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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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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: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 220
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    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 33
    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
Great place, lousy tri-tip steaks

We had dinner at the Pump House Restaurant tonight, and, as always, the service and atmosphere were wonderful. My husband had 3 small plates: a green salad, seafood chowder, and fish "nuggets", all of which he said were excellent. I had the Black and Bleu salad, and I've learned my lesson... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Judyrae1942
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at the Pump House Restaurant tonight, and, as always, the service and atmosphere were wonderful. My husband had 3 small plates: a green salad, seafood chowder, and fish "nuggets", all of which he said were excellent. I had the Black and Bleu salad, and I've learned my lesson: never again. The salad part was delicious, but the... More 

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Underhill, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited the Pump House twice during our stay in Alaska. The first time I had an all seafood meal and found it very good, fresh tasting and well prepared with no indication that the ocean it came from was over 300 miles away. The second trip I was in the mood for steak so I ordered the Rib eye.... More 

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Amherst, Ohio
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We took our family to this restaurant for dinner while in Fairbanks. It came with great reviews. I ordered the Reindeer Tenderloin. The berry suave was very good but the tenderloin was not spiced at all. It was ok. Other meals ordered were average with a 5 star price. OK food the was 3 star at best with 5 star... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had dinner at the bar and were pleased with the atmosphere of the bar. Lively and very american! Food was good (I ordered halibut nuggets) and the staff was nice and efficient.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was the third time I've visited this restaurant and it is a must visit if you're in Fairbanks. It's position on the river is excellent and if you get a table on the balcony even better. Their food is great with lots of local choices, The service was excellent.

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great location on the river and they have an outdoor deck to enjoy it. Indoors, the rustic decor, similar to a Cracker Barrel, makes for an informal atmosphere to enjoy with friends or family. The server was knowledgable about the menu and friendly. Food was prepared as described. The seafood chowder is unbelievably good. Also had king crab legs and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went for a drink only here. Service was fantastic and beer was good. It was a sunny afternoon and we wanted to sit outside and enjoy the view but only the inside was open....???

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North Pole, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I'll admit, I've had hit-or-miss results with their regular menu. While everything sound pretty amazing on paper, the actual result have sometimes been lacking in the flavorful/dryness department (except the bison ribs I had there once. SweetbabyJeezus this were amazing!). It's definitely got a heavier tourist draw, which equates to a bit higher prices, but the bar is still great,... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great service average food. Servers very attentive. Atmosphere inside really nice, on the glassed in porch so so. Probably would eat elsewhere

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Annapolis, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had a party of 4 and ate in the bar. It was fun. The salads were fresh; the ribeye steak was OK; Risotto dish was excellent! The place was very lodgy and historic. Very cool! Service was great!

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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: Local cuisine, Doing business

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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