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“Great comfort food & great service”

John's Place Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 1,186 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Diner, Canadian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Victoria, Canada
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great comfort food & great service”
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

We have been to John's Place for breakfast many times over the years & have never been disappointed. Have been for lunch twice recently & the food & service as always was excellent - love the Oriental Chicken Salad on a tortilla bowl & also the Thai Spring Rolls. Large menu, great food, good portions & try & save space - or come back - for a slice of one of their delicious pies or cheesecakes! Veggie & GF options. Eat where the locals eat is always a good motto! The prices are good too & the service friendly & efficient.

Visited May 2014
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Homecooked Meals with Plenty of Satisfaction”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I was fortunate to eat here several times, while I visited the area. My meals were massive, satisfying and worth the wait! The Chai Lattes are fantastic, while the omelets are huge! The added touch of home comes in the form of warm, baked loaf slices with a hint of Rosemary and slices of pie. Simply delicious!

  • Visited May 2014
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Abbotsford, Canada
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249 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Can't beat their breakfasts”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Honestly, while it may feel like a chore to wait in line for breakfast, it's worth it! The menu is HUGE, with choices for everyone including those of us who are gluten free, and as an added bonus, the gluten free waffle didn't taste gluten free at all, which is usually the case. The portions are huge, the whipped maple syrup is divine, and the atmosphere is fun. I've been going here since I was a teenager, but have never reviewed it before.....been away for awhile and went back this weekend, and wasn't disappointed. Even the waitress I remembered from years ago was still there, and still as charming and efficient as ever! The only thing I have to complain about is the cost of the lattes....while tasty (they use Lavazza coffee which is my favourite), $4.75 for a double is terrible! Anyway, go and enjoy...John's Place is worth the wait.

  • Visited May 2014
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Winnipeg, Canada
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good food and fun.”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Saturday morning breakfast, about a 10 minute wait. Staff are really friendly and fun. Food, typical fare, but really good and generous portions. I would definitely go back.

  • Visited May 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
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“Worth the wait!”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Every time I fly back home, I always make sure to have a meal in John's Place. Yes the line is long, but its worth it. From the newly added gluten free items, to the friendly staff, the food leaves you completely full. Everything from the breakfast menu that includes great waffles, to the perogies, no matter what you choose, it will be great!

  • Visited December 2013
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