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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
+1 907-479-8452
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (72 reviews)
“elk meatloaf” (49 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (13 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 23:00All 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 1 week ago

Came in to celebrate a friend's birthday. Their soups and seafood options are pretty good. The place has a rustic charm to it, but is quite pricey.

Thank Panav H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service, good food, good atmosphere! One of the best historical establishments in Fairbanks, right on the banks of the Chena River.

Thank frank o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our vacation in Fairbanks we wanted one "fine dining" experience and heard about The Pump House. The building is truly unique, rich in Fairbanks Alaskan history. That's about it. The food is average at best. The scallop appetizer was $13.00 plus, for two scallops....More

Thank tripdejour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our vacation to Fairbanks Alaska, we wanted to have dinner at an established local restaurant . We found The Pump House in a local brochure...it looked good....so we decided to try it. The building is awesome and actually is rich in history. The food,...More

Thank K K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered stuffed salmon, it was delicious. Nice place, great interior, and friendly staff. Had a great time.

Thank Vishal S
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I had read the reviews so decided to check this out for myself while in town. I had the Elk meatloaf which was quite good! Service was good and the staff was friendly. The restaurant is on the river so the views are pretty as...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We were traveling through Fairbanks and stopped here for dinner. Views from the decks were amazing and the food was also really good. My party felt the sides took away from the entree as they were some oddball sides like polenta which we didn't expect....More

Thank pyro2547
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Neighborhood favorite hang out spot to watch the boats float by and catch some rays in summer time. Winter time dinner room sets the mood for something fancy and special occasions. Sometimes service is slow, and you may want to call and make reservations.

Thank 907ag2016
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Very nice patio dining right on the river. Decent menu and pricing. Great customer service and food quality. Love the heated outside dining area.

Thank theresamT4410XN
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We ate there twice while visiting Fairbanks. The atmosphere was excellent. We had king crab legs that very good and expensive. There world famous seafood chowder is a must. We had the chowder both nights it's that good.

Thank Paul A
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Questions & Answers
19 June 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.
29 May 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
I think you are fine without a reservation
4 March 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
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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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