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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
+1 907-479-8452
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (45 reviews)
“elk meatloaf” (51 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (15 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is the place to go for Alaskana! The tin ceiling and grandiose bar make any Alaskan feel at home. Try the soft pretzels w cheese sauce to get started. The strawberry rhubarb cobbler is a delicious dessert.

Thank creebol
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good food and large portions. don't miss eating here. The atmosphere is great. The history inside is interesting

Thank GloryB777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the bar area with a bunch of friends while we waited for a flight. Good food, great waitress at the bar area and great drinks

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to grab a cozy dinner in the winter or drinks on the deck in summer. Both bar and fine dinning menu and atmosphere are perfect depending on what you are looking for

Thank 298mackenziem
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled to FB to see the Lights with three other couples. Went to Pump House for dinner (twice over four nights). The atmosphere is excellent....service was excellent....and the food was fantastic. Between the eight of us we tried a wide variety of different appetizers and...More

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I wanted to have a nice anniversary dinner. We looked through Trip Advisor to see which area restaurants had good ratings and a nice atmosphere. We chose the Pump House and we were not disappointed! We were seated quickly and our drink...More

Thank Kevin V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alaska has some colorful characters and I think we saw our quota the night we ate here. The food was very good and the service prompt and friendly. Prices are reasonable.

Thank gmcfall99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Pump House for a friend's dinner last night. 2 of us ordered the grilled halibut. Sounded very good on the menu, but the halibut was overcooked and dry. I can't imagine a good chef doing that. The service was ok and...More

Thank BlackIsis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our last night in Fairbanks so we decided to have a nice dinner to finish off the trip. Had the Salmon special and my wife had the Alaskan King Crab Legs. Both meals were ecellent and we would eat there again if our travels bring...More

Thank Wade W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

apple smoked elk meatloaf, good stuff. Old renaissance cabin format with elegant feeling. Wednesday night and place is full of customers. Menu good variety of meat, seafood and local cuisine.

Thank rc4370
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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 | 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
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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