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Hoito Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, ,
314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada
+1 807-345-6323
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pancakes” (176 reviews)
“salt fish” (6 reviews)
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European, Canadian, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was very disappointed in our last visit to the Hoito. Can't go wrong if you order the Finn pancakes but had the Roast Beef dinner and although portion was great it was absolutely tasteless. It's like it had been boiled?? Potatoes and corn were flavourless...More

Thank Lori C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Before I came to Thunder Bay I had numerous people tell me that I had to go to the hoito. And am I ever glad I did. The service was great and the pancakes were the size of my head. Great value. Quaint charm.

Thank colleenp15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going as a family for yrs for bkst!! Consistently good food/ can be crazy busy on wkends so allow for that. Fascinating history as labour temple/ refuge for unemployed folks in the beginning. Enjoy - great exp and food

Thank nadia z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place for family and friends to dine. Awesome prices and fantastic food.Everyone has to visit at least once

Thank Randy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at this restaurant many times it is a great place for breakfast lunch or dinner and I have not been disappointed at any time whether you want either Finnish food or Canadian food it is there for you and all the waiters...More

Thank grouzer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good local breakfast place. Remember. This is not a 5 star restaurant for service and top quality food or presentation. However if you Want some authentic finish pancakes or sausage and eggs. This is your place.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really liked the restaurant and the food (we went there for breakfast), but the service was not good at all. It took them a long time to notice that there is a new costumer, same with the delivery of food and coffee/tea. I'm normally...More

Thank Ethan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere and food here is down-to-earth. The building itself is designated as a Canadian National Heritage site. Service is friendly. On weekends in summer, expect a line-up. A good place for a hearty meal. If you are in the neighbourhood, you should drop in...More

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Put on your eating pants! It's breakfast time at the Hoito. A longstanding Thunder Bay (okay, Port Arthur/Bay Street) tradition, breakfast at the Hoito is a must do for visitors to the city. It's not that it's so fancy, or that you will be wowed...More

Thank yul-guy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here for lunch with my family while staying in Thunder Bay. I had the soulakala voileipa which was very good. The kids had Finnish pancakes and Pulla French Toast which were delicious, as well. I also really enjoyed the viili with brown sugar. Would...More

Thank cjk1022
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Karl F
11 August 2017|
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Response from Mommytraveller1 | Reviewed this property |
Didn't even know they charged for parking! There is so much street parking and it quite cheap compared to other cities. I was told by my girlfriend that the Hoito is no under new management, hence the different menu. I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-345-6323
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