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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 90
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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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
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Great homemade polish food! The dining room seats about 16 people so if they take reservations make them! We had no problem getting a table and it was like I was eating at a polish household. The dining room is classy but intimate so you feel like family. The food was great. I've never had beet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great homemade polish food! The dining room seats about 16 people so if they take reservations make them! We had no problem getting a table and it was like I was eating at a polish household. The dining room is classy but intimate so you feel like family. The food was great. I've never had beet soup and I was... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It was just the two of us in the restaurant on a hot Thursday night, but that meant more quality time with the 2 owners. Super friendly, tiny little joint (reservations typically ideal). I'm Polish, so we were excited to find a place that felt like your mom or grandma were making dinner. Hearty portions, tasty, and they say they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stopped in, hubby was looking for a hot dog, ended up having cabbage rolls, with potato salad. It was quite the taste sensation, so delicate and light. Very yummy, this is a small restaurant,math about 6 tables, they serve polish beer. One serving of cabbage rolls and a beer with tip, $27

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Oh my everything we ate was amazing. Sad to hear the owners have decided to retire and are closing soon.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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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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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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 5 - 16
Cuisine: Polish, European, 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 5 - 16
  • Cuisine: Polish, European, 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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