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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
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Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Great food and service. Close to travel. Recommend to everyone.Customer service is among the best in the industry.

Thank Elder Malcolm W
Warrnambool, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spotted the Pump House from the riverboat and decided to have our evening meal there. It was fantastic as was the decor and service; so much so we decided there couldn't be a better place to eat on our second night in Fairbanks, so went back again, and were not disappointed. Food was second to none - well done!!

Thank Judyanne2610
Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here last night with the party of seven. Different people tried the pork rack of ribs, several of us had the grilled halibut which was the special for the night. It had purple sweet potatoes, mushrooms, and spinach underneath. The food was good, I don't think it had enough flavor or sauce for $34. Service was good.

Thank konagirl2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service. Pricey but worth it. Loved the seafood stew. Visited Chenas next day and wished we would have returned to Pump House. Prices were comparable.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had Alder-Smoked St. Louis Ribs and other people in the group had Elk Meatloaf Wrapped in Bacon and Grilled Alaskan Salmon. All food was fantastic! The decor was rustic. Go early it fills up fast!

Thank Phillip M
Sleepy Hollow, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a ride on Discovery III and seeing the restaurant from the river, our group decided to have dinner at the Pump House. Two of us ordered the filet medium rare and both were grossly undercooked. The vegetables were a tree trunk sized broccoli and small carrots. Both were very woodie and lacking in flavor. We had the server take... More 

Thank cuboid2016
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It took 20 mins to get a waitress and another 10 mins after she brought my drink which was tea cold it was hot out! Then she took my order then I asked for some tater sauce and it took ten mins to get that so no tip!

Thank cna p
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister, daughter and I decided to drive to Fairbanks for a girls road trip. We decided to stop at the Pump House Restaurant &Saloon for dinner. We were more than pleasantly surprised. When we walked in, we were greeted by Danielle and staff with such warmth and smiles. Our server, Patrick was top notch and he was awesome! Definitely... More 

Thank Stephanie R
Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fabulous Food, Service, and Atmosphere. Our first visit here and it was really great. I had the Tri Tip steak and it was cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth good. My wife had the Birch Syrup-Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Alaskan Scallops. Just the Best we've had in Fairbanks. Also, for those who like Key Lime Pie, they have the Best... More 

Thank RueterRD
Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I like going to the Pump House to enjoy great Alaskan food, the rustic atmosphere and interesting history. The brunch is great if you like buffets. I usually tell visitors to Fairbanks to put on their list of "to do's" here. It can seem pricey but if your on vacation it's worth the price.

Thank lafeverlynne

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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
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
Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?