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Hoito Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, ,
314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada
+1 807-345-6323
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“liver” (7 reviews)
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Open Now
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
European, Canadian, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Came here for breakfast on a Friday morning. Not sure what I was expecting. It's very busy, you walk in and seat yourself. The place is chaos, servers and bus boys wandering around looking stressed, trying to serve people and figure out who came and...More

Thank Katherine B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife has a Swedish background so we wanted to try their much-lauded Finnish pancakes and compare. The pancakes were great! The place is a little pricey for breakfast - over $40 for 3. I wouldn't go there on a regular basis. The service was...More

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast is always a treat at the Hoito. Finn pancakes are very good. Enjoy the lunch food as well. My favourite is the mojjaka (beef stew) with rye bread. Everything is homemade so you’re guaranteed a tasty meal.

Thank 997gaile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get the best Finnish Pancakes ever at this place. Breakfast is excellent! Poached eggs are good, so are scrambled.

Thank Candace L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate breakfast with my family here a few summers ago, large portions and delicious food. A must do while in Thunder Bay.

Thank Okotokian1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

love the hoito, best Finnish pancakes anywhere, hands down! they have a variety of options for breakfast lunch and dinner! reasonable prices, great service!

Thank Brunina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn’t been there for brakfast for a while and it has changed. Prices are up and the pancake serving has slipped from three to two. The breakfast menu is shortened also. Since they remodeled the business seems to have dropped right off. The counter...More

Thank bobbrecken
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here a few times now and never disappointed in the Hoito breakfast. At first [if you can find it!!], it seems like a hole in the wall but once inside the food is plentiful, tastes great and prices are quite reasonable. It has a...More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I find their quality and service consistent but would call this a canteen as opposed to a restaurant. Its a great place to visit for the history and the length of time it has been open. I would say this is a great and economical...More

Thank Shaystraveljoys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hoito is famous due to several sources, however is not what it used to be. The service can be very slow and the quality of the food is not as good as it used to be. There are several other places in town that...More

1  Thank BARNONE1963
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Karl F
11 August 2017|
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Response from Jimbo J | Reviewed this property |
There is no dedicated parking area for the Hoito. You can park out front on Bay Street or in a nearby parking lot and you have to pay, or you can park around the corner on a side street for free. I've been going to Hoito for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
European, Canadian, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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 District  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-345-6323
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