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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 #9 of 91 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
Kelowna, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We ate breakfast at Lefty's in our recent trip to Parksville at the recommendations of a local. The courtyard is in a car park for Thrifty's and not a great ambience. The coffee, heavily promoted as organic, wasn't great. The menu was lack lustre and after looking through it a few times ended up ordering a few sides. Nothing out... More

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

When you actually care about what you serve, how it is prepared and know that your staff do their best to deliver it each day it is difficult to not be defensive. That being said the purpose of these reviews is for the reviewer to express their own subjective opinion of their experience. I apologize for your experience and would... More

Parksville, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Once again my wife and I stopped at Leftys this time for breakfast always fresh food had the Huevo Burrito with farmer sausage just delicious well presented and included Leftys potato wedges baked not fried healthy and generous portions if you want a healthy dinning experience with friendly helpful staff and reasonable prices you won't be disappointed at Leftys.

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

Thanks for your great review. Glad you enjoyed your Lefty's experience. More

vancouver bc
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What can I say? This was breakfast after all! Still, food was good, manager actually looked like he kept an eye on things and when a glass of juice was spilled, he energetically joined the clean-up crew. Very straightforward menu. My poached eggs were perfect. I have my usual beefs, which I moan about everywhere. The plate of food is... More

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

Thanks for your positive review. We will consider your comments re: plating sizes but there are many considerations that come in to play with that topic such as table top sizes, pass thru capacities and to table trips for the servers. These things affect the speed of service for guests as well as productivity and the flow for both kitchen... More

Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We liked the breakfast at Lefty's so much we went back a second time. The first day the service was very slow although it wasn't packed. We didn't mind the wait for our food but it was a very long wait for coffee and water. The second time we mentioned we were on the clock and things went very smoothly.... More

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

We greatly appreciate your positive review. Thank you from the whole Lefty's Team. More

Victoria, BC
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our kids are gluten and dairy free, and Lefties was great about accommodating us. Their pizza crusts were gluten free, and they let us being in our own (unopened) package of dairy free cheese, which they put on the pizzas. My wife and I are not gluten/dairy free, but enjoyed all of the other food as well.

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

The answer is yes, what's the question. Accommodating our guests is what drives us and thanks for your appreciative review. More

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

While on our two week family vacation we were sick of burgers and fries and wanted something a little "fresher"!!! Lefty's was a great recommendation....the service was excellent and the food was fresh, healthy and delicious. Even the kids were happy! We had the jambalaya, spinach quinoa salad, coconut shrimp and a small kids pizza. All was great!

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

Thanks Bobbi, glad your family enjoyed Lefty's. We also hand make our burgers and sauces and serve them with oven roasted spiced potato wedges when you get that craving again. More

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have been to the Qualicum Lefties on a couple of occasions and it was okay. Recently we tried the Parksville location and were pleased with our meal, the service and fun decor. We were there for lunch and had sandwiches and fries, both very tasty. While the location in a mall isn't what we come to expect in Oceanside... More

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

Thanks for your review. We have made a point of looking after the kids too with tasty but healthy meals. 17 plus years with no deep fryers and a commitment to freshly prepared food will continue to be our agenda. More

Kelowna, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It was a place we had heard was great and i was very disappointed. food was not very tasty and the service was slow.I will never go back.

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

Being a popular restaurant is a double edged sword at times. This particular day was staffed based on 14 years of history but the number of guests overwhelmingly exceeded expectations. In the restaurant business, this is referred to as being ' In the weeds'. At that point we do our best and unfortunately, in this case, we were unable to... More

Campbell River
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Attentive staff. Good burger & tasty dinner salad. Next to busy food store but outside patio still pleasant. Lefty's also has great desserts--took home a slice of Nirvana. Used a local coupon but good value without.

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

We appreciate your positive review Julie and look forward to your next visit. More

Parksville, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Went to Lefty,s on Friday evening decided to have burgers what a treat best burger we ever had and sorry we hadn't,t tried it sooner we have enjoyed the food at Lefty,s for the past eight months everything is made with fresh ingredients and attention to details the staff are very accommodating and friendly definitely our favourite restaurant in Parksville

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

Thanks for your review Phil. We're proud of our burger and it is a family recipe that goes way back. Glad you enjoyed it. We enjoyed all your positive comments. More

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