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The Pump House Riverside Restaurant and Bar

) #1 of 148 Restaurants in Victoria ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
1201 W Stayton Ave, Victoria, TX 77901-6374
+1 361-572-9800
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1201 W Stayton Ave, Victoria, TX 77901-6374
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome, great service who goes out of their way to do all they can for the customer. The food is outstanding...LOVE their menu...would recommend it to anyone.

Thank jamgmm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the unique atmosphere. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. I had the pork tacos and my husband had the pecan-crusted chicken (evidently their specialty). This is a must-see if you're in Victoria and looking for an excellent restaurant

Thank onthegorose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place was packed on a Saturday evening. We didn't mind waiting. Sat at the bar had a frozen margarita and amaretto with sprite and the bill with tax was just under ten dollars! Not a bad price at all for two drinks at a restaurant....More

Thank danidb518
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully restored old pump house along the Guadalupe river that is now a wonderful restaurant with very comfortable atmosphere, good service and good food.

Thank morsebernardk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just amazing! Awesome food, friendly staff, perfect location, live music, no word....I'm impressed! I'd highly recommend to everyone who's in Victoria. Deserves #1 in town.

Thank Julz2908
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food , good price for what you get, the twin grilled pork chop perfectly made. It's back near the river and not what you would expect but if your passing through make it a stop, way better than these chain restaurants.. live music

Thank Kyle B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner. There was live music outside which was nice. The lady had a nice voice. Our waiter seemed bothered that our food wasn't right. The food was ok,but nothing to write home about. I just don't think it lives up to...More

Thank imapaperlover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six of us dined to celebrate a family event at Pump House. It lived up to its top billing. Attentive service + rustic Texan vibe + succulent fare = excellent dining experience. The table shared a full order of nachos and enjoyed them so much,...More

Thank JAF74
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife and I have been her for brunch, lunch, and dinner many times and the food and drinks have always been superb. The waiters and waitresses do a great job. Just the right amount of attention. When we've heard entertainment, it's been cool.

Thank scott b
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The Pump House is a local restaurant away from the town. Staff are very pleasant and helpful. Nice setting but noisy.

Thank rodkpage
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1.16 km away
Riverside Stadium
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.89 km away
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.72 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
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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