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The Pump House Riverside Restaurant and Bar

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$$ - $$$
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1201 W Stayton Ave, Victoria, TX 77901-6374
+1 361-572-9800
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Rockport, Texas
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch from Rockport. This place was a wonderful find. Had chicken gumbo and split a fried green tomato, avocado, and bacon sandwich. Both were delicious. We will definitely be back. This place is also dog friendly on the patio. Use the outside path to get there.

Thank MargoSpencer
Austin, Texas
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126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Pumphose was such a unique setting. It had a wonderful vast entrance as well as a cozy dining room and expansive back patio area overlooking the Guadalupe River. The food was satisfying and delicious as well. If I am back in Victoria, I hope to dine here again.

Thank Kyllito
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Pump House is one of our favorite places for lunch. Today's visit was great, I had steak salad with jalapeño soup as a starter. WOW first time for that soup and I'll look for it again. Steak salad was also great, some times I get grilled chicken or pecan chicken instead of steak. Desert was "out of this world"... More 

Thank jamesandkay24
Victoria, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was recommended to have dinner at the Pumphouse Riverside by the front desk at Courtyard marriott and the food and drinks were excellent.

Thank peterconeway
Corpus Christi, Texas
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to visit a relative for lunch. The building has nice atmosphere and the food is good and reasonably priced.

Thank sthtxs
Georgetown, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Service and food was excellent. Chef is amazing, thank you. Try the Edamame it is delicious and healthy too!

Thank Janice G
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food. Fantastic service. The building alone is worth a visit. Great views of the river from the deck outside.

Thank Patrick B
Sylvania, Ohio
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148 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Met family for dinner after a long day. We were warned it might be noisy, unless we dined on the outside patio, which we did not want to do, so nephew called and found out there is a "fancy" dining room, which is quiet and where we dined. I liked the mixes venues provided in one place - patio, bar-type... More 

Thank dianeoh1950
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Visiting on business, we were told to come to the Pump House for steak. We came at lunch and so we didn't have steak, but I had a fried green tomato and avocado BLT with the chocolate explosion cake for dessert. Our server, Daniel (D-Squared) was a delight. So polite, so attentive. The food was delicious. The sandwich is on... More 

Thank Leah B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Did a trip advisor search in Victoria and found this restaurant under American cuisine. It is off the beaten path inside Riverside Park along the Guadalupe River. Its an historic pump house with a great atmosphere in and out. Service was awesome as was the food. Prices very reasonable for lunch. My friends had the grilled fish (MahiMahi) tacos and... More 

Thank Elizabeth G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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
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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