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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

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796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (Chena Small Tracts)
+1 907-479-8452
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Pennsylvania
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152 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice place with good food & a nice menu. Very large with many seating areas. Wait staff was very efficient & friendly. Great place to hang & have drinks on a sunny day.

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Thank twocapemay
Singapore, Singapore
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110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love the decor in the restaurant. Well "dressed up" for Christmas. Service by the waiters and waitresses are good too. Needless to mention about the wonderful food.

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Thank Alex C
Vermont
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a young couple and their infant for Sunday brunch. I was stunned at the selection! Several kinds of salads, smoked salmon, peel and eat shrimp, cheese and crackers, fresh fruit, veggie tray, bacon, ham, sausage, potatoes, French toast, Belgian waffles, scrambled cheesy eggs, eggs Benedict, saffron rice, cod with a lobster shrimp sauce, chicken, roast meats, and... More 

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Thank JR981
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I came here for her birthday. The food was wonderful and they had nice size portions. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for great food in Fairbanks.

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Thank Monica B
Singapore, Singapore
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144 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this very popular place is known for its sea food. has nice ambience with welcoming grizzly bear but can get noisy. There was a good selection for vegetarians too! I had quiona with vegetables but vegetable pieces were too large and broccoli was too raw. The others in the group had a bucket of crab and sea food and wee... More 

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Thank Kalindi D
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice setting along the China River with a deck overlooking the river. Historic gold era building. A local favorite year round. Can be very crowded during the summer. Reservations recommended. Friendly staff. One of the best restaurants in Fairbanks. Wonderful Sunday brunch and nice dinner menu, generally above average food. Worth a visit. Been there dozens of times over the... More 

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Thank G. Gregory B
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for a very nice dinner. Red deer steak was fantastic. Totally recommend it if you want to try something different. No "game" taste at all. The halibut is excellent - absolutely recommend it if you like seafood. Elk meatloaf is OK - but I'm usually not impressed with meatloaf. Thought I'd try it because it's different. If you're... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I tried the calamari and the breading they use way overwhelms the squid. I also tried the elk burger and it was way over done and very dry and tasteless. was hoping for more but...

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Great food. Great beer. Great service. And all in a beautiful and fascinating building. I'd recommend the Pump House for a beer or three and a hearty meal.

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Thank Brooksbot
Anchorage, Alaska
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We arrived shortly before the end of their Sunday Brunch (until 2:00 pm). We were seated in the bar until they began offering lunch and bar food (sandwiches, burgers, salads, etc.). The brunch looked delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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: +1 907-479-8452
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?