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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
+1 907-479-8452
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (73 reviews)
“elk meatloaf” (52 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (16 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

Really good food!! This place is big and it is usually packed. If you don’t have reservations in a Friday evening (like it happened to us) the wait for a table in the main dining area can be 1+hour. But they have a bar area...More

Thank Jalek97
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tour begins at a section of the Alaskan Pipeline with an adjacent exhibit of a section of pipe showing a cleaning pig. Then boarded a train which took us to a former gold mine where we were allowed to pan for and keep the gold...More

Thank Rich6142
Reviewed 2 days ago

I researched places to eat before traveling to Alaska and this was my planned stop in Fairbanks. Crab legs were excellent and not only cracked but slit lengthwise to make sure you were able to access every morsel. Excellent! They offer a one-pound dinner which...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Two different Uber drivers recommended The Pump House, so we gave it a go. Great crab cakes to start. The mains were also very good. Big portions, so no room for desserts. Good selection of drinks too. Service was attentive. All up, a great way...More

Thank AllanW2773
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was good and the atmosphere/history of this place was great. But we waited over an hour for our food. We were told that a large party came in and they were doing the best they could. But an hour is a long time...More

Thank Gail P
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are not a lot of great restaurants in Fairbanks but this is one that you don’t want to pass up. The restaurant is only a few minutes from downtown and sits on a beautiful piece of property on the Chena river. There is an...More

Thank Norman S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

GREAT place. Heard it's where the locals go. Food was really good and service was impeccable. ( we left the Alaska Salmon bake and came here ).

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Comfortable and clean. Exceptional service with our waiter Alex and food was amazing. Red Dear Tenderloin melts in your mouth, Elk Meatloaf so very flavorable and delicious. Will definitely eat here again!!

Thank _elhouser
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, the Pump House may have had the best food we ate during our entire trip. I had the King Salmon and my wife had a chicken dish - both were very good. The atmosphere is cool and the deck sits right on the...More

Thank jessensen20
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great. As tourists, we were looking for fresh Alaskan food and atmosphere. The menu was unique. Our server was very friendly and cheerful. The view on the river was spectacular. Would recommend making a reservation, as this place seem to pack up on...More

Thank Andrew E
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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 | Reviewed this property |
I think you are fine without a reservation
5 March 2017|
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Response from Marcos B | Reviewed this property |
the distance is about 4 miles
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 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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