We were visiting Fairbanks, we had such a great experience that we came back for
Great service, delicious food. The blackened halibut & elk meatloaf were delicious.
We had the pan seared salmon (slightly over cooked but still very good), the ribs (not bad at all and came with a very nice portion of steamed broccoli), a burger (I didn’t try it but it looked excellent!), the salmon salad (huge and good!) and the seafood with rice pasta (that’s not the exact name of the dish; good but I don’t think it was quite what my son expected). All in all, great service, good food and fun atmosphere, I recommend it for special occasions!
Loved mixed grill! Tooo much seafood risotto, great deserts
I went to the Pump House twice during my visit to Fairbanks. The first time I would have given it 5 stars. The strip steak and everything that came with it was outstanding. The waiter was impeccable. The timing between the courses was perfect. The second time I went it was worthy of only 3 stars. The waiter barely even checked on me. If I needed more beverage, i had to flag him down. The salmon was nothing special and the potatoes/veggies were bland.
Two thumbs up. Always a great place to dine. The seafood chowder is the best I've had. The wine and beer selection is world class. And the humidor......WOW!!!
I feel terrible leaving a less than excellent review of this place as my family and I frequently dine here and, up until this visit, the experience has always been fabulous! However, a few reasons for my less than stellar review: 1) The waiter left before we were done ordering and rarely came back to check on us. A different waiter saved the day and picked up the slack (thank you to whoever you were). 2) With the exception of our twin toddlers, everyone ordered steak this visit. My husband and I both had the ribeye and found the majority of both of our steaks to be nothing but charred fat. 3) My favorite dish here, the seafood risotto, came out cold.
I hope this visit was just a fluke because I do highly recommend this place otherwise.
Always have loved the pump house. The Seafood risotto was amazing. Our server was friendly and bubbly and made for a great experience. Love the atmosphere of the old building. Noise level was a little high but die down after the dinner rush. We will definitely be back and I recommend this to anyone visiting. Especially in the summer.
Great place for dinner. Enjoyed the ambiance, service was excellent.
Great place to eat while in Fairbanks
My wife and I went to the Pump House for a rare date night on 2/18/18. Ambience was nice, our server was absolutely great. Ordered a spinach and Artichoke dip appetizer that was great. We both ordered steaks from the menu, she ordered a New York and I ordered a rib eye. We both ordered our steaks medium. When the steaks arrived, both steaks were extremely rare. We were hesitant to send them back, but after overhearing a lady from a nearby table send hers back for the same reason, we opted to send ours back as well. Again, our server was great and apologetic for the undercooked (for our taste) meal. When she brought the steaks back, the rib eye I had ordered was in fact cooked to medium and tasted delicious. My wife’s steak however was still severely undercooked. We didn’t send hers back for a 2nd time, but for $35-$40 for a steak we expected a steak cooked to our liking. The flavor was great, the sides were perfect, however I would be hesitant to order another steak from their menu.
Food is spectacular and the service is top notch. Historic building in a beautiful setting in both summer and winter.
The seafood risotto can’t be improved upon. Great food and service.
Excellent food and service. We were quickly seated and served beverages. My favorite course is always the dessert. They are all amazing and they never disappoint in presentation or taste.
Tables are way too small. Table for four fits two. 3 if you are small
We went to the Pump House to celebrate Christmas(Belatedly)and Valentine's Day. We ate until we were ready to burst. We've eaten at the Pump House before and have always loved it. This was no exception. I did miss the shrimp but the rest of the meal was just excellent! The only thing I'm sad about is that we don't have enough money to eat there more often!
Our server had 3 big tops, which meant that tip was worth more than mine. We saw him a lot as he walked on by us. Never asked how we were doing or how our food was. Never asked if we needed anything. Waited a long time for refills twice. It would have been nice to feel like we were important too. The food was delicious though.
Wonderful historic atmosphere. Excellant wait staff. Truly Alaskan fare with comfort food favorites. An more than exceptional place.
Excellent restaurant! The King Crab and Seafood Stew were fantastic. Scallop app and spinach salad also very good. Attentive service. Pump House and Lavelle's Bistro the two best in Fairbanks.
the Alaskan Salmon Tower is Amazing
te service is great
The Pump House's brunch is the best all you can eat buffet in Fairbanks. It may not have the biggest selection of dishes, but all of them are beautifully done and delicious. I love their creme brûlées! If I have a visitor in town over the weekend, this is where I always take them.
Always love it but realized there were 4 of us adults and a child. I did not eat. On a special Competitor diet but was charged anyway. I did not eat at all.
My guy Ivan Sharp paid using his credit card and I asked him after we had already left. It was Sunday Beunch on the 2nd.
Great food and incomparable custome service and hospitality.
We went for the Thanksgiving buffet, and the variety and quality of the selections were outstanding. Service was excellent - waitress frequently stopped to check on us and refill drinks.
We were there for thanks giving dinner. Service and selection was great the only low mark was smoked salmon didn’t have much flavor.
Great restaurant, lots of choices off the menu. Yummy food especially the red deer tenderloin. Love the decor.
It's my Go To place. Birthdays, Holidays, Friends passing through town.
On my first visit to Fairbanks looking for the northern lights, I found this gem. Great food and a wonderful ambience. I had to return and try the food again on my second trip and I was not disappointed. They lived up to how I remembered it to be. I will be a repeat customer as long as they keep doing what their doing.
Love the bread. Everything was great from start to finish. Props to the chef on the amazing flavors.
My little family & I LOVE The Pump House!!! That being said, on Sunday, we had a really nice and polite server but we ended up asking other server's to refill this or that. And we got really cold. But we still really love The Pump House and will continue to make this our go to when we can.
Fantastic service and the food was delicious! We reserved the back room for a sunday morning champagne brunch. We were all very pleased with the food and service!
Excellent service...wonderful food and reasonably priced compared to similar establishments. Great beer and wine selection. Will definitely be going again. Looking forward to trying the Pump House in the summer.
Took my steak home and recooked it myself. The vegetables had more flavor than the steak. I ordered a medium steak and it came to the table rare and chewy.
Food was fantastic and so was the service! We went to the Pumphouse for our anniversary. We were seated at a cozy, romantic table and were even treated to a complimentary dessert. Highly recommend for special occasions.
Date night with the wife. Pleasant dinner with no kids.
We went for Sunday brunch. We enjoyed it immensely. The best meal in Fairbanks by far.
Sunday brunch is definately not worth the money, nothing special on the dessert or main dish tables. Have been on the deck with friends, had dessert and drinks-that was enjoyable and desserts were very good.
My reservation went well! Seated quickly and the service was excellent. The food was delivered quickly and everyone enjoyed it. Great place to throw a dinner party
Lovely first time experience! A must go- to on my next trip to Alaska!!
Wonderful food. The best brunch In fairbanks Alaska. My collegues and I always go for occasions