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About By-Th'-Bucket Bar & Grill
The restaurant specializes in seafood dishes and hearty comfort food
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Seafood, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: M-F 11:30am-3:00pm
Dinner: Su-W 3:00pm-9:00pm
Dinner: Th-Sa 3:00pm-10:00pm
$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: (408) 248-6244
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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By-Th'-Bucket Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
Very poor service. We were the 2nd table in the section for Mother's Day. The table ordered 3 Southern Fried Catfish dinners with my wife and I splitting one order. When the food was brought out two of the orders were missing french fries. I asked for an extra plate so my wife and I could split the order. It took 5 minutes and several reminders to get the plate. The french fries took another 5 minutes and by that time all of the food order was cold. The orders should not have come out until the french fries were ready. Since we ordered as a split/shared meal the extra plate should have come out with the order. Ordered coffee and dessert. The coffee came without creamer and had to ask several times to get it. Had to ask twice to get coffee refill. The only thing that came quickly was the check!!! Will be a long time before we go back.
Nothing special here but your usual comfortable restaurant with a good sized bar and lots of sports tvs to watch but the seafood was very good and fresh in huge portions. Seating is in a large area with booths available as well as tables. Raw oysters were fresh and the baked oyster dish was a delightful delicious surprise. Entree portions are huge (lots of patrons leaving with take home boxes) so an appetizer would have been enough for us for lunch. Service was punctual, friendly, and attentive. Would recommend if you want good seafood served with fresh local vegetables.
Made a reservation and got comfortable seating for five people. All was happy with their dishes. Salmon no calamari were cooked to perfection. Portion is quite big for next day lunch. Service was great but may not be in range of excellent. Water refill needed reminder. For a straight water drinker, this was annoying because that was the only drink for me. Otherwise, this is good family restaurant with fabulous value. Carb watchers may not want to order pasta as it has huge portion of pasta. It is hard to resist good pasta so watch about.
We had a much better experience this time than last time. Most of the food was outstanding - we ordered salmon, chicken piccata, and fish and chips. The only disappointment was the clam chowder - many of the clams were super chewy. We also never received bread and butter although we saw it on all the tables around us. I finally asked the waitress about the bread and she said you have to order and pay for it. That is a change from the past and a disappointment.
It's been 12 to 15 years since we eaten dinner at By the Bucket and we have outstanding memories there with my parents and in-laws, so I really wanted to go back. Saturday night, we has a reservation and although they were packed we were seated in about 5 minutes. That was a great start and was appreciated.
The downside in my opinion, it is no longer what it was. My veal marsala was tender, but the marsala sauce was watery and the calamari were cold and oily. ( the manager did take the cost for the calamari off the bill). The cheeses spread with the bread is gone and you have to pay for the bread?
I really wanted to like the restaurant and maybe my tastes have changed, but we won't be back very soon.
We've only tried seafood here, and it was very good. Both the ahi and the salmon were delicious, and the portions generous. The vegetables and mashed potato were also quite good, not just plate decoration. The house salad was excellent, and the New England clam chowder was surprisingly good. All in all, the good was great and the service was friendly and attentive. You can tell that the locals love this place: half the neighborhood was at the bar having a fine time. Glad we had a reservation - this is really popular on a Sunday night, and it's no wonder.
We decided to go for an early dinner on Valentine's Day. Surprisingly, it was busier than expected for the early serving. Our waitress was pleasant, took our drink order, and returned for our dinner order in a timely fashion. We ordered a specialty salad with dried fruit, goat cheese and a raspberry vinaigrette. It was delicious, and enough to split between the two of us! We did have to ask that our water glasses be refilled, but understandable, since they were busy. My husband didn't care for the garlic bread, and didn't like the idea, they now charge for bread with the meal. My shrimp and risotto entree was very good. The shrimp were tender and sweet. My husbands veal parmigiana was excellent too. The portions of food were more then generous and we both took leftovers home! We skipped dessert. We have never been disappointed with a meal,ever at this location. Casual dining experience and I would recommend for lunch or dinner!
The service was great however the food was mediocre. We had the spinach/crab/artichoke dip for appetizer and that was great although I wasn't a huge fan of the bread it was served with. I had the crab sandwich for my main course and it was terrible. Not what I was expecting at all. It was a crab melt but was not advertised that way. I was expecting more like a lobster roll and I got a tuna melt. My husband had the seafood pasta which he loved. It was waaaaay better than my meal but still not spectacular. The server was nice and efficient. Drinks were amazing; we had hurricanes. Overall it was just ok. I really wanted to like this place too.
Unfortunately they were having problems in the kitchen or so we were told, overwhelmed was the word they used. Our waiter, I guess was overwhelmed also. He took our drink and appetizer and dinner order and that was pretty much it. Our drinks ran out after the appetizer and didn't get refilled until we were just about to get our bill. Our waiter didn't return until he refilled our drinks, at which point we were done. Our appetizer and food was brought out by another waiter or busboy. It was warm but not hot. For the price I paid for the 4 of us I was completely disappointed. I had high hopes but maybe the overall experience was poor because the NFL playoff game was on and that's where they make their money... in the bar. Won't return😩
We haven't been here for awhile and probably won't go back. We had calamari- excellent!! Salmon was over cooked, with something that resembled rissotto but wasn't. My hubby had chicken pesto rissotto and it was huge chunks of chicken cut up in a watery rice dish with pieces of artichokes. He's a big eater, and couldn't eat it nor wanted to take the leftovers home. I had two glasses of wine and the bill was @100. Not worth it for bad food.
Great dish. Stuffed mushroom appetizer. Heavy sauce, but excellent. Portions are very generous. Come hungry. We took our main entree home. As for the service, our waiter was super nice, but did not check often. We had to flag our server down. Overall, worth the wait in food and kindness.
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