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John's Place Restaurant

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723 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
(250) 389-0711
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 395
    Excellent
  • 219
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Super Nostalgic Dining Experience

Food and staff at this nostalgic restaurant were outstanding. The four of us enjoyed the atmosphere, staff and food so much that we went for three meals in our short stay. Would definitely make this a must for any further trips to Victoria. Thank you Ladies for the wonderful experiences.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Linda J
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Comox, Canada
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Comox, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food and staff at this nostalgic restaurant were outstanding. The four of us enjoyed the atmosphere, staff and food so much that we went for three meals in our short stay. Would definitely make this a must for any further trips to Victoria. Thank you Ladies for the wonderful experiences.

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Thank Linda J
Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I first found John's place I thought I was back in the 60/70's. The ambiance was magnetic and the history of how the restaurant started even more interesting. You will have to see for your self. There are pictures all over the walls of movie stars and sports figures, all signed by the star. The owner is very renowned... More 

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Thank Mountpac
Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the food is top shelf and the service is terrific. the Eggs Benedict had home-made hollandaise sauce and the coffee was very good

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Thank NoreenE M
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569 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While we have been in Victoria many times, this was our first visit to John's Restaurant. Parking is available on the street and even on a Saturday, we saw the parking enforcement people doing the rounds. It's busy, so we waited about 20 to 25 mins for a table. During the wait, a staff member came out and asked if... More 

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1 Thank Raffles T
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh fantastic breakfast. Love their Bennies. Great servers and a happy environment. Amazing Jutebox with old favorites. Arrive early to avoid their line ups which can be over an hour wait. Dinner can be hit and miss, use to be fantastic, now it is mediocre and inconsistent. Missing the old days of big dinners and happy servers. Could use new... More 

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John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this review

We have some great new special theme nights coming your way! Thx for your loyalty. John More 

Burnaby, Canada
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We seem to make a habit of eating breakfast here when we visit Victoria. It’s really no wonder. The food is great (you can order half portions – recommended), the service is precise and friendly, and the atmosphere is unique. Up until the next morning, I would say that there is really no competition. However, the next day we found... More 

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St. John's, NL
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120 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pre-business meeting breakfast, leaving plenty of time to get to our meeting but still ended up being late. Service was slow because there was only one server on the floor (who was very lovely and working hard, but clearly needed a hand since there wee some large tables). The food was average. I ordered an almond banana... More 

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John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this review

Could you please email me at info@johnsplace.ca . I would love to follow up on this and make things right. thx John More 

Diamond Bar, California
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here with 3-adults, 4-kids under 10. Wait wasn't long, but it was a tight squeeze. Portions were huge and food was fantastic! Kids ate well, adults did too! We will be back again on our next trip to Victoria.

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1 Thank virdin
Cranbrook, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food with fast service. Vegan friendly. I ordered a vegan breakfast and it was delicious! Highly recommend!

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1 Thank KaraBear66
Seattle, Washington
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here based on good reviews on Trip Advisor and are so glad we did. We came for breakfast and loved it. Service from all the servers was great. Our waitress was Deborah and very helpful and friendly. We could tell that a lot of locals eat here which is always a good sign. My wife had an egg... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 723 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (250) 389-0711

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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