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John's Place Restaurant

723 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada (Downtown)
(250) 389-0711
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Ranked #20 of 1,086 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Bay Area, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

There is a reason for the long wait at John's Place: Good food well-priced. We knew we were in good Canadian company when we saw Valdy's Frittata, and only wished that Valdy had been there in person with us.

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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Another fun visit to John's Place. Glad I don't live in Victoria - I'd certainly put on additional lbs. It was very busy on a Monday morning, but we chose to wait for a booth so had a bit longer wait. The staff are fun, friendly and efficient. I don't know how they manage to be that busy and still... More

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This place was recommended to us by our hotel chauffeur and he was right on! We were lucky to not have a wait to be seated, but this place does get long waits during the weekends (I hear). We dined there as a family. The kids tried their pancakes and french toast. I had their waffle as recommended by the... More

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Springfield, IL
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173 reviews 173 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We ate breakfast here on a Monday morning and it was crowded but there was no wait time. The food was delicious and the service was very good. If you like memorabilia, you'll enjoy checking out everything hanging on the walls. The walls hold pictures of almost everyone.

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Seegraeben, Switzerland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Bring some time...this place is (in the morning) allways busy, do don't rush. Try the egg's benedict, just overwhelming. Service is very friendly!!! Don't leave Victoria without being there!!!

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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great service. Friendly and attentive. Great eggs benedict. Perfect eggs, perfect Hollandaise, perfect fries. If you need a place to have breakfast in Victoria, pick John's Place.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Eggs Benny is a die for served by energetic and friendly staff... they never let your cup stay empty of that nice dark or regular coffee. Plates for all dishes are fully packed and it worths the reasonable price. Enjoy the hundreds of pictures on the walls...

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Okanagan Valley, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We came here under a recommendation from a friend. I also knew it had been on a popular t.v. show advertising great eats. Anyhow, we thought it was a terrific stop to eat. The food was really above our expectations, and even though it was first thing Monday morning, our sever was very pleasant! We recommend it, the prices are... More

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Orlando, FL
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The food was great, but it was a bit too much to eat, so Beware, order less than you think or you wil be leaving food behind.

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Silverado, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My favorite place for Eggs Benny....the eggs are cooked just right and they taste amazing on an Englisg muffin, though you can choose a bagel or corn bread. The Hollandaise sauce is the best I've ever tasted. They have two types of coffee and we really enjoy the bold. Don't leave Victoria without a breakfast at John's place!

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