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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 479-8452
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Ranked #18 of 196 restaurants in Fairbanks
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Chena Small Tracts
Transit: Public Bus System route stop.
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.
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English first
New Braunfels, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Nice deck on the river, if warm. Can order off the bar menu or the main menu if inside dining room. A little tired looking inside but their prob so busy no time to update or deep clean. Went twice. Bar food once, DR food once. Better than ave, not many seafood places here surprisingly, so was a good,choice.

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Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The food was good although we expected a bit more choice. Overpriced, it is good dining but no fine dining. It's a nice, clean restaurant with a touch of history nicely settled on the banks of the Chena River. Our server was friendly but it took a while for our dinner to arrive.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Great view, good service . I was a little disappointed about the amount of food that came with the seafood dinner for two platter. Wasn't very much. Tasted great though. The smoked salmon was delicious!

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to visit right on the river. Very popular with tourists and locals so might be worth booking at weekends. Some interesting memorabilia inside and then has covered area outside so you can enjoy the view but still be under cover. Good and service were good too.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Our waitress was from Bulgaria and had an accent that was difficult to understand at times. We both had been looking forward to fresh fish, but weren't thrilled with their menu. Nothing exceptional, just average food and service.

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Portland, OR
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Overpriced, even by Alaska standards. This place acts like a fine dining restaurant but all 3 times we've eaten here there was some major food quality/safety issue. I ordered a medium rare Filet Mignon and it came out well done. I was told it would take 45 minutes for another. No wonder it was overdone! Another time my wife's chicken... More

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Manchester UK
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111 reviews 111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

If sat outside the location of this venue is hard to beat. Situated on the banks of the Chena River the outside seating is both pleasant and picturesque. On our first visit at approx. 5PM the weather allowed us to sit on the decking The outside deck is split into two areas, one for the pub style dining and the... More

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California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The seafood sampler appetizer is all 2 people need for dinner. Huge & tasty. Wait for the sour dough bread. Eat outside if weather permits.

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springfield vt
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Rebuilt. Very nice restaurant with seating outdoors and by the river if you so choose. Nice selections. They were having a wedding party which didn't even interfere with their normal restaurant. The riverboat goes by daily.

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Prague
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I and another couple recently had dinner at the Pump House. We all had something different, including appetizers and drinks. The raw oysters and mussels were fresh as always. All dinners were rated excellent and the service was perfect. The next day we had Sunday brunch there with several friends and again, the food was excellent, the... More

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