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Prospector Restaurant

27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 2T3, Canada
+1 807-345-5833
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (91 reviews)
“beef” (33 reviews)
“soups” (23 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
All hours
American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 2T3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place the food was awesome and the buns are to die for. Great salad and soup. The staff were very courteous and polite. Great service and great eats. It is not a fancy place. No dressing up necessary. Clean and tidy though....More

Thank Rhonda M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 of us went to the prospector the first week of September. First time for 3 of them. This was the first time for mysèlf since the remodeling of the salad bar area and of some of the seating area. The prime rib was excellent...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Number of colleagues and I went to the prospector for dinner while in Thunder Bay on business. The restaurant is housed in what was an old bank of Montreal branch located near the casino. The service that we received was absolutely outstanding; our server was...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my son for his Birthday Dinner here as it was an opportunity for him to eat some of his favourite foods!!! We are always impressed by the service and the food!!! We enjoy the Salad Bar and the fresh baked buns and bread!!! My...More

Thank LisGor_Mc
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Went to the Prospector with family for a weekend dinner. We were seating very quickly and our server was very polite and made sure to accommodate one of the food allergies that was present. The food was so delicious and filling, I wish I could...More

Thank Swisstipi
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The soup, salad and buns bar is simply amazing. The Prospector has the very best breads and buns, there are always 2 excellent soups to choose from and the salad bar offers a large variety of fresh items. The meat is usually superb.

Thank Heli D
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If I'm going to pay $35 for a steak, I want service and ambiance--neither of which I got here. Some of the clientele were dressed in tank tops and cut-offs, and the voice-noise level was high. The poor server tending our table had an entire...More

Thank jeanapratt
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Thunder Bay has a minimal downtown area, and locals seem to like their waterfront area. In that area the only smart looking restaurant seems to be Prospector, pleasant staff first guided me to a table behind a wooden partition that made me feel as if...More

Thank Charlie B
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

And amazing place the salmon is out of this world and if you like steak it's wonderful they have buns, soup and salad bar. they have it all ,it's a must to try. a great place .I love it.. oh yeah and don't forget the...More

Thank Rhonda M
Reviewed 13 June 2017

It had been a couple years since we were here last. We only get to Thunder Bay every so often. We went to the Prospector to celebrate a graduation, and it looked like there were alot of people with the same idea. But we were...More

Thank MSkinner
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2 April 2016|
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Response from paulnI3147MS | Reviewed this property |
I have only tried the house wine, quite nice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, 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 P7B 2T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-345-5833
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