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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 266
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  • 179
    Very good
  • 39
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  • 12
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  • 5
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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
Fantastic

I had heard of the corn beef hash, it is a very delicious meal,whether it be for lunch or dinner. I highly recommend this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
VictoriaChef
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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501 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I had heard of the corn beef hash, it is a very delicious meal,whether it be for lunch or dinner. I highly recommend this place.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were up for a soccer tournament and were looking for a place not too expensive but with decent food for dinner. We saw John's Restaurant online and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. Our server Averil was the best I've ever had. She was super friendly and very good at her job. It's such a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I visit Victoria 5 or 6 times per year, and always try to visit John's Place for a meal. Whether it is breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the food is delicious, the staff are pleasant and try their best to make you feel comfortable. They treat you like you are a guest in their home. I rarely see an unhappy customer,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We decided to try John's Place after reading they had great eggs benedict. I order that and my boyfriend ordered the waffles. They were both delicious. We also had a slice of the blueberry white chocolate cheesecake and it was amazing. The service was great and very friendly and the food arrived quickly. We are going back tomorrow!

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Victoria, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Popular spot for breakfast/brunch amongst Victoria locals. My last experience was an early morning breakfast a couple of years ago so it was time to revisit the local favourite. This time was for a late, early afternoon brunch. Considering we (party of 3) didn't arrive until around 1:30 pm the place was still hopping busy and understood that we would... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

John's Place is a wonderful restaurant! The atmosphere and super friendly staff keep you coming back for more! The brunch food, in particular the Eggs Bennys, are to die for! Sadly the other meals (pasta, Asian soup etc) are fairly mediocre. However, if you stick to brunch you'll be back for more. My favorite is the Chorizo Sausage Benny on... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Although the food is also very good, the staff is what makes it outstanding. Our waitress was sweet and cool, and the guy ( waiter??) was exceptional. We visited with our kids and upon leaving we were presented with a fresh loaf of home made bread. How sweet is this??? It was nicely wrapped, still warm. The atmosphere is very... More 

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UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were looking for a great place for breakfast one hungry mining. Although there was a big queue and wait to get in ( always a good .sign) we were seated quickly enough. We were served by Jackie who was one of the nicest people I've ever met. So attentive and extremely friendly. Would highly recommend this place and cannt... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This place was fun. We went for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning. Yummo with very huge plates of food. The eggs benny were fab - I am so glad I ordered a half order. The meatloaf breakfast was huge. Service was great and we had fun with our server. Sunday was good but service was not as good as... More 

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Warrenton, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

More comfortable than your grandma's kitchen and at least as delicious - John's Place is the embodiment of dining cool! The ONLY place for breakfast in Victoria!

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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?