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Lefty's Restaurant

710 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9P 2G3, Canada
+1 250-752-7530
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Pacific Rim, Canadian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, 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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Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The menu catered to gluten free and vegan so we were anxious to try Leftys but we were disappointed. It's a cut above with it's offering but the decor was not sophisticated and the halibut was overlooked and tastless.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My friends, family and I have been going to the Qualicum Beach " Lefty's" for years now. We have always found the food to be tasty, fresh, and the service good. Very friendly staff, and quick service. I own a bed and breakfast in town, and never hesitate to recommend Lefty's to our guests.

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

Lefty's has a branch in Parksville too, and I was much better pleased with that one. I could have sent the omelette back, but who has time for that kind of aggravation? I did mention to the waitress that it was overcooked and burned round the edges, but she went away and didn't offer to correct it. A couple of... More

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

Thanks for your positive comments about our Parksville location. A bad day is the most likely probability, however, excuses are not compensation for a poor experience. I apologize for your unfortunate visit. I will take this opportunity to speak to the hard work and caring of our Qualicum Beach staff as a whole despite the occasional lapse. The restaurant business... More

Sooke BC
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Took my in-laws out for a birthday lunch and we ended up at Lefty's. The menu had a good variety of items and an excellent kids menu. We were not overwhelmed with choices and everything on the menu looked good. The online menu does not show as much as was available in the restaurant. Found some items to be pricey... More

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

Thanks and glad you enjoyed your visit to Lefty's Qualicum Beach. Be assured, we are sensitive to the issue of pricing and try to insure it is responsible while reflecting the quality of the ingredients and the food preparation necessary to deliver it. More

Saskatoon, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here recently for the first time, he had the seafood pasta, which he thought was excellent (I agreed as I stole a few bites). I had the blueberry salmon. We both thought the salmon was over cooked and the bed of rice that it was served on was tasteless and dry. I had read... More

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

It sounds like we were 50/50 on this one and I apologize for your experience. I appreciate you brought it to the servers attention and our policy would have been to replace it, discount it or at the least offer you a complimentary dessert. I hope this was the circumstance and I will pursue it further with our team in... More

canada
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Though this restaurant is front and centre as you enter into town (right at the only light in QB) it does not always offer the best bang for the buck. We have been served many times over the years and have not always receive the consistent service nor meals that were presented well or hot. It does seem to be... More

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

True confessions. The past several years have been a period of change for our Qualicum Beach location which has seen the exodus of many of our long term staff and management in both kitchen and service. Consistency is the key and transitions are, after 17 years as an established local restaurant, inevitable. We are currently in possession of a caring,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My family recently enjoyed a late lunch at Leftys in Qualicum Beach. Great service, good food, great place to eat with kids. Kids menu was right up our 5 & 7 year olds' alley.

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

We have always tried to maintain a kids menu that reflects our fresh food values and satisfies their tastes as well. Glad you enjoyed it. More

Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We sat outside in the sunshine, it was quiet and relatively private. The gluten free toast was delicious and locally made.Our service was fast, the food hot and the server happy. This was our second visit, we'll definitely go again.

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

Glad you enjoyed our patio and the positive service. Thanks for your review. More

calgary
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Imagine our surprise to learn fresh food meant frozen @ Lefty's - we were absolutely amazed, shocked to find out the halibut & spotted prawns (that were in season on Vancouver Island) were frozen!!! I guess the claims of fresh food should say fresh frozen. Very, very disappointing.

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

I apologize for any implications you may have inferred from our name. How fresh is fresh? I offer no defense, other than to restate our commitment to serving quality products freshly prepared to order from ingredients that meet our standards of consistency, flavor and value to satisfy our guests. That is the foundation of what we have delivered for the... More

Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We dropped in for a late lunch with a hungry toddler. Waited a few minutes to be seated even though it wasn't very busy, but at least we were greeted. Ordered the grilled cheese with soup and a burger. Soup was very good - tasty and fresh, chock full of veggies. The sandwich was disappointing - the bread was burnt... More

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

A burnt piece of bread and how it can affect the outcome of a day when it's treated too casually is one which we accept responsibility for. We made an error twice in cooking it and serving it. I am sorry we disappointed you. Be assured we let ourselves down too. As to our reviews, I will let them speak... More

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