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John's Place Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Downtown
American, Diner, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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723 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
+1 250-389-0711
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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newark, uk
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Oh my god! This is one of those places you hear about but don't believe exist. Even on our first trip we were treated like new friends, by our 3rd visit you feel like family. This is real home cooked food in oversized portions, just too good to resist. If you have breakfast, you'll be full right through to dinner!

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Thank lathanNewark_Uk
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recommended by friend before we left on vacation, and so glad we took the time to find this gem of a sports-oriented diner. Great selection of pub food and more. Generous helpings and decent prices, especially for Victoria. We had the chicken strips and perogies. Super friendly service! Had one of the co-owners sit and chat with us, giving us... More 

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Norman Wells, NT
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a cool place that plays cool music, cool decor, good vibe. Food and service was great! I had the meatloaf. Kids had burgers. We all liked it a lot!

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Gabriola Island, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When ever we go to Victoria, that is our place for breakfast or lunch. The service is just so friendly and efficient. Always, always excellent quality.

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1 Thank doon l
Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Super friendly. good size portions. got the small version bennie and it was plenty, especially with the massive bunch of unique style potatoes. it was Sunday and we got there about 10:30, which had a short wait. later gets into BIG lineups. the staff are GREAT fun.

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1 Thank Michael D
Brisbane, Australia
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176 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am surprised by reviews that expect cafe style establishments to present gourmet food then are less flattering in their review, ignoring the ambience and design of the place. I mean, what can you do with a cheese burger? Anyway, We dined there numerous times and John's place also presented delicious food served with style and finess in a wonderful... More 

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1 Thank Tony C
Victoria, Canada
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200 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John's Place has been a 'go to' place for decades. Whether it is breakfast, lunch or just coffee with may be a delicious treat, I have enjoyed the food and friendly staff for a long long time. The meals are tasty regardless what you order. I have not had a bad or even questionable meal there. Coffee cups do not... More 

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1 Thank Blue Magic
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had read that this place had a lot of good reviews, so we decided to try it out. It was packed. Service was great but food was not. We each had a benny with home fries. The hollaindaise sauce was primarily a butter- based sauce which we both found too rich. The home fries tasted old as if they... More 

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place and atmosphere, excellent food, great service. A great variety of hearty dishes that will satisfy almost everyone. Right in the middle of down town Victoria, the place is full of pictures of celebrities of all kinds and offers amazing desserts too!

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Alberta Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I heard about this place from a friend. It is a small very busy place. Lots of old pictures on the walls. I am allergic to eggs so breakfast is usually not htebest for me. I ordered the ragin vegan burrito. It was amazing and very filling, my husband had the eggs Benedict which was very good. Huge portions.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-389-0711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?