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Prospector Restaurant

) #17 of 238 Restaurants in Thunder Bay $$ - $$$ American, Steakhouse,
27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 2T3, Canada
+1 807-345-5833
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (91 reviews)
“beef” (33 reviews)
“homemade buns” (11 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 2T3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The soup, salad and buns bar is simply amazing. The Prospector has the very best breads and buns, there are always 2 excellent soups to choose from and the salad bar offers a large variety of fresh items. The meat is usually superb.

Thank Heli D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I'm going to pay $35 for a steak, I want service and ambiance--neither of which I got here. Some of the clientele were dressed in tank tops and cut-offs, and the voice-noise level was high. The poor server tending our table had an entire...More

Thank jeanapratt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thunder Bay has a minimal downtown area, and locals seem to like their waterfront area. In that area the only smart looking restaurant seems to be Prospector, pleasant staff first guided me to a table behind a wooden partition that made me feel as if...More

Thank Charlie B
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

And amazing place the salmon is out of this world and if you like steak it's wonderful they have buns, soup and salad bar. they have it all ,it's a must to try. a great place .I love it.. oh yeah and don't forget the...More

Thank Rhonda M
Reviewed June 13, 2017

It had been a couple years since we were here last. We only get to Thunder Bay every so often. We went to the Prospector to celebrate a graduation, and it looked like there were alot of people with the same idea. But we were...More

Thank MSkinner
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Phenomenal food, had an appetizer while waiting for table (very good), ordered a burger which came with a trip to salad bar, so when burger came I wasn't that hungry, however it was so good I wanted to eat it alllll!!....but didn't 😊.

Thank Jason G
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Steakhouse with the best buns in town. Pace yourself, the soup, salad bar and buns fill you up, then you get your meal and have take home. Beef is excellent, flavourful meals with fresh ingredients and local meat. Top notch.

Thank Cathy N
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Made reservations for family of 15 people with no problem. The waitress was awesome very friendly and prompt service. The soup and salad bar is exceptional and the homemade buns are to die for! Everything on the menu is excellent and cooked to perfection. Prices...More

Thank seed02
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Never mind your carb-free diet. Come to the Prospector for buns. And local beef. And a salad bar from the '70s. And great service. A Lakehead tradition! Seriously, meet up with locals and find out why northern Ontario is one of Canada's best-kept secrets.

Thank Ideasculptor
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy my visit to the prospector, great food, quality and service! Always! Don't forget the salad bar and buns!

Thank mattpF9062QR
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April 2, 2016|
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Response from paulnI3147MS | Reviewed this property |
I have only tried the house wine, quite nice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 2T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-345-5833
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