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Lefty's Restaurant

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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 - 8:00 pm
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 25, 2016

Friendly service, clean, comfortable, cozy. Our family likes to sit in the circular booths. The left coast pizza is excellent and nothing we've been served has been bad. We've been there numerous times. My wife has several food sensitivities and Lefty's has always been very accommodating both in checking what was in a dish and making substitutions.

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

I am elated with your review, thank you for taking the time to write it. It is wonderful your wife is able to find dishes which accommodate her sensitivities. Often times it can be difficult for the whole family trying to find something for everyone. I am delighted we could do this for you and yours. (and the booths are... More 

Oliver, British Columbia
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160 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2016

Entered to a pleasant greeting and seated right away. A very personable server explained the daily special and then left us to peruse the menu, which was varied and most interesting. The restaurant is licensed but we declined for our lunch hour. The special this day was Mediterranean flat bread topped with carmelized onions,artichoke, sun dried tomatoes plus mixed greens... More 

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your positive experience with us and took the time to review us. More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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199 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

i ordered a Smoked salmon flatbread, whilst it was tasty, it was not as described, had no avocado in it and had way too much mayonnaise, might go back again to try something else. I would come here if i had lots of time, service is friendly, but slow. with tip it cost me nearly 13 dollars for a 5x6... More 

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1 Thank Rose S
Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Although we disappointed you I am grateful that you took the time to submit your review. Please feel free to contact me or our manager Deanna and we will be pleased to prepare another flatbread for you, on us. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2016

We picked this place at random after reading some reviews. We were passing through Parksville enroute to Tofino, so not familiar w/the area restaurants. Pleasantly surprised. Our group enjoyed giant oatmeal pancakes, veggie egg scramble and an open omelette. all very tasty. My only negative comments would be that my hot chocolate wasn't very good, and definitely not worth $4:(... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It is never our intention to rush our guests as hospitality is our prime motivation that has sustained us through all these years. I will make sure to readdress this with our staff. Our hot chocolate is heated chocolate milk but if it was not to your satisfaction for any reason we would have taken... More 

Parksville
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2016

Today I tried a new item on the menu, I believe it was called pineapple prawn curry. It was delicious and I would definitely have it again. My husband had the pasta special which he thought was great. As usual, great, friendly service and yummy food!

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1 Thank Gail B
Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Gail. Your support and that of all our regulars is what has sustained us for all these years. We appreciate the time you took to review us and your gracious comments. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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138 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2016

My friend and I had brunch here. We shared a pumpkin spice pancake (2 slices) and a special smoked salmon omelette. The portions were big and the food was delicious. There doesn't seem to be a lot of seats so we were lucky to get there early. Everything was good just that the waitresses seemed a bit preoccupied and it... More 

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

Love that you loved our breakfast. We will discuss the attentiveness factor in our next service meeting as it is our intention to deliver and continually improve the level of our hospitality. More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed January 12, 2016

We have been coming to both Leftys for years. I brought my kids here since they were small and now they are adults. The menu seems to not have changed at all except for the prices?? I also think the service is just not what it used to be. Went for dinner and it was pretty empty yet the servers... More 

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

The irony of this review on the day we have returned to the top spot is not lost on us and, in fact, hurts. That feeling will fade quickly as we, like we always have, resolve to continue to stay focused on our commitment to our guests and their satisfaction. We will earn our rating by doing the work despite... More 

Kamloops, Canada
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162 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2016

Husband and I went to Lefty's on a whim for breakfast, just before heading to the grocery store. We hadn't been too impressed with previous visits to this or the other restaurant in Qualicum Beach but thought a breakfast couldn't be compromised. Wrong decision. We selected the special of 'bangers and omelet' to share. The meal came and the bangers... More 

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

It has been a difficult journey to the realization that we are unable to satisfy the culinary expectations of all of our guests. It is a fact we accept and we listen in an effort to continue to improve. Taking responsibility, whether it is our mistake or the subjective taste of our guests will remain the recourse we are committed... More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2016

We go to Lefty's for ribs regularly. The are very meaty and tender. All their food is tasty. Their menu is varied, from soups, salads, creative sandwiches, wraps to main entrees. The wine selection is minimal. The portions are large and we have always found the service good. You need a reservation in the summer for dinner since they are... More 

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

Thanks for being a great guest and glad we were able to live up to your and our own expectations. More 

Coquitlam, Canada
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7 reviews
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Reviewed January 7, 2016

I had one meal there, but I loved the vibe inside and our server was really nice. The BBQ chicken quesadilla was quite tasty, and if ever I'm back in Parksville, I would love to stop by again. The little village surrounding it is quite cute as well.

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

We look forward to seeing you again and hope that the bbq chicken quesadilla was sufficient to encourage your return. There's lots more to try too. 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?