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Hoito Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, ,
314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada
+1 807-345-6323
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pancakes” (183 reviews)
“liver” (7 reviews)
“egg salad” (6 reviews)
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European, Canadian, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Cute little family owned place. Everyone was really friendly. The food was perfect and very generous portions. It is busy as well so make sure to time your arrival. But so worth it. Happy my girlfriend took me there. Will definitely go back when we...More

Thank erinchris7787
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hoito doesn't only serve Pancakes. They offer a wide variety of foods, specializing in Finn Cuisine. Always a great meal, served with a smile and quite affordable.

Thank Brunina M
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Restaurant is known for; its famous pancakes which you can order for any meal, it’s location, and Finnish food.

Thank Janice K
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Lot's of places serve breakfast and if its bacon and eggs you're looking for its ho-hum here...but then again so is everywhere els as compared to home cooking. The Hoito gets my thumbs up for Finnish pancakes, and other authentic Finnish foods. Ambiance is different...More

Thank Kurt W
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

On a road trip across Canada, I met up with a local friend here for breakfast. It was absolutely charming, the food was delicious (the pancakes aren’t quite what you’d expect...more like a heavy crepe but a little crispy) and the restaurant bright and abuzz...More

Thank amflhu88
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

For a good ol hearty Finnish pancake breakfast, this is the place for it. Steeped in history with few changes in the last 25 years, and perhaps even longer, it still delivers the Finnish pancakes you crave.

Thank PA-Single-Malt
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Be prepared for a wait, every time I've been here there was a line up - for good reason, very casual setting in the basement with delicious food!

Thank April B
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Visit family two times a year, a must stop is the Hoito, yes it has changed over the years — but — what has not.,nothing fancy by any means, just good old Finnish food at a good price. WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?????

Thank Randy R
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Walked in with my wife and in laws. Seat yourself set up. Grabbed a table after about 5 minutes, waitress came and brought coffee. The creamers has gone bad and curdled in the coffee. Got a new coffee fast enough with fresh creamers. Had the...More

Thank CSGaudet
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Downstairs restaurant that's been around for decades. A little outdated, but very fine Finn pancakes, and breakfast menu. Frequented by local Finns, it's a place to meet and greet and exchange old war stories.

Thank SnoMan56623
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Karl F
11 August 2017|
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Response from Jimbo J | Reviewed this property |
There is no dedicated parking area for the Hoito. You can park out front on Bay Street or in a nearby parking lot and you have to pay, or you can park around the corner on a side street for free. I've been going to Hoito for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
European, Canadian, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay District  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-345-6323
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