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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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7:00 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: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 299
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  • 190
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 12
    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
This Restaurant is well worth a wait in line to get a table

Our hotel staff recommended this restaurant and we had two meals: a dinner and a breakfast. Both meals were Fantastic. When we left after our breakfast, there was already 20 people waiting for a table (at mid morning). The quality of the meal is excellent and the price is even better. The staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Sylvie W
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Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our hotel staff recommended this restaurant and we had two meals: a dinner and a breakfast. Both meals were Fantastic. When we left after our breakfast, there was already 20 people waiting for a table (at mid morning). The quality of the meal is excellent and the price is even better. The staff were fantastic. BRAVO

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Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Went here for daughters birthday and they truly dotted over her. They sang with all their hearts! Husband's meal was free as waitress declared "That took all together too long!" Mediterranean dish was bang on. Great kids menu, super family friendly.

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Edson, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Love this place and everyone that works there. Very up beat...waitresses are always smiling and very informative! More than enough food for each meal! Will no doubt be a place we go to every time we visit

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North Saanich
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Always generous and stupendous breakfasts for the big appetites. Many decades of reliability here. There is always a line of people so you are either (1) early or (2) patient, or (3) going to an alternate. They are good with kids here and the decor is interesting 60's style retro soda pop shop.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a great place for breakfast...a real breakfast , bacon sausage, eggs, hashed browns and well everything else...the staff are real friendly look after you long serving sorts who look after you just like mum would...and the place....walls are absolutely covered with celebrity photos, pictures of customers and memorabilia...lost of regulars (over heard one say: My god that's good...that... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Food was amazing and the atmosphere was great! did have to wait about 10 minutes to be seated but the staff were all really energetic. $3 fountain coffee was really good.

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My daughter decided that she wanted to take her dad for brunch and this diner comes highly recommended. We enjoyed our time there. The service was good despite the fact that the place was packed with the line-up reaching almost half a block waiting to get in. Generous portions and tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Good Service, Good food and Good atmosphere!! Great place to have lunch! Glad we stopped in!!! Recommend it to anybody!

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Victoria, Canada
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63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The homemade flavour here is outstanding. Egs benedict is the favorite, gluten free if necessary, big burgers, meatloaf, hummus plate, comfort food and big portions, bring an appetite. Usually a line up, so be prepared to wait and its worth it.

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Victoria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Average family style restaurant with a retro look and feel. Food is ok, service is better. Can be extremely busy at times. Right downtown so parking can be tricky although there is a pay parking lot across the street if the street parking is full.

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Additional Information about John's Place Restaurant

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?