Family Owned and Operated:
By-Th'-Bucket has always been family owned and operated. The Garcia Family began the family tradition back in 1959 and that tradition continues today. The Furiosi family are the second owners in the long history of Th' Bucket, having purchased the restaurant from the Garcia's in 1999. This family atmosphere has always been wildly accepted by restaurant guests and employees alike. You know the tradition has to be good when the same faces have been seen either eating or working at Th' Bucket for nearly 20 years. We are proud of our "regulars" and we are even more proud of our employees, most of whom have been with us for over 7 years and in several cases over 15 years. Come join our family!
It is our mission to give you the best service possible. From the bright smiles at the host stand to personable and attentive staff members whose number one goal is to get you the meal you desire. From the very beginning in 1959, Th' Bucket has been a destination for those who wanted great food from great personalities. We instill in each of our staff members to be themselves, so that your next visit isn't like the last because the personality that serves you most likely will be different. That is if you don't reserve a spot in your favorite servers section. (Yes, that is allowed!) So stop on in and experience the service for yourself but please understand there may be a wait since food and service this good shouldn't be rushed!
History of By-Th'-Bucket
By-Th'-Bucket opened in 1959. It is said it was a simpler time then and that sure rang true for By-Th'-Bucket. Located just a few hundred feet towards the west on Stevens Creek, By-Th'-Bucket was what some would call a hole-in-the-wall establishment. We mean this literally. You used to walk in and place your orders through a hole-in-the-wall and then wait, pray and even bribe someone to get a table before your food was ready. The comfortable booths and chairs you now sit on are comforts not seen in By-Th'-Bucket in those days. You had a choice of wooden picnic tables topped with bowls of salted peanuts or if you couldn't find a seat the hood of your car would become your table. Now the old timers will tell you tales of how Mike Garcia, the original owner, would put large olives in the bottom of your beer, how they would eat the peanuts and throw the shells right onto the floor, how the shells would be there nearly a week before being swept away and how the buckets of catfish, steamed clams and spaghetti and meatballs were the best anywhere, you know what all of these tales are absolutely true.
In 1985, By-Th'-Bucket made the big move of a few hundred feet to it'slocation. With its larger capacity, its downstairs banquet facilities (that you may or may not know even exists) and its much larger menu, By-Th'-Bucket established itself as one of the premier neighborhood bar & grills.
Over the years, By-Th'-Bucket has made a few changes from the remodeling of the downstairs banquet facilities to the addition of the murals, booths and wine racks. One of the biggest changes though was in 1999 when the Furiosi family became the current owners of this great establishment. Since then the Furiosi's have added to the menu and the ambiance, with a larger selection of fine wines, our specialty By-Th'-Bucket drinks, fresh fish specials, upgraded banquet options, By-Th'-Bucket Market (where you can purchase almost anything we make to take home and cook yourself) and our new gelato selections.
All of us here at By-Th'-Bucket would like to thank you for coming and hope that you will continue to allow us to be your favorite neighborhood bar and grill for another 50 years.