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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 177
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 29
    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
Most recent review
Great hometown feeling

Awesome seafood! Always a pleasure to go there with family and friends. The warm summer days and nights are always a welcome treat on the pump house deck.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Renee S
via mobile
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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432 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Awesome seafood! Always a pleasure to go there with family and friends. The warm summer days and nights are always a welcome treat on the pump house deck.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A fun place to go both in the summer for outside dining and inside during the winter. The historical pictures and memorabilia gives it a nice touch for visitors.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I live in Fairbanks so we usually only eat here when the deck is open. One side is a dinner menu after 5, the other side is bar menu all day. It's on the Chena River and you can dock right there, mojito time! The food is good - I always get the Seafood Chowder and the Alaskan Seafood Sampler... More 

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College Station, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Food was great, but our waitress was not very friendly and we felt like we were a bother to her. The place wasn't that crowded on a Wednesday evening, so maybe she was just having a bad night. Anyway, the experience could have been better had she been nicer. The building is an experience due to it's history. Hope to... More 

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Sioux Falls
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our party of 27 were served by Raqu and Patrick with attention to every person and every detail. We ordered off the menu, seafood, steak, prime and it was all prepared to perfection, served with style and everyone ate at once. Our thanks to Ken and the entire staff at the Historic Pumphouse allowing us to learn some Alaska lore,... More 

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

I am so pleased everything worked out great for you at The Pumphouse. It was wonderful having you in our house and we certainly enjoyed serving a great group of young folks. You must be proud of them; we certainly were appreciative that you selected our place for your final meal in Fairbanks. We wish you continued success and hope... More 

Sturgis, South Dakota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Pump House Restaurant the day after Thanksgiving. We were with our daughter's basketball team who were in Fairbanks for a tournament. Even though we had over 20 people at several tables, service was prompt and courteous. Our meals were excellent -- I had the sirloin and my husband had grilled... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Meal was overpriced with lousy quality food. Tasteless. a real tourist trap. do yourself a favor and visit the Oasis. Much less ambiance but great food. Do not waste your money at the pump house

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

I am so sorry you had a bad experience. We take all negative responses as a tool too improve. It would have helped if you were a bit more specific about what you had that you didn't like. Did you ask for a manager to solve your problem? I didn't see our comment which comes with you bill filled out... More 

Dunlap, Tennessee
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Grabbed a beer and a quick dinner on our way to the airport. Good choices in beer and seafood. We enjoyed sitting outside on the river. Inside were all kinds of treasures from the days it was a pump house for gold mining. Cool bar with old pool tables.

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Mebane, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The Pump House Restaurant is one of our family favorites. We enjoy the Sunday buffet. I recommend making a reservation and getting there early - not because it will fill up (which it might) but because I prefer choosing a table farther away from the buffet line. The line can be a bit noisy. In the summer months, they have... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

In the winter be warned of seafood. It's not as fresh as you might hope but still tasty. The ambiance of this restaurant is worth the trip if you have a car.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?