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The fine Bassac Restaurant at the Victoria Chau Doc serves fine Vietnamese and Western cuisine in an air-conditioned dining room or on a picturesque deck. Beyond the otherwise bland Thuan Loi Hotel (18 Tran Hung Dao St.; tel. 076/386-6134) lies a charming floating restaurant serving basic Vietnamese fare. The restaurant is made up of a trio of thatched huts balanced on sticks over the river. Be sure to book ahead, as even a small tour group can take over the entire place; have your hotel concierge reserve the corner table in the main hut for unobstructed views of the river.

Chau Doc's other local dining options are in and around the market, particularly at the end near the city center and busy square, or in one of the town center's basic storefront eateries that serve good local fish, among other Vietnamese specialties. Try Hong Phat (77 Chi Lang St.; tel. 076/386-6950) for Chinese and European facsimiles (daily 9am-9pm).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.