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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
+1 907-479-8452
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really my fist time eating at a good Alaskan restaurant and the standard did not disappoint. Great selection on the menu, both fish and meat, and good and friendly staff waited our table.

Thank Peter9393
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant three times and they never honor my reservation I always wait twenty minutes or more after my time. To make matters worst they always sit me and my family beside the kitchen. When other tables are open. This last...More

Thank expressionb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Actually the surprise of the visit was the waitress. Memorized our order, checked on us regularly, and smiled the whole time.....this is a rarity in Fairbanks. Our food came out in acceptable time, was good, and we had a pleasurable experience. The owner dropped by...More

Thank Texakan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here several times while in Fairbanks for a week on work and all meals were great! Nice views of the river along with a great staff make this a no brainer to eat at if you're in the area!

Thank Stefan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has incredible food and great service. The price reflects the quality of the food here. It is the perfect place to go for a date night. I like that it is high quality, but you don't have to get all dressed up to...More

Thank casroders
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started off by having a hot buttered rum (excellent) then had oysters rockafellar and it was delicious and for my meal I had the best scallops I've ever had in my life. The waitress was polite and the food arrived quickly. I would definitely recommend...More

Thank Jocelyn R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Alaskan seafood sampler was absolutely to die for! They didn’t just boil seafood in water. It was well seasoned and absolutely delicious. We ordered it as an appetizer but it is absolutely big enough for a meal. Our entrees were delicious as well but...More

Thank Imhelendt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw this restaurant recommended on a list of where to eat and we quickly discovered why. The food was very high quality and delicious. Their tartar sauce had a unique flavor that I wish I knew how to replicate. Sooo yummy! The only thing...More

Thank Kyla P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was amazing. I went alone for dinner and the food was spectacular. It was a bit high in price but well worth it in the end. The atmosphere is like a wooden log cabin but set in a lodge type setting. It was...More

Thank travelmari2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the better places in Fairbanks to get a nice diner. Food is good, chowder is excellent. Service is less than desirable and prices are on the high end, but prices in Fairbanks are all on the high end.

Thank 39manuelc
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Questions & Answers
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.
29 May 2017|
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Response from Jet650432 | Reviewed this property |
I think you are fine without a reservation
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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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