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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

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great but expensive

3 of 4 of us enjoyed our meal. Portions were good for the most part but there special was very tiny and didnt do much for the tastebuds snd carried a hefty price tag. Was a fabulous country home feel and staff were very friendly. Great salad bar/soup.. homemade bread/buns. They did try to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
krag01
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Winnipeg
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend who suggested the prime rib so while we were in Thunder Bay we were excited to give it a try. We were impressed by the service and the atmosphere but our meals were disappointing. As a lover of prime rib I found this one was tasteless and over done. There was... More 

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Eau Claire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Always enjoy our meals at this restaurant. Bring our company from out of town to this restaurant each time always guaranteed a good meal.

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Thunder Bay
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Awesome Prime Rib! Everything is good if not great on the menu, great service & staff. Very good Salad Buffet. Lots of fresh baked bread to choose from on the buffet. A little tight when it comes to the seating but the food more than makes up for it.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The have the best homemade hot buns ever, they also have two soups that are homemade, not to mention there homemade pickled beets. You have to watch yourself with all these appetizers, cause we haven't even got to the main course. They serve the best prime rib anywhere. I always take guests to our city here and upon returning the... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great meal and fun time. The salad bar is always good and the homemade buns are delicious. The birthday cake was very good also.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The prospector used to be my favourite restaurant in Thunder Bay. Amazing food and fantastic value. I gave it an exceptional rating a short time ago. Now it is out of my league and I not likely come back in a long time. They now have unrealistic prices. I love the "bones" or giant ribs but $38? or $42 for... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went for a family birthday dinner on Saturday night. The meals for the rest of the table were generally ok, and the salad bar was good as always, but the chicken in my chicken pasta dinner was not cooked and was bloody. The waitress was great and returned the meal immediately, to be redone. I waited some time, everyone... More 

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Fort frances
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

I went here recently with a friend and will go back. Terrific service and terrific food - what a combo!

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Ottawa
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Steaks are good and as big as you want them. Prime rib is tender and juicy. The salad bar is somewhat ordinary but the rolls are baked fresh and delicious. The decor is old but adds to the charm. Service is very competent and friendly. The wine list needs some thought, it's pretty ordinary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

3 of 4 of us enjoyed our meal. Portions were good for the most part but there special was very tiny and didnt do much for the tastebuds snd carried a hefty price tag. Was a fabulous country home feel and staff were very friendly. Great salad bar/soup.. homemade bread/buns. They did try to compensate for the meal not enjoyed... More 

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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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