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Permanently Closed - By-Th'-Bucket Bar & Grill

4.0
280 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for Groups (233)
  • Neighborhood Gem (218)
  • Great for Lunch (146)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. The restaurant specializes in seafood dishes and hearty comfort food
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation


Lunch: M-F 11:30am-3:00pm

Dinner: Su-W 3:00pm-9:00pm

Dinner: Th-Sa 3:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(408) 248-6244 ext. 2
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paul Furiosi, Jr.
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Catering
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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Woodhams Road
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Parking details
Restaurant Parking is located behind the main restaurant and can be accessed on both Stevens Creek Blvd. and Woodhams Road.
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Public transit
VTA Bus Stop 23
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on August 28, 2017

This was the worst restaurant ever. We walked in the door we're seated in the waiter went to for other tables that were seated after us before he even came and said hello. He then goes on to tell us that they have no french fries or onion rings to go with a burger. Then he tells us that they have no fresh crab or for that matter any crap at all even though it was on multiple items on the menu. I will never go back to this place again and I wouldn't be surprised if it inns of shutting its doors down in the next six months.

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Duffysmom (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Always a good meal, always good service! By the Bucket is one our favorites. We love to bring friends here!

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vipHungryGirl (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

By-Th'-Bucket is in that comfortable niche that's above a fast-food or coffee shop atmosphere but not a chef-created over-the-top meal (and without that over-the-top pricing that hurts). It's getting harder to find these places, so I treasure the ones that exist.

It has a large menu, meat/fish/pasta/chicken, easy to find special diet items such as gluten free, and it's priced right. Large portions.Easy parking. It's one of those neighborhood places that might not be the first place that comes to mind, but it's easy to get consensus when it is suggested.

I had the salmon, my companion the chicken.We both thought the food was good - and if not the top-of-the-taste-buds, a meal that left us happy. The wine list was acceptable but not interesting or remarkable; the coffee was ok; the desserts didn't tempt us.

We were both dismayed and thought it not-in-keeping with the atmosphere that they've joined the "charge extra for bread" trend that seems to have taken hold. Especially with the chicken dish, that came with lots of sauce/gravy to sop up, bread should have been included.

All in all, I'm happy to suggest it to friends and co-workers, especially on those nights when you just can't decide in advance what you're in the mood for.

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vipBarnismom (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

By-Th'-Bucket Bar & Grill is a go-to restaurant when you have a big appetite. My husband and I normally come home with leftovers. The appetizers are truly meant for 4 or more - not for 2. We decided to try a cup of the clam chowder this time but was disappointed; it was rather bland. Our entrees however didn't disappoint - Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo & Blackened Salmon with
Etouffee Rice. FYI, if you are expecting a romantic dinner for 2 this is not the spot; remember to come hungry!

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CnTRob (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 9, 2017

Nice ambiance, good seafood

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vipNanz (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 30, 2017

Always delicious and very generous servings. Our waiter, Gustavo, could not be more friendly and at the same time professional. Always enjoy dining here.

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RhondaK (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

My husband, adult son and I enjoyed our experience until we received the bill and did not receive our $20 Open Table rewards.

More specifically... I took the time before leaving the house to login to my computer to redeem my first $20 reward (it can't be done on a mobile device) I applied my reward with the reservation, and when checking in with the hostess I specifically asked if she had my reward and was told "yes".

We proceeded to order two appetizers and Rombauer Chardonnay along with our entrees - two of them being at the high end. I bought the extra expensive wine since I had the reward. We ordered dessert and coffee. The bill was $248 after tax but before tip. When I asked why the reward wasn't shown as redeemed I was told that they didn't have record of the reward. The manager, Lupo, gave me an insecure apology with an excuse that the hostess didn't understand. I told him if he was really sorry he would have given us the discount as it was less than 10% of the bill - especially when our bill was high and there are coupons in the newspaper. I told him we wouldn't be back - what a foolish way to treat customers with an above average bill!! I felt bad for our wonderful waiter as I was clearly angry despite Gustavo's great service. Shame on Lupo for treating us so badly.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

We were seating on time..
However no sw

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vipartg (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on July 25, 2017

The steak I had fell far short of the usual good food I have enjoyed in the past. I will return but no steaks,

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Great dinner, start to finish! And, the server was on top of everything!

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vipRSmith (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

Large portions, reasonable drink prices, Very Good food. Slightly older crowd, but very comfortable. We are going back!

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SouthBaydiner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 7, 2017

Too much food! It is easy to tire of the flavor, which is initially very good). Wasteful if you are traveling and can't take it home.

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vipLovetoeatdinner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food and large portions to take home! They also have a nice bar area with TV screens to watch the games, have a drink and eat dinner there.

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vipZippyChippy (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

We enjoy the food and the service is good. Large menu. It too loud. Decent bar.

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vipBBQFIRE (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

As sways the Bucket was great. Our waiter went out of his way to correct an entres which he had mistakenly written down.

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vipSpike (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2017

It was a lovely last minute dinner!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food and service huge portions reasonable prices, worth visiting again!

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Terrbear (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

My husband has been going to By th' Bucket for 56 years now, except in the beginning it was only appropriate for take-out. He and I have watched it change over 30 years, and the food has been the one consistent: homey, large portions, and good. The one thing I miss, is that they said that they would be able to prepare anything that ever had been on the menu, which they did for many years. Now, they don't do that anymore. I miss my Veal Monterrey! It was so good.

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MargieC (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

I've eaten here many times and have celebrated my son's high school graduation in the private room. The food is always delicious and a good value. The service is always great here!

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vipMarqetaJIm (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

First time visit with the family. We enjoyed the breadth of the menu and drink selection. Overall, very nice place.

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viplunchdate (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 8, 2017

Good as usual. I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant. We had a nice booth and a terrific meal.Our server was outstanding. Tell all your friends.

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vipdiner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 7, 2017

Enjoyed our dinners. We had the early bird specials. There are no substitutions, but they were good. I don't enjoy having televisions where I'm eating and this restaurant has a sports bar vibe. We ate early so avoided the loud sports crowd.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 28, 2017

The mashed potatoes were horrible and they omitted my asparagus because the waiter said they were out of them. Another person dropped off 2 asparagus on a small plate which was kind of tacky. I will go back to By The Bucket because I enjoy their salmon and other Italian menu items. But they should not take their customers for granted.

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HMG1952 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

The service was excellent, portions huge, the food mediocre, and it was very highly priced.

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hypnizzle02 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 18, 2017

I had not been there in quiet some time and noticed they no longer have pizza . As i was growing up that was our go to pizza and clams place .

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Eddie (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 17, 2017

Met with friends and family for drinks and appetizers prior to an event at Levi's Stadium. Drinks were well made and food was delivered rather quickly. Good place to go to!

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HappynRite (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was great . But Mothers Day is a busy day. The server tried his best but we did not receive personalized service. I felt as though it was a burden to ask my server for extras. He was very busy and it was a rush throughout the entire dinner .

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

We made a reservation and showed up on time. The challenge was that our server was very slow. The entire meal took 2 hours, and that is without a dessert.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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vipZippyChippy (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

Good spot for everyday dining. Large menu with lots of variety.

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