A Finnish breakfast and lunch restaurant with plenty of breakfast options and some lunch specials. We ordered some omelet combos and pancakes. Food was okay, nothing wow about them. The ambience was not like usual breakfast places, it was quite dim and gloomy and slow paced.
Go were the locals go, go to Niva's.A very busy breakfast and lunch spot. At 11:00 am on a Friday expect a line up to get in. Quality at a good price. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Local and casual.
The location of Niva’s Restaurant is a Thunder Bay landmark, as it was formerly The Blue Parrot restaurant. While the two dining establishments could not be more different, Niva’s carries on the tradition of being an iconic Thunder Bay eatery. Their menu consists of comfort foods only and offers something for every palette. From Gramma-quality hot turkey sandwiches to the mile-high clubhouse, Niva’s offers so much more than just the city’s best Finn pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream. For me, it is always the Finn pancakes with strawberries minus the whipped cream that my Ella takes instead. The Finn pancakes are not just my favourite; they remind me of a simpler time. When all I worried about was my kids and how I had screwed them up by knowingly marrying the wrong guy. Whenever I needed to distract them after their father left, I would take them for Finn pancakes, especially to the Scandinavian House. So, whenever I visit Niva’s, I feel the world unwind for a moment and accept the opportunity to reconnect with my kids.
Delicious lunch and excellent service from their top-notch hostess and waitress. Wish I would have got their names. I was excited to try some FINNISH PANCAKES (kind of like crepes) and they didn’t disappoint. My wife got a burger, fry, and pie and was happy with her choice also. Wish I could go back and try the putin!
We came on a Sunday morning, they're very busy but you know that's always a good sign. We didn't have to wait to long to be seated as there wasn't any available tables when we got there. Our waitress was very friendly and courteous and it just plain felt like you were talking to a family member. I ordered one of the specials, back bacon with 2 eggs, toast and home fries. My dad ordered a clubhouse sandwich with fries and gravy. Both were absolutely phenomenal and really hit the spot. If you're looking for a good ma & pa home cooked breakfast then look no further than Niva's!! You don't be disappointed I can assure you of this. If you are you then have no taste buds in my humble opinion.
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