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Hoito Restaurant

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$$ - $$$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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European, Canadian, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title says it all. The food was good, especially for the special Finnish dishes. It was the service, however, which made this memorable.

Thank J Caleb H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happened by this place and revisited three times....great people willing to talk with you and enjoy their meals. Breakfast was great (love the Finn pancakes) and the restaurant filled to capacity quickly. It is situated in a historical building within Thunder Bays Vorkville type village....More

Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see and do if you are visiting Thunder Bay...if you live there - you must go on a regular basis when you want traditional Finn pancakes or the full meal deal. The food is delicious, your belly will be full and...More

Thank ace35
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for breakfast, group of 5.. All enjoyed food, but very busy and understaffed. I hjasd the "Big Finn" a pancake pile, bacon, eggs and plenty of good coffee. We enjoyed our visit , it was first time and I have always heard about...More

Thank finn088
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group was in town and we were looking for some basic food. This cafe is below grade in the Finnish Labor Temple. Based on the crowd this is a favorite for the locals. I had the hot beef sandwich. Very good. I should have...More

Thank Al M
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Terrence S
Reviewed April 16, 2018 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 April 14, 2018 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 March 20, 2018

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 March 15, 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
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Karl F
August 10, 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, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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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