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The Pump House Riverside Restaurant and Bar

) #1 of 148 Restaurants in Victoria €€ - €€€ American, , Gluten Free Options
1201 W Stayton Ave, Victoria, TX 77901-6374
+1 361-572-9800
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1201 W Stayton Ave, Victoria, TX 77901-6374
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful setting for a restaurant. The fact that it's adjacent to a park is serendipitous because you'll need to walk off the hearty meal you are about to have. The founder was fantastic and the servers attentive. Really enjoyable

Thank willialc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Searched for a place on the water and patio dining and found the perfect place. The atmosphere was tranquil and the food exceptional. My husband enjoyed the pecan chicken with pasta and a glass of Moscato while I had the spinach salad loaded with fruit...More

Thank Sharla P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mother's Day brunch, the restaurant was busy and crowded. Waiter refilled glass of unsweetened tea with sweetened tea! Shrimp & grits were good.

Thank Anne V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the atmosphere on the patio, looking out over the river, is amazing. and add to that the live music, plus a delicious, creative menu and you have a perfect start to the week- or ending to a weekend!

Thank bjlack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the Pump house is a great place to "dine" or have a casual Sunday brunch. we love going there. very affordable with great service. Mrs. Hull has done a great service to Victoria for stepping up and creating a place Victoria has needed for many...More

Thank bacalarski
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

A group of friends got together early one morning and went on a 3.5 mile hike with our dogs. There were 3 of us and after we were done decided to go check if we could bring the dogs in for brunch. The answer was...More

Thank Metaksams
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I love to go here. It's a classy place but too classy. Love the food here. They have FREID GREEN TOMATO SANDWICHES , they are the best. Bloody Mary's are good here too.

Thank 405martini2016
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Very good atmosphere. Business dinner with a lot of people and the service was very good. The Tuna was not hot and had no taste, but the shrimp was the best....

Thank John S
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

A really cool historical site/restaurant right on the Guadalupe River. My husband and I stopped here for lunch on a Friday afternoon. The parking lot was full so we were sure there'd be a wait. To our surprise we were seated immediately. The place is...More

Thank Brenda L
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Drove two hours to catch a Pokémon, yep u read that right. While in Victoria we are at the Pumphouse restaurant. Busy place on Sunday with tasty bloody Mary's. I had the chicken fried steak and my wife had the grits and 3 shrimp. Food...More

Thank Mistoffole
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Nearby Attractions
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1.16 km away
Riverside Stadium
10 reviews
.89 km away
Evergreen Cemetery
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.72 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 W Stayton Ave, Victoria, TX 77901-6374
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 361-572-9800
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The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant and Bar was Named Victoria's Best of the Best Overall restaurant by readers of The Victoria Advocate in their annual Best of the Best contest. All menu items are cooked to order from the freshest ingredients available. The executive chef was classically trained at the Connecticut Culinary institute and takes great pride in the dishes he prepares. The full bar offers an extensive wine list along with all of your favorite cocktails. Reservations are recommended, especially on Friday or Saturday nights or for Sunday brunch. Large groups can be accommodated with advance notice. The venue was actually the old water pumping station for the city of Victoria. Guests can choose from seating in one of the historic rooms or outside on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Live music is offered on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and during Sunday brunch.
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