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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 479-8452
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Ranked #13 of 196 Restaurants in Fairbanks
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Ate here twice. First inside - Food and service great. Second we ate there before the dinner service begain however the outside patio was open. This was our last meal before departing for home. Had fish/chip and chowder on the patio overlooking the river. Great last moment in Fairbanks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Early arrival, easily seated, Food was perfect all was properly prepared. Awesome server. Thanks Todd Halibut and Salmon with king Crab legs scrumbtous! Asparagus grilled to perfection! Sometimes early dining isn't that great wIting for things to heat up. THIS PUMP HOUSE WAS AWESOME YOU GO GUYS!!!! Even the water was good! Lol

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We ate at the Pump House our first night in Fairbanks, August 23, 2014. I had salmon, my husband had fish and chips. We also had the seafood bisque...awesome. The food was delicious. This was our best meal in Fairbanks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Reasonable Aussie wine prices, awesome bread bowl, great steaks. Friendly and helpful service. Loved it.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

we visited the restaurant on September 2nd, 2014 at abt 7 pm. I ordered a entree called King Crab Dinner. What I have received was just 2 claws that were completely overcooked and dry like dust. Completely inedible. Consisdering that the claws are the most heavy part of the king crabs and most difficult to open I consider a rate... More

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Bill B, Owner at Pump House Restaurant & Saloon, responded to this review

Michael. You are correct that your meal was not up to our standards. I saw your comment card the next morning and tried to call you to inquire about It. It is my understanding that we offered to cook you another meal and you declined the offer. Our policy is that the floor manager needs to attend the table but... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We sat outside on a nice sunny day. service was great. Salmon was fresh and delicious. Everyone enjoyed their food . Would come back again

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Food was excellent! We had crab, steak, scallops. Atmosphere was Alaskan! Beautiful location and gardens.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The short cab ride from town was worth it. Beautiful garden out front and the biggest cabbages I've ever seen. Began on the deck overlooking the river. Got cool, though, when sun went behind the building and moved inside. The building is recent but constructed of old parts for unique character. The stuffed animals reinforced the fact I was in... More

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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent experience at this place tonight. The food was great, the quality of the meat was good and the sea food risotto also tasted great. The inside if the restaurant is quit quirky but fun. It is a huge place but reservations are recommended as it looks like many tours stop here to dine.

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Monroe, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our only night in Fairbanks we when to the Pump House for dinner. It was highly recommended to us and we were not disappointed.

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