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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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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Northern Ontario restaurant for sure

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Friartuck1
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Wow, a steak house that still offers an all you can eat fresh salad bar. Those have mostly gone the way of the dodo bird, but the Prospector does it in style. Portions of food are generous, and the taste was fantastic. Definitely one of the best steaks I have had from a restaurant in a long time.

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Kenora, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Healthy portions of trimmed Prime Rib cooked to perfection. Good salad bar and excellent fresh rolls

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Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Husband and I met some friends here for dinner last weekend. Such a disappointment. So over priced for such sub par meals. I ordered the salmon which came on a bed of rice with vegetables. So disappointed with the presentation as my plate was mostly sliced carrots and a couple strips of red pepper. Carrots were still hard and tasteless... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Only one person out of 5 in our dinner party didn't have a complaint about our meals and she had a hamburger and that was $23 plus. The menu has a lot of changes; prices are way to high now and the portions are not the same; the food isn't the same. I will stick to the Keg when I... More 

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Winnipeg
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27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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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