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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%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pancakes” (208 reviews)
“liver” (7 reviews)
“french toast” (8 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
European, Canadian, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I misread the menu and didn’t have the Finish pancakes. Next time. I did have the breakfast special and the food price was reasonable and tasted great. A lot of history to the building. A good stop for breakfast.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank matthewsJ2596IH
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

While visiting Thunder Bay we had to checkout this historic restaurant. Tasty Finnish pancakes on our menu for sure. I had the Canadian Finnish which was a great spin on Eggs Benedict. I loved them.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PiteurH
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We were visiting friends in Thunder Bay while on a road trip and they took me here to have a taste of Finland. The atmosphere was nice and the service was good. I had not had Finish food before and was not disappointed.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kah9607
Reviewed 24 October 2018

A shadow of its former welf but still a great place for pancakes. Always go here when in the city. Appreciate it even more since moving from the province.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank OldWill57
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Did not disappoint at all. This place is worth a cheat meal and a little over indulgence! It is a must visit in Thunder Bay. I had The Finnish Canadian!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RhaeGillespie
Reviewed 30 September 2018

I hadn't been to the Hoito for many years, the food was still as good as I remembered. However, the service was very poor. Some people left while we were waiting, they didnt get served at all and just gave up, eventhough there were waitresses...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 472evamaria
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

I was back in Thunder Vsy - my home town recently - for a university reunion and visit with family and friends. We went 3 different times during my 8 day stay - and I had my all time favourite - the pancakes. I have...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Daphne M
Reviewed 24 September 2018

I was glad to experience Hoito. Pretty authentic Finnish fair. Go with a tour so you get perspective on the cultural significance.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Footprints800664
Reviewed 22 September 2018

The Hoito is an experience no one should miss!! The Finnish food is apparently authentic, many Finn friends have told me that! Try the pancakes, and the Finnish specialties you can get no where else

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Grannycup
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We went mid-morning on a Friday and only had to wait about ten minutes for a table to open up. The hearty breakfast of two finnish pancakes, three sausage and two eggs is my usual

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sam G
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Response from jimboj563 | 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, Vegan Options
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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