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Prospector Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Soups
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27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 2T3, Canada
(807) 345-5833
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The salad bar is pretty great you could easily fill up on that without a doubt, food was ok and prices were a bit high for the quality but overall like I mentioned before you can't lose on the salad bar!

Thank Jaiman24
Thunder Bay, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this establishment with some colleague from work. Options for a vegetarian were pretty slim so I chose the salad bar which was quite pricey for the options available.

Thank Leanne M
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here was fabulous!! The buns are beyond any that I have ever eaten in my whole life!! The soup and salad bar is small but seriously the food is GREAT, so you don't need a lot of variety! The menu had food for everyone as our table had a lot of special food needs that were attended to... More 

Thank mrstravellinglady
Hornepayne, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The server was rushed and didn't explain things very well, which was only a small problem. Then the food came and it was barely warm. We didn't have a lot of time to spare as we were going to a show, so couldn't really send it back. Said something to the server about it when we almost done eating (my... More 

Thank bmjhornepayne
Thunder Bay
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The Prospector is known for its steak and the buns on the buffet. People always eat at least 1/2 dozen each of the tasty buns. The atmosphere is really great and the staff kid and joke with you but do an excellent job at the same time.

Thank Susiequeu
Thunder Bay, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

If it's prime rib you want, then this is the place to get it. Huge cuts done just right, with great buns and a salad bar. The house soups are a little pasty for my taste, but the service was quick and the meals were filling.

Thank Michael M
manitouwadge, on canada
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Our group was there for a convention recently. There was about 12 of us. We were served quickly and in no time had drinks and orders taken. Appys came out fast and dinner was awesome. There was not one complaint about meals. I had the land and sea meal. To die for. Crab was cooked just right. I was very... More 

Thank kacwadge
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Was in town for a few days and had Prospector recommended by a few people. It didn't disappoint at all. Service was great, friendly staff, very responsive. Their prime rib was nothing short of perfect and their home made buns were great. It was very busy but they moved through people at a good pace. The bartender for those waiting... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Not sure what kind of magic fairy dust they sprinkle on their buns, but I find myself forgiving their mediocre menu, okay service and endless wait for a table. The rest of the food is good, but not memorable. The buns, however, are the stuff of dreams.

2 Thank PGW66
Thunder Bay, Canada
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I keep giving this place a try but besides some good buns that could easily be duplicated anywhere, I just don't see the appeal. Feel like I'm eating in some dingy old barn. It's a favourite here in Thunder Bay but it certainly is not mine!

Thank Onlymyopinion2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, 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: (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?