Overall Best Restaurant: The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant & Bar

The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant and Bar was voted best overall restaurant in the Best of the Best competition.

A great restaurant is like a great work of art - no matter how many times you go back to it, it always gets better.

Readers have voted The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant & Bar the best restaurant in the Advocate's Best of the Best competition, and owner Dennis Patillo hopes his restaurant continues getting better and better.

Diners can enjoy an array of American cuisine from classically trained chefs while nestled on the edge of the Guadalupe River.

"It's really exciting and humbling to us," Patillo said. "From the first day we opened, we've wanted to make this Victoria's restaurant."

However, Patillo said the employees won't be resting on their laurels because they were voted the best.

"Where better is possible, good is not enough, so we're going to continue to do things better and continue to improve," he said.

The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant & Bar

1201 W. Stayton Ave.

Victoria

361-572-9800

Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 11 a.m.-midnight Thursday-Saturday; closed Monday

First Runner-Up

Texas Roadhouse

4908 N. Navarro St.

Victoria

361-570-7427

Hours: 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday

Second Runner-Up

Tokyo Grill and Sushi Bar

5006 N. Navarro St.

Victoria

361-570-7227

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday