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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 479-8452
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Ranked #14 of 196 Restaurants in Fairbanks
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

We ate hear because of the reviews we read. The food was good but had to wait a very long time to get waited on and then again to be served. Nice place if you have a few hours.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Unique, classy Alaskan atmosphere. Very attractive yet utilitarian. Fun ambiance w/ pleasant riverside location. Lovely place to dine, in all seasons. Wait staff usually very friendly & dialed in to service..be it accommodating the local diners or the endless tourist groups. As of late, I am sad to report that the quality of (some of) the dishes is slipping. My... More

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

I appreciate your comment. We use comments to discover problems of which we are not aware. The change in the Smoked Ribeye is a new one. In your observation please point out what you see as different from what we had prior to what we have now? Suggestion, is it the quality of the meat, the natural flavoring, the cut... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We went to the Chena Pump house for dinner. Very nice upscale place on the river. Yvonne and Greg had this gigantic Alaska seafood BOWL ---- UCK oysters! The location / part of the building originally housed eight centrifugal pumps that supplied the water for Hydro Mining (where they washed away the ground overburden to find the gold). Went to... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We went to the Chena Pump house for dinner. Very nice upscale place on the river. Yvonne and Greg had this gigantic Alaska seafood BOWL ---- UCK oysters! The location / part of the building originally housed eight centrifugal pumps that supplied the water for Hydro Mining (where they washed away the ground overburden to find the gold). Went to... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

I recently had dinner here and I was not disappointed. The crab cake entree was delicious. I ate in the bar/ lounge area and the service was great. It was very relaxing. As a local, I highly recommend the Pump House if you are looking for a relaxing place to eat, with great service.

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

MedicG, Thanks for showing your appreciation on this site. It's so nice to see locals enjoy what we do; it shows that we are not a "tourist trap", but a yearround operation ejoyed by Alaskans and tourists alike. More

Walhalla, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Old pump house remodeled and perched up on the side of the river so you can eat out side or take a walk around on the deck and look for salmon. My husband had the salmon for supper and said it was delicious. I had the smallest steak and it was too large for me to finish. The food and... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Very charming! Loved the open area eating space, warm feeling, good food, and good friendly service. The Seafood Chowder was incredible, even better was the Alaskan grilled Halibut. Regret not going into the saloon...

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Madison, Georgia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Our party of 10 had a great meal and experience at the scenic Pump House in Fairbanks recently. My filet was tender and tasty while others huge ribeye was equally delicious. Others had salmon and pasta with no complaints. Equally impressive was the great service, just an enjoyable day on the river.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

When you first walk into this restaurant you think-wow - cool Alaska Restaurant, but if you're there to eat the euphoria will wear off quickly. Service is horrible, the male sever smelled like he had not bathed in at least a week. It took probably 10 minutes after being seated by the host before we even saw our hygienically challenged... More

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

Mary B Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you had an extremely horrible experience. I didn't see mention that you did or tried to get the attention of a manager or owner with your situation. No one in business would not address a serious failure as you had and they would have figured out how to mitigate... More

Lincoln, Nebraska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I talked to a Fairbanks local , who told us about The Pump House , it was a little off the beaten path , but no problem , the taxi took us right to their front door, along the banks of the beautiful Chena river , what a view , and what a meal , I had the reindeer steak... 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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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