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1501 E Aultman Street, Ely, NV
+1 775-289-8900
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5:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: The Prospector Restaurant offers a wide range of exceptional cuisine. We...
The Prospector Restaurant offers a wide range of exceptional cuisine. We are confident every meal will be to your liking.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Food and staff need help

Food was not very hot. Hash browns were not cook all the way through. Wait staff were talking about getting paid and how much they made in tips the day before. Would not recommend it. But was the only place for breakfast.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Janet B
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Food was not very hot. Hash browns were not cook all the way through. Wait staff were talking about getting paid and how much they made in tips the day before. Would not recommend it. But was the only place for breakfast.

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Marina, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Looking for a new place to eat we came across the Prospector Cafe. It has a very similar menu as the Hotel Nevada Coffee Shop because, as we discovered they were once owned by partners. The Prospector adds their own flair to basic menu items making the meals more unique. Sandi had ham & eggs and I had the chicken... More 

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Port Lincoln, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The ribs were delish and the servings were so large that it was enough for 2 to share. Great service.

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Strathmore, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Very large variety on the menu .... All day breakfast. Good service, Mom had steak & sweet potato fries ; I had beef dip with sweet potato fries & salad. Generous portions , very enjoyable!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We've never had a bad meal at this place. The staff is always friendly and the lounge is comfortable as well.

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Alamosa, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I had a couple of meals at the Prospector while staying there several nights visiting my brother in Ely. The portions were huge. I ate some and took the rest to my room where there was a refrigerator. One night I had sirloin and shrimp. I got my steak rare as I requested; the green beans and sweet red peppers... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The room is very dimly lit in the evening and the place needs a bit of a refresh overall. The food was about average taste-wise but could have done with a bit more seasoning. On the plus or minus side - depending on your world view - the portion size was huge.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The food was okay, but nothing to write home about. The hotel attached was great. We enjoyed our visit.

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Mesquite, Nevada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The prospector casino and restaurant were both small. I think they are better than average but not as good as a very good rating. The wait staff was very attentive, kept my coffee full and made sure to attend to our needs quickly. I ordered a Greek salad and received a generic Greek dressing, bottled sliced olives, a few crumbles... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We definitely consider ourselves "foodies" and we were very impressed with the food at the Prospector. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner over several days and each meal was perfect! We highly recommend anyone traveling through Ely to eat here!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1501 E Aultman Street, Ely, NV
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 775-289-8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The Prospector Restaurant offers a wide range of exceptional cuisine. We are confident every meal will be to your liking.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?