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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

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796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300 (Chena Small Tracts)
(907) 479-8452
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Pump House Restaurant this week and had a tremendous time. The food was excellent and the service simply outstanding. We had a small family group of two adults and child, and they did a wonderful job with taking care of everything. The location along the Chena River is simply breathtaking, with Birch trees everywhere and a great... More 

Thank Sasha R
Glen Allen, Virginia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this highly recommended restaurant for dinner. My wife ordered Salmon Tower and I had the blackened Halibut. Salmon was very good and Halibut was outstanding. Service by Brittany could not have been better. If we ever visit Fairbanks again we will return to the Pump House.

Thank Landis G
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the 3rd time I've been to the Pump House for dinner and this visit was no different than the others. The food is overpriced for the quantity and quality. It's an extremely busy restaurant during the summer due to bus loads of tourists eating there. The service was okay my other two visits but this time our food... More 

Thank Pappytrails
St. Croix
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After driving up from Anchorage in the blinding snow, finding this place along the way to Fairbanks was heaven sent. Fun atmosphere and helpful staff allowed us to unwind, enjoy the food and our waiter even took the time to tell us about the natural hot springs outside of Fairbanks for a better shot at the Northern Lights.

Thank BeerPig
Fairbanks, Alaska
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my meal at the Pump House, it is an historic setting, and the restaurant has plenty of sitting. There is also a bar where more seating is available and a large deck right on the river. It was a nice day when I was there so the deck was great. Service is good and lots to pick from... More 

Thank Laurie R
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited the Pump House Restaurant because we were told we had to if visiting Fairbanks. The food, as well as the desert was great.

Thank balld31
Titusville, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very pleasant experience every time I've been here. My last visit included halibut which was delicious. The service was great and the views from the deck were beautiful. A nice relaxing, refreshing place to dine. A must when visiting Fairbanks!

Thank tallquilter
Whitefish, Montana
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our party of ten enjoyed excellent meals prepared by the Pump House. The service was attentive and everyone gave a thumbs up to their entrees! One note of caution: We were on their beautiful deck and as the evening wore on the mosquitos came out in force. We were fine until the sun began to set. Other than that a... More 

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Bedford, Texas
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Pump House was absolutely the best salmon and coconut shrimp that we have eaten. The crab cake was wonderful also. The atmosphere and setting presented a great history of Alaska. The meal complimented by fresh sour dough bread made it a wonderful dining experience. Recommend to get several appetizer to get the full flavor of the seafood, just sit... More 

Thank sherryandgarryh
San Jose, California
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The place was recommended by our hotel (Sophie Station) staff, taxi cost was $13 one way. Made a reservation on open Table. Very satisfied. Good service. Good menu selection, good wine list and cocktails. The 6oz filet mignon was great, medium rare was perfect, veggies were a bit undercooked. Wife had the salmon, good. Highly recommended.

Thank Bernie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
    (Chena Small Tracts)
  • Public Transportation: Public Bus System route stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: (907) 479-8452
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?