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Hoito Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
European, Canadian, Scandinavian, American
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314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada
+1 807-345-6323
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08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for brunch, great menu options, and great prices. Quaint little restaurant, great service and was made quickly. Definitely a must visit in Thunder Bay

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Thank Dave L
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really cute part of Thunder Bay Culture. It's located in the basement of the Norwegian Community Centre. Food is very reasonable in cost, and its good too. Not fancy, very casual, looks sort of like a cafeteria. The place has some history read about and try it out

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Thank Shawn L
Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hoito is as old as Thunder Bay it seems. Situated in the basement of the grand old Finnish Hall, Hoito serves comfort food, done honestly and without frills. Breakfast - eggs, bacon, sausage and finnish pancakes + toast and coffee. Delicious.

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Thank sfearing
Chatham, Canada
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Oh my gosh - bring your appetite. The pancakes here are to die for! We ordered the summer pancakes - delicious. My kids loved it here. Make sure to make use of scale and weigh yourself before and after your meal. This place is a must if your are visiting Thunder Bay.

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Thank Katie D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My family loves the Hoito pancakes. One of our favourite place to go on Sunday after church. Sometimes it's long before you get seated but when you have a table, the servie is pretty fast.

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Thank Marie-Pierre R
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Very cool restaurant. In an older building lots of character and charm. Food was good and price was good. Pancakes are good. Finish pancakes.

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Thank Rhonda M
Thunder Bay, Canada
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. Has a very old feel but the food was great. I recommend the breakfast. Delicious!!

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Thank mightysergei
Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

For what you pay for food. You get a ton. Make sure to wear your "big pants" going it this place. The Finn pancakes are the best. A must do if you are visiting Thunder Bay!

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Thank CanadainCubaBabe
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I had dined at Hoito 23 years ago on what serendipitously happened to be St. Urho Day. With such happy memories of gigantic crepe-like pancakes in a warm, cheerful eatery, I had to go back. This time, I took my daughter, who was enchanted by her choice of Finnish pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream. I had the Finnish pancakes... More 

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Thank Minutemaid4
Okanagan Valley, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Service was terrible. Really, really terrible. Every time I've been in here the servers are miserable. Food was very over priced for the quality. On the positive side they do offer some good Finnish delicacies like the salted salmon, pirrikkas and villi.

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Thank ianarts

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
European, Canadian, Scandinavian, American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 19:00
Monday
08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 19:00
Thursday
08:00 - 19:00
Friday
08:00 - 19:00
Saturday
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-345-6323

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?