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Hoito Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Thunder Bay recently and had some friends take us to this local landmark. I had heard about this place from the tv show " you gotta eat here" so had an idea what to expect. It is a down to earth restaurant with an almost industrial appearance. But the food is great the price very reasonable and in my... More 

Thank Warren D
Toronto, Canada
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I had heard of the Hoito and was excited to visit, but was shocked by the prices. We just ordered bacon and eggs, but paid around $9 without coffee. Crazy! Loved the atmosphere. Good service.

Thank Lauren M
Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The setting / location of this restaurant and the building that houses it are historic landmarks. Very very interesting and informative about history related to the Finnish settlers. The restaurant is ok. The food is not spectacular. Regular fare for a decent price.

Thank Michelle L
Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfast is good ! Lineup to get in long ( good indication of quality).... portions are large! Price is good food is good ..... Great breakfast! The hoitoooooo.........

Thank Jaiman24
Ancaster, Canada
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of ten had breakfast at the Hoito early in the week and were surprised at how quickly we were able to get seated. Usually there is a long wait attesting to how popular this restaurant is. If you are looking for some authentic finish dishes along with the standard Canadian fare this is the place to go. Prices... More 

Thank hunterdune
Thunder Bay, Canada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Finn pancakes with strawberry sauce are excellent and the atmosphere is simple and friendly. It's a great place to go for a simple, pretty cheap breakfast or brunch.

Thank canadiantraveler216
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious pancakes and pumpkin pie! Very cool place with friendly staff who were willing to make recommendations on the menu. Great place, Thunder Bay staple stop

Thank Amanda P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Finnish food. Don't get tuned off by the ugly doors or the fact that it is in the basement. Had the Finnish pancakes and they're great. Wife's meat soup was good but tended to be a little blah (should expect that with Scandinavian food. 70's Scandinavian modern furniture. Lots of stuff on the menu I wanted to try. Also,... More 

Thank sheldon m
Calumet, Michigan
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Patsy S

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, 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 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?