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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

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796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300 (Chena Small Tracts)
+1 907-479-8452
10:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was very good at the Sunday brunch but in an old-school, stuff yourself until it hurts sort of way. Nice atmosphere and decor.

Thank Lynn A
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98 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a meal here with friends. Good choice on the menu and service was ok Décor is very novel and the place has a lot of history. Food was served hot and tasty.

Thank Lancs22
Saint Louis
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Fairbanks to see my family and had dinner here. Loved the rustic decor, prompt service, and great menu and wine list. Had the reindeer & Gorgonzola meatballs which were delicious as an appetizer. Also had fresh chilled oysters on the half shell which were beautifully crisp & fresh. All our entrees were fabulous, but I think the bacon wrapped... More 

Thank loveItalianFood
Valley Springs, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friendly service. Had to sit at the bar since we didn't have reservations, but it was a great spot for us. Nice talking with those seated on either side of us plus really great food. Hubby had seafood pasta. Said he'd like t go back tonight.

Thank NoniB43
Lincoln, Nebraska
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The Pump House , is a really nice place to have a great meal , the atmosphere is rustic , it sits along the banks of the Chena river , a beautiful setting in all seasons , the food is exceptional , they provide very good service , They have great sea food and wild game as well , I... More 

Thank Dennis H
Blue Earth
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208 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is a very busy place and there's a reason for that - the food is delicious. I had a salad which was very fresh and Alaskan Salmon which was really good. The bread served with the meal was also good. They make in house desserts so it was hard to choose only one. I went for the Creme Brulee... More 

Thank konstanzj
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Everything was really delicious and the atmosphere and decor interesting. The bar is huge and karaoke night was entertaining.

Thank chickonwheels
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Would definitely recommend. We were actually going to eat here again before our flight because it was our favorite restaurant in fairbanks. Sadly it doesn't open until 4pm

Thank Jeañ-Clay M
Anchorage, Alaska
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

After all the reviews I read, it just didn't deliver on the hype. The place is nice inside, kind of gold rush industrial. Service from greeting to check was slow. Not that I was in a rush, but there were just these long waits for food and they could have filled them by coming by and touching our table. The... More 

Thank geneatis
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I highly recommend ordering anything seafood based. The seafood chowder was the best I've ever had, their seafood sampler appetizer was plentiful, and the reindeer meatballs were unique and well worth a try. The portions were large, so either come hungry or take some home to reheat. The atmosphere was fun and different, a lot of local history involved. Well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?