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“Everything Finnish”
Review of Hoito Restaurant

Hoito Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 301 Restaurants in Thunder Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Scandinavian, Canadian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Yes, we had the pancakes. They were served piping hot with a mountain of butter and syrup packages. The service was friendly and informative. The place was packed on a Saturday morning, but my coffee cup was always filled, and no one hurried us to move on. Hoito is located in a great little neighborhood. Lots of locally owned shops with very friendly service. If you have breakfast here, plan on spending a couple hours walking around the neighborhood.

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

It's nothing fancy, but if you're looking for something different (and tasty), given this place a try! The Finnish pancakes were outstanding (and they serve them throughout the day, not just for breakfast).

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Bit of a dingy place under a Finnish community hall but a must-visit stop for anyone visiting Thunder Bay, and no, not just because the Food network says so. The Finnish pancake breakfast I had was huge and so delish! Great coffee to boot. Not the cheapest breaky joint but for a treat it's well worth it!

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Our relatives brought us there for a nice lunch. The menu states they serve breakfast...including the famous pancakes...until 7:30 p.m. The decor is not too fancy, the patrons are a cross-section of ages and the food is tasty. When in the area, also visit the few other Finnish stores near by.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Went to the Scan to make my own decision on which place was better between the Scan and Hoito. Scan wins. The pancakes are even, the eggs are even, and the meat is even. Where the Scan excels is price, syrup, potatoes and accessibility. The Scan is significantly cheaper than Hoito.The Hoito offers syrup packets which is a slap in the face for it being such a notorious pancake joint. The Scan provides a bottle of unlimited syrup which taste better. The Hoito provides fries are hash browns which seem to be frozen then deep fried. The Scan has unbelievable skillet fried potatoes which were fresh, never frozen and taste home made. Due to the media attention, the Hoito is always busy and usually has a wait. The Scan is faster to get into and fast service. Also, the Scan has a relaxing environment. The Hoito is in a basement. Even thought both are good food, the Scan is superior!!

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