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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (103 reviews)
“meatloaf” (108 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (88 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
723 Pandora Ave | British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

It seems there is almost always a line up! The food, speedy service and menu options are well worth the wait. There are so many great places to eat in Victoria....but I do enjoy John’s Place a lot.

1  Thank BE541C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the breakfast place to go. Friendly staff, great food. I love the smoked salmon benny. My husband loves the English Breakfast. Coffe comes and comes. On weekends there are often lineups, I see they now take reservations. It used to be great in...More

Thank msm1990
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

MSM Thank you for your kind words. Yes, after 34 years, I decided to slow down a bit and have more time with my family. We now close at 3pm everyday.

Reviewed 6 days ago

History, good food, wonderful service and new friends. This was not only a good meal but also a wonderful way to spend a lunchtime getting to know some great Victorians. We loved our food with large portions. They make a great half and half milkshake....More

Thank Godguy
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much. They are all part of the John's Place family and after 34 years I'm very proud of them. Please visit us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With so much to choose from it’s hard to decide. If you live nearby and are fortunate to work your way through the menu, lucky you. If not, just cut to it and get the pierogies and Ukrainian sausage. PS their rosemary bread and fresh...More

1  Thank Syd B
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

My favourite too Syd! Im so happy you enjoyed yourself.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looks like John's Place has been around d a while and I suspect it because it's a decent place. I had this place recommended by my Hotel as a good place for a quick breakfast vs. the free continental. Service was fast and freiny enough....More

1  Thank ipionet
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

A sincere welcome back anytime. Thx

Reviewed 1 week ago

This local restaurant is a real find the staff is friendly and efficient. Good food great atmosphere. Highly recommend this local place.

Thank dmumford10
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are starting our 35th year in October and I still have 4 who have been with me for over 30. A huge thank you from all of us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely late breakfast late on a Saturday afternoon. There was a line of people waiting to get in for parties of 4, but the two of us slipped right in. Highly recommended.

Thank rwh2
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Our pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again. Thank you

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an iconic place. The staff have worked here for decades, were fun and engaging. The place was full of memorabilia and filled with people enjoying the atmosphere. Staff clearly greeted locals with affection and empathy creating a community in the cafe. We had...More

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

Dear Carol, After 34 years of providing good comfort food in Victoria I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy it. Please email me. Info@johnsplace.ca I’d love to make it up to you. I’m very happy the staff took good care of you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently spent the weekend in Victoria to celebrate our anniversary and our breakfast at John's Place was hand's down the best breakfast we had during our trip. I had the Yiddish Benedict as it was the best of both worlds, potato...More

Thank CalgarysTooCold
John C, Owner at John's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Please visit again. We are a local diner with good comfort food and a wonderful staff.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit to John's Place was as simply disappointing. The first time I went was on a busy Sunday, so the long wait for food was understandable, especially as our coffee's were never empty. But waiting over 45 minutes for two breakfasts on a...More

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

Dear BlueEyed Please message me at. Info@johnsplace.ca attention John. I would like to make it up to you but would love to know what day of the week you came in and did you enjoy the food? After 34 years I can assure you that...More

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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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Ted1939
January 6, 2016|
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Response from John C | Property representative |
Yes, we have gluten free buns, pancakes and rice noodles
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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