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Skinnytato

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615 Johnson Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1M5, Canada
+1 250-590-6550
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Welcome to our restaurant! We are a family-run Polish influenced...
Welcome to our restaurant! We are a family-run Polish influenced restaurant, whose food is cooked with, above all else, love and care. All of our dishes are made by hand, from scratch, and the majority of these by our mama, Katherina. We offer many gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan slow-cooked options for the health-conscious customer. Our specialties are deliciously stuffed potato pancakes, tender pierogies, hearty soups, fresh salads and Polish beer not available in any other restaurant in Victoria! Whether it's dine-in or take-out, we look forward to serving you in our home-style atmosphere!
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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visited for lunch

Not much to say other than the food, atmosphere and service was perfect. My family of 6 all loved it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
chrisc182186
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Not much to say other than the food, atmosphere and service was perfect. My family of 6 all loved it.

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Olympia, WA
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The owners are so wonderful! We happened upon this restaurant nearly by accident - while looking for another restaurant. What a great adventure it was! We asked the owner for recommendations and could not have been more happy with what we had. For starters we had pickle soup - strangely delicious. For the main courses (we shared) we had pierogies... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Surprisingly spicy had Poskie Slusky potato dumplings covered in ghoulash.Unfortunately this place plans to close soon so get in while you can.I was the only one there for lunch.Had espresso too.

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

On an emergency family trip, they opened just for us, a group of 18, and it was excellent again. The dishes we ordered were across the board, but my 7 and 10 year old grand-nephews loved the perogies, and I had the Hunter Stew for the first time, and was happy that I finally varied off the main menu and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We were a table of three and very much enjoyed our dinner. This is a small (7? table) owner operated restaurant specializing in Polish cuisine - the wife and husband team do an excellent job as server/hosts/cooks. The cost of the dishes range around $20-25/plate and included soup and salads (before taxes and tip) - the wine list was limited... More 

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Fresno, California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I told the owner I would tell everyone to stay away. I don't want them to become too well known because you wouldn't be able to get into this tiny restaurant. In other words, come early and make a reservation. This is just like eating in a Polish family home. It is wonderful! We started with potato leek soup for... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great pickle soup, cabbage rolls, perogies, sausage and potato pancakes. Everything is obviously made from scratch and very tasty. The staff are passionate about their food and are excited to have you try it. Prices are a little high but if you want authentic polish food, this is the place.

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Lynnwood, WA
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192 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We saw this place daily during our vacation to Victoria every time we left our hotel and walked down towards the Inner Harbor. It looked intriguing, this small hole-in-the-wall Polish restaurant, and after reading the online reviews, we decided to try it out before we left. We save it for our last dinner in Victoria, and I wouldn't be wrong... More 

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Granite Bay, California
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229 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Though this place has been here 5 years this was our first time. I had the tDelux Plte and my wife had the Potatoe Pancke with mushrooms. The meal also came with some delicious pea and mint soup. All of the food was excellent. The service was great as well thus is a great place to eat

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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We chose this place after reading some awesome reviews, but were thoroughly disappointed. Like, really disappointed because we LOOOOOOOVE polish food and it's really hard to find good stuff for some reason. The lady (owner?) there affirmed we'd come to the right place because she was awesomely polish! The starter soup was delicious and we eagerly selected our meals and... More 

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Additional Information about Skinnytato

Address: 615 Johnson Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1M5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-590-6550
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 17
Cuisine: Polish, Central European

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 615 Johnson Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1M5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-590-6550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 17
  • Cuisine: Polish, Central European

Description

Welcome to our restaurant! We are a family-run Polish influenced restaurant, whose food is cooked with, above all else, love and care. All of our dishes are made by hand, from scratch, and the majority of these by our mama, Katherina. We offer many gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan slow-cooked options for the health-conscious customer. Our specialties are deliciously stuffed potato pancakes, tender pierogies, hearty soups, fresh salads and Polish beer not available in any other restaurant in Victoria! Whether it's dine-in or take-out, we look forward to serving you in our home-style atmosphere!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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