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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
Today
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Calumet, Michigan
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We heard great things about this place and my wife if half-Finnish so we had to try it. I wasn't particularly impressed. Lentil soup was okay but not great. We tried two Finnish dishes that I can't remember the name of and I wasn't really impressed with them either. It is very hearty food, I will say that.

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Thank Barry E
Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Because we had lots of company this summer everyone wanted to go back to 'The Hoito'! Well after three trys it just didn't get any better! It has had a bit of a face lift but it is still a basement. The service was very slow on all three visits and costly for the poor atmosphere and service. Not what... More 

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Thank Patsy S
Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Finn pancakes. ...period Staff are friendly and food is quick and oh so good A must place to go

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Thank sleepingiant5
Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the Finnish pancakes and sausage. Blueberry topping and whipping cream were awesome. Service a bit slow. Great for families, kids, etc. Very good overall.

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Thank banzai888
Thunder Bay, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Locals favorite breakfast stop. Something for everyone. Make sure to try the pancakes!!!! Great for families - friends - solo or couple's.

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Thank TbayTravel
Toronto, Canada
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243 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is like going into the church basement for a church supper. Very homey atmosphere with birch panelling on the walls and bent plywood chairs. Food was great with some unusual Finnish items on the menu.

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Thank MVH1951
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good selection in menu options Posted specials and patron favorites Nice staff Can be a wait at times for a vacant table, but well worth the wait.

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Thank Zeskimo12r
Lincoln
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74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is located in the finnish community and is over 100 years old. They have some unique items and others that are main stream. We only had pie and ice cream which was delicious. We wanted to try their unique items but they were not available when we visited. Very popular but you have to go downstairs into what used... More 

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Thank D M
Georgina, Canada
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the homey atmosphere. Felt like the food was cooked by my family. Very busy place but well organized. Would go there again when I visit Thunder Bay.

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Thank patbennett2016
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is far from fancy. It is homey and welcoming with excellent food, great service, and reasonable prices. Everything is cooked and baked right there - well maybe not the free suckers at the cash register. The real stars are the Finnish dishes. The salmon soup is my personal favorite. Be warned! The regular soup bowl is really large. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American, European, Canadian, Scandinavian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
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?