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The Pump House

4.5
4.5
1071 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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 7th. Reopening February 8th.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (907) 479-8452

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jon Kowal

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Fairbanks

  • Cross street

    Chena Small Tracts

  • Parking details

    Large lot with free parking.

  • Public transit

    Public Bus System route stop.

  • Entertainment

    Karaoke every Wednesday night starting at 9:00 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,071 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Anchorage / Alaska

    Best Ambiance

  • Anchorage / Alaska

    Innovative

  • Anchorage / Alaska

    Good for groups

  • Anchorage / Alaska

    Neighborhood gem

  • Anchorage / Alaska

    Great for scenic views

  • Anchorage / Alaska

    Good for special occasions

  • Anchorage / Alaska

    Most Booked

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  1. ZM

    ZacharyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is outstanding and we were seated and our orders were taken with care and kindness. Food was prepared exactly as ordered and came out in a very timely manner. We were never left unattended and our drinks were always full.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Viktoria was an amazing server and everyone was super friendly, welcoming and made our special day better. I loved that they were on top of refills and making sure we had everything we needed.
  3. JK

    JayKayH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time going to the Pump House, and all we have to say is that it was phenomenal! Absolutely amazing! From the appetizer, to the dinner, to the dessert. Every piece was perfect. Even the glass of wine I chose and the local beer my husband chose was a perfect match for the meals we chose. I will absolutely be going here again. The price may seem high, bit it is worth every penny.
  4. R

    Resc

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    many people recommended this place to us. We had the blackened halibut and elk meatloaf; both were delicious. Service is also great. We're going back again today for brunch!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waitress was knowledgeable and very personable. The food was perfect and on point.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We were visiting from Seattle. Excellent food and ambiance. Server was super busy, like ridiculously so and forgot us for quite awhile but in her defense we asked for a gap between appetizer and ordering dinner.
  7. AB

    AmyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I would recommend the Pump House and we will definitely be going back. We actually have brunch reservations again next Sunday. We have a brunch spot again ya'll!!! woo hoo!!! Thank you to the ownership team and staff at TPH. <3 The PH brunch is far and above better than many places in Fairbanks. We were so excited they have brunch again and people seemed to be genuinely enjoying the vast array and varied selection of breakfast and lunch options including a salad/cheese/fruit and separate dessert bar. My favorites were the biscuits/real sausage gravy (hubby is from the south and he gave the sausage gravy a thumbs up -it had actual breakfast sausage, not just some kind of cream gravy); FRENCH toast was delish; great pancakes and yummy prime rib. (Their heated syrup is bomb.) There was every kind of dessert imaginable in very reasonable sizes. I'll be trying more next weekend. Can't wait to share it with more friends and family. I personally would recommend rethinking the fish (too fishy) and the deviled eggs were too dry. (need mayo :) I am a guru about my deviled eggs. ;-) That's ok there are plenty of other things to eat. We left stuffed. Give it a try, our party of 8 was not disappointed.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, best brunch around!
  9. E

    Erik

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Will recommend to others. Thanks
  10. A

    Aaron

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner, excellent service, good food.
  11. DM

    DavidM

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great changes at the Pump House. The food is wonderful, from the appetizers to dessert. What a great meal the 4 of us had. The food was fantastic, and the service was great. It started out a little slow because of a large group in another room, but once they were situated, the service was perfect. This was our second visit this month and both meals and the experience were perfect.
  12. JB

    JozetteB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was fantastic! We enjoyed the dinner and the waiter was excellent.
  13. S

    Stephen

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed appetizers of clams and reindeer sausage, halibut cheeks and shrimp and crab rangoons. We all found the seafood chowder to be hearty and delicious. I had the elk meatloaf which was flavorful and yummy. Other guests enjoyed chicken mac and cheese and Alaskan fish and chips. Cocktails, local IPAs and desserts (pumpkin cheesecake, strawberry rubarb cobbler, and peanut butter pie) were also delicious and decadent. On top of the great food, our waitress was outstanding, attentive, friendly, and professional, she knew the menu well and her timing throughout the meal was spot on; all-in-all we had a memorable dinner capping off our visit to Fairbanks.
  14. JK

    JeffK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I arrived 15 minutes prior to my reservation and went to the bar area for a quick beer. The bar tender was errigant and rude. The bar tender was a short white guy and bald. The restaurant safe was wonderful. My waitress did an excellent job and the food was very good. I will visit again but will avoid the bar area.
  15. C

    Christine

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food Good service The waitress found out it was my birthday and she insisted to treat me a delicious cream brûlée with fresh brew coffee and tea for us . Small gesture but showed their good service !! Best meal we had in Fairbanks!! Quality of the food is outstanding!!
  16. B

    Billyjoe

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner on 10/26/22 with Christina as our server and she was friendly and attentive. Cindy , the manager, was helpful to secure our table by the window as requested. The food were cooked excellent and the dessert was amazing. We highly recommended the log haven for good dining experience !
  17. MM

    MelissaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time for a ladies night! Definitely need to make reservations there. You may not get in if you don’t. Food was excellent.
  18. DM

