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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 - 10:00 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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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 18
    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
Enjoyed the food

Love the prospector - located in an old bank - it has nice atmosphere, great food, friendly service. Sometimes have to wait quite a while for a seat but there is a bar to sit at while you wait. Best home made buns I have ever had. Always enjoy eating at the Prospector.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Chuchmn
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Thunder Bay
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great family restaurant with great food, fast and friendly service and reasonably priced. Close to the casino and the marina.

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Stoney Creek
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I came here for dinner with another couple. I am not a big steak eater but noticed that the kid's menu offered a hamburger. No burger was offered on the regular menu. I asked the server if I could have the burger from the kid's menu. She said no. I said I would be happy to pay... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Not sure the new menu is a great improvement; we all struggled to find something that appealed to us. I think their big thing is prime rib but I don't like that cut of meat - way too fatty. Restaurant is large and is handicapped accessible (they will happily put out a ramp to the sidewalk and that does work... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Love the prospector - located in an old bank - it has nice atmosphere, great food, friendly service. Sometimes have to wait quite a while for a seat but there is a bar to sit at while you wait. Best home made buns I have ever had. Always enjoy eating at the Prospector.

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?