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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
7:00 PM
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The Pump House

4.6
448 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Phone number
(907) 479-8452
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Richard Blanke
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Private party facilities
Our Banquet Room can seat up to 18.
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Private party contact
Vivian Bubbel: (907) 479-8452
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Catering
Customized menus for groups of all sizes.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Chena Small Tracts
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Parking details
Large lot with free parking.
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Public transit
Public Bus System route stop.
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Entertainment
Karaoke every Wednesday night starting at 9:00 pm.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 448 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JasonJ 
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food is spectacular and the service is top notch. Historic building in a beautiful setting in both summer and winter.

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JamesH 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The seafood risotto can’t be improved upon. Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Tables are way too small. Table for four fits two. 3 if you are small

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Tank (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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!

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EFAR (Anchorage)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful historic atmosphere. Excellant wait staff. Truly Alaskan fare with comfort food favorites. An more than exceptional place.

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vipMike (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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PaulaHughes (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

the Alaskan Salmon Tower is Amazing
te service is great

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food and incomparable custome service and hospitality.

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mym1 (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

We were there for thanks giving dinner. Service and selection was great the only low mark was smoked salmon didn’t have much flavor.

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alicia (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Great restaurant, lots of choices off the menu. Yummy food especially the red deer tenderloin. Love the decor.

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alaskagirl (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

It's my Go To place. Birthdays, Holidays, Friends passing through town.

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

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.

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HappyDiner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

Love the bread. Everything was great from start to finish. Props to the chef on the amazing flavors.

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
3.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

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!

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Andrew (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
3.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Date night with the wife. Pleasant dinner with no kids.

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch. We enjoyed it immensely. The best meal in Fairbanks by far.

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HKHK (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

Lovely first time experience! A must go- to on my next trip to Alaska!!

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful food. The best brunch In fairbanks Alaska. My collegues and I always go for occasions

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blaminid (Boise)
4.0  Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food, awesome portions. Atmosphere is incredible.

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