    DavidM

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening. The service from staff from the minute we came in the door was great. Our server was always around and very attentive. the food was perfect, from the appetizers to dessert, perfect preparation and delicious. We won't hesitate to return again.
  19. WJ

    WichitaJayhawker

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, extremely fast service. Had trouble choosing an entree. I had the blackened halibut. Will return tomorrow to try another entree
  20. CC

    CanCan

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both had the file steaks (one blue, one medium). Both were perfectly seasoned that you could cut with a bitter knife. Waitstaff and Alaskan ambiance were outstanding.
  21. AD

    AnniversaryDinner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from our waiter. Delicious food. Beautiful restaurant. Cozy ambiance. The shrimp and crab rangoon, seafood risotto, elk meatloaf, and desserts were all excellent. We enjoyed our anniversary dinner.
  22. SW

    SeanW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food and Alaskan environment but staff not that friendly.
  23. T

    Trinity

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was amazing, took our drinks appetizer and entrees but didn’t put in the entrees until the appetizers came out. Food was fast, hot, and delicious. A little pricey but that’s expected for one of the only fine dining establishments in Fairbanks. We were celebrating our 1 year anniversary and got a crime brûlée on the house. It was overall and amazing time and perfect for our special occasion <3
  24. EH

    EricH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere. Food was excellent, as usual. Service was great. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to go on a night out. Food has consistently been amazing every time we’ve been to the Pump House, and we’re always looking forward bro the next visit!
  26. K

    Kabandra

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Seafood Risotto was excellent, but Halibut cheek and Samon were very dry which was a bit disappointing.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was OK. Food was just OK. Service was slow for dining at 5:30. Attentive water refills. Nice property to take pictures out back
  28. J

    John

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Our waitress was the rudest I have ever met. We made reservations 5days in advance and we're excited to eat at the pump house. I must say the food was excellent. But the waitress skipped over our table and waited on 3 groups of people before acknowledging us with a snoody attitude she kept it up the entire night to the point where my children were upset and uncomfortable to even ask for a drink refill. I would never expect to be treated like this anywhere but especially not at an establishment that charged the 5 of us $235 for dinner. deciding to be the adult in the situation I had another waiter get us Togo boxes. I paid the bill and took out dinners half eaten home to finish. After calling the restaurant when we got home to speak to management about the situation i was literally told.. " I know exactly who your talking about and we have spoken to her before" who admits that? And then the manager tells me well I can give you a gift card to come back but since your from out of town it won't do you any good.
  29. CP

    CyndieP

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The was top notch. The atmosphere - gorgeous. It's a little loud but not overwhelming.
  30. CC

    CarenC

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Great service!
  31. DM

    DesireeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great experience. Food good. Service good.
  32. AH

    AnnabelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service was amazing. Will definitely be returning very soon!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good is always good. One of my wife’s favorite places to go. We went there for her birthday! We had reservations and got seated as soon as we walked in. It took 15 minutes after we were seated for someone to come take our drink order and another 15 or so to get them. But a little wait is to be expected for short staffed places. A half hour with just water seemed a little long. Our waiter Wesley did a good job for being what appeared short handed at least in our section. He was super friendly and personable. One dish was hot, the other was lukewarm. Desert was delicious. Good recommendation by the waiter!
  34. DA

    DougA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service! We had the seafood chowder which was excellent and filled with seafood chunks. It was maybe the best I've ever eaten. The bacon wrapped elk meatloaf was also excellent, very tasty and unique but familiar at the same time. We would recommend this place!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    When sat with a reservation it took 15 min to be offered drinks. When we ordered drinks i said can we place the kids food order too, he said yes. Then asked what we all wanted which was fine but our toddler was losing her mind so i asked where the kids food was and he said, “oh i didn’t know you wanted it first”
  36. LG

    LyleG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice variety of Alaskan entries ! Great historic building!
  37. R

    Rich

    Anchorage

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The facility was very busy, but tolerable. Service was a bit slow, but okay. Food was okay, but a bit overcooked - sea food was overcooked and tough. However, we enjoyed the evening with friends and were treated with friendly and efficient service.
  38. MM

    MarieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Pump House was amazing...the food is top notch, my waiter Wesley was fabulous and attentive and I had leftovers to bring home. I highly recommend the Shrimp and grits when they have it ! Ohhh, and the desserts are so delicious ..I look forward to visiting Alaska again in March and coming back
  39. CD

    CharlesD

    Anchorage

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The main order 'HALIBUT SPECIAL' was overpriced compared to the other available menues. The halibut serving was rather small and the cauliflower not fresh enough. The potatoes, mashed, were very good, but they also appeared in other entries ten dollars cheaper. Your waitress was very pleasant but with a tendency of being a bit too engaged and loud. We have enjoyed The Pump House from its very beginning, and we will continue doing so when our family comes to town. Thank you !!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Decorations are great.

FAQs

The Pump House is rated 4.5 stars by 1071 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for The Pump House

796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chena Small Tracts

  • Neighborhood

    Fairbanks

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large lot with free parking.

  • Public transit

    Public Bus System route stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jon Kowal

  • Entertainment

    Karaoke every Wednesday night starting at 9:00 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (907) 479-8452

  • 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

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