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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
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (75 reviews)
“elk meatloaf” (56 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (17 reviews)
Closed
10:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
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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Reviewed today

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 days 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 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 Manuel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for the king crabs and was kind of disappointed, it wasn’t that good. I do like that they make slits in the shell to make it easy to open up the crab legs though. For appetizers I absolutely recommend the crab Mac and cheese...More

Thank Trika G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the interior of the restaurant resembles an upgraded Cracker Barrel, the menu, the quality of food, and the pricing made it worthwhile for a date night. Women - if you are like myself and not from Alaska and prefer to wear a simple, conservative...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been in Alaska for a week and were looking for a place with good salmon. Their menu looked awesome. We all had the grilled Salmon which was excellent. The Caesar salads were very good too. Great place to try Alaskan beer. I had...More

Thank DonnaG3353
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with family to celebrate my husband’s birthday. His favorite meal is steak and he was pleased to have one that rivaled home (Texas). My niece and I had the filets, my husband had the NY strip, and the other guys had ribeyes. All...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant surroundings, and good service. Salads were fresh and entrees used local Alaska seafood and produce. The restaurant is large and can get busy but is not noisy even when full.

Thank orangysfriend
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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 Marcos B | 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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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