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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%
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“brunch” (45 reviews)
“elk meatloaf” (50 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here as part of a company function. Food was great, salad was flavorful and vinaigrette dressing was delicious. I had chicken, hubby had a steak both were very good. The two deserts were also very flavorful. Would definitely go again on our own time.

Thank NC0814
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to get there when they first opened up on New Year’s Eve and got a big table since there were nine of us. A lot of us had elk burgers which were fantastic, fries were excellent. They had a good selection of...More

Thank Chris W
Bill B, Owner at Pump House Restaurant & Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Chris, Thank you for a 5 star rating. New Years in the saloon is always a hectic night. I hope you enjoyed the Red Hackle Pipe Band performance. Sorry for the hiccup on the missed oyster of oysters that you were charged for. I am...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Treated to a bagpipe and highland dancing performance during dinner. Food was standard and solid—nothing inventive or interesting here—but it was tasty and a good place for families.

Thank Kristin D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was great. Tables are small. Had a group of 4 and it felt like we were sitting at a card table. We were seated quickly which impressed early on given how busy they were. Rated it a 4 star because we had to struggle...More

Thank DesertFatBike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

called before going and was not informed to make reservations. we were told by the manager it will be hour and half wait time once we arrived but we decided to wait anyway as did not want to drive around in the snow. the food...More

Thank Sheral J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a pump house and converted to a very Alaskan restaurant. It has Moose antlers, moose head, deer head and even a big standing bear as decoration to make it full of Alaska fashions. Apparently, this is a well known and popular restaurant with...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat in the bar since we came late amd the restaurant was closed. Bar food was great and the place is very cool inside. Try the fish tacos, they're excellent! Definitely recommend for a great meal in a fun place.More

Thank Christen A W
Bill B, Owner at Pump House Restaurant & Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Christen, Thanks you for the review. Glad you enjoyed the ambiance but more importantly you loved the Fish Tacos. A simple dish but needs fresh fish to make it great. We are so pleased you recognized and enjoyed it. We sure do sell a lot...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had my best meal in Fairbanks at the Pump House. Delicious. I had the Salmon dinner. Definitely will be back when I return.

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'll preface this review by saying that I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and experience at Pump House, and would recommend it for anyone visiting. I will bring up two minor - minor! - things as constructive criticism, which should not dissuade anyone from going. I...More

Thank anamauka
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While in Fairbanks on vacation, we decided to give Pump House a try due to the reviews I had read. So glad we did! The service was good and the food was excellent! We sat in the beautiful bar area since we arrived at 4pm,...More

Thank Darryl W
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Questions & Answers
19 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
4 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
US$30 - US$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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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