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The Scandinavian Home Society Restaurant

American, European, Scandinavian
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147 Algoma St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 3B7, Canada
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been customers since they were in the old building and have always tried to support the Society through changes in management. So with that said we thought we would give the new team a try and waited 5 minutes at the door and there were several empty dirty tables and not one of the servers... More 

2 Thank Ross D
Ontario, Canada
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204 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Stopped for lunch as I heard the restaurant was under new management. A hot turkey sandwich took 40 minutes to arrive, and was a cold turkey sandwich by that point. Was not offered refills, despite sitting for over an hour, would not return.

1 Thank digerati
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2017

I had lunch here the other day - have been here many, many times over the years. The menu is good, food always good, service usually good and can usually get a table right away. The only problem with lunch this week was the service was not very good and the hot turkey sandwich tasked a bit off. My lunch... More 

Thank Sue R
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193 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Only folks from Thunder Bay can identify with "Finn" pancakes.....but when in Rome....you have to have them. Having grown up in T.Bay I've had my share of Finn pancakes, and these are comparable to my very traditional Finnish mother in laws excellent pancakes! There are a few places in this particular part of T.Bay to have this meal, but not... More 

Thank Murphyflyer
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We are breakfast regulars. Today we dined on pancakes, eggs, bacon.. The bacon they serve is the best! Our server today, "Amanda" was as friendly and efficient as ever! Hash browns made from fresh red skinned potatoes! Hard to beat

Thank Zeballos97
Thunder Bay
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5 reviews
Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is another great place for good food at reasonable prices. They also have Finnish pancakes, as well as other great options.

Thank Kim W
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Clean, bright place, good service, good price. Food was very fresh and tasty. Nice atmosphere, simply friendly place with good food.

Thank Eva G
Saltillo, Mexico
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016

The place screams Heritage somehow. Old stile dinner, everybody knows the place, the people and even the menu. The pancakes are good and remind me the “crepe” stile. One can order a few combinations, eggs, potatoes, ham, bacon, sausages and toast. Everything was good but the Benedictine eggs are not the forte. Good for a home style breakfast for sure.

Thank Adrianlga
Thunder Bay
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016

More great Scandinavian food at reasonable prices. They're in a good location and have a decent amount of parking available.

Thank Susiequeu
Pico Rivera, California
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145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Went for lunch with a few friends and everything was just average. Nothing to write about, the food was okay, the service was okay, and the price was okay. They have a decent menu with breakfast served all day. If you're looking for somewhere to eat with generous portions try it out. Don't expect anything special.

Thank Wandering B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, European, Scandinavian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 Algoma St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 3B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay

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