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Hoito Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, European, Canadian, Scandinavian
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314 Bay St., Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
+1 807-345-6323
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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

Thank lovebaking76
Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were shopping in a little shop across the street and the cashier recommended them for lunch. When we looked at the building, we started not to walk in. You enter from the front and go downstairs and it just wasn't inviting at first. When we got there and looked inside, it reminded us of a small diner we used... More 

Thank MrYby
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The history of this place is nice and the concept refreshing. It was packed with a very wide demographic when we were there. I had a Roast Beef "special" it was worth about 1 star. I wish I had gone for a all-day breakfast or the meatballs (think Ikea but better). Overall pretty average food for a fair price.

Thank Arcaneind
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love their pancakes! Make sure you try them even if you go for lunch or dinner. Its different..And their other specialties that i forget what they are called but its in the pic.. good quality......... and cheap too.

Thank Sarah S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for breakfast this am after hearing many rave about the Finnish Pancakes. Well......they were right. Would definitely recommend and I will be back again.

Thank rvanderwees
ThunderBay, Ont. Can
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the turkey, if it was turkey, was total dark meat!! it was so stringy,similar to a pulled pork, Almost impossible to cut. Not a full slice to be found, any colour. Most restaurants have white meat exclusively for this sandwich.Soup was very good. Because I eat hot turkey sandwichs often at 4 or 5 places. I hv to say the... More 

1 Thank Ken1011
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cheap price, full meal 😎 Finnish pancakes are yummy as well as the home fries. I had a Sunnyside up egg, no crisp on the edges #perfect, I also had bacon and rye toast which were both mediocre. I got it to go, restaurant was extremely busy, they gave us forks that's all. No napkins no knives or jams. Our... More 

Thank Melissa T
Tampere, Finland
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183 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As it is a piece of history in Thunder Bay as well as a piece of Finnish immigration history it really was a must for us when in Thunder Bay. The service was really effective and friendly, the food rather tasty and affordable. It seemed to be quite busy place. We didn't have anything really Finnish dishes as those are... More 

Thank Jan R
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have frequented the Hoito since the late 1960's mostly for breakfast and the occasional lunch. It has changed over the years, having started in 1918 as a co-op which catered huge, cheap portions to bush workers. Now owned by the Finlandia Association in what was originally The Labour Temple built in 1910. For breakfast, thin Finnish pancakes with crisp... More 

Thank Jorma H
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hoito Restaurant has the best pancakes ever and their food menu is excellent with reasonable prices and lots of delicious food. The restaurant is an old building, but, it is very clean and the staff are very friendly. They have people all over, Canadians, USA, and other countries who come to Thunder Bay go to the Hoito Restaurant. They... More 

Thank Myrna B

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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
American, European, Canadian, Scandinavian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?