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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” (180 reviews)
“salt fish” (6 reviews)
“liver” (7 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
European, Canadian, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Famous for its Finnish pancakes, but we had the lunch menu. Great service, ok cabbage rolls, good fish chowder. Basement venue.

Thank f0leyk48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must Try: Finnish Pancakes. Surprisingly filling, thin, and delicious. Community gathering spot in the basement of an old church in the Finnish District. Highly recommend if you love breakfast food. They also serve lunch.

Thank Josh C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Apart from the waiting in line (almost part of the mystique of the place), there isn't much that can go wrong when you visit the Hoito.

Thank johnguthrie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had relatives in from Pittsburgh, New York and Costa Rica; all of their first visits to Thunder Bay, so the number one place that have to visit: where else?!! The were wowed by the Finn Pancakes, as was I. I last reviewed the place...More

Thank Rink64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to the hoito for the famous and delicious Finnish pancakes for over 2 decades now! I’ve never once been disappointed with the pancakes but the service we received on this last visit was pretty sad. I am a patient patron but...More

Thank PeleM1976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Finn Pancakes are delicious - - we ordered 3 on a plate -- too many, forgot how filling they were, 2 would be plenty. Coffee is good. Service was a little slow; but were on vacation so to us it's all about the atmosphere.

Thank Cibm6423
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hoito is a historical "go to" when visiting Thunder Bay, Ontario. Unfortunately, the service has gone downhill. The Finnish pancakes are delicious and I'd still go there for those. Otherwise, it's just a historical place to visit.

Thank k-Mirage
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 17 September 2017

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 16 September 2017 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
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • Phone Number: +1 807-345-6323
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