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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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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 183
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Deck overlooking the Chena River

The Pump House is a National Historic Landmark with a great deck overlooking the Chena River. Perfect for lounging in the Fairbanks summer sun, and watching kayaks and sternwheelers paddling along the river. Try taking a canoe or kayak from Pioneer Park down to the Pump House. Then, enjoy a cold... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
VKNance
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Fairbanks, AK
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Mountain View, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We ordered an Alaskan salmon dish, but the portion was disappointing and the salmon was pretty dry. It might be because it's not the salmon season yet. Nevertheless, our server is friendly and the atmosphere is good. I wouldn't say the 30-min wait was worth it though.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a wonderfully eclectic menu with excellent specials. The plates are large and the food is exceptional. The menu even identifies gluten-free dishes for people following a gluten-free diet. I would recommend a reservation, which can be made online, if you are heading out for dinner. Even when the building was packed full of people it wasn't loud.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The seafood is great. You should always book it before you go.shrimp is sooo good, and salmom is great taste. compare to other food place ,here is really worthy to go.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I attached the photo of their Alaskan Seafood Sampler for two. This huge dish is consisted of crab legs, clams, shrimp and smoked salmon. But both the quantity and the number of different kinds of seafood is limited.

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North Pole, Alaska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Best Steaks, wonderful fish and gorgeous desserts! Great service in the best atmosphere and for us the best Food in Fairbanks!!!

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Lehigh Valley, PA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We really enjoyed our dinner at the Pump House. It was a brutally cold day, but the cozy atmosphere and wonderful food (elk meatloaf, yum!) warmed us up quickly. The service was excellent and our meal was delicious, one of the best we had on this trip to Alaska. We would definitely plan to go back next time we are... More 

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Fairbanks, AK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Pump House is a National Historic Landmark with a great deck overlooking the Chena River. Perfect for lounging in the Fairbanks summer sun, and watching kayaks and sternwheelers paddling along the river. Try taking a canoe or kayak from Pioneer Park down to the Pump House. Then, enjoy a cold beer and a few appetizers. Great way to spend... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A nice location with a comfortable log cabin type atmosphere. Nice to see locals eating there. Seafood chowder was great and crab legs were good too. I little pricey is the only downside.

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Clarks Summit, PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Fairbanks....great atmosphere and great food. We try to eat here whenever we visit Fairbanks.

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Atlanta, GA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We went here last night. I had a cup of seafood chowder. It was flavorful, creamy and thick. In fact you could stand a spoon up in the chowder without support -- see photo. The chowder recipe can be found online by Googling. My preference would have been to have more seafood in the chowder and less flour. I also... More 

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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?