John’s Place – Jodi’s Restaurant Reviews

If you’re living in Victoria BC, you probably already know about John’s Place!  This diner style restaurant has been serving hungry diners since 1984, and serving us well.  I’ve been going there on a semi-regular basis for the past 20 years, and been served by the same friendly staff the whole time.  It must be a great place to work.

John’s Place is certainly a great place to eat; they have the best eggs benny in Victoria (my personal opinion) and amazing homemade soups.  Their motto is ‘real food at real prices’ and they really live up to that claim.  Homemade is the order of the day here.  They serve breakfast all day, but don’t limit yourself, try one of the delicious burgers, an inventive salad or choose from a varied selection of ethnic mains. You will find several gluten-free and vegan menu choices, a kids menu and killer house made desserts; try the mile high apple pie.

The Food Network show ‘You Gotta Eat Here’ featured Johns Place in one of their episodes. John and his staff cooked up a mess of delicious patron favourites for them, including Eggs Benedict, Southwestern Meatloaf, Blue Cheese Stuffed Beef Burger, Mile High Apple Pie and Belgian Waffles with cream cheese syrup.  Mmmmmm, makes me hungry just thinking about it.

Owner John Cantin probably didn’t know that he was building a Victoria institution when he opened the doors to John’s Place in the autumn of 1984, but the people of Victoria have been enjoying his creative cooking and the friendly atmosphere for so many years now and John’s Place consistently lands on various ‘Top Restaurants in Victoria’ lists.  It’s certainly on my list!

Jodi Baker

After attending grade school locally, Jodi enrolled at Camosun College, taking Business Administration and majoring in marketing. She graduated in 1991, the same year she was licensed as a Real Estate Agent and joined RE/MAX Camosun. Since then Jodi has been been building her career based on a desire to provide friendly professional service to people who want to sell or buy properties in Victoria, winning several awards along the way. In 2003 Jodi joined Geoff McLean and Associates, and she enjoys being part of his team of real estate experts. The team approach allows Jodi to balance her career and home life, something that every mother can appreciate, especially when the children are young! Jodi also enjoys cooking, camping, traveling and music. She shares her Central Saanich home with her husband and two children, two border collies and a cat. Connect with Jodi via email:

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