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Prospector Restaurant

27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
(807) 345-5833
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Ranked #13 of 241 Restaurants in Thunder Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 17, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Thunder Bay, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

After living in Thunder Bay for about 2 years, we finally made it to the Prospector Restaurant. We had heard it is a great place for Prime Rib and excellent Prospector buns. We arrived at about 6:15 pm and were told to expect about a 25 minute wait, which was estimated very close to perfectly. The waiting area is very... More

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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Well! How can it get any finer? We were seated at the last booth by ourselves, nice bottle of wine and then followed up with a near perfect cut of the Prime Rib! Absolutely perfect. The service and value right up there with the quality of the food. Salad bar, included with your meal is also very good. We could... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Good service at the restaurant and the dinner rolls are excellent. The meal came out hot and we didn't wait long for waitress to see how it was. Very classy place!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is an old style steak house with an excellent salad bar, fresh bread and rolls you could easily turn into a meal. The portions are more than generous.A fellow at the next table had the ribbones. I swear they brought him a side of cow! The primerib is prepared to order. Very tasty. My wife had the garlic prawn... More

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Thunder Bay
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We took our 15 year old out for a celebration supper. The food and service were amazing like we have had in the past there. It has the best buns ever. I would highly recommend the Prospector to anyone who wants a great meal and a relaxing atmosphere.

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Alfred, Canada
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stopped for a steak while waiting for car repairs. Great find. Food excellent. Service fabulous. The bread was incredibly delicious. Good salad bar. Although not cheap, well worth the quality and amount of food provided. Highly recommend for a nice meal.

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Timmins, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stopped in here for a supper after a long day of travelling on the recommendation of a friend who used to live in Tbay. Great service and vibe. Soups where excellent and the rolls were pretty good. Salad bar seemed small at first glance however upon closer inspection it was chock full or great veggies and accoutrements for salads.... More

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Barrie,On,Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Had family dinner there may31,2014 as it was my daughters grad weekend.was an hour and a half wait for a table of 6 but the food is excellent as well as the service. good value for the money.

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Newmarket, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Meal was okay. The cut of steak was decent. the best part is the salad bar and the home made buns. I wish i wasnt on a diet, i could eat a dozen of them :) Price for product was reasonable. I have eaten here before and will do so again.

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We have always loved this restaurant for its salad bar and prime rib. Whenever we wanted to go out for a special occasion we would choose the Prospector as the prices were a little high for just a regular supper but ok for a special outing. However we noted on our last visit the prices have gone up, making it... More

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