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Paul's Motor Inn

American, Diner, Canadian
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1900 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4K8, Canada
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Wellington, New Zealand
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444 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We ate here twice for breakfast while staying at Paul's Motor Inn. The menu was extensive, the food great and the service excellent and friendly. I had blueberry pancakes both mornings while my wife opted for eggs and bacon. Happy to recommend breakfast at Paul's

Thank John S
Victoria, British Columbia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

A broad selection on the menu every Tuesday for under $8. Where on Earth can you get a meal service for that price? The plates are slightly smaller. It is meant for seniors who don't eat too much and I find it just right for lunch. Two Thumbs Up.

Thank Lavonne_Huxley
Victoria, Canada
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

So I stopped coming here for food a while back and my mom talked me into trying Paul's again, I am truly glad I did. The food is good and not greasy, the service is still great. About a year ago I had the worst meal after nasty meal and I am so happy that they changed whatever they did... More 

Thank Chantel W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Room was smelly, unclean, noisy air conditioner, dirty shower curtain needed changing, tap broke, and to top it off upon leaving we noticed a dead spider under the blanket. We stayed in the court area, so car is parked on other side of yard. Court yard was dirty. We won't be returning to this place.

Thank Rhoda C
Vancouver Island, Canada
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Cozy restaurant with plenty of atmosphere. Been in business awhile. Love the kitchen; small, at the centre of things, organized and efficient. Friendly service, can be busy, good value.

Thank CM J
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197 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I've never been disappointed the price per portion is very good..the servings are ample and well priced...servers are friendly and prompt...always ample parking...i believe the best restaurant for breakfast in Greater Victoria...

Thank CapitanVictoria
Victoria, Canada
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195 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We went for 9:00 am breakfast to Paul's on Sunday the 31st. It was a long weekend and the place was busy but no problem getting a seat. The style of the restaurant is 'diner' and all the fixtures were in good repair. The waitress was pleasant and speedy. The food was good and reasonably quick. I had a full... More 

Thank Jacalope
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The morning breakfast demands eggs, meat, good spuds & toast, and this restaurant will not let you down. The helpings are massive, the scrambled eggs are as good as it gets, and the coffee is pretty darn good. However, if you're fussy about how your salmon is cooked, you better tell the server if you don't want it overdone. If... More 

Thank deltasundevils
Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Good, solid diner meals and short orders. Nothing pretentious, just good food served well and quickly.

Thank crdonald
Malahat Vancouver Island
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

A trip to Victoria is not complete without breakfast at Paul's Motor Inn. This is a classic diner from a bye-gone era still surviving and thriving because they have simple great food and great service. Free parking, family friendly, big booths or sit are the counter, you won't be disappointed.

Thank LongDistanceAgain

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Diner, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4K8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: 382.9231

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?