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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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“pancakes” (189 reviews)
“liver” (7 reviews)
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European, Canadian, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant, low key, homey. Simple good food, Finnish American fusion. For example, their Denver Finnish pancake wrap.

Thank Terrence S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the pancakes and the interesting environment. Staff were pleasant and made sure the coffee was topped up.

Thank Lynne J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in Saturday morning for breakfast and they were closed with front of staff a no show by 8:20 when they open at 8:00. I left and found a place across the street.

Thank dave s
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 15 March 2018 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
Reviewed 6 March 2018

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 4 March 2018

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 3 March 2018 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 3 March 2018

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 1 March 2018

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
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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, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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