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All 94 Parksville Restaurants

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 94 Restaurants in Parksville
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our meal, we had fast, friendly service and the four of us all enjoyed what we had ordered. The food was plentiful, and we ordered desserts to bring home with us. It is a little hard to find parking with the grocery store in the same complex, but not a big problem.

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

Glad you appreciated your experience and thanks for taking the time to write a positive review. More

Parksville, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great atmosphere. Love it for breakfast especially. Parksville location is my favourite. Always an interesting soup for lunch.

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

Breakfast is my favorite too! Our day chefs always come up with fantastic soups, made fresh! I love their ability to create! Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing, enjoy the fall weather! Deanna D. General Manager More

Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I am a picky eater plus dietary restrictions, usually only find one thing on a menu I would be interested in trying, but what a surprise! Lots of interesting options. Breakfast: Toasted sourdough bread… perfectly toasted AND lightly buttered. The omelet was perfect as well. No grease. The sausage was amazing! A large Numi tea selection! Loved it. White Rose... More

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

I am delighted we could meet your necessary requirements. It is hard enough working with limitations in our diets for a multitude of reasons, it shouldn't be hard to find good, fresh food with flavor! It was our pleasure to feed you, thank you so much for your comments! Deanna D. General Manager More

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you go for one thing make it the granola. It is THE BEST I have ever had (and I have eaten a lot of granola in my time). Also amazing are their breakfast sausages. The service is good and friendly. Great coffee. Funky little joint.

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

I couldn't agree more and often can be found with bowl and spoon in hand waiting for it to come out of the oven. Thank you for your wonderful comments and we couldn't be more pleased you enjoyed your experience! Deanna D. General Manager More

Qualicum Beach, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Because I signed up for Lefty's e-newsletter (and I only get one item per month, no spam), I received an offer for a special wedding anniversary dinner. We received 50% off any bottle of wine, and a free dessert to split between us. Lefty's in Parksville was the scene of our very first dinner date several years ago so we... More

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

I am over the moon the celebration of your anniversary was such a delight! I hope we got the right booth. And I have to admit your review made me tear up. Such softies here, babies, birthdays and anniversaries, we love to be apart of it all. Again thank you for allowing us to be apart of your special celebration.... More

vancouver
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great food never disappointed I think it's a bit pricey but worth it I suppose. It gets very busy so not a place to pop in for a quick bite. Good location, close to beach and shops.

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

"Never disappoint" is definitely what we are striving for! Thank you for your review, hope to serve you soon! Deanna Donaghy, GM More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Some local folks recommended this place to us. We probably would not have tried this place otherwise since the location is in a strip mall, tucked away next to a grocery store (not very obvious). We weren't seated right away because the place was pretty busy, we stood in the doorway for a good 10-15min before the hostess could even... More

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

Thank you for your review. It brings awareness to areas we let fall when we get busy. Acknowledging customers who are waiting will be reinforced to the team. On that note, I do apologize to you and to our locals who recommended you to us. I am delighted you had the patience to give us a try and your experience... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our family loves going leftys, innovative food and friendly staff. Orders get mixed up or forgotten more than they should but (probably because it's a busy little place) ... They are always very quick to correct them. :)

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

Thank you for your honest review, and your continuing patronage even with our very human mistakes:) It is a blessed reminder to be on it though, thank you! Deanna Donaghy, Lefty's Fresh Food More

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Had a large breakfast on the patio and the variety of menu items, including the kid's menu, was very good. The food was delicious and went beyond your typical breakfast fare. We had Oatmeal Spice Pancakes, Veggie Scrambler, and Western Omelette - all of which were huge portions, locally sourced and plated nicely. Service from our waitress was also friendly... More

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

Thank you for your review! I love our breakfast too! Deanna Donaghy, General Manager, Lefty's Fresh Food More

Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had planned our trip to Vancouver Island extensively as we are a family filled with allergies and intolerances. So where we eat is important. When on holidays, it becomes a chore to try to forage for safe food. To reduce stress and disappointment we found reviews on Leftys at Parksville. Tomight we went and tried Leftys. FANTASTIC. All the... More

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

Tammy, I am truly ecstatic you and your family could be accommodated with the gluten free options we carry. Especially the dessert! I hope the rest of your trip in Canada is great! Thanks again, Deanna Donaghy, General Manager, Lefty's Fresh Food. More

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