The Prospector Steak House has a reputation in Thunder Bay as a great local steakhouse. Built into what was a turn of the century bank building, the Prospector revels in its connection to Thunder Bay’s past, and the former city of Port Arthur.
Specializing in Prime Rib & Steaks
The Prospector’s menu hasn’t changed in 29 years much specializing in prime rib and steak. Loved by locals and tourists their prime ribs have become famous. It helps that the beef is top quality, from a farm in the Slate River Valley.
And more infamous than famous, the Prospector Bones is a massive rack of beef bones. It’s piled high like the stack plunked in front of Fred Flintstone that tips his car. A Prospector waitress claimed that not even the big-eating Texans can eat all the steak they’re served.
The Prospector is synonymously known for its freshly baked buns, soups and its salad bar. I kid you not, the buns are as notoriously spoken of as any meal served.
Rustic Western Style
Entering this north side eatery in Thunder Bay's Waterfront District is a little like sinking into a rustic bit of history, complete with gunslingers and panhandlers. Antique handguns and rifles decorate the walls. An impressive large relief of a tin prospector is a big feature. As impressive is the image of Kakabeka Falls and other local art specially commissioned for the restaurant. At Christmas the moose head gets decorated with the Santa treatment. The beautiful bar made of blonde tamarack wood hosts a bounty of liquor.
They serve a wide range of wines. One of the popular local beers served is Elevator Wheat, brewed by the Sleeping Giant Brewing Company. They also serve Stella, Keats, and a number of other beers.