The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant in Victoria, TX

A local favorite, offering a variety of fine wines and American cuisine.

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 06:00

The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant and Bar has a history just as vast as its number of menu items.

This relatively new restaurant has quickly become a local favorite, and in the 1800s it functioned as an actual pump house used to provide water services to city residents.

In 1986, the restaurant’s property was added to the National Register of Historic Places and named a Texas Historic Landmark in 2011.

On the main menu, one can choose from such dishes as the pecan-crusted chicken breast, served on a bed of linguini pasta, or the grilled ahi tuna, which comes with wasabi mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.

Those wanting to pair a fine wine with dinner can choose from the array of options on The PumpHouse’s wine menu. Chateau St. Michelle Riesling and Cakebread Cabernet are just a couple of the many choices.

On Sundays, when The PumpHouse is open for brunch, customers can order the pumped-up hash, which is slow-roasted pulled pork sautéed with crispy shredded potatoes, caramelized onions and peppers, topped with eggs and grilled toast point, or enjoy a cheesy polenta cake with pan-fried chorizo and a poached egg, topped with jalapeno cheese sauce, fried tortilla strips and a pico de gallo garnish.

The PumpHouse is available for private bookings on Mondays, when the space is closed to the public. During regular hours, customers may also reserve sections within the restaurant for semi-private events.

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