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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (50 reviews)
“elk meatloaf” (46 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent meal and very nice environment and surroundings. There were many choices of items to eat and the dessert was very tasty. Overall a great experience and would heartily recommend it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pump House is an experience worth having when visiting Alaska. It is a combination souvenir shop and restaurant, and worth wandering through before or after having a meal. The food available is OK, but that is not what makes the experience memorable.

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed extra days in Fairbanks after our cruise/tour and dined here twice. Both times we had delicious meals. My highlight was the 1 1/2# King Crab Legs. They also have a great outdoor deck that is right on the Chena River that we enjoyed...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pump house is a nice restaurant with an old time vibe. There are antiques hanging on the walls, and a dog sled hanging from the ceiling. The waitress we had was attentive but never smiled. Hmm... When we received our food we weren't offered...More

Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended for seafood and good service. We had seafood pasta and you couldn't get it better. Meals are more European style and excellent. Service was outstanding (Stefano).

Thank Jacky94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually sat on a couch and had dinner, which was quite unusual, but nice. Huge bar area, very classic looking. Attentive waitstaff, good local beers. The elk meatloaf was delicious.

Thank Mammoth45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we weren't overwhelmed by the food at the Pump House, it was a very good meal at the end of a long day exploring Fairbanks.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on a river this restaurant offers a great outdoor patio and scenery. The food is excellent but on the expensive side. Be ready for tour bus crowds to join you.

Thank Monique D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's like you walk in to a very cool museum with great food and a lot of happy faces to great you! It's located right next to the Chena River in Fairbanks, Its been reconstructed in the spring of 1978. in order to recreate the...More

Thank Ellopia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice choice of indoor or outdoor seating depending on weather. The service was excellent. The food was good (Alaska Pricing). My wife had seared halibut which was very good. I had a New York steak that was cooked just right but was a bit dry...More

Thank Gary S
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:15
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 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 8th. Reopening February 9th.
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