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The Prospector

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23092 Fuller Rd, Twain Harte, CA 95383
+1 209-586-1313
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sonora, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the Prospector earlier this year and I believe the only thing the "Prospector" should be shopping for is a mop, a pail of water and a broom to go along with his obnoxious attitude. I have to agree the food is very good (pizza), very pricey, and served in an area that most health inspectors would "red flag" immediately.... More 

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Thank mitchellt727
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Refused to seat us. Only allows groups of 6 or less. Had 1 kid in a stroller that put us over the limit. Restaurant was completely empty besides us. Read the reviews afterwards... I won't eat there no matter how few people I'm with.

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Thank bartrupel
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Nicely set on a deck, situated under trees, this is a great place for an outdoor meal in Twain Harte. We love the owner telling us what wine to order with the pizza choices we make, and the unique (or "quirky" as others reviewers have called them) expectations in the place (e.g., buying wine by the glass, no large parties,... More 

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Thank Ohana_Lover
Sonora, California
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Several reviewers have called the experience quirky. That is an understatement. I'm a local and I eat here a couple of times each summer on their outdoor patio. The owner is locally known as the "Pizza Nazi." You will definitely follow the rules in his restaurant or he will tell you to leave. This includes no large parties, no substitution... More 

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Thank jriii
Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely agree with most reviews here. Service was zip, cleanliness, questionable. A virtually DIY experience as far as getting plates, cutlery, glasses, opening your own wine goes. We had the Pepe and the Verdure pizza - they were super tasty. It's a unique experience. There's definitely a pretence here but it's not what we all would expect from a restaurant... More 

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Thank KoeynKonah
Palo Alto, CA
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72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

We were a bit unsure about this restaurant based on the exterior appearance but decided to try it out. While the service was slightly unorthodox, the pizza dinner was delicious and did not disappoint.

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Thank 13AnnD13
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Im still in such disbelief on how we were treated...have never had anyone speak to women so angrily and with such hatred and anger, and over such a minor thing ( we had no awareness of because there is no sign or information)...something is terribly wrong (mentally) with the male owner (Bob?) The food was just ok...it wadd actually burnt.... More 

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Thank MommaKins
Alameda, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Never disappointed eating here. Fresh ingredients, innovative cooking, great wine pairings and the chance to share a table with new people. Love it!

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Thank DMKT2015
San Francisco, California
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228 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

This restaurant is a one of a kind. It is essentially a one person operation - chef, server, owner. One collects their own clean plate from a pile, silverware and napkins too and then pours a glass of wine from the one open red or the one open white. The entire menu on this night consisted of various types of... More 

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Thank NeroNewDelhi
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

This might be the best pizza I have ever had, 6 stars. Service? I can't speak intelligently or offer a grade because there was nothing to grade. Wine? Help yourself. Beer? In the cooler, help yourself. The place is quaint, dirty, and has no service to speak of. With that in mind, I gave it 4 stars because the pizza... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23092 Fuller Rd, Twain Harte, CA 95383
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Twain Harte
  • Phone Number: +1 209-586-1313

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