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The Pump House Riverside Restaurant and Bar

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1201 W Stayton Ave, Victoria, TX 77901-6374
+1 361-572-9800
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Victoria, Texas
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an old riverside pump house (just like the name) that has been turned into a restaurant. It is beautifully decorated. The food is great! My fav is the Monte Cristo. I have eaten here on several occasions and always left satisfied. If you go with a group of 6 or more you will be charged a gratuity on... More 

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Thank heatherkirk2017
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While visiting in Victoria, we were looking for a casual dining experience, and the Pump House delivered. The hamburgers were delicious, service was outstanding. Four stars because thet were a little overpriced.

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Thank Jfshakopee
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, plenty of it, very pretty, just do not think it will be fast food. This is for a nice lunch or dinner out for business or with friends that you are not on the clock.

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Thank Melodee A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent & beautiful. A very nice place for a gathering with beautiful views of the Guadeloupe river.

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Thank Pam M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am aware that this place gets great reviews, however, it's only ok. Speaking for brunch in January 2017. The service was terrible. Food was ok. it was crowded until 1 pm. We had a reservation for 12 noon, arrived on time, no one spoke to us for 20 minutes so I went to ask the hostess if someone could... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where in the world did this place come from? I could not believe when my GPS took me through some beautiful houses and up to the front of this gorgeous restaurant. I was wondering if I was willing to pay the price I was sure it was going to charge. After all it was just a late night snack. Then... More 

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Thank Trent H
Royse City, Texas
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent brunch. We are new to Victoria and the pumphouse was highly recommended. We were not disappointed... There were several choices from a hearty breakfast to the calorie conscience. The coffee was fresh brewed and there several juices to choose from. The wait staff was very attentive and polite. Looking forward to having an evening meal here.

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Thank Brad H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived, our table was already set up and our servers were ready to take drink orders. As people were coming in they took great care of each one. The food was delicious as always and my daughter left happy. Thanks -

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Victoria, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and reasonable prices for Sunday Brunch. Service was good. Portions of food served was more than enough to satisfy your hunger.

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Thank James C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a glass of Pino Noir with pecan crusted chicken breast and linquine. The sauce was delightful...a light lemon, garlic and fresh herbs. Atmosphere is wonderful. Service is great. Price is reasonable.

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Thank Cynthia Marie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?