A latest addition to the area’s food and entertainment scene is a double threat—good eats and activities aplenty.
Victoria Burrow is located in a 26,000-square-foot space just off Highway 5 and Victoria Drive in Victoria and serves up a fresh take on casual dining. The walkup-style food stations are meant to imitate fair or sporting event dining, however, the food is a far cry from just hotdogs and soft-serve ice cream. Menu options are high in quality and diverse in offerings.
Perfect for dining out with a group with diverse food preferences, Victoria Burrow offers smoked foods, such as rotisserie chicken, BBQ ribs and fish. A wood stone fired pizza oven cooks up pizza by the slice or pie. Diners can order authentic Mexican-style tacos, as well as a variety of lighter options such as salads, soups and paninis.
A highpoint in the venue’s kitchen might be its baked goods, including brioche and sesame buns, as well as the pizza dough, which is made fresh. In house. Daily. The bakery also ensures that no sweet tooth will go unsatisfied with its assortment of pastries and dessert bars. “The primary driver is the top notch food; the restaurant with the entertainment is the selling point,” says Jason Cooney, director of operations.
Folks interested in sampling Burrow’s cocktails will discover not one, but two bars, featuring mixologists serving showy cocktails to the classics. Beer lovers can chose from up to 40 draft beers, and a variety of wines are available, too.
The activity end of the venue sports its own complete menu, including a full arcade with interactive games perfect for all ages. Mini golf is a classic entrée for plenty of good times, but this version is amped up with enough complexity for an avid golfer while keeping the fun factor elevated to please the younger set. You won’t be required to putt into a clown’s mouth or navigate a windmill’s blades. This course features small inclines and sand traps that weave through seasonal outdoor décor. (Nine of the holes are ADA compliant.)
For those hankering to release their inner lumberjack, the axe-throwing area features trained “chuckers,” who are available to train guests in safety and technique and help facilitate a safe, enjoyable experience. Believe it or not, there’s even room for a bocce ball court, two virtual reality stalls, hammerschlagen, giant Jenga and more. “If I wasn’t already a part of the facility, I would definitely be a customer,” Cooney says.
The facility was built to give community members a space to convene and enjoy themselves. There are plenty of separate great restaurants and entertainment locations in the area, but the folks behind Victoria Burrow wanted to create a place where people would come for both the dining experience, as well as the variety of entertainment options offered in one location.
Although the space has plenty of attractions for adults, families are welcome to come and enjoy time together, too. The venue can also be utilized for business events, birthdays, celebrations of all sorts and receptions, all of which can be held in a private room that can seat up to 60 people. There’s even the option to rent the entire facility.
“The burrow or den is a refuge to be comfortable. It is a multi-use facility that has something to offer everyone,” Cooney says.