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314 Bay St., Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
(807) 345-6323
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Ranked #34 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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I'm originally from Thunder Bay and grew up there! The Hoito Restaurant has been there since I was born. It is a landmark and icon in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay). Sometimes there would be a long waiting to get in as this place in in the lower level of the building and not very big. Aside from that, the wait... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It's fine but not all its cracked up to be. It's a dirty dungeon of a space and all the food besides the Finn Pancakes (which are a main reason for going) is just greasy truck stop food. There's often waits and you sit yourself at a free open table, and service is mediocre. Breakfast food is the only reason... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Never a disappointment... great food & service. Just like home-made dishes. Finn pancakes are a must. For dinner, the hot turkey sandwich is my fav... very filling & delicious.

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Ottawa, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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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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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