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Hoito Restaurant

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314 Bay St., Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
(807) 345-6323
Today
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout

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  • 50
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  • 19
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty as usual

I visit the Hoito everytime I come to Thunder Bay...this time I noted a new cleanliness and better than usual service but the biggest change was that they have taken out the bar seating and replaced it with long family style tables. I think the new configuration will be a great addition during the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
memorymakermom
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Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

I visit the Hoito everytime I come to Thunder Bay...this time I noted a new cleanliness and better than usual service but the biggest change was that they have taken out the bar seating and replaced it with long family style tables. I think the new configuration will be a great addition during the busy times and will appeal to... More 

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Montville, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I used to eat these pancakes as often as possible when I lived in Thunder Bay. I live on the other side of the world and still crave them. The service is always professional and efficient. These girls deserve every penny they make! Kudos to all the people that make this place the gem that it is!

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Thunder Bay
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Long wait line, chose counter, service slow and took forever to get food. Food was really good, unfortunately the value isn't.

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you've had a long night out and wake up hankering for a good solid breakfast (or lunch) this no nonsense restaurant fits the bill. While very dated in its appearance, the food and service are all pretty good. I've had breakfast here, including their version of a skinny pancake and the home made burger. All were good and a... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Hoito Restaurant on Bay Street has an excellent breakfast. Great Finn pancakes. You won't leave hungry and the prices are reasonable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been there 3 times, I have had breakfast as their finn pancakes are said to be excellent. Not bad, but I found them to be greasy. Then we did lunch and the Moyakka was pretty good, but we waited 40 minutes for us to get our lunch - a burger and fries, and I just had soup. I... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you visit Thunder Bay you're certain to hear someone recommend you visit the Hoito. Why is the question I have. The Hoito does have it's place in Thunder Bay history, but there's nothing of value left other than admiring the building from the outside. There is absolutely nothing glamorous or magical about the Hoito. Other than it's outside appearance... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Favourite breakfast restaurant on a Saturday morning to meet with friends, a bit of Thunder Bay history.

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Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If it is home cooked flavour you are looking for, this is the place. Specializing in Finnish recipes and bushcamp favourites. Healthy servings and reasonable prices as well. Nothing fancy.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Everyone has told me to go there.... it's ok for a brunch but would not have a date there ;-) One huge hall, no privacy, just people sitting next to each other. More for a large family who want to have breakfast or brunch in an affordable place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 314 Bay St., Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: (807) 345-6323

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Scandinavian, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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