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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

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Sat., 01-19

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly

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Your choice of preparation
On the Half Shell*
Served with lemon, cocktail sauce and Champagne Mignonette sauce
Deep Fried Oysters*
Hand breaded in cornmeal and then flash-fried, served with a smoked tomato aioli
Oysters Rockefeller*
Baked and topped with a creamy spinach & bacon stuffing
Fresh Steamed Clams with Reindeer Sausage*
Steamed in garlic butter, white wine, fresh tomatoes, Cajun seasoning, Alaskan Reindeer sausage and fresh basil served with a garlic baguette
Market Price
Alaskan Seafood Sampler*
A platter of succulent crab clusters, peel and eat shrimp, oysters on the half shell, steamed clams and house-smoked salmon. For two
Crab & Shrimp Tarter Tots*
Served with Tiger sauce and a shaved fennel salad
Artichoke and Spinach Dip
Baked creamy spinach, artichoke hearts and Parmesan, served with garlic baguette
Birch Syrup-Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Alaskan Scallops*
Grilled Alaskan Scallops brushed with Alaskan Birch syrup-blueberry glaze served on sweet potato bacon hash
Crab Mac and Cheese*
Traditional Mac and Cheese with Crab chunks and served with garlic crostini
Coconut Fried Shrimp*
Three hand-breaded jumbo shrimp served on orange horseradish marmalade
Flash Fried Alaskan Barley-Coated Calamari*
Tender calamari strips coated in Alaskan barley served with lemon butter sauce
Alaskan Reindeer and Gorgonzola Meatballs*
Flash fried ground Reindeer mixed with a green chiles, Gorgonzola cheese and fresh thyme with a mint jalapeno dipping sauce
Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Rounds
Served with Ranch dressing
World Famous for over Thirty Years
Cup $6.5
Bread Bowl $12.95
Seafood Chowder
Dressing choices: Raspberry, Balsamic or Champagne Vinaigrette, Bleu Cheese, Ranch, Honey Dijon or Italian
Small $6.0
Large $10.5
House Mixed Greens Salad
Grape tomatoes, pickled beets, carrots, red onion, and choice of dressing
Small $8.5
Large $15.5
Pump House Spinach Salad
Served with Champagne vinaigrette dressing, sliced strawberries, beet pasta, candied pecans, and goat cheese
Small $7.5
Large $10.5
Caesar Salad
Chopped romaine lettuce, shaved Parmesan, Caesar dressing and garlic crostini
Black & Bleu Salad*
Marinated grilled Tri-Tip steak, mixed greens, grape tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, crisp apples, Gorgonzola cheese crumbles, and served with Balsamic vinaigrette
Buttermilk Chicken BLT Salad*
Fried buttermilk-battered chicken breast served on mixed greens, cucumbers, chopped bacon, grape tomatoes, shredded Havarti cheese served with creamy Ranch dressing
Crab Cobb Salad*
Rows of dedicate Crab meat, grape tomatoes, red onion, Gorgonzola cheese crumbles, sliced egg, avocado, chopped bacon with mixed greens served with your choice of dressing
Alaska Salmon Salad*
Grilled salmon fillet, Champagne-poached pears, grape tomatoes, candied pecans, spinach, cucumber threads and served with raspberry vinaigrette
In season, we use only fresh King or Silver Salmon for our Salmon dishes. We bread all of our deep-fried dinner items by hand
Seafood Risotto*
Sautéed shrimp, crab, and scallops in a creamy Parmesan sauce tossed with risotto
Grilled Alaskan Salmon*
Grilled Alaskan salmon fillet with Alaskan Birch syrup-blackberry glaze served with chef's vegetables and mashed potatoes
Pan-Seared Alaskan Salmon*
Alaskan salmon fillet with ginger soy served on Stir-fry vegetables and coconut rice
Seafood Pasta*
Sauteed shrimp, scallops and grilled salmon with grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts served with fettuccine in a rich tomato saffron cream sauce
Grilled or Tempura Fried Seafood Combination*
Alaskan halibut, shrimp, scallops served with fries and Asian slaw
Birch Syrup Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Alaskan Scallops*
With sweet potato bacon hash, Asian slaw and chef's vegetables
Alaskan Halibut*
Grilled Halibut on pan-fried potatoes, spinach, Portabello mushroom, onions, grape tomatoes and asparagus with a balsamic glaze. Blackened pan-seared Alaskan halibut served on butternut squash risotto with wilted spinach and lemon tomato butter sauce
Alaskan Cod*
Pan-seared with green curry-infused cream sauce and coconut rice
Substitute Alaskan Halibut* $23.95
Alaskan Fish and Chips*
Deep-fried Alaskan cod, tempura-battered, and served with our house remoulade sauce, Asian slaw and fries
King Crab Dinner
1 lb. of Alaskan King Crab served with saffron rice, Asian slaw and chef's vegetables
We serve Fresh cut Certified Angus Beef
Pump House Premium Burger*
Fresh ground Certified Angus beef with specialty topping of the day and served with house-made Brioche bun and fries
Mixed Grill*
Filet of beef with a demi-glaze, Lamb chop, marinated in orange mustard with mint garlic sauce, Red Deer tenderloin with berry demi-glaze, butternut squash hash and asparagus
Grilled Smoked Rib Eye* (16 oz.)
Certified Angus beef, served with mashed potatoes, chef's vegetables and topped with a demi-glaze
Grilled New York Steak* (14 oz.)
Certified Angus beef served with potato au grain, pink peppercorn brandy sauce, and grilled asparagus
