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Prospector Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Soups
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27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 2T3, Canada
+1 807-345-5833
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently went for supper at The Prospector and had their Prime Rib, best in town. Cooked to perfection. Prime Rib with salad bar was very good. Service was excellent.

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Thank Beverly W
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Prospector has been a staple in downtown Port Arthur for many years. I have been going since they first opened and the food is consistently good. They use local meats and vegetables as much as possible and bake their own delicious buns. The prime rib is legendary but everything in the menu is top notch.

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Thank Gerry P
Kenora, Ontario
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experience started in the bar as there were no tables free. So we waited in the bar for one to open up. "We have to run a separate tab just so you know" which as I inquired further is because they can't keep track well enough to simply add the drink in the bar to your cheque... and downhill... More 

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Thank earlw5
White Rock, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sat for twenty minutes waiting for a drink. Got my entree at the same time. Great food and atmosphere but poor service.

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Thank Joe V
THUNDER BAY
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Just went in last Friday and the new layout had me a bit miffed! What was wrong with the old layout? Your food is still beautiful cooked but suggest using a whole lot less butter on the vegetables or how about steaming them for a healthy choice. well always come back for the bronto bones but could you figure out... More 

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Thank Tamara S
Grand Marais, Minnesota
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We were here on a Wednesday night and enjoyed our surf and turf meal. The shrimp was crusted w/ a wonderful seasoning and my prime rib melted in my mouth. The mixed vegetable were a little overdone but all else was wonderful. The 7oz Lobster tail, really is 7oz and delicious. The salad bar will fill you up so be... More 

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Thank rainbow-ettes
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Food was very good (not spectacular) but portions are generous. My husband ordered the half rack of ribs and could not finish them. I had a chicken pasta dish and brought enough home for 2 more meals. Highly recommend the Portuguese "house" wine - very nice. The restaurant has been renovated, especially the soup and salad bar area. The soup... More 

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Thank Gloria S
Hornepayne
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We all ordered the prime rib and it was delicious. Service was great. The salad bar was also really good.

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Thank Taylor F
Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

A word of advise don't go to a steak house and order chicken. It was awful. Like a rubber chicken... hubby took me here for my 30th birthday and it sucked! Very disappointed.

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Thank CanadainCubaBabe
Terrace Bay, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Highly recommended to us and Highly recommended by us. The meal was excellent and the service was at its best.

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Thank 903debber

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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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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 P7B 2T3, 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?