Fairbanks, the Yukon, and the Interior Restaurants

Pump House Restaurant

  • 796 Chena Pump Rd. Map It
  • Fairbanks
  • American

Fodor's Review

Alongside the Chena River, this upscale mining pump station–turned–restaurant claims to be the northernmost oyster bar in the world. Other specialties include Alaskan wild game and seafood chowder. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the circa-1930s pump house contains Victorian-era antiques. The furnishings and floor are made of rich, polished wood, the pool table dates from 1898, and an Alaskan grizzly bear in a glass case stands sentry next to the hostess station. Wednesday night is karaoke night in the bar, and there's a very good brunch on Sundays. In summer, enjoy the midnight sun on the deck out back by the river.

Restaurant Information


796 Chena Pump Rd., Fairbanks, Alaska, 99708, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Jan. and Mon. in Sept.–late May. No lunch.


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