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The Pump House
The Pump House

The Pump House Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.pumphouse.com
  • Email: mail@pumphouse.com
  • Phone: (907) 479-8452
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Richard Blanke
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Customized menus for groups of all sizes.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Banquet Room can seat up to 18.
  • Private Party Contact: Vivian Bubbel (907) 479-8452
  • Entertainment: Karaoke every Wednesday night starting at 9:00 pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chena Small Tracts
  • Public Transit: Public Bus System route stop.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large lot with free parking.
A word from The Pump House
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "Booking a table took no time at all and we were seated immediatly when we arrived."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My family and I were granted out request to be seated in the bar, where there was more room to be comfortable with two small children. The food was great. The sweets were wonderful. I fine time was had by all"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The filet mignon was outstanding. My wife's t-bone steak was good too. They initially mixed up the temperatures of our steaks and got them backwards but were quick to remedy the situation. The sides were just so-so however. The potatoes were lumpy and the vegetables bland, though fresh. Also, most tables are next to windows which are pretty chilly during the winter, so bring a sweater."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My wife and I went the day after Valentines to avoid the crowd. They were flexible with our reservations when I missed the original time. We were seated and served immediately. The ambiance was richly Alaska, slightly festive and the noise level noticeable but not distracting. (Don't sit too close to the door without insulated pants.) The drinks came in a timely fashion and the lemonade was excellent. Then came a scallop appetizer and salads. The salad was fresh and tasteful. The steaks were good and cooked to order. The potatoes had a sweetness on them that we didn't care for. Then a large group came in and it took awhile to get our desserts and check to pay. But the wait was relaxing. I plan to try different times and explore their menu."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Quality and price are good for a Fairbanks restaurant. In a less remote town, it would probably be considered mediocre and overpriced. They seem to do best with steaks, they tend to overcook fish and the gnocchi was pretty chewy. Good thing no one goes to Fairbanks for for fine dining."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went to dinner with my lady for the occasion. Reserved online which worked perfectly. Table was ready when we arrived. Good drinks good food good service. Recommended."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We love the new appetizer- ahi tuna sashimi! can't wait to try the other new ones!! the ribeye was not seasoned, rice was plain, and looks as the mashed potatoes was thrown on the plate on Valentine's day, otherwise, great service as usual! Thanks for the flower!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Pump House has always been one of my favorite places to eat. The service is great and the food delicious. The prices aren't to bad either. A must when visiting or just a night out."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I went for Valenties day and it was beyond my expectations. The service was fantastic and welcoming, the overall ambiance of the establishment was woodsy but cozy, a jewel up here in the frozen north. As a southerner, I'd place their steak towards to upper part of my list, but I've had world class BBQ before so it's not fair to compare. Honestly, it's great and worth going to by yourself, in a group or just as a date night with that special someone."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Pump House is a regular stop for me. They have an excellent dinner menu and great bar menu as well. Even though it was NYE and the restaurant was crowded, the service, drinks and food were great as always. The bagpipe band was a nice touch."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "While on the expensive side, the brunch was fantastic. The food selection was impressive and the service was impeccable."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We went to the Christmas Buffet and had a great time. The food was delicious and the service was great. They were helpful and courteous. I really enjoy going to this restaurant for special occasions and for nights I just can't make dinner for the family. I definitely plan on making this my annual tradition of Christmas at Pump House!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Server knew the menu well and was able to help.us make a selection. The food was excellent kudos to the chef. Portions were small for the price"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Looking for somewhere nice to take my wife for her birthday and chose the Pump House and was an absolutely fantastic choice. the food was amazing!! I had the reindeer tenderloin and it was melt in your mouth tender. My wife had the prime rib and the same. the service was amazing and didnt have to wait long for food at all. i recommend this place till i die! go hungry and you'll go home full."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "There are few places in Fairbanks that offer both good service and delicious food. We will definitely be taking future visitors."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Incredible reindeer tenderloin... a real winner! Awesome wait service as well"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "The Thanksgiving buffet at the Pump House is becoming a family tradition. The food is traditional with an Alaskan twist; it is plentiful, frequently replenished, and well prepared. The reservation system works to keep the lines moving smoothly, and the servers are attentive without being annoying. Singles to largish family/friend groups are smoothly accommodated. This year, the two "new" items that we thoroughly enjoyed were the seafood salad (looked like cold slaw, but was chock full of a wonderful variety of fresh seafood) and the apricot/chocolate cheesecake. We were delighted to note that there's going to be a Christmas Day dinner buffet this year, too!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Atmosphere was very nice. Appetizer was tasty, but was not impressed with main dish (pan seared halibut). Staff was wonderful!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Really enjoyed the food...I had the bison ribs. My only complaint is that it came with some kind of mushroom gravy, which I had to scrape off, as I dislike mushrooms (and didn't see this listed in the menu.) Expected a bit larger piece of meat for the price, but was very tasty!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We had the special, very good and the wine pairing was spot on."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Our waitress apparently had a problem with a bill on a large table and we ended up with less than hot food, which dried out my salmon, served all at the same time. I hope it was a fluke and if I'm back in Fairbanks I would give it another try."
    Dined on 8/1/2013