Best Place to Take a Date: The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant and Bar

The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant and Bar was voted the best place to bring a date in the 2013 Best of the Best competition.

The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant and Bar is a place for all occasions. Readers voted the restaurant the best place to bring a date in the 2013 Best of the Best competition.

"People need a place that they can take a date and be relaxed, a place they can take their family. This is a very celebratory restaurant," said co-owner Dennis Patillo.

Louise Hull Patillo, co-owner, said they focus on the details, like having fresh flowers on the table, to make the restaurant the date spot in Victoria.

"He has harassed me about the flowers," Louise Patillo joked about her husband. "I think the rustic, elegant atmosphere lends itself toward romance."

The PumpHouse was also voted best overall restaurant, best place for a business lunch, best romantic restaurant and best appetizer.

Patillo said they were honored to receive the awards and will continue striving for the best.



The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant & Bar

1201 W. Stayton Ave.

Victoria

361-572-9800

Hours: Closed for special events Monday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 11 a.m-midnight Thursday-Saturday.

First Runner-Up

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7806 N. Navarro St., Victoria

361-485-1569

Hours: 10 a.m.-10:45 p.m. Monday-Sunday



Second Runner-Up

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5006 N. Navarro St.

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361-570-7227

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