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Prospector Restaurant

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27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
(807) 345-5833
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 18
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good basic food

Solid food choices, with an excellent soup and salad bar. Can be somewhat crowded and they don't take reservations.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Janice K
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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Solid food choices, with an excellent soup and salad bar. Can be somewhat crowded and they don't take reservations.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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78 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I had given up going to this restaurant several years ago but was invited for a family dinner. I have to say in all honesty that I was impressed by both the food and the attentive service this time once we were seated. Both of the soups, the beef and barley and clam chowder are available with the salad bar... More 

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Cornwall
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

the Prime Rib and New York Striploin were great. Excellent salad and bread bar. Service and staff were friendly and efficient. Overall a great experience

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The prospector has NEVER disappointed us. The food is fantastic and the manager Joyce always has a smile on her face and is always so helpful. Highly recommend the Prospector

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Been there several times. Steaks are excellent, not just my opinion, wife and friends too. Decor is average but you can't eat that! Decent price and good location, downtown TB. Can't speak to other food choices.

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The ambiance is dictated by the design. It is rustic, complicated and set up so it is hard for you not to talk to the people at the next table. This makes it a great place to take a group, as we always try to do when in Thunder Bay. There is a great salad bar, and buffet, but it... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Wow, a steak house that still offers an all you can eat fresh salad bar. Those have mostly gone the way of the dodo bird, but the Prospector does it in style. Portions of food are generous, and the taste was fantastic. Definitely one of the best steaks I have had from a restaurant in a long time.

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Kenora, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Healthy portions of trimmed Prime Rib cooked to perfection. Good salad bar and excellent fresh rolls

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Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Husband and I met some friends here for dinner last weekend. Such a disappointment. So over priced for such sub par meals. I ordered the salmon which came on a bed of rice with vegetables. So disappointed with the presentation as my plate was mostly sliced carrots and a couple strips of red pepper. Carrots were still hard and tasteless... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Only one person out of 5 in our dinner party didn't have a complaint about our meals and she had a hamburger and that was $23 plus. The menu has a lot of changes; prices are way to high now and the portions are not the same; the food isn't the same. I will stick to the Keg when I... More 

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Additional Information about Prospector Restaurant

Address: 27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: (807) 345-5833
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: (807) 345-5833
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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