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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

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796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (Chena Small Tracts)
+1 907-479-8452
16:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pump House was recommended by a local. My husband's lobster risotto was good. I had St. Louis ribs, which arrived drenched in paprika. It was not good. The carrots served ith it were so hard I could barely cut them. The waiter, who was attentive, apologized and took care of it. Hopefully the chef will go with a different seasoning... More 

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Tallahassee, FL
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were recently in Fairbanks on vacation and were celebrating our 36th anniversary. We chose the Pump House after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. The restaurant was rustic and elegant at the same time. The menu was varied and the wine list was really good. The server got off to a slow start but after serving our cocktails he got... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fairly wide-ranging menu including numerous seafood options. Tends toward "heartier" fare with cream sauces, deep fried options, but you can seek out simpler or lighter fare. If weather permits, enjoy sitting on the deck right at the river's edge. Extensive bar.

Thank db43N
San Jose, California
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145 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the Pump House after arriving in Fairbanks after a long flight from the lower 48. We had no reservations, but were seated right away. The Pump House is a cozy place with lots of interesting memorabilia, including dog sleds on the ceiling. We all had good meals--well-prepared, and those who had fish were especially happy. We had... More 

Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Pump House several times over the years with a variety of friends. Always a great dinner. The menu item that keeps drawing me/us back is King Crab Legs. Always the best....!

Thank cantelope7
Metairie, LA
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For you other winter travelers, they are closed during the month of January. We heard so many great things both online as well as from locals about this place! Wish we'd been able to try it out but really just wanted to share this info for you other winter travelers, as many places in Fairbanks close for winter.

1 Thank dzdigits
Grants Pass, Oregon
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location to sit on the deck and enjoy a cold drink. Watch the stern wheel paddle boat cruse by with all of the tourist waving and snapping photos. It can get busy in tourist season so plan ahead.

Thank Dale W
Fairbanks, Alaska
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Depending in chef they have, it's possible to be completely satisfied or wonder why you did waste your money. The place is tourist-oriented so you pay for history and experience, too. We ate really tasty things there on some occasions and were totally disappointed on others. I like the bar more - the setting is a city-like one, more stylish,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This is my new favorite restaurant in fairbanks alaska. The salmon was lightly sautted and served on a bed of creamy risotto flavored with saffron the dish was served a little med rare but they will cook it more done if asked. The staff was very helpful and friendly

1 Thank Marcos B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Went here for dinner while I was in town and had the Herb crusted Halibut. The flavor was amazing and the halibut was prepared perfectly, so light and flaky. I would highly recommend this place when you are in town.

Thank Faith D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
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
    (Chena Small Tracts)
  • Public Transportation: Public Bus System route stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: +1 907-479-8452
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?