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All 196 Fairbanks Restaurants

Pump House

769 Chena Pump Road, Fairbanks, AK
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Ranked #35 of 196 Restaurants in Fairbanks
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Pumphouse is situated in the old Pumphouse used to deliver water to the gold mining operation on the South bank of the Chena river in the early 1900's. Paddle-wheel river boats pass by a stone's throw from your outdoor deck table. We ordered the seafood sampler - crab, clams, oysters, smoked salmon - for four ($80) and loved it.... More

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Montecito, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a large restaurant with out front seating and a lively bar (which is where we ate). Friendly service, although the bar servers didn't seem to understand menu item preparation as well as I'm guessing the out front servers. Ordered the zucchini stick app and it showed up with 4 huge whole zucchinis that were just breaded and fried,... More

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new york, ny
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Located in an old (and expanded, updated) pump house, this restaurant harks back (somewhat kitschily) to frontier Alaska--and it's done with fun. Dinners (salmon, of course, was one) were fresh & flavorful. Service friendly, but with some delays--this is a large and VERY busy place. Definitely worth a visit.

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mission hills ks
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

authentic Fairbanks eating experience. large dining room, seating in the bar and fantastic deck overlooking the Chena river. extensive menu with Alaskan seafood, beef selections, salads and soups. staff is friendly, professional and helpful. food is well prepared and served as ordered. a meal at this establishment will enhance your Alaskan experience.

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Ocala, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Meals at this restaurant were very good. Meals in Alaska are expensive and the Pump House is no different. The staff were friendly and very efficient and the meal was cooked to order. I would recommend this restaurant to all.

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Bennington, Vermont
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our party of 5 went out for a nice dinner our last night being in AK. Atmosphere was really cool in both the dining room and the bar. Our waiter was very nice and had a good personality, unfortunately I don't remember his name.... I had the grilled salmon that was caught that day, it was very good. I also... More

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Dallas, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a nice business dinner here one night and tried the HUGE seafood sampler for four and had enough fresh food from that to easily feed six! All of the dinners were so good, especially the seafood risotto. We loved it so much that we went back for Sunday Champagne brunch!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Cute place and people truly rave about this place yet I'm not sure why. Over priced and we weren't impressed with the food. Service was good though.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Great service, food to die for little bit out if the way but easily accessible by car or shuttle. Had seafood chowder and hallibut baked and both delicious.

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Wasilla, Alaska, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

All 3 of us had great meals. My shrimp scampi was to die for. Split 2 desserts, which was 2 more than we had planned to! YUM YUM Great service and drinks too.

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