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Lefty's Restaurant

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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 - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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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    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Good place for good food

Came for dinner to a packed restaurant but they brought us to a table in 10 minutes. My son had ribs which he loved ( he is a very picky eater and he ate the whole rack). My husband had a burger which was good and I had the fish stew which was warm and flavourful. Our server was really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Came for dinner to a packed restaurant but they brought us to a table in 10 minutes. My son had ribs which he loved ( he is a very picky eater and he ate the whole rack). My husband had a burger which was good and I had the fish stew which was warm and flavourful. Our server was really... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Each restaurant we visited had few servers and the waits for our food to arrive after the order was taken was 40 to 50 minutes.

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Victoria, Canada
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This seems to be a very popular spot as we had to wait to get a table for breakfast. The decor is very lively and interesting and they have a nice patio as well. Our server was great! She was humorous as well as efficient. Two of us had the original Eggs Benny and although they were good they weren't... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

we live in Parksville and frequent Lefty's on occasion. We have always had extreamly good food and service. I am celiac and Lefty's has always made me comfortable with the preparation and handling of my gluten free food. We also take out of town guests there for lunch or an informal dinner and have never been disappointed. Well done Lefty's... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My fiance and I had just enjoyed a few days of camping up at Miracle Beach and touring around the north end of the island, and as we were heading back to Nanaimo we decided to stop at one of our favourite places in Parksville; LEFTY'S. It was getting late, about 8pm and we were weren't starving but we were... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It was nearly 8 years ago when I first came to this restaurant. While lots has changed, it's personality has not. I enjoyed the food today and the server was great! Price point in comparison to other restaurants was average - 2 drinks 2 meals was $32 before tax.... Not bad. My wife and I ordered the beef burger w/... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Was looking forward to our dinner in Lefty's after reading trip advisor reviews, however our meal was not great. We ordered a quesadilla and ribs to share as starters. Our ribs came with teriyaki sauce, as my daughter hates BBQ sauce, and we had an amusing conversation with the waitress about this. The starters arrived and the quesadilla was good,... More 

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

Disappointing our guests when a few details will make the difference is especially unfortunate and I apologize for your experience. We have reviewed the circumstances in the hope of avoiding future incidents of this nature. Perfection is a destination we know we will never reach but intend to always strive to achieve. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great service and food. Very friendly and the food was always fresh. In a 4 day visit to parksville we went 6 times. The oatmeal pancakes are to die for. We've never had a bad experience going there.

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

We love guests like you and appreciate your review. Thanks for your kind words. More 

Parksville, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I often like to hit the Lefty's Pizza shop if I don't feel like cooking. Treat myself to some nice pizza, or at least that is the way it used to be. The last few times I have come into the pizza shop I have ended up dealing with a very lazy young man, who not only has a hard... More 

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

I am sympathetic to this guests comments and have addressed the circumstances with the employee involved. I asked TripAdvisor to repost this to our Pizza Fresh page as it does not reflect the operation of our restaurant and its employees for the purpose of rating us and they refused so I am left with no other forum but to address... More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Really delicious food, unfortunately the popularity caused a line -up and a long wait. However, it sharpened our appetites for the piping hot, tasty burgers! I love that they place large carafes of cold water on the table so that refills are close at hand.

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

Thanks for your review and sorry for the wait. It has been a busier than average summer. Glad you enjoyed your meals. 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: Pizza, International, Contemporary, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?