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“tasty”
Review of Lefty's Restaurant

Lefty's Restaurant
Price range: $7 - $19
Cuisines: American, Canadian, Soups, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located in downtown Qualicum Beach, Lefty's has been crafting fresh food daily since 1996. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts (with many gluten-free and vegetarian options available), the restaurant features comfort food with a twist and seasonal specials along with a warm, welcoming ambiance and cozy tables. Lefty's now offers stone-baked artisan thin-crust pizzas with sauces made from scratch, blended cheeses and fresh ingredients. Or start your morning with a Lefty's local breakfast, made with free-range eggs, custom British-style banger sausages, house-made jam, hot sauce and fresh-brewed locally-roasted organic coffee.
Parksville, Canada
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“tasty”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Had the quesadilla and it was simple and tasty. Thought the extra charge for tofu or chicken or avocado mix was a bit cheeky. Service was OK, not intrusive, but not helpful either. A restaurant with good intentions. I would go back.

  • Visited June 2013
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Black Creek, Canada
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167 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great morning spot”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We met in the middle of the island for a breakfast get together. No wait on a Sunday morning,
food was really good, service really good and respectful. The menu notes the gluten free options,
which was very helpful. Lots of refills for beverages, and questions if we were happy with the
food. Clean and cheery!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank butler52
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Parksville, Canada
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“lunch on Father's Day”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

We met our son and grandson on Father's day for lunch on one of the busiest days in Qualicum. Car Show Day! We waited in line for about 15 minutes, and checked out the menu there. We were seated, and gave our order right away. Our food came really quickly, considering how busy they were. Since they were so busy, our server came and asked very politely if we would surrender a chair and one more of us sit in the booth, which we did. The food was delicious and hot. Really enjoyed our meal.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Judith E
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Surrey, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice surprise.”
Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Went there alone and it was very busy. Only one table available. I was seated and the server came back in a respectable amount of time to get my order. Food came quickly and hot. Very good flavour and atmosphere was comfortable.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank stuartt619
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Nanaimo, Canada
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good coffee, cool vibe, slow service”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Having driven by Lefty's a number of times, we finally stopped in one morning for breakfast. We loved the atmosphere and the very neat "lefty" concept, one of us being a lefty. The hostess told us we could sit anywhere. And that is when the wait began.The coffee took ages and after it finally came, we were able to place our breakfast order. Although we weren't in a major rush, we didn't expect to wait for well over half an hour for a very simple breakfast. When it arrived, it appeared to have been sitting under the heat lamps for a while and wasn't as tasty as it might have been. We liked this restaurant but were a bit resentful of the very slow service. We hope next time things will be more efficient!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank canadatraveljunkie39
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Jason H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
We are so sorry that we gave you a less than great first impression of our restaurant. I assure you that we have discussed this with all parties and certainly intend that this does not happen again. Would you please contact me, Joan Smith-Hodgson at the restaurant so we can make it better!
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