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Hoito Restaurant

314 Bay St., Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
(807) 345-6323
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Ranked #33 of 246 Restaurants in Thunder Bay
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Scandinavian, Canadian
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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
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

An early morning visit to the Hoito was in order. We had breakfast at Niva's a few days ago and couldn't resist to go back to the original Finn restaurant in Thunder Bay. We were not disappointed. Everything was a bit better. The pancakes nice and flat, cooked to perfection, browned just right. Lots of butter not two patties only.... More 

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Bogor, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great traditional breakfast in town. Very simple decoration and very warm welcome. Actually its the oldest cafe in town..............

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you ever visit Thunder Bay you must make the Hoito Restaurant as one of your stops Authentic Finnish food that is delicious and filling My Grandsons want to go there all the time not just for the great food but to sit at the old fashioned food bar with the rotating stools

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This has been one of my favourite restaurants for over 15 years. The traditional Finnish pancakes are truly unreal. Not to mention the fantastic staff, always pleasant with excellent service. If you are ever passing by.........You Gotta Eat Here!!!!!!!

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canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

it never changes great food, great people, you can't go wrong. everything comes quick no matter how busy....

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great value for the food you get. Pancakes are delicious, and are so big I couldn't finish them. One thing to remember is to ask the server for real maple syrup if you don't want the fake stuff. It costs an extra dollar, but Finn pancakes deserve the best. :)

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Hoito is a must eat destination. Local Finnish food served up as decent sized portions, great coffee. The Hoito has been a Thunder Bay go to place for generations.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What was once a Thunder Bay landmark is losing for what it once was famous...good meals at great prices. The good news is that the pancakes are still great, but, the bad news, the rest of the memo is not. My last visit also revealed poor customer service, with long waits and not very friendly staff. I hope this is... More 

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St. Catharines
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

after hearing great raves about this place, we had to try it ourselves and found that everyone was right...awesome pancakes...thank you

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Wiarton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I asked 10 ex-pats from Thunder Bay where I should go for a local dining experience, and ALL of them said one word: Hoito. Hoito is the restaurant in the Finlandia Club and serves traditional Finnish meals. It was suggested to me that the to really "get it", that I should go for breakfast and try the Finnish pancakes. And... More 

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

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