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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 good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (46 reviews)
“monte cristo” (5 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1201 W Stayton Ave, Victoria, TX 77901-6374
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is one of the better places to go in Victoria, but that doesn't say much. It's very hard to find decent restaurants in general in the whole of Victoria. It's too bad b/c this place has a really nice decor and ambiance but...More

Thank boncherQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 17 people in our group tonight and had a fantastic evening. The food was delicious and our waitress did not miss a thing. She kept our glasses full and got all our orders correct. And got all our tickets right. Quite a bit...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Sunday brunch.. wonderful acoustic entertainment, bottomless mimosas, and awesome staff!! A Sunday must!!

Thank 181kellyl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has a good reputation in Victoria, TX. We had a different experience. The food was mediocre. The service was not good either. The view is high and wonderful. However, the bar makes excellent margaritas. Order the best one they make. Sitting at the...More

Thank Hawaiibettina
Reviewed 17 March 2018

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 14 March 2018 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 5 March 2018

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 4 March 2018 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 1 March 2018 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 21 February 2018

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
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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
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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