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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 20
    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
The buns are delicious

Had dinner at this restaurant during my recent stay in Thunder Bay. The portion sizes are large and most options allow you to choose the soup and salad bar. The buns are delicious. Dinner was nice. I would recommend you try this place, it was a great experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
jackeo231
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Brampton, Canada
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Haliburton, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were told by the hotel staff it was going to be good, and they were not wrong. The salad bar was excellent, espeically the beef barley soup and buns. Our dinner was tasty but quite honestly we couldn't finish it all after that salad bar. Dessert was a treat that we enjoyed later that evening at the hotel. Excellent,... More 

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Thank Geri252627
Thunder Bay, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I get the prime rib every time i go here. It's always cooker perfectly, tender and delicious! I would recommend heading to the Prospector for a great prime rib roast!!!

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Thank Alicia B
Thunder Bay
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant opens at 4pm. Thur,fri,sat will be busy. GET A SEAT. I believe the combination of seafood chowder, hot biscuits and a rare open salad bar will absolutely lure you in. Don't fill up to early you need to save room for there specialty(Prime Rib). The locally raised beef is a plus. Your biggest problem won't be finishing your... More 

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Thank paulnI3147MS
Brampton, Canada
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner at this restaurant during my recent stay in Thunder Bay. The portion sizes are large and most options allow you to choose the soup and salad bar. The buns are delicious. Dinner was nice. I would recommend you try this place, it was a great experience.

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Thank jackeo231
THUNDER BAY
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Varied menu selection, fun atmosphere, excellent food. An all time favourite. The beef is exceptional.

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Thank Teresa088
North Bay
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

When we walked in the door the smell was of fresh baked bread. It was so delicious. We were seated promptly and our waitress was so friendly. We ordered the buttermilk chicken and it came with Mac and cheese And this tasty sour cream sauce the was tucked under our salsa. In addition it included the soup, the salad bar... More 

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Thank 201priscillag
Thunder Bay Ontario
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

As always the Prospector knocked our socks off! The salad bar alone is a meal, fresh lettuce and all kinds of toppings to really make a salad your own! Fresh buns (can't rave enough about the buns!) and homemade soup are amazing. The steak is cooked to perfection and you have a choice of sides to go with the steak.... More 

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Thank timbucto
Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

they have excellent food and the best salad bar in town.there home made bread and buns are so deliscious...they open at 4pm each day. give them a try ,so worth it.. i recommend the prime rib....

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Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

very hospitable even when not feeling good. waitress expressed concern when family member was not feeling the best and they left to go outside. at the end said that hope the person feels well and comes back when that is

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Thank 14ginger
Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Ive been to the restaurant several years ago, was good the and still is. Had the regular cut prime rib, was very good, not much fat on the serving. The meal came with the salad bar which was good, also had the barley soup which was amazing. My coworker had the same as me expect they had mash potatoes, I... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?