Suomi Restaurant, Houghton, MI, 8/19/19

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exterior

Suomi is a large place with counter seating as well as tables in two rooms.  They are a Finnish place that sells meals as well as baked goods to go.  The restaurant building dates back to 1869, but was first used as a furniture store.  Since then it has changed hands a number of times with the most recent owners taking over in 2015.  It now serves daily breakfast and lunch but closes at 2 -3:00 pm.  They are famous for their thin pancakes that fill the plate but the table had a special add for their Raspberry Pannukakku which is a baked pastry.  A peek in the kitchen spied several dishes of stuff ready to bake.  Service was friendly and efficient and the place was packed with people.

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looking down the block
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entrance
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interior
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interior
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interior
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interior
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counter
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menu cover
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menu 1
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menu 2
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menu 3
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about
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wall sign
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Frankie and the table condiments

 

The Combination breakfast came with 2 eggs, sausage or bacon and 1 pancake.  We chose over easy eggs and bacon but the eggs were more over medium eggs however the bacon was tasty.   The pancake was thin and huge.

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eggs, bacon and pancake
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eggs and bacon
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little closer

 

The 2 pancakes were “thin, delicious and as big as the platter!  A local favorite!”  They truly did fill the plate, in fact they hung over the plate.  They were nicely thin but did not have the chew of a flapjack.  The edges got nice and crispy and the flavor was good.  They were equally good with just butter or butter and syrup.  Syrup was in a plastic bottle on the table so not maple but not too thick and sticky either.  I enjoyed the pancakes and would quickly vote to go back again if I was in the area.

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2 pancakes and bacon
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detail
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detail
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Frankie studied the pancake

 

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baked goods counter
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baked goods counter other side
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kitchen
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something to be baked
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closer on baking dishes
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things for sale
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more things for sale
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second room
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Frankie napped on the radiator

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