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Lefty's Restaurant

280 East Island Hwy | Thrifty Foods Center, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2G3, Canada
+1 250-954-3886
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Ranked #8 of 93 Restaurants in Parksville
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Pacific Rim, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Purveyors of Leftcoast fresh food for breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1996. As much as possible our meals are made to order and feature house made soups, sauces and scratch baked desserts. The place where 'It doesn't matter who's right!'
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English first
Regina, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This was our second time dining at Lefty's in Parksville. Both times my meal was average----this time I had the seafood jambalaya and last time was Salt Spring Island mussels. The meals were just okay in my opinion....I would not order either 1of these dishes again. We also had the coconut prawns for a starter and they were okay too,... More

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Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

I appreciate the integrity, honesty and objectivity of your review despite some disappointment on your part. I will share all your comments with our staff so that we are aware of the things we may need to address. We hope to see you again and provide the type of experience you were seeking. More

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The food was good, staffing good and they had a gluten free menu - what more can you want? We had an early dinner here last night and there was a good range of food, nice atmosphere and my dietary requirements were easily accommodated. A nice change given the difficulties I have had in other parts of Vancouver Island! good... More

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Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your appreciative review. All of our food is 'made to order' and we have always tried to accommodate our guests needs where ever possible. That's hospitality! More

Brooklin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went while on vacation to celebrate my son's 9th birthday - 2 adults and 3 boys - 6, 9 and 11. One key to choosing Leftys was the high rating on TripAdvisor and the second was the fact that the Manager has been responding - clearly they care about the customer. And the service lived up to the suggestion... More

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Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a great review. I especially appreciate the comment about caring as we focus on that as a key to our continued success. Yes, we screw up from time to time but we will always take responsibility and fix it if our guests give us the chance. More

North Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The food at Lefty's is consistently good and the service is great! We eat there every time we are in Parksville.

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Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your continued support and taking the time to review us. More

Maple Ridge
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We recently ate here for breakfast around 10:30 am. Staff was friendly but our experience was they were very slow. It took awhile to order breakfast and even longer for our food ( 45 minutes ) and I am not exaggerating! The restaurant was not busy so I don't know what happened since we have eaten here before. When the... More

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Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the breakfast but disappointed in your experience. Not knowing which day it was, I can only offer an apology and an assurance that it will be brought up as a reminder to stay on our game by delivering the quality of service that we intend. More

Edmonton
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Thanks lefty's for a great experience! The food is prepared fresh and the service is great! We will definitely return to this establishment !

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Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks from the whole team for making our day! More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Decided to try Lefty's for lunch one day and got great service and the food was very good, didn't have wait for our meal even though they were busy, the staff were very friendly and polite

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Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Appreciate the time you took to give us your review. Thanks for your positive comments. More

Saskatoon, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great spot for a family meal on our way off the island! Food was excellent but service was a bit spotty after our initial order was taken. Highly recommend any of the pizzas and of course the deep dish pies!!!!

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Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry we missed the opportunity to provide a quality experience but thanks for mentioning the things you appreciated too. Perfection is a moving target and we are always trying to improve our aim. More

Vancouver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We love this place! Our kids cannot get enough of the chicken and cheese burritos. There is enough choice that we had no problems going there multiple times. Reasonably priced, healthy food. What more can I say. I would highly recommend the pulled pork tacos. Service appeared slower this year but I think that was just because they were too... More

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Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your enthusiastic support. Glad we could satisfy your family and sorry for the slow response much of which is due to challenges in finding new members for our kitchen teams that meet our standards for quality, enthusiasm and creativity not to mention the ability to meet the demands of the higher pace that Summer and our popularity place... More

Nanaimo BC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

There were four of us who stopped here for lunch. The service was slow but the meal was worth the wait. Everything is cooked fresh. Everyone of us raved about how good the food was. There was a good selection and lots of vegetarian offerings that one of our group was delighted about. There is a large patio for outdoor... More

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Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review. Maybe you could return in the off season so that we have a chance to earn your 5 out of 5 approval. Our small restaurants are often overwhelmed due to our popularity and we do our best to keep up. More

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