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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 258
    Excellent
  • 177
    Very good
  • 38
    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
Most recent review
Good Food Eclectic Atmosphere

You know you found the right place for breakfast when you see the locals lining up before it opens at 8 on a Sunday morning, by the time we were done eating the place was packed. The corned beef hash was great. If you want a great breakfast while visiting Victoria come here...early, or risk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
RossNorthBay
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North Bay
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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North Bay
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

You know you found the right place for breakfast when you see the locals lining up before it opens at 8 on a Sunday morning, by the time we were done eating the place was packed. The corned beef hash was great. If you want a great breakfast while visiting Victoria come here...early, or risk waiting in line.

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Washington State
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had breakfast here on a Saturday morning after about a 30 minute wait. The food was delicious. We had a veggie Benedict with tomato and asparagus, and a Belgian waffle. The waffle was light and fluffy, and it was worth the extra dollar or two to get real maple syrup with it. The downside to this place is it is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This place is so unique! the décor is fun and interesting the staff are just as interesting, the food is great! I had the waffles with cream cheese syrup! sooo good! the menu looks good, but I had to try the waffles and the desserts looked good, mile high cheese cakes! price is right and easy to find walking distance... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Had a quick meal there with a large group. We were all served with our meals with friendly efficiency. I had the poutine and the portion was huge and delicious. The complimentary bread is the best bread I've ever tasted. I ended up getting a doggy bag and taking the bread with me. Everyone was happy with their food and... More 

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Grande Cache, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Love the ambiance here. You can tell the staff are all like family! Food was incredible!! I had the spinach salad... Best I've ever tried and my hubby had the meatloaf, it was everything it was raved to be. Most definitely will be going next trip!

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Just as it was 25 years ago. This place is a must for your trip to Victoria to be complete. Get there early as there is often a line up of locals.

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Edmonton, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Breakfast is all they serve at Johns Place on Sunday's from 8 am to 4 pm. Huge menu of items to delight your taste buds however, we would recommend the Belgian waffles with fresh strawberries or any one of a huge variety of eggs benny with a side of old style corned beef hash. The waffles come with cream cheese... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Stopped for lunch on Monday before leaving Victoria from a long weekend vacation. We were seated right away with no reservations, even though the restaurant was quite busy. They brought us hot bread and butter while we waited for our food - a nice touch. My wife had fish & chips, and I had the chicken club. Food was served... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Arrived on a Saturday at 1pm to a jam-packed restaurant which gave it a nice atmosphere (booking essential). I had perused the menu on-line and was looking forward to an Albacore tuna salad, only to be told that they serve breakfast all day on the week-ends (predominantly eggs!) Needless to say, the eggs were very good and my company all... More 

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Seattle,WA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

When we were on the Victoria Clipper en route to Victoria, BC, I asked a fellow with epaulettes if he had any restaurant recommendations, and this is one of the places he recommended. It opens at 7 am and we made a reservation for 7:30 am. We learned that we probably didn't need to make reservations because there were plenty... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, 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?