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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 145
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    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good service

Tasty food, but particularly happy with the service. Have 6 yr old who is left-handed and quite appreciated the special treatment he received as a result. A nice touch :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
shellbell8888
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Tasty food, but particularly happy with the service. Have 6 yr old who is left-handed and quite appreciated the special treatment he received as a result. A nice touch :)

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast one morning. A two egg, two sausage, fried potatoes and coffee came to about $16.00/person. Seemed a bit pricey to me and we can do better in Sidney. Service was very slow.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Typical pub fare, good portions. We sat on the patio and were bothered all the time by wasps. It's such a problem they hand out those electric ping pong paddles with the drinks for the big game hunters. The salads were fresh, the chicken dish overdone, baked, with cheese and sauce all over it. In this sleepy town, it might... More 

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

Thanks for your review Steve. Sorry the chicken dish disappointed you. Hope you will give us another try. Perhaps a better description would be some variations on pub fare as we have never had a deep fryer and the diversity of our menus (available online) reflects a wide variety of styles and tastes. More 

Moose Jaw, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We sat outside on the patio where we enjoyed watching shoppers walk by. Our order was taken promptly; however, it is a good thing we were not in a hurry as we waited a very long time for our food to arrive. The food was delicious, so we soon forgot about our wait time!

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

I apologize for the service. Not knowing any further details it is difficult to respond. Summer in the Oceanside area is intensely busy and often the restaurant is full. Meals are prepared in the order that they come in and many factors can affect the timing. Glad you enjoyed your meals! More 

Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Always a favourite for breakfasts and lunches. We have not tried dinner. We always make a point to visit each time we are in Parksville or Qualicum.

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

After the previous review, this is my favourite review of the year! Are we the ultimate restaurant around? NO, but we do care about every one of our guests and especially appreciate a positive review that helps to motivate our team. Thank you, you made our day. More 

Qualicum Beach, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My family and I went for dinner tonight at Lefty's based on some reviews. The food was terrible. I had the fajitas and they were pretty bad. My son had a Marguerita pizza. When it arrived at the table I could not believe how terrible it looked- and it literally had less than one basil leaf julienned on the top.... More 

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

I apologize for your experience. We are deeply and genuinely hurt by this type of review and always look to examine and correct the nature of the experience with our teams. The title of this review implies that all of our food is terrible rather than the particular meals in question and negates the caring of all those who got... More 

Victoria, Canada
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Half our party had a great lunch here (fish tacos) and the other half found it average. It certainly was a good place to stop for lunch, but a bit pricier that I expected. Atmosphere is nice. I liked the sayings posted about and the deli counter / open kitchen design. Our server was a bit on the slow side.... More 

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

Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the tacos. We remain committed to guest satisfaction and taking responsibility for our mistakes. Hit and miss is not a descriptive that we are comfortable with and is best measured by listening to our guests every day. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

this restaurant was recommended to us by the locals. The Wraps are very good as well as the Quesadilla and Enchiladas. Service was good and friendly.

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

We appreciate your positive review and the support of our local regular guests who know us well enough to recommend us. It is year 19 and the Lefty's family of guests and staff is our greatest reward. More 

Vancouver Island
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The party room was welcoming in the back , as our friends & family gathered to celebrate 2 birthdays . The mood was happy , the drinks flowing , but then came the meal ....sadly not impressed with the quality or quantity of the food . I ordered the 6 oz steak ...the only thing on the menu without sauce... More 

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

Disappointing our guests, especially on a birthday, is not an acceptable outcome. I apologize for your experience. The circumstances have been addressed with our team in an effort to improve the things we did poorly and reinforce and embrace the things we did well so that the combination will improve all of us. Thank you for taking the time to... More 

Sherwood Park, Canada
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We discovered this place back when it first opened in 1996 and we go back every chance we get. The food is always great. The menu seems to change each time we go here which is exciting. One of the best! Remember to eat with your left hand, it makes the food taste even better.

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

Thanks John. Great to hear from one of our original guests and even better to hear that we are still delivering the positive experience we started with. Next year is number 20 and look forward to seeing you again. 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: Families with children, Large groups, 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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