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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Thunder Bay favourite

We were treated to dinner here during a recent visit to Thunder Bay. We chose to go with the soup and salad bar option and found that was quite sufficient for us. I especially enjoyed the seafood chowder. The salad bar was pretty standard, but adequate. Service was good, with friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
53Shadrach
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London, Canada
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London, Canada
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We were treated to dinner here during a recent visit to Thunder Bay. We chose to go with the soup and salad bar option and found that was quite sufficient for us. I especially enjoyed the seafood chowder. The salad bar was pretty standard, but adequate. Service was good, with friendly staff.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The prospector never disappoints and is always hopping. Their beef is unequalled and their air buns are superb. Good value.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Soup and salad bar with homemade soup, bread and rolls which are delicious. Salad bar is average and could be improved with more variety in the greens offered....mostly iceberg lettuce. Our waitress was excellent and extremely attention and personable. I like the way the restaurant had expanded and has created smaller 'rooms' that are perfect for small group diners. There... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

our waitress was the best! Food was delicious, atmosphere was 'close' but not bothersome. because of the history and the delicious food we would go there again!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I hadn't been here for almost 10 years so I was thoroughly disappointed that bread/ buns are only available from the salad bar. I ordered my prime rib blue but it was no differeBirthday nt than my 3 grandchildrens' and 2 sons....all very rare to blue. The steaks were a little better but one was over cooked. My granddaughter ordered... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This restaurant is a little on the pricier side, but worth every penny. The prime rib that my friend ordered looked AMAZING and he said it as really good. My husband had fried chicken, it was small but good. I had the chicken carbonara which was OK. And the other party had the lobster which is market price, but good!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Sometimes the service can be hit or miss, but if you're looking for a great steak, excellent beef barley soup, and fresh buns that you won't be able to get enough of, then this is your place!

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Saskatchewan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Interesting restaurant situated in what used to be a bank. If you are of bigger stature the seating is snug. Ordered a drink recommended by the waitress and when I didn't like it, she took it away and let me order something different. Salad bar, soups and bread were all very good, buns were good as well but on the... More 

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Thunder Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a great family restaurant with great food, fast and friendly service and reasonably priced. Close to the casino and the marina.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My husband and I came here for dinner with another couple. I am not a big steak eater but noticed that the kid's menu offered a hamburger. No burger was offered on the regular menu. I asked the server if I could have the burger from the kid's menu. She said no. I said I would be happy to pay... More 

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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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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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