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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

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796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (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
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Saw the restaurant from the paddle wheel boat tour earlier in the day. The deck overlooking the Chena River looked like a great place for dinner. We had the seafood dinner for two and it was delicious. They also have excellent sour dough bread. We had crab legs, oysters, shrimp, fish, and I'm probably forgetting something. We were able to... More 

Thank Lindasliger
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Riverfront dining at its finest. Lots of menu choices from States Seafoods chops reindeer and Elk. We ate here two nights in a row. Be sure to call ahead and make a reservation! The halibut fish and chips are incredible. The clam chowder is out of this world, the salmon is fresh and delicious. The proportions are huge! The presentation... More 

Thank Greg l
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful food and lots of choices from eggs benedict to french toast to salads and desserts! Busy place so get a reservation or be willing to wait.

Thank 646patriciao
Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and friends from Australia ate at the Pump House a week ago (mid July) during the busiest time of the year and the service and food was excellent.

Thank craig j
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food. Had the buffalo meatloaf which was delicious. My husband had the salmon salad also very good.

Thank dyhess
New Bloomfield, Missouri
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a novelty simply because it used to be the site of a working pump house for a gold mine. The interior is beautifully presented and our server was very helpful and cheerful. The food was good, but very expensive. Had this not been a "once in a life time" trip for us we would have gotten up... More 

Thank philip g
Fairbanks, Alaska
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Seafood Chowder was wonderful and makes a good meal anytime! The brunch is awesome and makes and excellent choice & the desert bar is high quality. This is not a cheap minimum food quality place. Dinners are well worth the experience and I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Charles S
Enid, Oklahoma
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Based on reviews I read on this place, I was expecting a gourmet meal. Much to my disappointment this was not the case. I ordered the rib eye which was highly recommended by the waiter. It had no flavor and was fatty. Even the sour dough bread was tasteless. The only part of my meal which was good was the... More 

Thank okiedent
Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is situation right on the beautiful Chena River, and learning the historical significance of the pump house was interesting. This restaurant has plenty of outdoor seating, which should be enjoyed if you visit during the warmer, sunny months. A float plane took off right in front of the restaurant - what a treat to see! The bar packs... More 

Thank TravelJourneysTN
Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good meal at the historic Pump House in Fairbanks, Alaska. The service was good and reasonably priced. It is very busy...a reservation is a must unless you want to wait for quite awhile or to eat in the bar. View on the deck of the river is great.

Thank Sandra S

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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, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
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
    (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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?