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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 479-8452
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Ranked #16 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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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London
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW 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
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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Chorzow, Poland
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Awasome unique restaurant with excellent food. By-gone time inside arragments contribute to enjoyment of dining. Try spare ribs!!!!! And many others dishes...... Keep some space for mouthwatering desserts!!!!!! Absolute value for money!

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New Braunfels, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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