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The Prospector

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Bar, Pub, American
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2400 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90804-4637
+1 562-438-3839
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11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 02:00
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Carlsbad, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the food is pretty good but they do promote themselves as a dive bar with some live music. The neighborhood is ... up and coming. Not a terrible area but, i guess, a 'normal' kind of neighborhood.

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Was lucky enough to be introduced to this restaurant by my cousin who lives locally. Jamie, our hostess for the night was fantastic and even remembered us and our side orders. The meal was just as fantastic as the service. A truly authentic steak house to visit when in Long Beach.

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Thank Norman E
Monterey, California
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202 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Treated family, cocktails, wine, six large plates of meat, soup, salad, garlic bread and pudding. Meat portions large, couldn't finish my prime rib. The bill just over $200. The night before for 4 just under $200 and not as much food, can't go wrong.

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Thank DaCoach61
Long Beach, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The service was amazing, I had the fried chicken cooked to perfection. My partner had the prime rib, Med rare which he every bit of with a smile. Once you get past the decor this little Gem is sure to bring a smile to your face.

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Long Beach, Ca
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Went to lunch last week and decided to have something a little different. Ordered the calamari. WOW! Have had it at many more expensive restaurants and this is just as good if not better.

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Thank kirkhapp
Long Beach, Ca
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The Prospector is a great neighborhood bar and grill. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. Possibly the best hamburger in town, and, cooked to order. The steaks are delicious. Daily lunch and dinner specials. Homemade soups change daily. The clientele is mostly middle class and very friendly. Lunch at the bar is always filled with good conversation. The... More 

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lake erie ohio
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Visiting the area to see my bro and bro in law, they suggested this place for its character, it's characters(!) and consistently good food. They were right on; my catfish was fresh and plentiful as was everyone else's dinner choices. Service was great and hubby enjoyed his tinis! They were packed on a Friday nite but everyone was smiling and... More 

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Long Beach, California
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

We came in from off the street and didn't want to walk thru the bar...so we shut one door and came around to the other...well you have to walk thru the bar to get to the restaurant part. Ok...once inside we ordered a steak for me...fried chicken for my wife...and something else I can't remember for our niece. The waitress... More 

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Monterey, California
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202 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

Best food in town for people on a budget, always full of the locals, always fun, not fancy just good honest food!!!! at the right price

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Madison, South Dakota
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352 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

First off, The Prospector dining area is 60's kitsch at its best...themed decor, small booths & dark. The entry is through the bar which is obviously a neighborhood hangout & everyone is friendly. Don't let this fool you, the food is amazing! Hamburgers are not pre formed patties, my fish sandwich was again, fresh fish.....its all good fresh food.....enjoy!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2400 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90804-4637
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-438-3839

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?