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Hoito Restaurant

314 Bay St., Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
(807) 345-6323
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Ranked #15 of 238 restaurants in Thunder Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Manitoba, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great food, especially filling are the fin pancakes. But if you have any sort of European background, you've probably had something like these before. Great place for breakfast or brunch but you can find other more exciting dining options for lunch/dinner. Can be pretty busy weekend mornings and there may be a wait. Reasonably priced and friendly simple decor.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is cafeteria/diner ish! The tables and chairs, walls, menu, washrooms remind me of a small diner. But the food is great and prices are reasonable. A lot of people head there after church so be careful of the day or time you choose to go. I have had to wait in line for a table on more than... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The food ranges from average to an interesting sample of local Finnish Cuisine. Known for many things i.e. Finnish pancakes, but I would suggest that you try the rice pudding with blueberry sauce (or soup) as I was raised to call it. The main reason to see visit this restaurant is for the slice of Thunder Bay life you can... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The historic Finnish labour Temple houses the Hoito. Basic Finnish food. Huge portions. The pancakes are extremely filling. Unless you can eat 6 potatoes have the small soup. The restaurant has its roots in the 1930,s feeding bush workers. Rick Mercer, The Good Lovelies and many politicians have eaten here!

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Hoito is the place to go when you come to Thunder Bay or live here. It is a tradition to go on Saturday or Sunday morning. Food is always delicious - just good down to earth meals. Finnish pancakes are always special and other Finnish dishes - breakfast served all day long - just a great drop in place... More

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Thunder Bay Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Don't let the older tables, decor put you off! When I was visiting a friend and I walked in and walked out. Later when I moved here and tried it I was pleasantly surprised. Great sausage and amazing pancakes. Worth the wait, as they are always busy.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

The feeling in there was of a happy place where you could gather with friends and have very good breakfast

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Hoito is one of the most popular restaurants in Thunder Bay.. Meals , specially dinners are reasonably priced and appear to be cooked from scratch instead of prepackaged. They come in generous, but not excessive portions. Hoito is famous for its thin, Finn pancakes. I don't know why. It is easier to make better ones at home. Service is usually... More

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Kaministiquia ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

You just have to try it for yourself. You wont be disapointed. Awesome staff great food, atmosphere is very inviting. I eat there at least once a month and i recomend my family and friends to go there.

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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Can't beat this restaraunt for pricing, quality and portion size. One of the best known restaraunts in the city!!!!

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