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Floyd's Diner is opening a new location in Victoria
Burgers, poutines, milkshakes and holy mahoneys
Since opening their first restaurant in Victoria in 2004, Floyd’s Diner has become an iconic breakfast and lunch spot for locals and tourists alike. Like Craigdarroch Castle and Beacon Hill Park, Floyd’s is a landmark in its own right, having a prominent mark on the city’s exciting food scene with four locations scattered around the Greater Victoria area.
And now, as of February 2024, the popular chain will be opening their fifth location at Gorge Road East’s Vic Hotel (formerly Travelodge and Ramada hotels) in the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood.
Future guests can expect the same atmosphere and food Floyd’s has to offer—a classic ’50s style diner decked out with bright colours and hanging pictures on its walls serving generous portions of pancakes, eggs bennies, burgers, poutines and unforgettable mahoneys.
Mahoneys? That’s right—if you’re unfamiliar with the term, let us introduce you to Floyd Diner’s most famous menu item.
Ordering a mahoney means putting full trust in the kitchen to come up with a creative meal of their choice (no ifs, ands or buts!). You simply choose whether you’d like breakfast or lunch and leave the rest up to fate, including payment. Guests who order the mahoney can either pay the menu price, or flip a coin for double or nothing.
Past creations look like otherworldly robots made from breakfast burritos, sky-high stacked sandwiches and extravagant ice cream sundaes.
Floyd’s owner Petr Prusa stated that the new location will be unique in his chain of eateries, being part of a hotel that could provide room service and catering to large conferences.
With the building completely renovated since being used for social housing during the pandemic, the restaurant group is thrilled to open their first location that isn’t standalone—even more so, in a property that won a national award for Best New Entry in property excellence among Canadian hotels just last fall.
We can’t wait to see where they head to next. For now though let’s sit back, relax, and order a couple of mahoneys to celebrate.