We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good food and service”
Review of The Pumphouse

The Pumphouse
Ranked #44 of 543 Restaurants in Bellevue
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
Nebraska
Level Contributor
42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

I found this place using Internet searches and the overall vibe I got was positive, so I paid a visit to The Pumphouse. The parking up front is a bit tight but I came in for lunch on a Saturday and a few spots were available. Opening the front door rings a bell to announce your entry/exit. The photo shows the bar area, which backs to several tables for diners. I counted over a dozen beers on tap, only Bud Light being a major brand. They also have Kokanee! I opted for the blue burger and added bacon to it. The daily special also included a salad with that dish. It all came out on the same plate-including the salad-but all of it was tasty. The fries were very hot and crisp. Burgers come fully dressed with lettuce, pickles, onions and tomatoes, unless otherwise stated. The menu says burgers are cooked medium but mine was medium-well, the way all burgers should be cooked to kill any bacteria in the meat (steaks are different; the surface of the meat is the only place where the bacteria will be present if prepared correctly). A very good and tasty burger. I'm going back for the beer. The service was friendly and prompt, too.

  • Visited February 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Bookflyer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

60 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    20
    29
    8
    1
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
St. Louis
Level Contributor
87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Burgers and Beer”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Nice beer selection changes frequently. Excellent low key place to have a burger and or your favorite fried apps. Friendly service..

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank execplatscum
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bellevue, Washington
Level Contributor
44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great pub in Bellevue”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

The Pumphouse, one of Bellevue's oldest watering spots, provides a warm, friendly atmosphere with a great selection of local beers on tap and the best burgers in the state -- plump, juicy and cooked just right. Salads are always fresh and crisp. Little known is the fact that The Pumphouse serves an excellent breakfast, too.

This pub is noisy and full of life, crowded most of the day but never with a wait for a table of more than a few minutes. My wife and I eat there at least once a month, sometimes more often, and I sometimes meet local clients there for lunch.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank John W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mercer Island, Washington
Level Contributor
28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A great place for a burger and beer in Bellevue”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

Good bar food in Bellevue. The burgers are great. They also have great fries and a killer tuna melt.

Visited June 2011
Helpful?
Thank dan2718
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bellevue, WA
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best potato skins in Bellevue”
Reviewed May 13, 2012

I am addicted to their potato skins and always ask them to bake in some jalepeno peppers. Writing about it makes me hungry! So good...

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank Cynthia H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Pumphouse also viewed

 

Been to The Pumphouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing