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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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Duncan, Canada
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kinda hiding in the Thrifty's mall, I would definitely recommend people searching this place out. When we arrived, there was about a 10 minute wait before we could be seated (busy and clearly in demand). The hostess suggested we browse around the bookstore which is connected to the restaurant and she would come find us there. In no time at... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Missed breakfast for an early appointment and once again visited Lefties for an excellent brunch. One can always count on Lefties for quick, friendly service and to provide quality food.

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Thank ed t
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great restaurant to eat in, visit in, Parking can sometimes be a pain, but it's worth it. Food is fresh. Service is very good. Highly recommend this place when in Parksville. Has a nice new patio that is enclosed.

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Thank Sheila R
Victoria, Canada
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fun place to enjoy a meal. Wide variety of food. Great layout, try to get one of their funky Booths that seat 4. Great service from Jess and the staff seem prepared to make your experience excellent. Drop in - you won't be dissapointed.

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

Thank you Paul for your wonderful words. I cannot wait to share this with Jess, they love the feedback as much as I do. Enjoy the day! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The resort we were staying at in Parksville recommended Lefty's for lunch and a few of us decided to check it out. The atmosphere was bright and bustling with activity and the service was warm, friendly and very efficient. The food was most excellent and very delicious. I would definitely eat here again and most certainly recommend this restaurant to... More 

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Thank laf592017
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You! It is always a pleasure to share moments of someone's day with them. Thank you for the wonderful review, until we serve you again enjoy the promise of spring. More 

Nanoose Bay, Canada
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always fresh--always great. Soups are killer delicious. Desserts are outta this world ! Try Nirvana for a chocolate experience like you have never had before. Tried the holiday flatbread--cranberry sauce; turkey, melted brie and a drizzle of honey. Tastebud explosion.. Service is excellent--most wait staff seem to be long term. Chefs and kitchen staff are consistent as it... More 

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

Wow Karen you are our new cheerleader! Thank you for your great words we appreciate it and it is the reason why we do it! More 

Vancouver
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast and the place was full but they seated us quickly. We ordered the traditional breakfasts and coffee. The service was slow (over half hour wait for eggs and toast) food was cold and pretty expensive for what was served. Would not go back, at least not for breakfast. Service was very friendly.

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

Well Thank you for giving us a try VancouverRay. We always do our best regardless the circumstances, whether it be busy or slow. It sounds like your visit was on a busier day. Our staff are more than willing to fix any mistakes so never hesitate to let them know. We do understand on busier days the reluctance to send... More 

Parksville, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent food, good selection of yummy choices, good service in a nicely designed location. central.

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

Thank you westinmex for your review, short and sweet! More 

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112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Despite it's "hole-in-the-wall" stature, Lefty's deserves serious consideration in your dining planning. Admittedly, my wife and I have only been there for lunch a couple of time, but each time was a great experience. The last time was Dec 8th 2017 after we had done a bit of shopping and were hungry. The server was great. Very friendly snd helpful... More 

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

Good or bad, we'll take it all. The great reviews reaffirms what we do here and the not so good ones keep us striving to make it better, so either way we see it as a win, win. Of course the compliments bring joy to our hearts and we are ever so pleased alberthead, you and your wife enjoyed your... More 

Nanoose Bay, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Lefty's is a clean, bright cafe, offering delicious and fresh West Coast cuisine. We've lunched and brunched at Lefty's several times and joyed our meal and the atmosphere. Service was always prompt and friendly.

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Thank ruthgm2014
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Ruth(gm2014) for making our job a delight! Our guests contribute to the atmosphere as much as we do. It is a pleasure! Happy Holidays More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, International, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?