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Hoito Restaurant

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314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada
+1 807-345-6323
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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European, Scandinavian, American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I love going their for homemade Finnish food. Service was good too. It's located in an area where you will find locally owned shops that offer unique Canadian gifts.

Thank purplepurplegramy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Before sending everyone off on their flights home, 14 of us had breakfast at the Hoito. We found the restaurant clean, staff very friendly and helpful as well as the food was delicious. Most of us had their famous Finnish Pancakes and those that had...More

Thank Beverly W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafeteria type of setting, with capable staff. They were able to explain / describe the Finnish menu items and make recommendations. Yes, the Finnish pancakes were worth the trip downtown! They were perfect! I had both the pancakes and the rice pudding... where I used...More

Thank MiniBuddha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful home made style meals at not a bad price and of course the lineups up the stairs to outside hasn't changed

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small old building with lots of history the food is good big portion not expensive have many Finn dishes avaliable but has been my go to place in thunder bay for 40 years staff friendly service is quick decor has not changed...More

Thank Maureen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great service and authentic Finn fare. No nonsense atmosphere-all emphasis on the food and cool retro seating. Must eat a pancake! Pretty much everything is very tasty. Great little shops across the street including a scandinavian food shop. Well worth stopping at for breakfast...More

Thank Brenna K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long considered a Thunder Bay staple, the Hoito has seen some ups and downs in recent years as a lack of attention to detail and increased competition has eaten into its once dominant breakfast market share. Now, with a new chef from Southern Ontario at...More

Thank Nik F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finn pancakes, eggs over easy and bacon or sausage to start the day? The Hoito is the place to go! The menu is varied, the selections are many, the Hoito is renown for good food without being pretentious or anything more than great food at...More

Thank Jimbo J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Weekdays you can often walk in and sit down. Sunday morning? Not a chance. I ate there many, many times when I lived there. Food is always good and good value. Eating alone? Don't be afraid to go sit at the counter! Talk to someone...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hoito is a wonderful restaurant to go to in Thunderbay. The relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and amazing food make it a place to surely stop to eat at.

Thank psgnova95
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
European, Scandinavian, American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
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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