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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
By-Th'-Bucket Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
By the Bucket
Solid, neighborhood fare. Definitely caters to an older crowd, and kids love the fish take and gelato case. Nothing fancy, sort of outdated to look at but good cioppino, oysters, clams, etc.
Great place to dine.!!!
My wife and I have been regular customers of this restaurant for a while now. Over the weekend I dined with some folks from work and we had a great time. My wife and I had Roberto serve us several times now and his service is exceptional. I'd recommend it for anyone, you can ask for Roberto to be your server.
Try the Brie
Try the Brie
Still good but has been cheapened
I've been coming to By th' Bucket for over 20 years and my husband for 30. This place used to be amazing, but we have sadly watched it deteriorate in the last few years. The current owner has gotten incredibly cheap. Both the drink and food menus have been severely cut removing many of our favorite items. The bread with dill spread that was always free you now need to pay for. The waiters are great, but they are spread so thin that they can no longer take care of their guests properly. There are no longer busboys to clear the tables so if your plates are removed it is by the already overworked waiters. It just made us sad seeing that a once great restaurant has changed so much.
Too Expensive- lacking taste
Food too expensive for what you get. Poor choices for side dishes. Everything was bland. There for a birthday dinner and we all had the Steak - 2 of us had the Filet Special. Choice of side dish was either Spinach or Broccoli. I am sorry...paying 35.00 a plate at least you can have some "wow" factor to what you serve. Very disappointed and won't be back. Much better places to eat for that kind of money.
Had lots of fond memories of this place ...
Had lots of fond memories of this place and was very disappointed when I returned. The food was average, the steamed clams an absolute disappointment and the service left a lot to be desired. Doubt I will be returning.
Where everybody knows your name...
When my wife & I visit By th' Bucket, many of the servers are so good that they even remember our special orders and quirks...I like that! It's also wonderful that the food is so delicious. It's even better that they offer such nice discounts. We'll keep coming back!
Dinner was disappointing. Draft beer ta ...
Dinner was disappointing. Draft beer tap wasn't working and salad greens all brown so entrée salad was returned for a different entrée. Restaurant is very noisy. Not sure I'd want to try again.
Going Down Hill
I have been going to the Bucket for more than 50 years..... many dates, family dining, and just having drinks..... Over the last year things seem to be going down hill... First they started charging for the bread, now they have done away with pizza and I think the food quality is also suffering.... what has changed in management and the kitchen?
The waiter had too many tables. Our beverage wasn't filled when needed. Cost of bread should be covered in the price of dinner. Not separately!
Enjoyed lunching with 3 friends. Each entree was delicious and enough for lunch the next day-- and then still delicious
Food was great, service was friendly and ...
Food was great, service was friendly and attentive. So much better with reservation - not too long of a wait.
Easter Dinner At By The Bucket
We have been coming to this restaurant for many years. It has always been great and the food never disappoints. Unfortunately Easter was not the time to come. Even though the restaurant was not that crowded they seemed to have a skeleton staff. We waited, and waited, and waited for our food. The waiter kept coming back and apologizing. There were only three of us so it wasn't that large a group. I don't think I will be coming back again on a holiday.
Very good experience. Our waitress did a ...
Very good experience. Our waitress did a great job. Only thing was charging for bread? Kinda didn't like that.
We went specifically for the bucket of clams
The clams were great as always. The rest of the food was good. We've been going there as a family for years, back when it was a pizza pallor type environment with picnic tables.
Been going there for years..
I always enjoy this restaurant and always order the fish although other items on the menu are probably good as well. I have watched the ahi tuna entree come and go - currently it seems to be gone unfortunately as it is my favorite. This time I got the cajun snapper. they are always happy to make changes in the order such as substituting potatoes for rice, etc... great service always!
As soon as you walk in your mood changes ...
As soon as you walk in your mood changes. It was really nice. Kids love the fish tank. The server was very friendly. The food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this place. I have the open table app and didn't get my point after I reserved and went to place
They have a great variety of food, italian, pasta, seafood... all delicious! We have always received great service here also. We had a reservation, so there was no wait. It was wonderful, I can't wait to go again!
We had a great time!
