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John's Place Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
723 Pandora Ave | British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
+1 250-389-0711
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (103 reviews)
“meatloaf” (109 reviews)
“eggs benny” (88 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
723 Pandora Ave | British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
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1 - 10 of 1,262 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing and creative food. Large menu with lots of choice. Very friendly service. And excellent value.

Thank Phineus_Fog
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much. Truly appreciated.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just visited John's Place with some friends from out of town. If you ever want to feel like you belong somewhere, this is it. Lively place to get an energy fix. Avril was awesome & there's a big, beautiful black man there (whose name I...More

1  Thank Doyle S
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you. His name is Rodney and he has been part of our family for 33 years. We love him

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great. I had the meatloaf at the recommendation of our server and I was so happy. Packed with flavor! This place is a trendy little gem. Loved it. Most importantly, I loved our energetic server. She was so nice and helpful. I...More

Thank slabrum
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so happy you enjoyed yourself. Please visit us again. thx

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic breakfasts and happy friendly staff. I arrived ravenous and left very full up, with a regular meal so large portions. Would definitely return.

Thank KateSouthampton
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

After 34 years, We are glad you enjoyed the restaurant and had a good time in Victoria. thank you

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went early for lunch one Wednesday when touring the Parliament building. By chance we were seated by the owner and we got a table very quickly. the service was fantastic; we had bread on the table (rosemary bread with butter) within...More

Thank Terzah H
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I’m so happy you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly wonderful staff. Nothing too much trouble. Made my meal to order. Can’t fault the place. Wonderful.

Thank Relax813462
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you. It was our pleasure to take care of you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got there at 9:15 and had to wait a few minutes to get a table. The breakfasts are big and tasty. Worth the wait.

Thank zr1100c3
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, we appreciate that.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolutely amazing place to drop into for breakfast or lunch. Don't despair when you see the lineup to get in. It moves very quickly! The decor is eclectic, offering so much eye candy. There is definitely something for everyone to look at...More

2  Thank CanadianMum
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I’m so happy you had a great visit. I’m very proud of our staff. Thank you

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting takes on many standards. Excellent baked goods and my go to place for custom ordered no sugar added cheese cake. Give them a few days notice and take home an entire yummy diabetic friendly cheese cake. A+

Thank pondsidemusic
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything you can expect from other great reviews. Friendly, courteous staff, food prepared with excellent technique. Lots of fun in addition to great food. The cream cheese syrup is truley special.

Thank Barbara M
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Barbara. I’m glad you enjoyed yourself.

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Questions & Answers
Hungryceliac
July 29, 2018|
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Response from John C | Property representative |
Hi there, We offer a gluten free bun with a designated toaster. We also offer a rice flour waffle with a designated baker. We do not have separate utensils or separate plates etc. I hope this helps you. John
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MelanieHok
August 30, 2016|
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Response from John C | Property representative |
Yes on the street or the Johnson Street arcade around the corner. On the street, Pay from 9am -6pm, free on Sunday's. In the parking arcade 1st hour free and free after 7pm daily
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Danielle M
January 31, 2016|
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Response from beeperVancouver | Reviewed this property |
We always eat there. After you have waited a bit in line, you'll want to enjoy the fabulous home cooked food. People do take home left overs, so you probably could do take out.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $17
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 Pandora Ave | British Columbia, 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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Description
We opened in 1984 and have been serving REAL FOOD at REAL PRICES ever since. We are a full service comfort diner serving breakfast and lunch.
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