The dining scene in Victoria is diverse and tasty, with a variety of restaurants ranging from historical sites to trendy venues and fresh food options.
Oldie But Goodie
Fossati's Delicatessen opened in 1882 by immigrant Fraschio Napolean Fossati. After more than 100 years in Victoria this restaurant is one of the most popular dining spots in the area. Customers enjoy a casual and friendly atmosphere, not to mention foods that will satisfy any hunger. Some notable menu items include potato soup, apple crisp, ice cream and chicken salad. This deli is a great place for kids and groups, and offers delivery as well. Known as a Victorian tradition, the restaurant is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and can brag that it once hosted a Willie Nelson performance.
Fun and Friendly Fare
Rosebud Foundation and Grill, a 1940s-soda-fountain-themed restaurant, serves customers a variety of home-cooked food ranging from burgers, french fries and onion rings to seafood including fried shrimp, oysters, frog legs and catfish. The soda fountain produces malts, shakes and other beverages all made from real ice cream.
Greek Brothers restaurant not only offers family fun and food, but also entertainment. The menu consists of more than 50 dishes featuring a variety of seafood, salads, steaks, chicken and pasta dishes. With live entertainment from Thursday through Saturday, a dance floor, oyster bar and outdoor patio, visitors enjoy the diversity in atmospheres.
Olde Victoria at The Oak Room, a family-owned restaurant established in 1987, offers an elegant environment complete with specialty menu items and an assortment of wine, beer and mixed drinks. Residents can dine for lunch and dinner, but the restaurant also accommodates large groups up to 300 people for wedding receptions or rehearsals, business functions, and celebrations. If you're looking for a souvenir to take home, try the Olde Victoria House Dressing that is available for purchase.
Fresh Fruits and Veggies
Victoria Farmers Market sells fresh produce to as many as 1,500 visitors on a spring day. The market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. depending on product availability. Located at the Pattie Dodson Public Health Center, the market strives to provide home-grown produce to the community. Vendors are limited to a 100-mile residential radius in order to sell.
Victoria Produce Inc. is a private business that specializes in wholesale produce.
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