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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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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

The pump house was recommended and it turned out to be a great recommendation. The food was tasty and good value. The atmosphere was nice and the location was on waterfront. Very hospitable and friendly and good service.

Thank 108glennc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We was scared to get the king crab dinner after looking at the reviews, but we got it anyways, and the king crab was perfect taste of perfection I would say... I definitely prefer you to get the King crab dinner might be expensive but...More

Thank Matthew396ss
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm a local Fairbanksan and when we eat a nice meal out, it's at the Pump House. We always bring out-of-town visitors here. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is fun and the service is prompt and attentive. (Good service can sometimes be hard to...More

Thank Anvil W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a short wait in the bar area while we waited for our reservation in the dining room. The bar was busy and a little to hectic for a relaxing evening. Once we got to our table in the dining room, however, the atmosphere...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Touted as a seafood restaurant we all ordered the King Crab for $48. It was either over cooked or had been reheated, it was dry and a bit rubbery. We told our waitress, her response was she would tell the kitchen. No help to us...More

Thank BoatingInSeattle
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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, 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
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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