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By-Th'-Bucket Bar and Grill

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4565 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-6726
(408) 248-6244
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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San Jose, California, United States
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. I had a wonderful spicy Blackened Jambalaya served on a spicy bed of rice. They are used to handling a lot of volume so the servers seem to be geared towards... More 

Thank Ernie L
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Local famous spot for fresh seafood and Italian food! Comfortable, cozy banquets, wonderful sports bar area, also great take-out. Love the lunch specials as well. Service can be sketchy when they are really busy, but the food is wonderful and classic. Home cooking kind of good.

Thank Jean H
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This restaurant has gone down in quality and way up in price in the past several months; they no longer serve bread with and extra charge, the quantity of food has been reduced (size / portions), and of course, the price has increased to offset the higher wages and profit for the business. Soft drinks / coffee at $3.50 is... More 

Thank Richard M
San Jose, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Went there for my Husband's birthday dinner. We had not been here in years after moving away 16 years ago. So we thought it would be fun to go back to our old stopping grounds. Wish we gone some place else. All e had steaks just because there fish choices were not all appealing. Only good thing we had was... More 

1 Thank Pam S
Morgan Hill
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We used to enjoy By The Bucket Bar and Grill. However now they've made changes to cut corners and enjoyment. Food selection is not great and charging for bread is a very "cheap shot". We will never go back......

1 Thank Donald H
Dean C, Guest Relations Manager at By-Th'-Bucket Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Hi Donald. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and provide us with feedback. We try our best to keep up with new and modern cuisine by updating our menu regularly, so we apologize for any confusion or frustration this may have caused. We believe that it is important to note that our new menu is committed... More 

Los Altos, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

very noisy, no bread served with the food, veal piccata served in a bowl, food served so slow almost forgot what we ordered. just awful!

1 Thank lydia h
Dean C, Guest Relations Manager at By-Th'-Bucket Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Hi Lydia. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and provide us with feedback. We strive to create a positive experience for our guests by offering stellar service in a pleasant atmosphere and a wide variety of delicious menu options, so we're sincerely sorry we missed the mark when you were dining with us. Please know that... More 

Fremont, CA
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Ambiance is old-school, feels like the restaurant has been around since the 1950's (which maybe it has been). Our server was friendly and efficient. The food, however, was not the best, and expensive for what you got. A pasta and seafood dish was disliked to the point that it went unfinished and we didn't even take the leftovers home. The... More 

1 Thank Jmrusch
Santa Clara, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

All enjoyable as usual, but wish they still served complimentarily bread. Ordered garlic bread, but it was over-done and hard

Thank tennissenior
San Jose, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

It is hard to decide where to begin with this review. Rarely do I go out to eat and everything is perfect. I believe this is a family owned restaurant and it shows. The team working there is very close and they treated me like family. They genuinely cared that I enjoyed my meal and I had a good time.... More 

Thank Michael J
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been going to By-Th'- Bucket Bar and Grill. Since the the early 1980's. In last 3 months have been there 3 times. Each time the food and service as gotten worse. It used to be our go to restaurant. Can not say that any longer. The food is not of the same quality as it... More 

1 Thank cathy k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4565 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-6726
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: (408) 248-6244

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?