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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
+1 907-479-8452
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (72 reviews)
“elk meatloaf” (49 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (15 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had my best meal in Fairbanks at the Pump House. Delicious. I had the Salmon dinner. Definitely will be back when I return.

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'll preface this review by saying that I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and experience at Pump House, and would recommend it for anyone visiting. I will bring up two minor - minor! - things as constructive criticism, which should not dissuade anyone from going. I...More

Thank anamauka
Reviewed 5 days ago

While in Fairbanks on vacation, we decided to give Pump House a try due to the reviews I had read. So glad we did! The service was good and the food was excellent! We sat in the beautiful bar area since we arrived at 4pm,...More

Thank Darryl W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant but our seafood sampler was disappointing, shrimp, crab, salmon, & mussels. Service was excellent.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The meatloaf, vegetables, and mashed potatoes were perfect for a cold evening out. The bread was warm and complemented the meal very well. Our waitress was really on top of things- even making fresh coffee for us. It was our first visit there, and her...More

Thank Pamela V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here last night with a large group. We’ve been to Pump House several times and usually the food and service are very good. My husband’s New York steak was very tasty and cooked to perfection. I ordered the raspberry rhubarb glazed duck :/...More

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Solid, menu, clean facility, and attentive staff. One of the best restaurants I've found so far in Fairbanks. Dinner gets pretty busy on the weekends, even in the winter so either go for an early dinner or call ahead for reservations. Nice selection of classic...More

Thank bkennedy6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I might have eaten a better New York strip but I can't remember when. My son had the ribeye and it also was very good. My wife went with the salmon and enjoyed it. Neat atmosphere and an enjoyable evening.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the history and the old bar. Food was overpriced and just average in my opinion. Ate there several times before we found better places

Thank pehight
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Came in to celebrate a friend's birthday. Their soups and seafood options are pretty good. The place has a rustic charm to it, but is quite pricey.

Thank Panav H
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June 19, 2017|
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Response from Akfotoman | Reviewed this property |
Take a cab or call and see if they have a shuttle from the hotel.Its miles down river from the Princess and across the Chena River.
May 29, 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
I think you are fine without a reservation
March 4, 2017|
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Response from Marcos B | Reviewed this property |
the distance is about 4 miles
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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: +1 907-479-8452
  • E-mail
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 8th. Reopening February 9th.
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