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About 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.
Fairbanks, AK 99709
American, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Chena Small Tracts
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Karaoke every Wednesday night starting at 9:00 pm.
Customized menus for groups of all sizes.
Large lot with free parking.
Public Bus System route stop.
Private Party Facilities:
Our Banquet Room can seat up to 18.
Private Party Contact:
Vivian Bubbel: (907) 479-8452
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
The Pump House Ratings and Reviews
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.
Open air type of seating with a vibrant bar scene. The restaurant is on the water, and even though the weather wasn't quite right for an outside seating, the inside seating was nice. The whole place had a lot of historical pieces all over the restaurant. I liked the decor, and it was quite big as well.
Place was recommended as a spot for local history. Used to be a Pump station. Location right on Chena Eiver. Very pretty. Staff was attentive. My favorite part was all the antiques decorating the building. You have to take a walk around restaurant to see. Food was very good. Was well prepared. Do recommend.
The food was fantastic, as usual - great filet and perfectly cooked. Seating was good and timely. We like the web-based reservation system. Service was great and we appreciate the jobs being provided to school students. Great wine list. We go to talk and enjoy a quiet meal; a quiet seating is important as in your setting - thanks. Plenty of room for seating. The historic atmosphere is incredible. Much appreciated.
Seafood selection was AWESOME!!! Food was outstanding and the service OUTSTANDING!!! Highly recommend making reservations. It was a great way to end our vacation to Alaska. Easy to find, you will need to have transportation or take a taxi but it is truly worth it.
It's hard to explain... it's a feeling, that you're in the right place at the right time, everyone is working as a team, but not rushed, yet not slow. It felt just right, very comfortable and 'at home.' I had come to Fairbanks for two nights with a friend and drove to the Arctic Circle thinking the estimated time of the drive was meant for shoppers or photo journalists.. yet our reservation was past, we still wanted to have something that said 'Alaska' and I had taken some time to decide what felt the most authentic without feeling like it may be too authentically geared to the visitor. This was Saturday night in Fairbanks, and I was sure we lost our spot and had requested river view. The parking area seemed full. We weren't dressed as well as I had thought might be required. The welcome was calming and friendly and we were shown to the best seat in the restaurant! I saw next table over the attendant who was at the nearby car wash the day before, and she smiled and came to say hello. I had the Alaska salmon and it was just such a wonderfully relaxed end of a phenomenal day. Then my friend went to the wash room and not until we'd returned to the hotel realized he had left his ring. We went back the 15 minutes and it was not there, and he left his number. The ring was found 2 days later, and Vivian had all the details still available to call and arrange for the mailing of the ring. Not only did she have the details, but because a week had passed and it had not shown up, I called thinking I'll never be able to coherently describe the situation, she knew right away and explained the post office returned her mailing for an added stamp. Now this visit is a permanent part of a memory of a wonderful trip. I would say they work as a team in delivering a caring and welcoming location on the river! We are both so glad we were there! Thank you.
Vacation tied into our anniversary
First time to eat at The Pump House. Great overall experience The decor was awesome along w the food
Another great open table option. We love open table and use it whenever we can.
We are from Tn and used OT while in Alaska.
We went to the Pump House based on a number of reviews. The restaurant was a bit out of the way. The food was good as was the service. It was, however, surprisingly expensive for a casual restaurant in Fairbanks, Alaska. Would only recommend if you are willing to spring for an excessive tab.
Right on the Chena River if you want to eat outside on the deck. We went in the rain so sat inside
LOUD restaurant with every surface wood and loud music.
Fish house decor lots of big groups.
Decor is too casual for prices.
Husband had sautéd halibut in a great sauce. I had trio of salmon so i could compare King, Silver and Sockeye. Sockeye was cooked in a hot, heavy blackened rub so couldn't compare.
Regret dining at the Pump House, a real tourist location with tour busses full of people. Our salmon was overcooked and the halibut cheeks were ruined with a very heavy batter. The waitstaff were polite however we had to wait a long time for our check. Prices were high given the quality of the dishes we selected. It was disappointing as it was recommended to us by folks who previously dined here.
Had dinner outdoors on the river deck. Our waiter ( from Moldova) was great - attentive, unobtrusive and most of all he had a great sense of humor.
We had Salmon, steaks, and halibut cheek as appetizers. All were great.
This was our 4th time there (previous three visits were 3 years ago). Will definitely go back next time we are in Fairbanks.
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