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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%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (73 reviews)
“elk meatloaf” (52 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (16 reviews)
Open Now
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 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 yesterday via mobile

Right on the river, beautiful flowers! Menu has something for all tastes, and everyone's food was very good. Good service as well.

Thank joy5971
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to Fairbanks. Our friends took us by boat to the Pump house. The deck was fun and the weather was great. The service was slow however the food was good. Except they forgot one persons order. The waitress completely forgot to put...More

Thank supermom7963
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and service. Lots to choose from ! Fish was fresh. Service attentive. Place was busy would recommend a reservation

Thank Tomzino
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very good. They have a pretty large menu. I had to try the salmon dish and it did not disappoint. The libations were good as well. We were told this was kind of upscale so I put on my shoes instead of...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting decor - gold mine era, lots of taxidermy. We sat on the covered deck - no problem with mosquitoes. The crab salad was impressive, but included only shredded crab ( no leg or claw chunks). Lamb was excellent. Overall a nice experience, albeit a...More

Thank J-Astoria
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an avid traveler, I've eaten at my fair share of restaurants. The menu is very broad so there is something for everyone. I ordered the Chicken Alfredo with broccilini. The heads of my broccoli were massive, taking up more room than my chicken and...More

Thank cody s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, amazing ambiance and terrific facility with beautiful river views! This was a true hidden gem here in Fairbanks and I recommend it for special engagements as well as high quality Famiky dining. Really good service and very fair prices for the quality of...More

Thank Vigilant6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice dinner here on Memorial Day, when most restaurants in town were closed. The server was very nice and attentive. We had a nice bottle of wine for a very good price. We decided to eat small plates, the crabcakes were good,...More

Thank eab405
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best overall meals I have ever had. Not one miss in the entire meal. I had 1 pound of Alaskan King crab legs. They cut them so they are very easy to access the meat. With the crab was a red coleslaw...More

Thank RogerNBill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Elk meatloaf, good seafood and yummy salads with homemade dressings. Historic building in a beautiful setting. Desserts were excellent. Private room for our party of 12. Server was very good and added to our enjoyment of our meal. Be sure and walk around the restaurant...More

Thank NadiaRPh
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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 | Reviewed this property |
I think you are fine without a reservation
March 4, 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
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3:00 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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