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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 good30%
  • Average8%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

I go here frequently with friends and always enjoy the food and live entertainment. Its always nice sitting on the patio overlooking the river. Wait staff have always been excellent

Thank Bill77904
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food. On Sundays there is a very good brunch.The menu is not extensive but the items that are on the menu are extremely good.

Thank Tommy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the Sunday brunch. It was amazing! The prices were more reasonable than I had imagined they would be and the food was fresh and delicious. They also had several Sunday drink specials if you're into that. Overall, it's a great place to share...More

Thank danielhY9367RD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was very busy and in retrospect, should have toured the restaurant for the overlook view of the river. The dining area was very open-very social atmosphere and somewhat loud. Servings were plenty, no reason to be hungry when you leave. Seating available for a few...More

Thank gaill44
Reviewed 31 July 2017 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 29 July 2017 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 23 July 2017 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 21 July 2017 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 20 July 2017 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 20 July 2017 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
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1.16 km away
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Restaurant Details

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