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Hoito Restaurant

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American, European, Canadian, Scandinavian
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314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada
(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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Thunder Bay, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome breakfast here, especially the Finnish Pancakes. One part of the Finnish cultural fabric that makes up Thunder Bay

Thank deb b
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for breakfast. My wife and I had the breakfast special for $6 each (including coffee) and my two sons split a 3-pancake meal with sausage and bacon. We were all stuffed. You have to try the Finnish Pancakes - they're similar to crepes but have a little more substantial. We enjoyed them with peanut butter and jam!

Thank thec0bra
Thunder Bay
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Hoito has the best Finnish pancakes! And there are other great food ideas on the reasonably-priced menu. This is a place you have to visit while in Thunder Bay!

Thank Kim W
Thunder Bay, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must visit while in Thunder Bay Ontario. One of the must does in the great Northwest. Food is great, just love the FINN PANCAKES

Thank Bill M
New Richland, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

During our visit to Thunder Bay we discovered the Hoito Restaurant. The restaurant and Finnish food on the menu brought back fond memories of my Finnish grandparents. The food was very good and reasonably priced. My daughter still raves about the Finnish pancakes. "Best ever!"

Thank O2284CGsaral
Burlington, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat delicious, reasonably priced, well portioned Scandanavian meals in a historic building. Excellent service too!

Thank Deb D
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember the Hoito from my childhood and my years as a university student in Thunder Bay when the place was at its best, so when visiting this summer I was anxious to go for a meal. We went at lunch time so there was a bit of a wait,about 10 minutes. About 10 minutes after we were seated, the... More 

Thank MarlenaHe
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We come every summer from Alberta to Thunder Bay to visit my husbands family and finally after 10 years of visiting, I made it to the Hoito and wasn't disappointed. The service was fantastic and it was a most delicious breakfast. We make Finnish pancakes at home so I had tried them before but the Hoito's were fantastic. Our little... More 

Thank Mauigirl2000
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor quality of service, long delays for the food to come to the table, semi-warm and tasteless food. I will try again just to make sure I went on a wrong day, but have zero expectations about this place.

Thank Dabet_Morales
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hoito is an important part of TBay history. The food, as always is very good. I'm partial to the Finnish pancakes!

Thank Ashla

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, European, Canadian, Scandinavian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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 P7B 1S1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: (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?