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Prospector Restaurant

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American, Canadian, Soups
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27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
(807) 345-5833
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just love their Prime Rib~no need for those steak knives as it will cut with a fork~so tender! Their Caesar salad is superb too and the atmosphere and pleasant attentive wait staff~and all round great experience whenever i go!

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Thank Triciamaw
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had dinner at Prospector Restaurant, and was kind pleased. Food was good, on time. Friendly atmosphere and service.

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Thank Eva G
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Myself and my coworkers (group of 10+) visited the Prospector during a business trip to Thunder Bay. We went there on the recommendation of some locals and were not disappointed. The restaurant was tidy and all the staff we met seemed genuinely happy and engaged. We were seated quickly and the wait staff was prompt to take our orders. The... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in with a group of business men from Texas . They were in town to experience what north western ontario had to offer be were not disappointed. They all had the prime rib as did I and it was cooked to perfection as usual !! Fresh veggies with it and the salad bar is always good. The seafood chowder... More 

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Otsego, Minnesota
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here on a Friday evening. Service was average. Our party of 4 all had the prime rib and it was very tasty; however, we ate at The Keg the following night and much preferred the atmosphere at that place for a restaurant in a similar price range. Overall a good experience and would go back.

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Thank 2000bre
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Prospector is loved by many for its steak, fresh cooked buns and friendly service. If that’s what matters most to you, you’ll probably love it too. But if you don’t want to eat steak or fill up on buns, you can do better at many other local restaurants for the same money. Once a year I go there with... More 

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Thank Barbara Y
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Prospector on recommendation of locals. It's a classic steakhouse with the standard fare. Meals come with soup and salad bar. The fresh baked buns are a delicious treat. Meat was well prepared in generous portions. Will visit again.

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Thank Andy M
Canada
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125 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the location for dinner with friends after a day of sailing on Superior. The food was pricey, but the atmosphere was great, many smaller dining areas. The server was very professional and friendly. She was quick, attentive, and had a lively sense of humour as well. Made the visit for us.

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Thank 2Greys
North Bay, Canada
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off if you haven't been there and don't know about their famous buns.... well get yourself to their salad bar pronto! The buns are baked in a oven right beside the salad bar and they are constantly baking them. As soon as one pan is done and dumped into the basket the next rack of dough goes in. The... More 

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thunder bay
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a couple from Edmonton for dinner last night. We all had the prime rib, different sizes and different ways to be cooked( rare, medium well, medium, well) All 4 of the prime rib delivered to our table were cooked exactly as ordered. We all enjoyed the meal immensely. Tammy was our server. Wonderful, friendly personality. Thanks for making... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Soups
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: (807) 345-5833

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