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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%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (45 reviews)
“elk meatloaf” (49 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (15 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
4:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Had brunch there. Lots of variety and food was quality. Orange juice was strange flavor. Not sure if it was a powder or what. But def not right. But I would recommend the food and environment. It's on the river and beautiful. The building is...More

Thank Rita B
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant uses locally harvested food when possible. Atmosphere is why I did not give more stars. Everything, every surface is wood, tables close together, loud --no booths. The prices are moderately high for a fish house feel. I got the 3 salmon combo with...More

Thank denise g
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to Pump House, while visiting Fairbanks. We had the seafood chowder bread bowl and the fried Halibut. Both were really great. Service was very fast and friendly. We'd definitely come back.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed August 15, 2017

My review is for a visit to this establishment on August 13th, 2017. They serve Brunch and I highly recommend you do not plan on eating here unless you have a reservation. Their hostess is less than pleasant and I can't imagine she has much...More

2  Thank Pauline F
Reviewed August 14, 2017

It is worth the visit to get a cup of clam chowder. The Bar is a great taste of Alaska with a shuffle board, pool table and wide choice of beer. Be aware, the prices are like every place else in AK -- Expensive.

Thank Terry F
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Were visiting Fairbanks on vacation and a relative who lives locally recommended this place to meet for dinner. It did not disappoint. The decor and ambiance are great- although we would have preferred to sit outside. Food included Alaska standards like elk meatloaf, reindeer, and...More

Thank mazafratz
Reviewed August 12, 2017

We enjoyed halibut and a flight of local beers while the kids played pool. Service was good and we enjoyed the history of the location.

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

I used to live in Fairbanks, 22 years ago, but never forgot the dinner I had here one night long ago. Absolutely wonderful it was. The price tag was a little high, but if I ever make it back to visit, I will definitely be...More

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed August 10, 2017

We were recommended this place by the owners of our B&B . It is situated on the river bank, with outdoor and indoor seating. The food was very good and it has a lovely atmosphere.

Thank 100MarionS
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Can't beat the setting by the Chena River but the food falls short. Found the food less than exceptional and not worth the high price. Ordered a steak that you'd need a chain saw to get through. Sent it back and got a plate of...More

Thank Joshua W
Patty W, Front Office Manager at Pump House Restaurant & Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

I'm so sorry about your experience with us. We at the Pump House pride ourselves on the quality of our food and service. I have researched your comments and don't find a record of for a returned steak. I will of course speak with the...More

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