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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 #25 of 1,085 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
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  • Italian first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

When I'm on the island I always make it a point to visit John's Place. They have a huge breakfast-only menu on the weekends. When I first visited this restaurant I had pancakes with their cream cheese icing and it sticks out to my taste bud memories. This weekend I had their egg and waffle breakfast. I was happy to... More

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I can cook it better. Overrated! Staff were nice but food was disappointing. Definitely diner food I was hoping for more.

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Armada, Michigan, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

It is not good. Now if you go the eggs, you got it made. Great atmosphere. Servers were nice, gave you the back story too.

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Regina, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The concierge at our hotel recommended John's Place for breakfast. Just a block up from our hotel it was convenient. You can feel the energy of this very busy place as soon as you walk in the door. The walls are plastered with photos and posters so there is lots to look at as you wait for your meals. The... More

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Jasper National Park, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant is a must for anyone and everyone. The food is amazing, portions are outrageous and people extremely friendly. Chris had French toast erotica, two toast with Nutella and bananas inside served with a cream cheese drizzle/spread. I had traditional eggs Benedict. Farm fresh eggs cooked to perfection, yolks so vibrant and gooey! We shared our meals and still... More

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Ephrata, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sorry we found this place on our last night in town! It looks like a little "hole in the wall" but don't pass this one up!! there is a reason John has been there for 30 years! There were many dinner choices and we tried 6 of them! Everything we ordered was hot and tasted amazing and was a generous... More

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calgary
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful, fun atmosphere. Staff were prompt, friendly and obviously had a good time at work. The food was terrific - both for breakfast & for lunch - well worth the wait if you have to stand in line.

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Top Contributor
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27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A very popular spot for Sunday morning. Well known for their eggs Benedict. Would definitely return but be prepared for a possible wait to get in. Dan

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Southsea
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My favourite breakfast haunt when visiting Victoria. Food and service are brilliant with great ambiance. Sound system on the jukebox was the only quibble.

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had a week long vacation in Victoria, and this was by far the best place we ate. We ate at John's Place for dinner and then returned the next day for breakfast. Not only was the food incredible but the waitstaff were friendly, happy and engaged in conversation (instead of being in too much of a hurry to talk... More

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