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Prospector Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Soups
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27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
+1 807-345-5833
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Florida
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend took me here for dinner while I was visiting my home town. Great service & food!! Wonderful evening!!

Thank Joanne H
Thunder Bay
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal was less than extraordinary, the service was wonderful but the food not so much. I had the market price lobster tails that were quite pricey and overcooked. The salad bar was fine but the best part of the meal was the sautéed whole mushrooms. For what I paid I could have stayed home and made the same thing,... More 

Thank April B
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is my favourite!! Flavour and fast service and great salad bar ever!!! If you like seafood chowder and beef barley soup, this is the place for you!! Steaks are great and the best fresh buns baked right in the restaurant !! 👍👍👍👍👍 try it out, you don't know what your missing!! Great food and service!! 😍

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Peterborough, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a dinner with the family, kids were happy as were all the grownups! Had a quiet booth with excellent service.

Thank Don M
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The home made fresh warm bread is part of the reason I love this place! Always a great trip to the salad bar with unlimited buns. Plus their steak and prime rib is the best in town. Great value for the money!

Thank Tye S
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The Prospector is famous for its prime rib but I usually start with the chowder or beef and barley soup, fresh hot buns and salad bar. Then the choice is between the prime rib or the salmon. The atmosphere is cool and the restaurant is in an old bank building. The staff are very good and the service is excellent.

Thank David P
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Way over priced.... And the food wasn't so great. I think all of the positive reviews must be coming from people associated with the restaurant.

Thank Bill F
Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We are from Texas and are used to eating outstanding beef. When we asked around for good places to eat in Thunder Bay, we were told Prospector. Called to make reservations and were told we really didn't need them. When we got there we were met with a warm hospitality and the smells of a real steakhouse kitchen. Just like... More 

Thank MrYby
Thunder Bay, Canada
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Cannot count the number of times I have eaten here and brought any out of town friends who want to return when they visited again.

Thank m0rningside
Northern Ontario
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

My buddy and I were in Thunder Bay on a business trip and had this place recommended to us. No reservations taken for less than 5 persons but we only had about 15 minute wait at the bar. I had an 8 oz. prime rib while Gerry had shrimp. The prime rib was nice and rare, beautifully tender with only... More 

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-345-5833

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