you with your event planning, whether you"re hosting an event in-house or meeting at a off-site location. We have options to meet your needs.
Restaurant Parking is located behind the main restaurant and can be accessed on both Stevens Creek Blvd. and Woodhams Road.
VTA Bus Stop 23
Paul Furiosi, Jr.
Private Party Facilities:
By-Th'-Bucket has a private Banquet Room for your Corporate Meetings, Wedding or Private Dining options. The room can hold up to 40 guests.
We've proudly served events such as:
Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Showers, Business Meetings, Afternoon Mixers, Business Dinners, Wine Tastings
All Banquet Packages Include:
House salad, cheesecake dessert, coffee and iced tea. Price is per person.
The Chef has created 6 different suggested packages on our Banquet Menu
Ask Natalie & the Chef about Custom Banquet Packages Min. of 20 required to reserve Private Banquet Room
Private Party Contact:
Natalie Ceglia: 4082486244x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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By-Th'-Bucket Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
Well I did make reservations for 6 o clo ...
Well I did make reservations for 6 o clock on Thanks Giving, so it was very busy. So we got our buzzer and went to the bar, had a drink and before we knew it the buzzer went off and we were seated. Jose was our waiter and as usual he took very good care of us. The food was wonderful and we took some home for the next day. Over all it was a good time for a Thanks Giving dinner out . We may do the every year it was easy and no dishes to wash and no turkey to put away. GOOD TIME
What a great dinner! We dropped in for d ...
What a great dinner! We dropped in for dinner after finding Th'Bucket on Open Table. A group of 5 was no problem. We enjoyed the Crab Cakes and Calamari as apps, various entrees and some gelato for dessert. Everything was excellent and the service was great.
The food was good and tasty. Good to se ...
The food was good and tasty. Good to see the many different fish options. Although would like to see trout back on their menu.
The noise level was too high with music, games on tv, birthday celebrations, people cheering for their teams on tv. Also was expecting the bread to be complimentary but it was good spread they had.
I selected this restaurant for our date ...
I selected this restaurant for our date night and revisit this neighborhood favorite; last visit was over 20 years ago: By- Th'- Bucket didn't disappoint. The menu selection was diverse and my favorite steamers (entree) was loaded with clams and mussels. I even had ample to take home with me to savor a second time! We started with a 1/2 loaf of garlic bread and the Tempura Fried Artichoke Hearts. My husband's entree was Seafood Fettucini Alfredo which he also couldn't finish...expect left overs. Dessert decision; we had to have the gelato and settled on the tiramisu which was heavenly. The patrons included the elderly, middle-age, various ethnic groups and a mix of all ages. Downside: the lack of atmosphere which was austere and boring but then again who cares when you can have delicious comfort food! Caution: if you need to get to the theatre or movies you will never make it...allow for ample time to enjoy!
This is one of those places that is good ...
This is one of those places that is good for awhile then mediocre for awhile. I've been eating here since they were in the old building. I met a friend for dinner on a Tuesday night, and it wasn't crowded at all. I have been on Tuesday nights when it as so packed you could barely talk. We ordered an appetizer which we never received. Just brought the food straight out. I had chicken parm. Meh, it was disappointing. There was lots of it though. My friend had the paella and said it was decent. Again, a very generous portion. Overall, it was just a so-so experience.
I wish the free bread was back! I don't ...
I wish the free bread was back! I don't like the idea of paying for bread, and I don't like the rolls that are for sale. ALSO, I ordered a pasta dish that listed several ingredients. I did not get the listed red pepper flakes as requested, but the dish had lots of basil that was not listed on the menu. I dislike basil, and it ruined the dish.
By th' Bucket never disappoints! We hav ...
By th' Bucket never disappoints! We have loved going here for years - and the food is always good and plentiful! Great seafood selections. And be sure to save room for the gelato (18 flavors!).
It's great that this busy restaurant takes reservations even on the weekends.
Our favorite "go to" place to have dinne ...
Our favorite "go to" place to have dinner and watch a game. Menu selection is varied allowing one meal of appetizer crab cakes, another of veal parm, and another with pizza, and one with prawns and spinach. LeBou bread is extra, but worth it. Service as always was gracious.
We come here specifically for the catfis ...
We come here specifically for the catfish a la meuniere. It is perfect every time. All I expect from a restaurant is that my food be well-prepared, whether it is a casual spot like By the Bucket or a very fancy restaurant in San Francisco. If the restaurant is beautiful, the wine list extensive, napkins folded just so, and the waiters tuxedoed, but the food is inconsistent, I simply don't go back. By the Bucket delivers simple, well-prepared food.
The portions are large but also on the p ...
The portions are large but also on the pricier side. The service is good and friendly. The menu has a huge selection of seafood and they have a variety of gelato ice cream. Great place to have family dinner, watch a sport game and have a drink.
We made reservations for the restaurant ...
We made reservations for the restaurant and were seated right away. The food was delicious and the selections were abundant. We hadn't been here in years and it is still a very good restaurant and has great service.
Very disappointed in the service again w ...
Very disappointed in the service again we waited that long this time before we even got our drinks or appetizers were sent in out of order the oysters were all cracked the shells were all cracked they were not cleaned we had to scrape them off of the shell. I won't be going back
This was one of the more frustrating res ...
This was one of the more frustrating restaurant experiences I've had. The other guests received their drinks and appetizers and I still didn't have my drink. I had to ask three times to receive my drink. It took two requests to receive a refill and I actually had to order dessert twice. The waiter even brought us someone else's bill and credit card. This might have been over looked if the food was good. It wasn't. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
We were looking forward to our evening b ...
We were looking forward to our evening based upon previous reviews. But to no avail. Ordered the crab stuffed artichoke appetizer. Received spinach dip stuffed artichoke. Server told us obviously there was crab...nope. No a bit. Husband ordered Italian amigos and really liked it. I ordered clam chowder. Meh. Bland and pretty much an ordinary soup...nothing special at all. Server was slow. When he server the bottle of beer, totally over poured resulting in the head flowing over. He apologized. But did it again on the next one.
I like to give another chance to places that have high railings if my experience is not up to snuff. Won't bother here.
Bummer but I can see where it is a local favorite.
Great spot for traditional Italian food ...
Great spot for traditional Italian food and seafood. Our party had absolutely fabulous Salmon that was perfectly cooked and well seasoned. Mashed potatoes were spot on and very creamy. They are used to handling a lot of volume so the servers seem to be geared towards quick interactions while still being attentive.
We've been numerous times and loved it. ...
We've been numerous times and loved it. Our last visit left us with only our memories of their food. The jambalaya was dry. The spaghetti and meatballs was full of water. On the plus side, my drink was stiff, appetizer was delicious and the perfect size for sharing and my friend loved her entree. We may return to give them another chance at the once perfect jambalaya.
We had relatives visiting from Sweden, a ...
We had relatives visiting from Sweden, a family of 5. They wanted to take us out to dinner to say thanks so we suggested By-the-Bucket. They LOVED it! Yes, it was very noisy as we were seated in the bar; but probably a good thing as we were 7 people with three kids (9, 11, 13) so we didn't feel we were disturbing anyone! They raved about the food and the portions sizes but they are, truly. . .way more than we could eat! Enjoyed the leftovers the following day!
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