Place was busy but noise level comfortable - did not interfere win our conversation. Good was excellent and service was attentive and prompt.
Every thing is good
Every thing is good
A friend asked for pizza and was told th ...
A friend asked for pizza and was told they were out of dough. Yet the table next to us a while later was served pizza!
Not sure how much time the reservation b ...
Not sure how much time the reservation bought us. We waited another 25-30mins after arriving to be seated. We were given a buzzer and after that went off we waited some more. The hostess was very nice and apologetic which was cool. I know things get crazy. Still the waiter was so-so and the food was just ok. There were 3 of us eating and no one finished their meal nor were they interested in taking it home. This place may be good for some but I'll skip on returning.
Food was delicious. Our waiter was attentive and informative regarding our questions on menu items - a good overall dining experience.
Food was overly soaked in buttery substa ...
Food was overly soaked in buttery substance Potatoes were runny like cream of wheat
Always have great service from Roberto i ...
Always have great service from Roberto in the bar area. We'll be back soon.
Best looking aquarium in this restaurant!
I like to sit where I can see their spectacular aquarium - one of the highlights about coming to this restaurant! I also like the general buzz around the place and the food and service are pretty good - especially the fish dishes and the rotisserie chicken. They have a gelato bar too. The wait staff is friendly and efficient. If you enjoy watching sports while eating they have t.v.'s all around, but I don't find it too distracting either. We come here regularly!
Good Food and Convenient
The food is always good and the wait staff is uniformly excellent. This is a place that does not pretend to be more than it is...... value, tasty food, and wide variety of food for everyone.
Food and service is always outstanding. ...
Food and service is always outstanding. Restaurant can use some cleaning love.
Besides the great Italian food (must try ...
Besides the great Italian food (must try the stuffed mushrooms and the scampi), we love the comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Service is always great - wait staff is friendly; knowledgeable concerning wine and the menu. This has become a favorite dinner spot for us.
The ahi was very tasty and large portion ...
The ahi was very tasty and large portions Super food super value
Cranberry glaze is back.
The cranberry glaze for fish is finally back, but it was a bit thin. Definitely better than no cranberry glaze, though. Things have changed a lot in the last year or two. A nice place for seafood.
We had a very nice family dinner here and like usual the food was fantastic as was the service. We've been coming here for years and love everything about the place. We can't wait to return!
Good food, didn't have crab
The food was good and the service was good as well. They did ran out of crab and my wine selection. Overall a good place.
We have been going to Buy the Bucket for many years. This visit I was extremely disappointed in the food. I ordered the Clams with Linguine which has always been my favorite. The dish had a large amount of onions that were not saute enough and should not have been in this dish. The garlic was missing too. All it had was an onion flavor. I took two bit and had to bring the rest home and I had to throw it out. I don't think we will be going back for quite awhile.
This restaurant is an old time Italian favorite. It is casual and comfortable. Our party of four decided to share the family size cioppino, which was ample for the 4 of us. Sauce was tasty, full of good stuff including crab legs, white fish, clams, mussels and calamari (the latter was chewy and tough and, for that reason, is not usually part of the stew). The rest of it was very good. Each of us ordered a different salad appetizer and agreed all were delicious. Our waiter was awesome--great service, made recommendations and had a wonderful sense of humor! He made us feel like he was happy that we were there and made sure we were covered on a very busy Christmas Eve.
The waiters were very attentive however ...
The waiters were very attentive however the flow of the meal was on the slow side and some of the appetizers were undercooked. The entrees themselves were very good. Need more staff/cooks on a holiday occasion as the restaurant was packed.
Everything was perfect, the food the staff. We have a great time
Don't ever get seated in back- you might ...
Don't ever get seated in back- you might as well be at a sports bar- loud tvs and big groups not a "date night" spot at all.
Please bring back cranberry glaze!
Last year near Thanksgiving and Christmas the chef added a fantastic cranberry glaze to some of the dishes. We came back especially for that this year, but it wasn't on the menu. Unfortunately, we were seated in the back room next to a large, noisy party so that lessened the ambiance. The food was good, just not what we had hoped for.
Waited more than 30 mins for food.
Waited more than 30 mins for food.
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