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John's Place Restaurant

€€ - €€€American, ,
723 Pandora Ave | British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
+1 250-389-0711
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
723 Pandora Ave | British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great food, friendly staff in a cute & cosy environment. We had brunch here and it was a food highlight of my time in Victoria

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CamEade
Reviewed 5 days ago

With many mediocre restaurants close by this is a bright spot. Breakfast was great. We had French toast and an egg dish. Service was courteous and timely.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank willie2
12chef, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I am glad you enjoyed your visit, truly appreciated, thank you

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, was this one of the best breakfasts on Earth or what? The Corned Beef Hash was a pillow of literally foam-light corned beef with deliciously crusty edges over delectable home fries that I could literally enjoy every single morning. The place is ultrafunky with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank metaungulate
12chef, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Come and say hi again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food quality is excellent but the quantity is not traded off at all. We read and heard about John’s and thought we should not miss the experience. We happened to hit a good rare window near 11 am, got seated right away without the common...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ResponsibleTraveler
12chef, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you. From all of us, hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This breakfast is a classic diner-like breakfast with many delicious items to pick on the menu. The decor inside is amazing and there is always new things to notice when visiting here. The line can be long but they usually go through pretty fast. The...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Maddi H
12chef, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much. Truly appreciated.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the way to the Airport stopped in here as its one of our favorite Breakfast places in Victoria, just around the corner from city hall. Always very busy with local patrons, the wall are a kaleidoscope of photographs and memorabilia of famous people. Ordered...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Michael B
12chef, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much. Thankfully, the construction has all been finished.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

John's is one of our favourite breakfast places. There's almost always a lineup for breakfast if you're not there right at opening, but you'll be glad you waited for a table. Service is excellent and the food is fantastic. John's cream cheese syrup is why...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kandis M
12chef, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very happy you enjoyed your visit. Thank you so much

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked there from the Grand Pacific, it is a bit of a hike. Helps build an appietite, a very good breakfast, so good we went back the following day.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Larry F
12chef, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much

Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped by for lunch. She had perogies with sausage and I had a falafel pita. The servings are huge. I couldn’t come close to finishing mine, but enjoyed the flavour. I will go back, but will go for brunch after seeing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank T867
12chef, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, your welcome anytime.

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Good food and reasonable prices with great service. It also has a good feeling with lots of real pictures on the walls. clean washrooms too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank garj964
12chef, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Truly appreciated, thank you so much.

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Questions & Answers
Hungryceliac
30 July 2018|
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Response from 12chef | Property representative |
Hi there, We offer a gluten free bun with a designated toaster. We also offer a rice flour waffle with a designated baker. We do not have separate utensils or separate plates etc. I hope this helps you. John
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MelanieHok
30 August 2016|
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Response from 12chef | Property representative |
Yes on the street or the Johnson Street arcade around the corner. On the street, Pay from 9am -6pm, free on Sunday's. In the parking arcade 1st hour free and free after 7pm daily
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Danielle M
31 January 2016|
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Response from beeperVancouver | Reviewed this property |
We always eat there. After you have waited a bit in line, you'll want to enjoy the fabulous home cooked food. People do take home left overs, so you probably could do take out.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 Pandora Ave | British Columbia, 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
  • E-mail
Description
We opened in 1984 and have been serving REAL FOOD at REAL PRICES ever since. We are a full service comfort diner serving breakfast and lunch.
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