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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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Today
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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
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
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The Prospector is a great place to eat in Thunder Bay The dining room is always busy but we try to go there almost every time we visit the city. What more can one say? The best steak ever, great salad bar and the rolls are to die for.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Prime Rib was excellent as well as the sweet buns.Arrive early as the place fills up quick. Trying to find parking was a problem as this place is right downtown and across from a casino.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a tired diner, almost unchanged for 2 decades. Although the salad bar is vast, and the oven-baked buns are the best in town, the menu is rather narrow (mostly beef with some offering of chicken and fish). The whole place could use a facelift, and the menu should be more diversified.

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Prospectors might not be the greatest steak you've ever had (Keg for example) but for the price point it is really good meat. They always cook it properly per your request, the meal comes with delicious fresh made buns and salad. I personally chose the ceasar. If your a garlic lover and love ceasar salad chose this option.

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Thunder Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have almost always had a great experience at the Prospector. The beef barley soup is usually good but once in a while they overdo the salt, not healthy.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Prospector in downtown Thunder Bay North is the place to go for prime rib beef dinner. Yorkshire pudding and unlimited fresh buns... salad bar included.

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Thunder Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

We went in for a birthday celebration, there was 10 of us. Great fast and friendly service as usual! BEST part obviously the buns! It's always nice to be recognized as a return customer!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I'm told this place has been there forever, and it does seem to be a throwback to older restaurants. Fresh baked buns are brought out regularly, and are delicious, but you have to watch as they go really fast. Salad bar is about as basic as it gets, but for a guy it's a way to say you ate some... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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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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