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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
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Edmonton, Canada
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237 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff just finished singing a " Happy Almost Birthday" to a patron. With tambourines. 😊👍 What's not to like: pleasant, accommodating, efficient staff, good menu selections, generous portions, great taste. I had their avocado, Brie, bacon eggs Benedict. Yum! My husband had their Bat out of Hell meat loaf. Yum! And the pan-fried potatoes are perfectly spiced. Very busy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went twice. The first was at dinner time thinking they served breakfast all day and night. They do not, so I pouted for a few minutes. The waitress, Frankie was friendly and consoled me, then gave us plenty of time to reconsider dinner food. Everything was very good & the service was great. We visited again a couple of... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I enjoyed brunch. By the reviews and our enjoyment of the food I'm glad we went on a weekday as we got the last two chairs in the place..before lunch rush.

Canmore, Canada
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115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been awhile since we visited Victoria but still great service! Food choices still broad but more GF options than in past visits. Good endless cups of coffee, all bennies deliciously the same. Corned beef hash and Catch 22 enjoyed this visit! Actually met a member of the original family, Sunday shift catching up with her old clients! We'll go back... More 

1 Thank Coreen S
Edmonton, Canada
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for breakfast after landing at 7:15 am in Victoria. A friend that picked me up at airport suggested we go here. Very good service. The menu is extensive but not expensive. Very good food. I will definitely go back.

1 Thank 1957luv2travel
Victoria, Canada
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't been to John's in a while. There are plenty of good places closer that don't involve driving downtown, so I don't frequent John's very often anymore. We did a group brunch and it was great. Yes it's a bit cramped and a bit loud, but the service was unmatched and their food is always good. The hollandaise is... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit cramped but worth the wait and the service is very good. Went for lunch (bowl of soup- outstanding) and bennie the next day. Staff and service fantastic.

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Alberta, Canada
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Eggs Benedict. Always come here when I get to Victoria. Never had a bad experience. Highly recommend.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is pretty darn good -- special kudos for the Virginia ham. Portions are large. Service is very warm and friendly. But the place is over-packed by a least a third and it is a mob scene on weekends. The din will make any conversation with your companions unnecessary and futile.

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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here every morning during our visit back at Labor Day in 2016; we ate here again 4 times during our visit at Christmas. My biggest regret is not writing sooner about how wonderful this place is and the fact that we never made it past breakfast. My wife has to eat gluten-free and the waffle with the cream... More 

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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
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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?