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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

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796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300 (Chena Small Tracts)
+1 907-479-8452
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16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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279 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent fish, excellent beer, excellent staff, excellent vibe. Probably the best restaurant in Fairbanks. I'll be back!

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2 Thank Nancy-Annette C
Fairbanks, Alaska
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came to the Pump House and had some elk meatloaf with some of my friends. It was delicious, and the server, Alicia was wonderful, and had a nice butt! The atmosphere was great, and the place seemed to be busy. Food was a bit pricy, but worth it!!

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Thank brett118
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Pump House in late February while visiting Fairbanks for the Northern Lights. Was greeted at the door by an elderly gentleman who promptly sat us. We were quickly greeted by our server who's name was Nick. Nick gave us some great menu recommendations which were the reindeer meatballs, birch glazed grilled salmon and the alderwood smoked ribeye.... More 

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1 Thank Marcos B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my husband for our anniversary. We had a wonderful evening. I ordered the smoked ribeye and it was grilled to perfection. The flavor was amazing. When I got there the server already had the flower arrangement on the table for our anniversary that was delivered to the restaurant. The service was amazing. Nick did a great job.... More 

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1 Thank Monica B
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Only ok food. Not bad, but not special. Far from inexpensive. I don't understand what's the big deal about this restaurant.

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Thank RocketrobMiami
Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We eat here a lot in the summer after floating down the Chena. Sitting out on the deck in summer is amazing. Just relaxing, enjoying the passing boats, including the Riverboat. Relaxed atmosphere, great service and good food

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Thank Q810YTchrist
Austin, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My dad and I stopped in to see what the hype was all about. The service was superb, food came out fast and hot, order was correct, and all had a great flavor. We ordered the clam chowder, the seafood ap, and extra king crab on the side, a couple of drinks and the reindeer meatballs. The only downside? Price.... More 

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Thank Sylvia R
Anchorage, Alaska
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place is the best! The food is incredible...I had duck with a raspberry sauce, side of tempura asparagus and roasted sweet potatoes!! Prices are comparable to Alaska standards.

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Thank ME2AK2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I had the chicken Denali and it was so incredibly delicious. The wait staff was extremely attentive and our food came out quickly. Great restaurant!

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Thank Crystal M
Puyallup, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Very cool place, decent parking, ease of access and great view. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere is cool and has pieces of Alaska throughout. The food was very good and portions were a good size. This place wasn't on my radar but I would highly recommend it for anyone visiting the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
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 2nd. Reopening February 3rd.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?