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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%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
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Reviewed yesterday

Chose this restaurant because it was so highly rated. Had high expectations. Called to make reservations and told they were booked until 8pm. Got on OpenTable and made a reservation for that night at 5pm. Had no problems getting a table and they were not...More

Thank SunseekerFoodie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped in for dinner one evening during our stay in Sedona. We had two people recommend it - one local said great breakfast and one friend who enjoyed dinner at the Pump House during a visit a few weeks ago. The atmosphere is cute/eclectic...More

Thank carrjenn
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Need a reservation for this restaurant. We went fairly early on a Wednesday night and they were packed. We ended up eating in the bar, but that was just fine. It was busy and good people watching. We made a reservation for the following night...More

Thank JennyPlesums
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the place to go for Alaskana! The tin ceiling and grandiose bar make any Alaskan feel at home. Try the soft pretzels w cheese sauce to get started. The strawberry rhubarb cobbler is a delicious dessert.

Thank creebol
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and large portions. don't miss eating here. The atmosphere is great. The history inside is interesting

Thank GloryB777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the bar area with a bunch of friends while we waited for a flight. Good food, great waitress at the bar area and great drinks

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to grab a cozy dinner in the winter or drinks on the deck in summer. Both bar and fine dinning menu and atmosphere are perfect depending on what you are looking for

Thank 298mackenziem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled to FB to see the Lights with three other couples. Went to Pump House for dinner (twice over four nights). The atmosphere is excellent....service was excellent....and the food was fantastic. Between the eight of us we tried a wide variety of different appetizers and...More

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I wanted to have a nice anniversary dinner. We looked through Trip Advisor to see which area restaurants had good ratings and a nice atmosphere. We chose the Pump House and we were not disappointed! We were seated quickly and our drink...More

Thank Kevin V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alaska has some colorful characters and I think we saw our quota the night we ate here. The food was very good and the service prompt and friendly. Prices are reasonable.

Thank gmcfall99
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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
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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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