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Prospector Restaurant

) #17 of 239 Restaurants in Thunder Bay ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Steakhouse,
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)
“homemade buns” (11 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 2T3, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Phenomenal food, had an appetizer while waiting for table (very good), ordered a burger which came with a trip to salad bar, so when burger came I wasn't that hungry, however it was so good I wanted to eat it alllll!!....but didn't 😊.

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steakhouse with the best buns in town. Pace yourself, the soup, salad bar and buns fill you up, then you get your meal and have take home. Beef is excellent, flavourful meals with fresh ingredients and local meat. Top notch.

Thank Cathy N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Made reservations for family of 15 people with no problem. The waitress was awesome very friendly and prompt service. The soup and salad bar is exceptional and the homemade buns are to die for! Everything on the menu is excellent and cooked to perfection. Prices...More

Thank seed02
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Never mind your carb-free diet. Come to the Prospector for buns. And local beef. And a salad bar from the '70s. And great service. A Lakehead tradition! Seriously, meet up with locals and find out why northern Ontario is one of Canada's best-kept secrets.

Thank Ideasculptor
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy my visit to the prospector, great food, quality and service! Always! Don't forget the salad bar and buns!

Thank mattpF9062QR
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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.

Thank Beverly W
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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...More

Thank Gerry P
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Tell me about your wine list
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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