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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I come here on occasion with my fiance, and normally get their amazing prime rib dinner. It comes with a salad bar offering fresh create your own salad options and delicious home made soups. Also the place to grab their famous home made buns that come straight out of the oven. The prime rib is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family has been enjoying the great meals from The Prospector Restaraunt for many years Their homemade buns are famous and the very best I've ever had The salad bar and soup bar is always fresh and delicious I highly recommend dining there

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Atikokan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This one of the best restaurants in Thunder Bay. I have been here so many times and have never been disappointed. From the salad bar and fresh buns and bread to the amazing dinners. I always recommend this restaurant to friends when they want to go out for a great meal and drinks. Enjoy the great atmosphere.

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thunder bay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I come here on occasion with my fiance, and normally get their amazing prime rib dinner. It comes with a salad bar offering fresh create your own salad options and delicious home made soups. Also the place to grab their famous home made buns that come straight out of the oven. The prime rib is always fantastic, and portions are... More 

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Hope, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Truck broke down here in Thunder Bay, I was going to go for the prime rib at the casino but everyone was telling me try this place, what sold me was them telling me they make there own bread and buns, The service was some of the best I have ever had, even though the place was getting busy I... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We ate here as a group of eight on a Sunday evening. The restaurant is somewhat upscale. The server was attentive yet not hovering. The menu had a good variety of appetizers and entrees. The portion sizes were reasonable. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I can't recall if there was background music; if there was, it was unobtrusive (happily, this is... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We go here for special occasions. The prime rib is superb, but so are the soups, buns, and desserts. We are always treated to outstanding service by Joyce and the rest of the wonderful staff. Highly recommended for a memorable night out.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I have always had a great meal there everytime I've visited. I always order the Prime Rib as it is their specialty. My wife loves the salad bar and especially the prospector buns and the beef barley soup. The prime rib comes at the size ordered and trimmed too so your not paying for the fat which is great. I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

While visiting Thunder Bay for a couple of days, we had dinner at the Prospector. Steaks and beef are a main stay on the menu. My son had the prime rib and I had the special of the day: lamb chops. Both meals came with the salad bar, which has a very good selection of salads and also soups. While... More 

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Fort McMurray
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Took the family to this restaurant for dinner. The historic building its located in is beautiful, we were seated promptly and served water. The server was very nice and helpful, the salad bar is fantastic, fresh baked buns, fresh fixings, dinner was fantastic, prime rib cooked to perfection, salmon dinner fantastic. I would definitely make this a place to have... More 

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Woodridge, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This place was recommended. The salad bar was okay except for the soup which was fantastic. The steak was okay and the baked potato very small. The service was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?