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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (34 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1201 W Stayton Ave, Victoria, TX 77901-6374
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 3 days 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 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was great experience, food & drink A+++. Atmosphere great. Highly recommend you don't miss this gem.

Thank Marsha G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch on our second day in Victoria. First 2 meals elsewhere were disappointing. This one was terrific. Lunch special was Lasagna with a salad. Salad featured spinach and assorted other items. Lasagna was excellent and so much we each took half home...More

Thank hanklucas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From Australia visiting family in Victoria Texas we were treated to lunch at the Pump House Restaurant & Bar with an idyllic location right on the river surrounded by beautiful parkland and adjacent to some very selubrious characterful residential areas of 'old' Victoria. A treat...More

Thank Denise R
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Nearby Attractions
The Texas Zoo
123 reviews
.21 km away
The 1892 Victoria County Courthouse
34 reviews
1.16 km away
Riverside Stadium
10 reviews
.89 km away
Evergreen Cemetery
5 reviews
.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, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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