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Hoito Restaurant

314 Bay St., Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
(807) 345-6323
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Ranked #41 of 243 Restaurants in Thunder Bay
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Scandinavian, Canadian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I saw an ad about the Finnish breakfast at Hoito and so we tried it. It was in the lower part of a big building that was the Finlandia Club. It was very casual but had a couple of long tables that you could sit with others and visit. The history of the building was fun to hear. The breakfast... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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440 reviews 440 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband heard about this restaurant from one of his Canadian friends. It is located in the basement of the Finlandic Hall. It was founded in 1918 with the idea of providing good wholesome food in a clean environment with reasonable prices. I ordered 2 pancakes for $6 Canadian. They were Swedish pancakes that were thin but oh so delicious.... More

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Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This restaurant is located in the basement of the Finnish Cultural Center. Mostly locals go to eat and there are long lines to get a table. The pancakes are excellent and with maple syrup you will be very happy. This breakfast was a great experience and watching the families with little children was fun.

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It's definitely a hole in the wall type of place but that's what makes it so special! If you talk to the locals they will all tell you to go here too! The Finn Pancakes are a definite must! They were so delicious... for those of you who haven't been here before, Thunder Bay has the second largest Finnish community... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Ignore all the other negative comments on here. I like the older look and feel of it, it's a hole in the wall that has amazing breakfast!! Go if you havnt already :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

There is a big Finnish community in Thunder Bay and this restaurant is definitely a must see! It's a hole in the wall type place that has amazing food! We went at 2pm on Saturday and it was packed! We got the last open table and all ordered the Finn pancakes as it was a recommendation. They were delicious!!! They... More

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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293 reviews 293 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I've been coming to the Hoito for years. Can't get enough of what I grew up on - Finnish pancakes, mojakka, squeeky cheese...Being of Finnish descent, it's been a meeting place to hear the language and gather with old acquaintances. My last few dines have been a bit disappointing. The service was friendly but frazzled, with clearly not enough staff... More

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Thunder Bay
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you are wondering why people wait for 30-45 minutes to be seated at this famous Thunder Bay Breakfast joint, there is one reason: Their finn pancakes are out of this world.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been going to the Hoito x 45 years. It was always one of our family favourites. Unfortunately I haven't been for a few months and won't return. I would be embarrassed to take out of town company there.The place needs to be cleaned, the dirty carpet needs to be removed. Years ago there was interesting local art on... More

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Thunder Bay ,Canada ,Ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very busy place food is good, if you want to go for breakfast get there very early as it fills up very fast.. Some times you will have to wait for a table.

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Additional Information about Hoito Restaurant

Address: 314 Bay St., Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: (807) 345-6323
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Scandinavian, Canadian

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