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Lefty's Restaurant

Contemporary, International, Pacific Rim, Family Fare
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280 East Island Hwy | Thrifty Foods Center, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2G3, Canada
+1 250-954-3886
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Purveyors of Leftcoast fresh food for breakfast, lunch and dinner since...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 195
    Excellent
  • 143
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So Good we ate here twice!

We were in Parksville on vacation for 3 days and ate at Lefty's twice. We had dinner there on our first night in town and went again for breakfast on our last day. Both times the service was outstanding....both waitresses were very friendly and welcoming. Our meals arrived quickly and were piping... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Rosemary B
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Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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385 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were in Parksville on vacation for 3 days and ate at Lefty's twice. We had dinner there on our first night in town and went again for breakfast on our last day. Both times the service was outstanding....both waitresses were very friendly and welcoming. Our meals arrived quickly and were piping hot on both occasions.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Service with a smile. Great coffee and breakfast. Very tasty home made jam. Well worth a visit. We will Be back

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

Thank you for your words! I love, love our breakfast! Nothing makes me happier than hearing others rave about it as well. The coffee is my life line, the jam I can eat by the spoonful, and our customers make it that much better! Here's to serving you again! Deanna D. General Manager Lefty's Fresh Food More 

Parksville, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Both the Parksville and Qualicum locations are worth going to. Good fresh food. Try the Nirvana for desert, you will love it.

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

Thanks for saying so much with just a few words. Well done. More 

Parksville, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food and all desserts are home made. Service quality fluctuates but the food is consistently good. A little pricey.

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

Quirky R Us! I'm not sure if you appreciated the quirky but must confess to being thrilled to hear it. Thanks for your comments. More 

Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good fresh local foods, excellent service, interesting menu. A treat for lefties of the world. Good for light meals at any time of day.

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

We are grateful for your continued support and thanks for making the effort to write this review. Appreciate! More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love being able to sit outdoors!I always love going here, whether just meeting a friend for coffee, enjoying a late breakie or dinner.

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

We love having you here and thanks for your suppot.\rt. More 

Courtenay, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stopped for lunch as we were passing through and would make a point of it in future - great vegetarian (and non-veggie) options, fresh tasty food and fine service - We had the pizzas and beet burgers and all were reported delicious. And there's pie!

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

Your profile photo was perfect for the title of your review. Thanks for your effusive comments. The pies are still made with fresh squeezed lemons and hand peeled apples. More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lefty's is a great restaurant located in Parksville and Qualicum Beach. The service is always excellent, the menu is large, and the meals are good. They offer gluten free options, which is wonderful. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant!

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

Wow and thank you. It means a lot coming from locals as that is where we stay focused believing that they are the key to our success. More 

Port Alberni, Canada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Came here for the first time this weekend. Love that everything is fresh, and that there are so many healthy options. I ate the beet burger which was tasty and different. Their potato wedges are super yummy. My husband ate a burger which he said was even better than the one we ate at guy fieri's in vegas. Will definitely... More 

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

You caused a stir with our whole team with your husbands beef burger comparison. Maybe Guy needs a few pointers from Lefty's (kidding). Thanks for the taking the time to review us. More 

Victoria, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Excellent service. Helpful friendly wait staff. Always good tasty food. This restaurant seems to be very popular which in itself is a good indication of what a good restaurant it is.

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

It's year 19 and we are still enthusiastic. Thanks for noticing and thanks for your positive review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 280 East Island Hwy | Thrifty Foods Center, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-954-3886

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary, International, Pacific Rim, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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!'
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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