We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Hoito Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Canadian, Scandinavian, American
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
314 Bay St., Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
+1 807-345-6323
Today
08:00 - 19:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

490 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 479: English reviews
Chatham, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my gosh - bring your appetite. The pancakes here are to die for! We ordered the summer pancakes - delicious. My kids loved it here. Make sure to make use of scale and weigh yourself before and after your meal. This place is a must if your are visiting Thunder Bay.

Helpful?
Thank Katie D
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family loves the Hoito pancakes. One of our favourite place to go on Sunday after church. Sometimes it's long before you get seated but when you have a table, the servie is pretty fast.

Helpful?
Thank Marie-Pierre R
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool restaurant. In an older building lots of character and charm. Food was good and price was good. Pancakes are good. Finish pancakes.

Helpful?
Thank Rhonda M
Thunder Bay, Canada
Level Contributor
78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. Has a very old feel but the food was great. I recommend the breakfast. Delicious!!

Helpful?
Thank mightysergei
Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For what you pay for food. You get a ton. Make sure to wear your "big pants" going it this place. The Finn pancakes are the best. A must do if you are visiting Thunder Bay!

Helpful?
Thank CanadainCubaBabe
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dined at Hoito 23 years ago on what serendipitously happened to be St. Urho Day. With such happy memories of gigantic crepe-like pancakes in a warm, cheerful eatery, I had to go back. This time, I took my daughter, who was enchanted by her choice of Finnish pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream. I had the Finnish pancakes... More 

Helpful?
Thank Minutemaid4
Okanagan Valley, Canada
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Service was terrible. Really, really terrible. Every time I've been in here the servers are miserable. Food was very over priced for the quality. On the positive side they do offer some good Finnish delicacies like the salted salmon, pirrikkas and villi.

Helpful?
Thank ianarts
Terrace Bay, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great value, great food and lots of it. Located in the heart of the old section of Thunder Bay. Loads of little shops to browse near by, then stop in for a quick bite a the Hoito.

Helpful?
Thank LadyDonaldson
Peterborough, Canada
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We always try to get there one when in TB. Love the finish Pancakes.. a real experience. Go early as they get busy fast. Love it!

Helpful?
Thank Don M
Eagle River
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We took our granddaughter to The Hoito for a mid morning breakfast. Service was quick, friendly and efficient. As always the food was great, portions more than enough. Nothing fancy, just great food, good people and very reasonable prices.

Helpful?
Thank Richard L

Travellers who viewed Hoito Restaurant also viewed

Thunder Bay, Ontario
Thunder Bay, Ontario
 
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Thunder Bay, Ontario
 

Been to Hoito Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
European, Canadian, Scandinavian, American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 19:00
Monday
08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 19:00
Thursday
08:00 - 19:00
Friday
08:00 - 19:00
Saturday
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Bay St., Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-345-6323

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hoito Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?