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John's Place Restaurant

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723 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
+1 250-389-0711
07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

our first stop in Victoria was breakfast. the best food ever -full when you leave. The staff was outstanding - felt like family. May have to wait to get seated - well worth it. Travelled the island and a week later had to go back for breakfast.... greeted with hugs form most of the staff.... they remember their customers, A... More 

1 Thank Chuck715
Essex, United Kingdom
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534 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for breakfast on a morning in Victoria the staff here are amazing so friendly and helpful. I ordered 2 pancakes and my partner had 2 slices of French toast. The portions are huge I just about managed one pancake and had a little bit of the other and my partner managed most of her French toast. We... More 

1 Thank Tom J
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a good dinner and the staff is friendly. We enjoyed the atmosphere and it was nice for children too.

1 Thank 81cch
Sutherlin, Oregon
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to John's Place six Or seven times over the past few years. It is a must. This is typical diner food multiplied by 100. First you get some of the best warm rosemary bread with soft butter. I hate it when you get hard butter to try to spread. The menu is varied and it is probably... More 

1 Thank fred p
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stopped in here for brunch this month while travelling for business on the reccomendation of a friend to dine with a pal. What a great spot. I'd visit this place just for the attitude of the servers, most of whom have been working here for years. That may tell you everything you need to know. Despite the strong reccomendations... More 

1 Thank ntrtaynr
Santa Cruz, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ate breakfast here twice. First time on a very restricted diet...and they were able to accomodate my requests - with a smile. The second time, no longer on a restricted diet, ordered the "Catch 22" - which is a 1/2 order of one of their Benedicts and a gluten free waffle...awesome breakfast...very filling large, delicious waffle...real maple syrup and butter.... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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145 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was rated #1 for breakfast in Victoria so we had to give it a go. While I'm not sure I'd agree as the other two places I went to in my opinion were better the food here was still good. I think the rating comes a lot from whats on the walls than the food. Classic diner style nothing... More 

1 Thank 1123410
Saskatoon, Canada
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407 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice breakfast here. Great pricing and good value. This place has a very comfortable diner feel and really attentive service. The only drawback was the hollandaise sauce on my eggs Benny, which was a bit different than other recipes and not my favourite. Still worth a visit.

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to eat here by the concierge at our hotel as a place that was kind of off the beaten path. The ambience of sports and rock n roll artifacts won me over right away. Then the attention, even on a busy night, was excellent. The staff reacted to every need quickly and anticipated our needs. The food... More 

1 Thank Travis A
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd been to John's Place before, but it had been about a year. I ordered the Cloudy with a chance of Meatloaf and my wife had the Chicken Parmigiana! Both dishes were plentiful and very tasty! We came one other day on this trip and weren't disappointed! Staff is always friendly and the food can't be beat. Very reasonable prices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-389-0711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?