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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
+1 907-479-8452
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (50 reviews)
“elk meatloaf” (46 reviews)
Open Now
3:00 pm - 11:15 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of seating here and very busy. I wish the food had met the same standards as the atmosphere. I thought the food was overpriced. I had fish and chips and thought by upgrading the fish type it would have been better. Sadly disappointed.

Thank treinke
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had an excellent Sunday buffet at this restaurant. Large selection of various types of food plus salads and dessert. Great views of the river.

Thank Jp H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were tourist from Florida on a 14 day Norwegian land and cruise tour . We were a party of 8 and called for a reservation in an hour and were accommodated. All of the food was outstanding. I had reindeer meatballs and elk meatloaf....More

Thank tampawalt
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was GREAT as was the service. A very good menu selection for food and bar. Seafood was outstanding. Prices are very reasonable - a great place to eat. Easy to find and great ambiance. Nice selection of local beers. Highly recommend.

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful restaurant to enjoy the food, local beer and enjoy the history of the restaurant. If you go outside could enjoy the view of the river.

Thank Miguel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four is us recently ate at the Pump and were very pleased with each of our meals. This evenings meal was the best we had the entire Alaskan trip. I had the blackened Halibut, my husband has the red deer, my friend had the duck...More

Thank Selfjimy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is viewed by many as Fairbanks Best restaurant, and I totally agree! I hate there 1 night, had out-of-this-world scallops. You'll want to walk around inside the facility b/c the walls are decorated all over w/ very unique detail. I highly recommend this...More

Thank 45sherrys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here with a group and had a delicious meal. The building is charming- was actually a Pump House in the 1930's. We were in the private dining room. Had the steak, very good and service was great.

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with unique decor. The food was delicious and it seems that they have all different flavors for different pallets. They use a lot of alaska grown foods.

Thank B L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and atmosphere but the food and service are not as great. Had the salmon tower and lamb chops. One of the better restaurants in Fairbanks but that's not saying much bcuz we were unable to find a 5 star restaurant anywhere in town

Thank Shirley T
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betterlatethannever
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.
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tuppie
May 29, 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
I think you are fine without a reservation
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debandjer71
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30 - $30
Meals
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
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
3:00 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: +1 907-479-8452
  • E-mail
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 8th. Reopening February 9th.
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