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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” (50 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (15 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.All 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 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Fairbanks February 7-12 and we ended up eating dinner there twice. The first night I ordered the Mac and crab appetizer (dinner) and my wife ordered the salmon. It all tasted great and was the perfect fill for the cold...More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Super friendly waitstaff and amazing atmosphere. Looks like a wooden hunting lodge on the inside. Coconut shrimp were huge and delicious, curry cod was very fresh and flavorful. Great beer selection.

Thank baylorbeta05
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had reservations but decided to dine on the bar side where they had shuffle board, pool tables and historical memorabilia. The atmosphere was great, the space was big and food delicious. We ordered the special reindeer meatloaf and halibut. Both were on point. Drinks...More

Thank Theotravelstheworld
Reviewed 5 days ago

Made a last minute reservation after our dog sledding experience. When we walked in one of the waitresses said..."I know you!" Being tourists from Alabama and Tennessee we said we didn't think so....however, she called my mom by name and said she was Jenna from...More

Thank Pizzachick1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant with lots of history. Great menu and very tasty food. They did push the meals too fast on us, but we did not have reservation to begin with so maybe that is why. So do call and reserve and experience this place.

Thank TravelSMaua
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting for 4 days we wanted to get a good meal at a reasonable price and found it here. Service was excellent. Food was very good. We both had th salmon . Nice salads and good beer. Enjoyed it.

Thank bigdadwangchung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our Alaska tour in Fairbanks and this restaurant was recommended by the staff at the lodge. Great Alaska cuisine! I had the reindeer tenderloin and my wife had the filet mignon. Both were delicious. The restaurant sits in an old pump house on...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pump house along the river is classic. The dinner selection is eclectic and delicious. Game meats such as elk and reindeer are prepared and served very nicely.

Thank EWheelerLousiana
Reviewed 2 January 2018 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 January 2018 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 7 January 2018

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

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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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