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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
+1 907-479-8452
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (46 reviews)
“elk meatloaf” (41 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the seafood pasta which was excellent. The deck was full so we sat under the open roofed area which was perfect cover for the occasional shower. It is light this time of year until 11PM, so a great place for a late dinner....More

Thank William S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Fairbanks for three nights and ate at the Pump House for two of those nights. The decor inside is delightful! Be sure to notice the hanging dog sled and find out it's story. The outside deck is beside the...More

1  Thank LTGLF
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice rustic place on the river bank. Very crowded but they are equipped to handle a crowd. Had a reservation but arrived early and they got us right in. The sourdough starter bread came right away and it's good! I had the seafood samplers and...More

1  Thank AKjay7
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had dinner reservations to eat here while we were in Fairbanks sight seeing. My family and I had heard/seen that this place had good reviews and we put it on our list of places to go to while in Fairbanks. I so disappointed. For...More

Thank jtownteach
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate outside, loved it! The service was very good, super friendly & efficient staff. It was very sunny where we were seated, immediately brought a shade umbrella. Truly the fish & chips were the best. Super flakey and just the right amount of crunch....More

Thank Jacque B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! It's is a one of the registered historical restaurants. Great atmosphere, very delicious fresh seafood and they offer Alaskan specialties too, like red deer tenderloin. If you visit Fairbanks, you have to go The Pump House!

Thank gyorgyius
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place my friends usually park their car at the end of floating down the Chena river in kayaks. The food and beer selection is awesome. It can get expensive, as most things in Alaska can be

1  Thank adventbeard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner and were very happy with our fare. The guys started off with the seafood chowder and said it was REALLY GOOD. My husband had the King Salmon and I had the Alaskan Halibut, (the non-blackened choice). Both we cooked perfectly and...More

1  Thank denverssj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge breakfast buffet with too many good choices! Eggs, sausages, Belgian waffles, french toast, seafood salad, eggs benedict, biscuits with sausage gravy, choice of juices to drink, and endless coffee. The dessert bar has small serving sizes of a dozen or more dessert cups. More...More

Thank George E
Reviewed 1 week ago

A saloon and a restaurant. We had Elk Meatloaf and Scallops. Odd assortment of wine. Nice area to walk around outside.

Thank Bill A
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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, Brunch, Dinner, 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, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
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 2nd. Reopening February 3rd.
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