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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

) #3 of 199 Restaurants in Fairbanks €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
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, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good food, good service. We ate inside but went out on the deck before leaving. It's very nice out there. Lots of flowers in the summer. Very inviting place.

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of my favorites in Fairbanks. In the summer make a reservation as the cruise ship passengers kind of take over. I'm gluten and dairy free so they are really good about that. The fish is fresh and oh so good. My husband...More

Thank Cynthia W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We liked this restaurant, the staff were friendly, the service good and it wasn't too hard or far to get to from our hotel we were staying at, the princess riverside lodge. We had made the booking online as we knew this place was quite...More

Thank ozchick5
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited twice on our vacation and sat outside both times overlooking the water. Enjoyed out drinks and the view.

Thank Theresa123456
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ate here after our kayak river float......it is where we finished....sat on the deck by the water....gorgeous....food was good with lots of variety.

Thank mtripguy
Reviewed 1 week ago

4 people very happy with their meals. salmon, crab - wonderfully prepared and presented. Good atmosphere, also historic.

Thank Artie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came twice, once by kayak. Good place for beer on the patio. Very nice. Once for salmon dinner which was over cooked. But still tasty. Very Good service both times.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a 10day trip through Alaska, this was the best meal we had hands down. Our bill was $120 for four and we all got desserts. This was quite reasonable for quality and quantity of food, service, and atmosphere. The entire trip this is what...More

1  Thank Hyla F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a surprising nice dinner at The Pump House. We went there after a day of touring the Arctic circle after searching Yelp for a nearby restaurant. I had two small plate dishes - the chicken and waffle on a stick with spicy maple...More

Thank eveheaton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Pump House after a 3 hour kayak trip down the Chena River. Much to our surprise the beer selection was extensive and the food was excellent. The dining room was gorgeous and the outdoor seating ample which overlooked the...More

Thank Jeff W
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Like other cruisers, will be staying at the Princess Fairbanks Lodge. How far are you from there? Is it walkable or do we need to take a cab? How much does it cost? Will be there in August 2017
19 June 2017|
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Response from Vickie V | Reviewed this property |
Because it's on the opposite side of the river from most lodging, I don't think you could walk, because you have to cross the river. Take a cab. We didn't think it was any pricier than any place else. You can Google the... More
After driving from Denali and taking the Dredge 8 tour.... do we really need reservations or would we be able to appear and be seated in less than an hour?
29 May 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
I think you are fine without a reservation
The distance from Sophie's Station to the Pump House ?
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, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
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 2nd. Reopening February 3rd.
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