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.

By-Th'-Bucket Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4565 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 248-6244
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 84 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A little overpriced, but still good

We go to here occasionally because it is close by. But the food is good, and the service too. My only quibble is that you pay $2 to $3 more per entree than other places for what you are getting, so we don't go there as often. Although the do have gelato which is excellent and a good wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
David A
,
Santa Clara, California
Add Photo Write a Review

84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
California
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I used to go to this place for special occasions. They used to have free bread with yummy spread and their pasta was good. This time I ordered pasta Capellini and it was very bad, The pasta was over-cooked and saturated with oil. It almost felt that they took leftovers and cooked more. It was inedible, so... More 

Helpful?
Thank L0ve2travle
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been eating at By the Bucket in Santa Clara, since it was known primarily for steamed clams, by the bucket, in the 60's. They have transformed this location into a top notch restaurant and bar, many years ago, serving excellent Italian dishes, prime steaks, and seafood! The bar is always crowded and likely the most desired place to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Texmt
Santa Clara, California
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We go to here occasionally because it is close by. But the food is good, and the service too. My only quibble is that you pay $2 to $3 more per entree than other places for what you are getting, so we don't go there as often. Although the do have gelato which is excellent and a good wine selection.

Helpful?
Thank David A
Cape Coral, Florida
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

While overnighting in San Jose we visited this place....actually met some nice folks. Wasn't too busy....although we heard at times it is VERY busy. Had a bite to eat....nothing over the top but happy hour was good so it was a nice little respite in our trip.

Helpful?
Thank SOCALJARVIS
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Dropped in for a glass of wine while we had our car serviced. They have a large California wine list to choose from. Some tap beer and a full bar selection. TVs at the bar, lots of locals.

Helpful?
Thank daveb914
Santa Clara, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Asked a new acquaintance where to have lunch in Steven's Creek on a Monday and he recommended this restaurant. Took a look at the menu from their website and since they have salmon on the list I decided to check it out. I ordered grilled salmon Cabernet (~$15) and I loved it from first bite to the last. It comes... More 

Helpful?
Thank Aejay_12
Santa Clara, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We have many Friday night dinners here. I try to get something different every time and each time the food is excellent. My favorite is the salmon and prawns. The filet mignon is very good too. Also try the clam chowder. You will not be disappointed. They have a full bar, great food and tv's set up if you want... More 

Helpful?
Thank SMC113
Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Excellent beer, good food and great service! When I next go back I will definitely be going back for more!

Helpful?
Thank LJP638
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This place is great, numerous options on the menu. The place has been around for at least 40 years, one of my favorites. I have never had a bad meal, the waiters are very service oriented, if you go make reservations.

Helpful?
Thank Jon1054
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We were in town for one night and decided to try By Th' Bucket based on the reviews. It was so delicious. Husband had flank steak with port wine sauce cooked to perfection. Beautiful, fresh, sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes made a beautifully presented plate. I had mozzarella caprese and clam chowder. It was the best chowder I've ever had... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kim N

Travelers who viewed By-Th'-Bucket Bar and Grill also viewed

Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara, CA
 

Been to By-Th'-Bucket Bar and 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: 4565 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: (408) 248-6244

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from By-Th'-Bucket Bar and 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?