6 oz. $26.95
10 oz. $37.0
Filet Mignon*
Certified Angus beef tenderloin, served with mashed potatoes, chef's vegetables and served on demi-glaze
Tri-Tip Steak* (8 oz.)
Certified Angus beef Tri-Tip marinated and grilled, served with port wine balsamic reduction, sweet potato bacon hash and chef's vegetables
1 lb $25.5
Smoked St. Louis Ribs*
Served with tangy bbq sauce, roasted potatoes and chef's vegetables
Lamb Chops*
Marinated in Alaskan Birch orange mustard served with potato au gratin, a mint garlic sauce and grilled asparagus
Red Deer Tenderloin*
Grilled and served with berry demi-glaze, sweet potato bacon hash and chef's vegetables
Elk Meatloaf Wrapped in Bacon
Served with mashed potatoes, chef's vegetables and demi-glaze
Add on a Side Salad or our World-Famous Seafood Chowder for an additional charge
Seafood Risotto*
Grilled Asparagus
Grilled Shrimp*
Sauteed Wild Mushroom
Grilled Salmon*
Grilled Chicken*
Chicken Broccoli Alfredo*
Sautéed chicken breast tossed with broccolini florets in a creamy alfredo sauce over fettuccine
Southwestern Mac & Cheese*
Grilled chicken, jalapeno bacon, and roasted tomatoes in a creamy cheese sauce over fusilli pasta
Chicken Denali*
Boneless breast of chicken topped with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, crab meat in a Madeira cream sauce, served with mashed potatoes and chef's vegetables
Two Duck Extravaganza*
Pan-seared duck breast with Alaskan raspberry rhubarb glaze served with duck confit risotto and asparagus
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.
US$15 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews brunch elk meatloaf seafood risotto chowder salad crab cakes king crab mashed potatoes chicken ribs burger the river red deer bar menu riverboat discovery nice restaurant fun atmosphere
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had passed this restaurant on previous summer cruses on the river but never could work a visit into our schedule. Finally made a winter visit to Fairbanks and after ordering a taxi, made our visit! No outdoor dining as the temps were below zero...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dwight C
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have sent man a friend there during their trips through Alaska. this place never disappoints. You can't go wrong with fresh seafood, and great beer.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank adamnasia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Pump House for New Years Eve dinner and were extremely pleased with the reception we received, the attention of the wait-staff, and, of course, the food. This was a busy evening as one would imagine but we were seated within minutes of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ggutheim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice dinner here. We had bacon wrapped scallops which were delicious, the grilled salmon, which was a little over cooked but had a delicious sauce, and the mac and cheese which was super tasty. The servers were friendly and accommodating. Our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ofdaleys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and staff! Loved our meal and waiter Milan(?) Highly recommend. Everything was great! Good food good drinks great service

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank txj151
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate the smoked and grilled rib eye and mixed grill. The meat was tender and tasty and the sauces were delicious. The decor is rustic and the staff are friendly. Recommend for a special night out.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Christine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here twice while in Fairbanks. Short drive out of the center if town. Large bar area with a great lively vibe. We arrived early both times to enjoy the bar first. Big dining area which was a bit chilly so keep your thermals on....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lovingit_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for a fancy, good dinner. Great tender salmon and their steaks are tasty as well. I think they put nutmeg in their mashed potatoes...it's delicious to me! Super creamy creme brulee too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NorthernVero
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is fantastic! I could live on the seafood chowder. You must try this restaurant when in Fairbanks.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Q2821NVcathyr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started with pita bread with hummus to start with and had a good appetizer as we are hungry! We then had a black cod fish and a fillet mignon steak ! Both are cooked well but I loved the cod much as it is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LelainaL1
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June 19, 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.
May 29, 2017|
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Response from Jet650432 | Reviewed this property |
I think you are fine without a reservation
March 4, 2017|
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Response from 986marcosb | Reviewed this property |
the distance is about 4 miles
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