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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, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 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
History

Very historic. Great food. The food is very good & a selection of dishes that reflect the history of the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
shadow1326
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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306 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Thunder Bay
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

love the nostalgic eating atmosphere love the pancakes and crispy bacon hot sandwiches are great they also make a great meatloaf supper with real mash potatoes and gravy

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very historic. Great food. The food is very good & a selection of dishes that reflect the history of the area.

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Bradenton, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I like to support this local restaurant Which is a long standing business in Thunder Bay. It is a historic site as well. Busy atmosphere and good home cooked food. The service was not on its best this visit as it was a bit of a wait while tables were slowly cleared. A little more enthusiasm there... More 

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Terrace Bay, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Brought my granddaughter here for the pancakes. I am not one for the big fluffy ones they make the thin ones here and they are as big as the plates. Only draw back is getting into the restaurant is you have to go down a flight of stairs but there are hand rails on both sides. If you have a... More 

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British Columbia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

There's nothing like the pancakes at this place - we make time to visit every time we're in Thunder Bay. Lots of other, affordable choices if you're here for lunch or dinner.

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Thunder Bay
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Located in a beautiful heritage building, it wasn't what I expected when I first arrived but have grown to appreciate its charm. Delicious food but my main complaint is the portion sizes are so huge, I can never finish it all (or if I do, I am way too full). Would love to see options of half orders or just... More 

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Dryden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The workers are awesome. The food is super---breakfast is the time we eat there. Omelettes and Finn pancakes are the best!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

With it's large Finnish population this restaurant has been a landmark for many decades. You Gotta Eat Here has frequented too. The food was generous and homemade. The decor felt diner/community centre like. The staff very friendly. This is a local hang out so you know you will get good food. Inexpensive...if you are hungry this is a place to... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a good place to go for great Fin food. The atmosphere is cozy... Like really cozy in the basement and is a bit tight at times. People seem to get grumpy fast here but I hope it's because they're hungry and impatient. The servers are generally good - but can at times be slow due to the sheer... More 

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Owen Sound
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Glad to see nothing changed in the 10 years since I've eaten here. Good was great, staff were friendly. Thanks Hoito!

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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: Canadian, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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

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