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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
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Anchorage, Alaska
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We arrived shortly before the end of their Sunday Brunch (until 2:00 pm). We were seated in the bar until they began offering lunch and bar food (sandwiches, burgers, salads, etc.). The brunch looked delicious.

Thank Craig M
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Ate there twice on two separate business trips. Food was always very good. Good service too. Not cheap but worth it.

Thank Yehuda K
Little Rock, Arkansas
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for delicious halibut or salmon. The atmosphere is low key with interesting decor. Closed on Monday.

Thank Elise B
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice setting. Good food . Was there visiting my daughter who was in the air force. Went in July Wasn't crowded when we first got there but got busy by the time we were done.

Thank brendastar521
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655 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Nice spot to hang out with friends and have a drink. The atmosphere is good and the steaks are cooked right. The burgers are also decent size and the price isn't bad for up here.

Thank Palmgirl33
Woodbury, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Great setting, looking around, it makes you feel like you're in Alaska. The food was delicious. We couldn't leave Alaska without some fresh seafood and we found it here. The service was good also.

Thank chibears5434
New York City, New York
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1,229 reviews
844 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 660 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located on the river outside of town (about a $25.00 cab ride). The decor is a bit cluttered with antiques and taxidermy animals - tacky in other places, but works here in Alaska. My cab driver said the bar serves a good stiff drink - he wasn't lying, they serve a good pour here! Service was good,... More 

Thank James S
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Finally a restaurant in Alaska that feels like a lodge...Although it's missing a giant fireplace. As you walk in you're greeted by a giant grizzly bear. The other Alaskan animals on the wall added to the atmosphere. Their sourdough bread was really good! I had the Southwest Chicken Mac'N Cheese which was pretty good. I may suggest they add some... More 

Thank 13z50
Vancouver, Washington
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Had dinner here and the setting was great - made me really like I was in Alaska! Food was good - don't miss out on the Alaskan seafood, both the halibut and the crab were delicious!

Thank carron h
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112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We really enjoyed the Pump House. Great atmosphere and decor. The giant Grizzly that greets you at the door sets the tone nicely. We sat inside, but they also have a lovely patio overlooking the river. The crab was very good. We had the Alaskan King and it was as delicious as it was decadent. The wine list was also... More 

Thank brewcity77

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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, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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
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?