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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

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796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (Chena Small Tracts)
+1 907-479-8452
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Depending in chef they have, it's possible to be completely satisfied or wonder why you did waste your money. The place is tourist-oriented so you pay for history and experience, too. We ate really tasty things there on some occasions and were totally disappointed on others. I like the bar more - the setting is a city-like one, more stylish,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my new favorite restaurant in fairbanks alaska. The salmon was lightly sautted and served on a bed of creamy risotto flavored with saffron the dish was served a little med rare but they will cook it more done if asked. The staff was very helpful and friendly

1 Thank Marcos B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for dinner while I was in town and had the Herb crusted Halibut. The flavor was amazing and the halibut was prepared perfectly, so light and flaky. I would highly recommend this place when you are in town.

Thank Faith D
Fairbanks, Alaska
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We lived in Fairbanks for 5 years & we ate here at least several times a year. It's a great restaurant with local history. They have a great Sunday brunch and dinner was always good. I love their coconut shrimp. They made it into an entree for me! Desserts are wonderful too - esp strawberry rhubarb crisp! Eat out on... More 

Thank JeanneBramer
Vienna, Virginia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Christmas dinner here and ate here once again during our week-long stay in Fairbanks. Plus, we've eaten here on previous visits. It's our go-to place for great food! The decor in the restaurant is reminiscent of old Alaska and pays homage to its roots. It's very comfortable. But the food is the star of the show, make no... More 

Thank Snowshoe999
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful evening again! Such an amazing athmosphere and great food, Best service and a Shottish music group with dances as a special, the last day of the year 2016.

Thank Jutta Z
Palm Harbor, Florida
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bar is beautiful and the restaurant is very well done. The service was very bad; we felt rushed and the food was average. I would skip this one.

Thank JobiJuJuBee
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently enjoyed a fabulous visit to this restaurant. The staff was very friendly and attentive and the food was absolutely delicious. We even got to meet the owner and purchased a Tshirt with the famous Bear Tender picture on it!! If we are ever back in Fairbanks we'll certainly go back!!

Thank b2laird
Edmonds, Washington
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154 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Birthday dinner in Alaska! Thus was definitely the nicest restaurant we patronized on our Fairbanks vacation. Rustic but in a classy way, warm, and subdued lighting. It seems like a place where folks come for gatherings, i.e. Christmas parties, special occasions, etc. but the dress code was casual. We had already eaten a big lunch elsewhere, so we went a... More 

Thank tlawish
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290 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Things close early in Fairbanks, so we were happy to find a restaurant open. We arrived just after it closed and had to eat in the bar area. The food was okay. Nothing memorable. The service was good. A lot of locals were huddled around the impressive bar. It is a beautiful wooden bar that is intricately carved and stocked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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
    (Chena Small Tracts)
  • Public Transportation: Public Bus System route stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: +1 907-479-8452
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?