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The Prospector Steak House

Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #23 of 242 restaurants in Thunder Bay
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
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Thunder Bay
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We took our 15 year old out for a celebration supper. The food and service were amazing like we have had in the past there. It has the best buns ever. I would highly recommend the Prospector to anyone who wants a great meal and a relaxing atmosphere.

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Alfred, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stopped for a steak while waiting for car repairs. Great find. Food excellent. Service fabulous. The bread was incredibly delicious. Good salad bar. Although not cheap, well worth the quality and amount of food provided. Highly recommend for a nice meal.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This was my first time in Thunder Bay and the Prospector was recommended to me. I went there, and while there was a long wait, I could see why. The place was very popular, and the food was delicious. The home made buns and salad bar which are included in the meals are great, and the prime rib was melt... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have been going to the Prospector for years and have never been disappointed. If I had one complaint it would be that by the time I've indulged at the salad bar (where I wind up having clam chowder, beef barley soup,soft buns and some delightfully chewy bread with whipped garlic butter) I rarely am able to do justice to... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I always look at tripadvisor for travelling reviews but often forget to check for home-town advice. In my opinion, the best prime rib you can get ANYWHERE is served at the Prospector restaurant in Thunder Bay. I always order the prime rib because it is so good, however my wife is more adventuresome and orders different meals. She has always... More

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London, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have visited this restaurant about 5 or 6 times, and EVERY time I can count on a fabulous meal. The salad bar is always well stocked, they have bread rolls baking right there, Mmmmmmmmmm and the smell of baked bread is amazing. I always order the Prime Rib, always cooked to perfection. All the trimmings are fresh and tasty.... More

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Burlington, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

While in TBay on business we had a few recommendations for this place. We went and both had the Prime Rib. The salad bar was good and I had the seafood soup. The Prime Rib was tender and excessive fat had been trimmed off. The decor is not fancy all rustic logs like being in a lodge. So you don't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Enjoyed our dinner celebrating our wedding anniversary with our children. The food was very tasty & plentiful. Best chicken fingers that I have had in a long time. My husband had a steak which very good cooked to perfection. The buns & soup again were excellent as usual. A couple of items though that I think could be looked at...their... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We decided to try a famous steak house in Thunder Bay and we heard of The Prospector. May be I had high expectation but this place was no good at all. The only good point was the salad bar, which was not good at all but it was included in the main course price so no need to pay extra... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

I always make the Prospector a must while visiting Thunder Bay. This visit was a bit disappointing as the steak was fattier than normal and the prices had increased. As alwsys the salad bar and bread were fantastic and our server was fast friendly and helpful. I would still go back.

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