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John's Place Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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723 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
+1 250-389-0711
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Location and ambiance is cool. I have been a few times and the food is always good but it is usually busy.

Thank Devon H
Burnaby, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We lined up for our Sunday morning breakfast. This is one very popular place but our wait wasn't too long. When we were seated though it was a little cramped and the food took awhile, not annoyingly so but still. Our server was terrific, very friendly although she was been run off her feet. I had Huevos Rancheros and my... More 

Thank burnabytraveller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here every time we are in town for breakfast. Never disappointed! You will probably have to wait for a table; it's not too long and definitely worth it. Huge portions, quality ingredients, friendly staff. Love it!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Victoria, Canada
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast here after an overnight in the city. Attentive service, lots to look at, and great food!If you get the chance, it's worth the line up......

Thank Skippy510109
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

. . . . . . . . the 17 year old daughter didn't hesitate to give her approval. We wanted to grab a bite on our way to the Blue Rodeo concert last week (at the ol' SOFMC), and were looking for a new spot to try. After considering several, we decided, 'hey why not go with the sure... More 

Thank Bede-Are
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told heavenly tales of the meatloaf. Dragged us all the way out here to try it. It was all right. It was also expensive for the product and place. It may be a diner, but they charge proper restaurant prices. I do not know if them being on some local TV food show has anything to do with... More 

Thank Caz L
Maple Ridge, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was almost full early on a January Saturday evening, but we were seated without a reservation. Gluten free options are available. Selection of beers on tap. Mostly traditional burgers, pastas, and other pub food. Bangers and Mash were yummy. Walls are completely covered with pictures of stars of stage, screen, and sports teams. Friendly, helpful, prompt service, even... More 

1 Thank GrandPanjandrum
Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was suggested to me by one of our customers from Qualicum Beach. The nostalgic feel and warm greeting and service started a great experience. I had breakfast and was very pleased with my choice of eggs and 3 different meats. This is high on my list to try again. Next time , maybe lunch or dinner.

Thank Will L
Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place seems to be a favorite of locals, but the staff made us feel at home. A wonderfully eclectic menu. The portion sizes are huge, so if you leave here hungry its only your fault. A very tasty lunch in a place that oozes local atmosphere.

Thank Jmike715
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No matter what I eat here, I'm always blown away by my meal. This place gets super busy yet staff never fail to provide great service with a smile.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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?