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Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

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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“brunch” (45 reviews)
“elk meatloaf” (49 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3300
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

While in Fairbanks recently, we took a great boat ride on the Chena River and followed it by a great dinner at The Pump House, right on the river. We were on a tour so advance reservations were already set up. Would recommend making reservations...More

Thank Mary136
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My husband and I ended up in Alaska, since Hurricane Irma prevented us from traveling to the Caribbean. The people in Alaska are really nice and friendly. The food was good at most of the places we ate. At the Pump House we ate in...More

Thank 792nirvak
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I mostly have eaten the Sunday buffet but it's very very good. I love the waffles and they always have strawberries.

Thank 589jeralde
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We had great salads at this restaurant. Also the creme brûlée was yummy. Interesting history and nice view.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Meal was okay, a bit pricey for what it was but I guess this is one of the restaurants tourists come to visit in Fairbanks. My husband had the Rib eye, tender. I had the Salmon tower, somewhat like a salmon roulade with spinach. Both...More

Thank boogiesoles8
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Very good place to dine as food & service was excellent... recommend reservations as it is a very popular restaurant. Lots of choices & going back again to try something else.

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We visited this restaurant at the suggestion of a person at Chena Hot Springs and we had high hopes for this popular restaurant. If we could rate this on gardens, location by the river, and atmosphere our rating would be way higher, but it is...More

Thank DCEowner
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Lots of seating here and very busy. I wish the food had met the same standards as the atmosphere. I thought the food was overpriced. I had fish and chips and thought by upgrading the fish type it would have been better. Sadly disappointed.

Thank treinke
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent Sunday buffet at this restaurant. Large selection of various types of food plus salads and dessert. Great views of the river.

Thank Jp H
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We were tourist from Florida on a 14 day Norwegian land and cruise tour . We were a party of 8 and called for a reservation in an hour and were accommodated. All of the food was outstanding. I had reindeer meatballs and elk meatloaf....More

1  Thank tampawalt
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20 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
5 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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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