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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
+1 907-479-8452
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (78 reviews)
“elk meatloaf” (58 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
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1 - 10 of 1,230 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Sunday brunch was a treat here. Food was grand, great selection. Staff were attentive. A wonderful value.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kristie W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Decided to go for this restaurant since it was near Fairbanks airport and also through out tour agency’s recommendation. The salmon and fish and chips were nice. The restaurant and bar shared the same menu. Recommendation needed for the dining restaurant but not the bar...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kongzi8
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was excellent, service was very good, atmowas unique & interesting. Cozy, noisy, price was reasonable. Would highly recommend this as a stop if you are in the area

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kennedysjamdan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband was so excited to take me out to the pump house, so we went out on a Thursday night for a date. I was shocked that the food wasn’t what we expected from locals and others that’s stationed here...The price isn’t worth it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank outlawwife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with my friend for dinner after being on the Riverboat Discovery all afternoon. Food was good, but dessert was just average and not worth the price or calories. We started with appetizers - I had the crab cakes and my friend ordered the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JenG1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The crab and oysters are amazing!!! They are so fresh. There are interesting decoration to look around. Parking was easy.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank azurengcy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very large group with 5 kids and had a great time. The outdoor areas allowed us to walk the kids around. The steak was great too. We really loved the atmosphere, the view along the water was amazing.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jill C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is located in the shell of a 1933 pumping station established by the Fairbanks Exploration Company, Alaska's largest gold mining operator at the time. The pump house was used to provide water to dredges operating on Cripple Creek in the Ester area. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RenatoCarneiro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food...Service is good too. We had fresh king salmon and filet. Their deserts are incredible also...

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Susan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very hard time finding a decent dinner place but this was the best we could find. Ambiance is great and service is quick and the servers and very friendly. We tried salmon dish and red deer tenderloin, salmon was good but the...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank mahmoudkhafagy
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betterlatethannever
20 June 2017|
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Response from Akfotoman | Reviewed this property |
Take a cab or call and see if they have a shuttle from the hotel.Its miles down river from the Princess and across the Chena River.
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tuppie
29 May 2017|
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Response from Jet650432 | Reviewed this property |
I think you are fine without a reservation
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debandjer71
5 March 2017|
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Response from 986marcosb | Reviewed this property |
the distance is about 4 miles
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
    (Chena Small Tracts)
  • Public Transportation: Public Bus System route stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: +1 907-479-8452
  • E-mail
Description
The Pump House Restaurant offers Fine Dining in a Historice Atmosphere overlooking the Chena river. We are listed on the National Registry of Historic Sites and are the recipient of the DiRONA Award. Seasonal closure - January 1st through February 8th. Reopening February 9th.
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