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The Pump House Riverside Restaurant and Bar

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
$$ - $$$
1201 W Stayton Ave, Victoria, TX 77901-6374
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Pump house was a very good dining experience, but the same can be said for many places. This ended up being the most expensive meal of my entire 68 years. I have eaten just as well but at for much much less. The room was...More

Thank Leonard B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had lunch on the patio at the pump house restaurant. The food was great, the atmosphere was wonderful, and our waitress, Paige, was exceptional. The s’mores desert was delicious James and Kay from Port Lavaca

Thank kay D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can enjoy your meal overlooking the river. The food is very good. The menu has a variety of dishes to choose from all of which are delicious.

Thank 135sonyal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tables were setup and and everything was great. The hostess accommodated us with a few changes that popped up at the last minute was no problems, very helpful

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only great restaurant in Victoria. I have eaten all across this city and the only thing that is even close is the Hilton Garden Inn's restaurant. The outdoor patio is a nice addition to the historic charm of the building.

Thank cmasonc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were in town and we had dinner at the Pump House with a very special friend of ours. We had reservations and were seated immediately and the restaurant itself is a nice place and the style is appealing. As it was...More

Thank Phillip A
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant and great and relaxing scene outside. Live music on certain nights. Great for a couple to get out and wine and dine. salmon and quinoa was delicious

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

First visit, and very impressed. Any place that makes such an effort with sandwiches will care about everything they serve. We shared a fried green tomato BLT with avocado, and a roasted ribeye sandwich with caramelized onion and smoked gouda. Sandwiches were great, especially the...More

Thank HouMSW
Reviewed 1 February 2018

We had a group of 12 for a celebration dinner after a long project in Calhoun County, Texas. I was very impressed by the efficiency and service we received even though we had a larger group on a very busy night. I had the Sesame...More

Thank Tyler V
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Yes this place is near perfection, while I have not meet the owners or GM. I have now eaten here at least a dozen times and have had appetizers, salads, soups and entree’s and specials. Coming from the restaurant industry it is amazing how polite...More

Thank generoblyer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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