We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Buckets Sports Grill

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
43960 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669-8027
907-262-7220
Website
Improve this listing
Today
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 205 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mixed feelings

Have eaten at Bucket's several times over the last couple years. Sometimes things are great and others not so much. Prices are good but service and food quality varies at times. Being a sports bar means it can be packed at times and that makes it had to get through.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Jim T
,
Kenai, Alaska
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Soldotna, Alaska
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place for hungry person. They have really tasty food and lots of it!! Nice atmosphere and clean.

Helpful?
Thank JoDee J
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
104 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Family friendly place. Good food (burgers, wings, etc). Service staff was friendly and helpful with the menu. Had very good caribou burger

Helpful?
Thank adventurer478
Danbury
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We went to Buckets for a birthday dinner that happened to coincide with a big football game we wanted to watch. The staff was great about seating us by a TV and changing the channel to our game. The burgers, as usual, did not disappoint, but my Prime Bites were pretty dried out. First time we've had that issue. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Casey R
Kenai, Alaska
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Have eaten at Bucket's several times over the last couple years. Sometimes things are great and others not so much. Prices are good but service and food quality varies at times. Being a sports bar means it can be packed at times and that makes it had to get through.

Helpful?
Thank Jim T
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Chose this place after a long boat ride and drive from Valdez. Found this place in the binder of the motel we stayed in. Food was standard Sports Bar food. Nothing impressive but okay.

Helpful?
Thank jfong52414
Palmer, Alaska
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Love the pork wings with broccoli. Hot wings are great, get 2 for 1 on Wednesday. Burgers are excellent and a game is always on.

Helpful?
Thank brookshaines
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The Halibut sandwich is just what I expected Alaska to be like. TRY this place. Cold beer too. The local teams stop by so this is one of the local places to go. I know from experience that is the best place and the best prices when the locals are there.

Helpful?
Thank Robert N
Soldotna, Alaska, United States
Level Contributor
67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This place is a local favorite. The breakfasts are great. The biscuits and gravy are wonderful. I had the chicken fried steak and eggs with a side of one huge biscuit and gravy. Yum yum. The staff is always friendly. Great place to eat when in the Soldotna area.

Helpful?
Thank Jerry G
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Our family of 9 enjoyed good service a quality meal. The halibut was tasty and there were good options for kid's meals. It was a pleasant dining experience. The only drawback was many of the menu items were listed as "market price" which made a difficult to make budget minded decisions.

Helpful?
Thank Kay S
Soldotna, Alaska
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great place to grab a burger, steak san and sweet potato fries to carry home. It's much better to relax watch a game on one of their many tv's enjoy a friendly meal and cold beer with good people. They ask when I traveled? ... My wife and I stop by at least once every two weeks.

Helpful?
Thank Lynn M

Travelers who viewed Buckets Sports Grill also viewed

 

Been to Buckets Sports Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43960 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669-8027
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Soldotna
  • Phone Number: 907-262-7220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Buckets Sports Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?