Restaurant Review

The Pump House

796 Chena Pump Rd
Fairbanks
907-479-8452
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There are few settings like this restaurant on a river in the northernmost outpost of contemporary civilization in Alaska. The Pump House Restaurant in Fairbanks offers family style dining in a historic setting on the Chena River. The Pump House 1890's Gold Rush motif and atmosphere adds to its charm. In season herbs are grown in the chef's garden outside the restaurant. Fresh Alaskan Salmon is delivered to the dock by floatplane. Prime beef here is aged 21 days.

Starters:
Live Manila Clams--Steamed in a Garlic Butter and White Wine Sauce Oysters On the half shellserved with Thai Sauce and Cocktail Sauce

Oysters Margarita steamed with a jigger of Margarita and a zesty blend of herbs and butter. Oysters Rockefeller--baked and topped with

Spinach and Bacon Chilled Alaskan Seafood Platter For Two--A platter of succulent Alaska Crab, Shrimp, Oysters on the half shell, Smoked

Salmon, Alaska Ceviche, Shrimp & Crab Cocktail, Jumbo Prawns, Crab Claw and Crab Meat served chilled with Cocktail Sauce Baked

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Served with Pita Chips Beef Carpaccio-Thinly sliced beef with a hint of walnut and lemon

Sherry Cream Scallops--Seared scallops in a sherry cream sauce

Sauteéd Mushrooms Prepared with Garlic, Lemon Butter, and White Wine Spinach Salad with hot bacon vinaigrette,walnuts,and grapes and topped with blue cheese.

Heartland Salad with Cheddar Jack cheese,spicy pecans,tomatoes,onions,and Ranch dressing, topped with chicken tenders.

Caesar Salad with Blackened Chicken or Barbecued Salmon King Crab Salad with Mandarin Orange, Sherry Vinaigrette, and Fresh Greens

Seafood Chowder

Entrees:
Fresh Alaskan Salmon Your choice of preparation: Grilled with teriyaki barbecue sauce, served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and fresh vegetable Grilled plain, topped with cucumber relish and served with harvest wild rice and fresh vegetable. Blackened, topped with mango salsa and served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and fresh vegetable.

Fresh Alaskan Halibut Your choice of preparation: Grilled complemented with mango salsa and served with harvest wild rice and fresh vegetable. Florentine pan fried on a bed of spinach, topped with Gorgonzola cheese sauce and served with harvest wild rice. Deep fried to a golden brown and served with fresh Basil

Tartar Sauce Prawns--Your choice of preparation: Pan Roasted with reindeer succotash and vodka cream sauce, served with harvest wild rice and fresh vegetable.

Scallops--Sherry Cream sautéed in a rich mushroom sherry cream sauce, served with harvest wild rice.

Alaskan Housemade Crab Cakes--Alaskan crab mixed with peppers and spices; served with vodka cream sauce, harvest wild rice and fresh vegetable

Seafood Combinations: Grilled Shrimp, Halibut, Salmon and Scallops, complemented with vodka cream sauce, erved with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and fresh vegetable

Sautéed shrimp, scallops,halibut, and salmon in a Burre Blanc sauce, with harvest wild rice and fresh vegetables Deep fried halibut, shrimp,scallops and fresh oysters, served with french fries and cole slaw

Pump House Steam Pot--Sitka Dungeness crab, King Salmon, oysters, shrimp, clams, reindeer sausage, potatoes and fresh vegetables

King Crab (1lb) steamed and served with harvest wild rice and fresh vegetable King Crab Combo One-half pound of King crab and two sections of Sitka Dungeness crab,steamed served and served with harvest wild rice and fresh vegetable

Prime Rib (10 oz) Slow-roasted and tender $21.95

Miner's Steak--Prime rib with demi-glaze, grilled with sautéed mushrooms, onions,and garlic

New York Center Cut Steak Medallion of Beef and Giant Crab-Stuffed Prawn Served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and two sauces

Alder-Smoked Baby Back Ribs--Slow-smoked in our backyard and served with Whiskey/Mustard BBQ sauce, french fries,and cole slaw

Barbecue Sampler--Ribs, salmon and skewered chicken served with french fries, cole slaw and three sauces Reindeer Stew--Alaska 's heartiest stew with tender caribou meat, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, celery and fresh herbs and spices.

Reindeer Tenderloin Steak--Served with wild berry demi-glace on a bed of red cabbage, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and a fresh vegetable

Wild Musk Ox Ground Sirloin--Served with wild mushroom gravy on a bed of red cabbage, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and fresh vegetable

Apple Almond Chicken--Sauteéd and simmered in an apple almond cream sauce, served with harvest wild rice and fresh vegetable.

Chicken Denali--Lightly sautéed breast of chicken, stacked high with artichokes, mushrooms and Alaskan King Crab. Enhanced with a fresh lemon wine sauce and served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and a fresh vegetable.

Oriental Chicken and Shrimp--sautéed with Oriental spices and tangy orange sauce over angel hair pasta Chicken Pomodoro--with tomatoes,onion, garlic, basil--served over angel hair pasta

Seafood Fettuccine--Halibut, salmon, shrimp, scallops and mushrooms in a creamy garlic sauce or marinara sauce Alaskan Crab-Stuffed Ravioli--House made with Alaskan crab, served with choice of Gorgonzola cheese sauce or Marinara sauce

Mushroom Ravioli--Delicate pasta stuffed with wild mushrooms and served in a demi crème sauce.

Roasted Garlic Pasta Primavera--with sun-dried tomatoes, onions, spinach and squash, tossed in a roasted garlic basil sauce.

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