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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
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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
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 140
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 17
    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
A late lunch

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Paul R
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Comox, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
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290 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 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
39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

Ottawa
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

In Qualicum beach for a short visit on a chilly February day....three ladies on a day out needed a snack to get them through the afternoon. The Salad - Kale plus a mix that made it the best I've tasted; the soup chosen by one person was excellent, and a shared sandwich was enough to fill a hungry stomach. This... More 

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

Of course at Lefty's, it doesn't matter who's right. And don't worry we won't hold it against you. Thanks for the positive and enthusiastic review. More 

ladysmith, canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I've made 3 trips to this restaurant and couldn't resist the soup special each time. Very hearty and filling. I had to take the deserts to go.

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

We're especially proud of our soup skills and have been practicing them for onwards of 19 years with who knows how many combined years of experience behind them in our talented crew. Thanks for the review More 

Qualicum Beach, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Nice and small spot for an afternoon casual dining experience. In the heart of Village. Great desserts.

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

Thanks and we hope you will discover us for breakfast and dinner too! We appreciate your review. More 

Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Stopped for brunch & Lefty's was just right. My mate tried the cabbage rolls which he described as "delightful!!" and I sampled the clam chowder and chicken quesadillas, generously stuffed with tasty cheddar cheese, chicken, veggies including spinach. Lefty's was packed but we were shown to a window seat quickly then promptly served by a friendly waitress. We finished with... More 

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

Wow and Wow and thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review! More 

Edmonton, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Stopped in for a bowl of soup after enjoying some shopping in Qualicum. I had their soup of the day, which was tomato, basil and feta and it was absolutely delicious. My friend enjoyed a bowl of their borscht soup, which is always on their menu and raved about it as well. Would definitely go back and look forward to... More 

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

We are especially proud of our 'made from scratch' soups which we have made every day for going on 19 years. Your review is appreciated and motivates us to carry on. More 

Vancouver Island, BC
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A couple of years ago we went to Lefty's for Mother's Day and it was terrible. Hardly anyone was in the restaurant, the cooks were in the back being very loud and smoking, and one server grudgingly brought us the worst quality dinner we've had in Qualicum Beach in 10 years of living here. That said, lots of people have... More 

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

Thank you for your review and I apologize for your disappointment, especially after you were enticed to return after hearing positive reviews. We continue to strive to improve and hire people who are committed to the principals of hospitality. 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: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?