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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
(250) 389-0711
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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357 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good people working with and for good people, having fun, taking time for the customers! We found John's Place a year ago, and have looked forward to coming back when we returned. Well, same great people, stopping by to talk and enjoy the moment. If you like the bread, you might find yourself being handed one on the way out;... More 

1 Thank Charlie_Hotlanta
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much. I am so proud of our staff. We have 4 people that have been with me for over 30 years, amazing in this new world. Deborah, Liz, Rodney and Cheryl. They are part of the John's Place family. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An old-fashioned and charming place for big brunches! Lots of personality in the decor and the menu, and while you may not find haute cuisine, there is plenty of honest dishes with an extra twist to keep things interesting. Go early, as lineups can and do happen.

1 Thank Jonathan C
Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I called two days ahead to reserve and also asked about accessibility. The ramp was not in place so we just pulled our daughter up the step. Not easy to move to table once inside. Then we enquired to the waitress as to the washrooms and she pointed down a hall where there were two chairs in the way. When... More 

2 Thank Lorri V
Sequim, Washington
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

John's Place has been packing people in here for many years and has the best breakfast in all of Canada. Portions are huge and oh so good. Staff is very friendly, which is amazing considering how hard they work to serve the masses of people who pour in here to chow down. We ate there three days in a row.... More 

1 Thank James C
Greenville, South Carolina
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144 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

John's place is the perfect place for breakfast or lunch. It's where the locals go. Food is fresh and prepared just right. It's a simple, no frills place with charm and great service.

Thank borninthebronx54
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Over a 24 hour period we ate at John's Place Restaurant three times--two breakfasts and one dinner. In all three instances the food was excellent. Homemade corned beef hash and eggs benedict made to order were accompanied by our choice of either medium or dark roast coffee. That choice allowed us each to drink a coffee that suited our varying... More 

1 Thank Susan G
Lehi, Utah
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try the lemon zinger pancakes! Wonderful staff. Super atmosphere! Have the cornbread as an appetizer for breakfast, highly recommend. Best eggs Benedict's we've ever had!!

Thank Jesse J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must if you are down town Victoria. Unique restaurant with so much character plus awesome food. Give yourself lots of time as you may have to wait for a table. It is completely worth the wait!

Thank Pamela L
Victoria BC Canada
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting place! We enjoyed our lunch and managed to resist the desserts which looked great. I tried the Mediterranean plate and it was generous and tasty. Falafel were abbot dry.

Thank RicknvalVictoria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great place to have breakfast. The ambience is super cool and some famous people were hanging out there ;) totally worth a visit!

Thank Conny H

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: (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?