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Hoito Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
European, Canadian, Scandinavian, American
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314 Bay St., Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
+1 807-345-6323
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Okanagan Valley, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service was terrible. Really, really terrible. Every time I've been in here the servers are miserable. Food was very over priced for the quality. On the positive side they do offer some good Finnish delicacies like the salted salmon, pirrikkas and villi.

Thank ianarts
Terrace Bay, Canada
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great value, great food and lots of it. Located in the heart of the old section of Thunder Bay. Loads of little shops to browse near by, then stop in for a quick bite a the Hoito.

Thank LadyDonaldson
Peterborough, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always try to get there one when in TB. Love the finish Pancakes.. a real experience. Go early as they get busy fast. Love it!

Thank Don M
Eagle River
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our granddaughter to The Hoito for a mid morning breakfast. Service was quick, friendly and efficient. As always the food was great, portions more than enough. Nothing fancy, just great food, good people and very reasonable prices.

Thank Richard L
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123 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's been months since I was here and I still think about the pancakes. The place is a busy, no-fuss atmosphere, and you may have to wait for a table, but it is worth it!

Thank Kelsey L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the descendent of Finnish immigrants, a meal at the Hoito is a must on my infrequent visits to Thunder Bay. I'd been for the fabulous breakfast before a couple of times, so I went for lunch this time. Had the mojakka, with the all spice it reminded me of mom's cooking. Comfort food for the Finnish soul might not... More 

Thank My_dog_votes11
Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect Finnish pancakes and bacon. Always hot. Good place for visitors and to bring a family. Have been there many times.

Thank nosnowtoday
Thunder Bay, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you visit just one restaurant for Breakfast in Thunder Bay, make it the Hoito. Of course, the star of the restaurant is the "Finnish Pancakes". Lots of variety, with lunch and dinner items as well. One warning; be prepared to wait in line for a table to open up. It will be time well spent.

Thank ossuary2016
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

The Hoito is a co-op, an experiment that has worked well for many years. Don't let the age of the building or the restaurant fool you. The Hoito has good food, cheerful and prompt service at reasonable prices. Moreover you will find tasty Finnish dishes that you wouldn't find elsewhere. When in Thunder Bay don't miss this unique restaurant.

Thank davidbennett754
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

My family insisted on breakfast here. Great pancakes. Building was fairly old but it was a hidden gem.

Thank lovebaking76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
European, Canadian, Scandinavian, American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Bay St., Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-345-6323

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?