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Lefty's Restaurant

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International, Contemporary, Canadian, Pacific Rim
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710 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9P 2G3, Canada
+1 250-752-7530
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 141
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good for Tourists

On the run and touring Qualicum Beach, then this is the restaurant for you. Great outdoor seating in summer. There is a nice variety of food on the menu and all I have tried has been very good. Love their salads and if you are really hungry try their burgers. It is a bit warm in summer and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Celeb_123
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We have been coming here for several years and have always enjoyed it. However, yesterday we had our order placed within 10 minutes but had to wait 55 minutes to get our meals. The "Special" was "Mediterranean chicken burger" but it was heavily burnt and smelled burnt as well. The fries were very greasy. When we spoke to the server... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

On the run and touring Qualicum Beach, then this is the restaurant for you. Great outdoor seating in summer. There is a nice variety of food on the menu and all I have tried has been very good. Love their salads and if you are really hungry try their burgers. It is a bit warm in summer and sitting by... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have been to Lefty's numerous times! In fact, it is our "go to" restaurant for birthdays, Valentine's etc. We have never been disappointed with a meal and find the prices extremely affordable. The menu is fairly limited, but changing all the time. Their desserts are to die for!!

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

Thanks for a great review. If you ever are disappointed we want to hear about that too. We'll do our best to keep that from happening. More 

Nanaimo, Canada
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had the opportunity to eat twice, at this place last week. Both times I had an excellent meal, with lots of flavour. I find this location better than the Parksville one. Service was great, and good suggestions by the server. I had Gorgonzola Chicken, pasta which I truly enjoyed. The second visit was Pesto Chicken with Risotto, the chicken... More 

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

Thanks Will, we appreciate your review and are happy to hear your enthusiasm for your meals. We appreciate your taking the time to review us. More 

Qualicum Beach, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Felt like pancakes but didn't feel like cooking. I went for pancakes at Leftys but not just plain ones. These were sugary, cinnamony goodness :) Fluffy and so good! Always excellent service. I appreciate the attempt to keep their meals as healthy as possible.

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

Thanks for your review. We are proud of our pancakes which actually use ginger as one of the spices that make that unique taste. More 

Parksville, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Lefty's is a great lunch spot for Qualicum - the service is swift and the food tasty - a nice treat mid-day

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

Thanks for your brief but enthusiastic review. Greatly appreciated and to the point. More 

London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I decided to give Lefty's a try again as there are two locations in Parksville and Qualicum and left disappointed in the offerings. I get that they try and do a seasonal menu and change the specialty menu from time to time. My experience has been that they must be so popular as they are always sold out of the... More 

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

Thanks Suzanne. We encourage all feedback including the good, the bad and the ugly. The majority of our feedback is positive but we are genuinely concerned when we hear comments like yours. It sparks discussion which can at first be defensive but always involves possible solutions to reduce the possibilities of repeating our mistakes. Our reviews motivate us to try... More 

Comox, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We've been here before and found it was still a great place for lunch. The Butter Chicken soup was excellant

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

Thanks Paul and be sure to try us for breakfast and dinner if you are in the area. We appreciate your review. More 

Parksville, Canada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food was wonderful, but the service was rather slow. We arrived after the lunch rush, but it took a very long time to bring a bowl of soup and a salad. The coffee is superb. The staff are friendly. The menu is quite vast. We ordered what we thought would be quick.

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

Thanks for your review Irene. I apologize if the pace was too slow. All of our bills are done in order to insure that each guest is served accordingly. Although some items are quicker to prepare, they are still served in sequence. Please feel free to let your server know if you are in a hurry and we can often... More 

Courtenay, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had a nice, quiet lunch and it was a treat. While they have some of the usual type of options, they have some good upgrades and some neat twists. It's nice to be able to get gluten free and vegetarian choices, rather than just a couple. We're happy here!

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

We have made an effort to accommodate all of our varied guests expectations right from our beginning 18 plus years ago. Glad you noticed and enjoyed your experience and thanks for your review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 710 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9P 2G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-7530

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary, Canadian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine

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?