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Prospector Restaurant

27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
(807) 345-5833
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Ranked #9 of 246 Restaurants in Thunder Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I have given this place many chances and it is just bad food. At our last visit I orders the ribeye and it was three quarters of an inch thick tough and toothless. My companion ordered the prime rib rare it was at best medium and surprising dry and when he sent it back they said that was as rare... More 

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Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I try to go to the Prospector each time I am in Thunder Bay. The soup and salad bar with the hot homemade buns is excellent. I have never been disappointed with the prime rib. The portion's are large, tender and cooked to perfection. You never leave there hungry. I highly recommend the Prospector.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you like hot fresh out of the oven bread or bread rolls, a great salad bar and lots of food you can't go wrong by going to the Prospector. It's my favourite place to go in Thunder Bay. Each time I go I usually say I should order something else but usually order the "bones". HUGE ribs that I... More 

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Thunder Bay
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Prospector restaurant has been around for 25 or so years. It has changed location four times and is presently back where it originated; kind of an unusual path. Expect the best prime rib on the city and freshly baked "Prospector buns" are a favourite. We keep coming back and will continue to do so. What better recommendation can there... More 

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Dryden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A fine piece of prime rib-tender + cooked to my order just right. A bit shy on the cooked vegis and needed more au jus to moisten the excellent Yorkshire pudding-I'm not a fan of eating these dry! The salad bar had all fresh makings, but could've included a couple more items that are a requisite for a nice "chef's... More 

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Thunder Bay
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great food, great service. The buns are so yummy. We had a group of friends meet for my Birthday and the dining experience was great, however because we couldn't make a reservation we ended up waiting for an hour in the bar. It would be really nice if this place would take reservations to make the experience even better.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You could eat this prime rib without a knife at the Prospector restaurant. We were there as a mens group prior to a meeting. The food is excellent, the staff a lot of fun and the prices very reasonable. The beef soup that is always on the salad bar is homemade and delicious. There are various cuts of beef but... More 

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Thunder Bay
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I, as others found the meat greasy and not all that tender. Salad bar never changes, and the buns are exactly as my wife makes. I could make a killing selling hers if that's all people like.

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Prospector makes their own buns which are included in the salad bar. They are always warm and fresh and complement the rest of the meal perfectly. I got the salmon, and it was perfectly cooked. Because my order took longer than the rest of my party's, the server have me a free dessert, which was completely unexpected. I ended... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent food great service bring your appetite!!!!! Fantastic Place to eat!!!!!!!! Best beef in town!! Try the prime rib you won't be disappointed!!

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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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