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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
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16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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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 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank David P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Bill F
Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank MrYby
Thunder Bay, Canada
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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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 1 week ago

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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Thank jimbobdog1
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

steak was over cooked, as was the vegetables, Caesar salad was very week to say the least. service was good and fast. Over rated as far as a good steakhouse. Average at best. But if you love a good hunk of beef the Prime Rib looks really good

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Thank Nightsofneep
Thunder Bay, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is awesome. I usually get the prime rib. The buns are to die for. If you are in Thunder Bay it's a must go to place :)

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Thank Maureen T
buffalos
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Costly but what great steak and buns! The soup is so so. There is a salad bar but I didn't have salad

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Thank buffalos
ottawa
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Thank you for the salad bar!!! Something I missed a lot when driving through canada. ...and the bread!!! Wow, hot from the oven... My daughter had the prime rib, amazing!!! It's the place to go for prime rib... It must have been marinade for a very long time!!! I took a tenderloin: cooked right but it was very tough for... More 

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Thank Jetl
Thunder Bay
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Me and my family have been going to the prospector for many years but after our last visit yesterday we will not be going back. They charge five star prices for two star meals. Nothing wrong with the food, but you can get much better dining experience for the prices they charge. For a chicken breast meal and salad bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?