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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” (72 reviews)
“elk meatloaf” (48 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (15 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 6 days ago via mobile

Ordered stuffed salmon, it was delicious. Nice place, great interior, and friendly staff. Had a great time.

Thank Vishal S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read the reviews so decided to check this out for myself while in town. I had the Elk meatloaf which was quite good! Service was good and the staff was friendly. The restaurant is on the river so the views are pretty as...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were traveling through Fairbanks and stopped here for dinner. Views from the decks were amazing and the food was also really good. My party felt the sides took away from the entree as they were some oddball sides like polenta which we didn't expect....More

Thank pyro2547
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neighborhood favorite hang out spot to watch the boats float by and catch some rays in summer time. Winter time dinner room sets the mood for something fancy and special occasions. Sometimes service is slow, and you may want to call and make reservations.

Thank 907ag2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice patio dining right on the river. Decent menu and pricing. Great customer service and food quality. Love the heated outside dining area.

Thank theresamT4410XN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there twice while visiting Fairbanks. The atmosphere was excellent. We had king crab legs that very good and expensive. There world famous seafood chowder is a must. We had the chowder both nights it's that good.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Fairbanks recently, we took a great boat ride on the Chena River and followed it by a great dinner at The Pump House, right on the river. We were on a tour so advance reservations were already set up. Would recommend making reservations...More

Thank Mary136
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ended up in Alaska, since Hurricane Irma prevented us from traveling to the Caribbean. The people in Alaska are really nice and friendly. The food was good at most of the places we ate. At the Pump House we ate in...More

Thank 792nirvak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I mostly have eaten the Sunday buffet but it's very very good. I love the waffles and they always have strawberries.

Thank 589jeralde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had great salads at this restaurant. Also the creme brûlée was yummy. Interesting history and nice view.

Thank Mary M
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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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:15 pm
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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