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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

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796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (Chena Small Tracts)
Public Bus System route stop.
(907) 479-8452
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Pump House Restaurant offers Fine Dining in a Historice Atmosphere...
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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    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food and service was good

This place was recommended by our tour guide, Joe at 1st Alaska Outdoor School. After reading some of the mixed reviews about this place, we decided to go. The food was good. Service was fine. Food came fast. I got the fried seafood combo. There was one piece of halibut, 2 scallops and 3 shrimp... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
CindyC_0517
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place was recommended by our tour guide, Joe at 1st Alaska Outdoor School. After reading some of the mixed reviews about this place, we decided to go. The food was good. Service was fine. Food came fast. I got the fried seafood combo. There was one piece of halibut, 2 scallops and 3 shrimp. The seafood was great although... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our group of four had a very nice meal. We had salmon, halibut, and elk meatloaf. All the meals were very good. They were very accommodating despite the fact that we did not have reservations on such a busy Saturday evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Not only the most spectacular view from the outside dining porch looking onto the Chena River but awesome spread of breakfast & lunch entrees from eggs benedict to baked cod with plentiful sides to satisfy everyone's taste. Brunch included mimosas & champagne but beware of keeping count because our glasses were immediately topped off before hitting the midline. Reasonable price.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Over priced BUT a lovely riverside setting. Waited at the bar for a table so suggest reservations even on a weeknight...the glassed patio made for a pleasant dining experience.

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Orcas Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very nice dining experience. Our food was very good, and the staff was courteous and patient. We met a couple at the adjacent table, and began sharing experiences, and our server never interrupted or hurried us. I understand the historic Pump House is a top restaurant in Fairbanks, and I concur. I don't think you could go wrong if this... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had a wonderful meal over looking the river. We sat in the glassed in area ...I wish we had sat outside as it is so pretty. We drank local beer and eat seafood .Service was good and prices were on par with restaurants in Alaska ...expensive. Salmon was fresh and very good.We had a very good experience.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Last year we had a big family dinner here and it everything turned out so well. This year, on my annual trip north, I met a few family members for a late lunch. The clams were super delicious, even better than I remembered. Sitting out on the deck in the afternoon, just watching the river flow by and visiting makes... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Horrible, the food was terrible. I have lived here for over 10 years and I can't get over how this place has such good reviews. In every experience I have had here the food has been disgusting. The atmosphere is great and the waitstaff has always been helpful but I am going out to eat, eat! During our last dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The restaurant has great food and great views. Our waitress was not the best, but I do not blame the restaurant. I think this was an isolated case and would still HIGHLY recommend this spot. Enjoy!!!

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Monroe, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had dinner at the Pump House. We had an alder smoked ribeye and the seafood risotto. The steak (and mashed potatoes & vegetables) was very good, the seafood risotto was excellent. Our service was prompt and good. Unfortunately our waiter had a spill incident with some other diners, who severely over reacted. He did his best to help with... More 

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Additional Information about Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

Address: 796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone Number: (907) 479-8452
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709
    (Chena Small Tracts)
  • Public Transportation: Public Bus System route stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: (907) 479-8452

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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