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Lefty's Restaurant

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Canadian, International, Contemporary
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280 East Island Hwy | Thrifty Foods Center, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2G3, Canada
+1 250-954-3886
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch on our way north. The restaurant was busy, and we had a short wait. Once seated, we ordered quickly and our service was very good. Our food - wrap, salads - was much better than I expected and is presented attractively. Prices are not cheap, but portions are pretty large; had I not been traveling I would... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went there for breakfast and had the special (omelette with chorizo) and it was very good. There was enuf food that I did not eat until that night. The coffee was also good and strong. note: they have the chorizo specially made for them. The omelettes are with 3 eggs. Next time I will ask for a 2 egg... More 

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Enfield, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents and I went to Lefty's for breakfast simply because it was one of the few breakfast places we could find in Parksville with gluten free options. Let me say, it exceeded all of our expectations. Our waitress, Sherry was outgoing and very friendly, adding to the pleasant experience. All of our food was delicious, portions were large and... More 

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Thank Craig B
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Craig! It can be difficult when trying to navigate dietary restrictions in the restaurant world and even worse when it is gluten free. We are so pleased you enjoyed your breakfast! Enjoy the first days of fall! More 

Edmonton, Canada
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137 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at this establishment was nothing exceptional, but the service and the personality of the staff more than made up for it. We split a chicken burger so we could try a dessert after supper, they have a great selection to finish your meal. Try the house special, "nirvana".

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Thank rvod
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Smart dining choice...splitting so you could try dessert, I like how you think! Having scratch made desserts allow for more creative choices so it does make it difficult to choose. But hey, we never say no to repeat visits! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch here today. Delicious Chicken Burger and my girl had a personal pizza. Fast friendly service and amazing portions. Will be back!

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Thank Dave G
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your lunch Dave! Till we serve you again... More 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal on their patio - their egg special and a Thai salad. Food was delicious. Our server was a bit distracted and took longer than usual. But it do not detract for our lunch and we'll be back!

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Thank Grace L
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

So good to hear you enjoyed your lunch. As we move from crazy summer to laid back fall it takes a bit to adjust so thank you for bringing it to our attention and we look forward to seeing you next time. More 

Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice menu selection with a good choice for kids too. The service was great and they accommodated a couple of requests for us. We ate inside but the patio was a good size and looked nice despite a car park view! It was busy so go a little earlier and don't be surprised if you have to wait. We would... More 

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Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you to the CalgaryCrew! I am happy the Lefty's Crew were able to accommodate your requests. We do fill up quick, but always willing to take reservations. Enjoy your vacation! More 

Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eat in, or take out. The food is great. We had chicken on risotto with perfect vegetables. Great job. Ate at our RV site with the ocean as our view. Best spot in town.

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Thank VictoriaGardener
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Sounds delightful! I hope you enjoyed your stay. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, lots of variety with great gluten free options. Nice pizza and was a beautiful afternoon to sit outside.

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Thank Lisa R
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Lisa! We are truly blessed to live in this part of the world, where afternoons can still be spent on the patio in the sun! More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on the basis of other Tripadvisor reviews. Other than being tucked away in a corner of the lot (so I missed it and assumed the SatNav was being as helpful as usual) it was great. Really comfortable - the patio is really good, though as it was a warm/hot day we opted to stay inside. The pizzas... More 

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Thank Steve G
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Steve. Go easy on the SatNav we often have guests rerouted to the other side of town, so it may not have been its fault. Other than the 'getting' here, I am so pleased you enjoyed your experience! One piece of helpful advice...Have dessert first for it will never ruin your dinner and you'll never miss out on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Canadian, International, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 East Island Hwy | Thrifty Foods Center, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-954-3886
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?