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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1201 W Stayton Ave, Victoria, TX 77901-6374
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat inside an old pump house or outside on the patio overlooking the Guadalupe River. Good selection of foods and I've not had anything that wasn't good.

Thank charleshX8516IL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has excellent seating inside and out. We had South of the border egg rolls which were really amazing little spicy but very tasty. For diner had Pablo Shrimp and Pecan crusted chicken, nice portion well cooked. Nice gem, it is hard to find at the...More

Thank Bill934
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What A great surprise to find the pumphouse In Victoria. Atmosphere is clean and updated. There is outdoor seating also. Service was attentive. I had pecan crusted chicken with quinoa from the waiters recommendation & I loved it! I will go again when I’m back...More

Thank Roxana O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wasnt impressed it was dark no warmth plain looking, went outside and all the tables were dirty and was to many flies.

Thank Holly_jarrett64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunday Brunch at the Pump House is nice and relaxing. Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys, need I day more. The food and atmosphere are nice as well. The Pump House breakfast is hearty and filling.

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We opted patio seating based upon the hostess telling us there were plenty of fans outside. Nope, there weren't! It was quite warm until the sun set. Food was good. Service was a bit slow but I do know there was a large wedding rehearsal...More

Thank houmomof4
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The grilled pork chops are great. Wife loves the salad wedge. Good music and atmosphere. They have area bands playing on the outside deck. Fun to listen to relax and partake in some great cold beverages.

Thank Jose L
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I love the pecan crusted chicken and the fried macaroni. The brunch is awesome also with endless mimosa's and bloody Mary's. I like the ambiance.

Thank Trish B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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