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Lefty's Restaurant

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Canadian, Gluten Free Options, 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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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for lunch after reading Trip Advisor reviews. What a disappointment! The fish tacos were made with cardboard-like tortillas and contained a minuscule amount of fish. The beef burger was unremarkable, and the bun was dry. Their "southpawtatoes" might have been better had they been hot, but tasted like warmed over baked potato wedges. While the waitresses were... More 

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

Certainly a 'second look' should be earned. When a guest has a poor experience and will not return, we can only apologize and express our gratitude for the review so that we can address the circumstances and improve our efforts to insure consistency. Despite our positive reviews and our position in our market we take nothing for granted and remain... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came across lefty's and decided to go there for dinner with the clan. Ordered pizza, fish tacos, Pablo chicken and salad with prawns. Food was fantastic and service was good. Recommend lefty a for anyone visiting parksville.

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Thank Satvir T
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you found us Satvir T. It is rewarding to have such great reviews during a time when maintaining a standard of quality is more challenging. It sounds like the wonderful crew in the kitchen delivered once again. Thank you for bringing the clan in and thank you for taking the time to write this review. More 

Okanagan Valley
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Meals and service are always great, and the dessert is to die for!! We stop at either Lefty's in Parksville or Qualicum Beach every time we are on the island

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Thank Berlie66
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Berlie for including us in your travel plans. Dessert will never ruin a meal if you have it first, just saying... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for quick burger and came out with recommendations for our trip to Tofino! Very friendly and efficient staff. Good food in nice surroundings.

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

Thanks Louise. I joke how we become tourist information booths in the summer, but it really is true. For us suggesting where and what people should do while visiting allows us to live vicariously through our guests, so thank you for letting us be apart of your vacation. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It offers a reasonable range of dishes at sensible prices, very family friendly with efficient helpful staff.

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Thank BobS26_13
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Bob, our pleasure! More 

Langford, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. Comfortable seating, delicious food made from scratch and the best pies EVER! Lemon meringue is my favourite!

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Thank Soluna13
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Soluna13! No argument here! Carol is an amazing baker who never disappoints! I personally love all that is chocolate so the Peanut Butter chocolate Pie is my current favorite. But alas fall is around the corner and that my friends means Carol will be rocking the Pumpkin Pie! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I got to sit outdoors and the service and food were very good. I went twice while in the area. The thin crust pizza was great!

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

Why thank you Terry! Our Pizza Fresh team has been rocking it this summer! We couldn't be more proud of their consistent delivery of amazing fresh pizza. More 

Calgary, Canada
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lefty’s, Parksville, British Columbia – Visited August 16, 2016 – Good Value – Just on the main street through Parksville. Good parking. Pleasant and friendly entrance, recently upgraded outside patio. Nice ambiance. The staff was friendly and informative. The food choices were extensive. The qualities and quantities were ample for the prices. We would return.

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

We would love to have you visit us again Tim. Thanks for acknowledging our great staff and thanks for the positive review. More 

Parksville, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food is pretty standard fare and never disappoints. There are some great and friendly staff members but, like other places, there are sometimes people that just get up on the wrong side of bed.

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

Thank you Christian! Thank you for recognizing we too can be human, and for not judging us on one cranky pants who probably didn't drink the delicious morning nectar from which personality emerges and crankiness dies. More 

Parksville, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The meal was wonderful, no long waiting beautiful décor. Newly renovated. They make sure that your order is hot or cold which ever you have ordered arrived to the table the way it should.

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Thank Samantha962
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for noticing the details Samantha and for taking the time to let us know. 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, Gluten Free Options, 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, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?