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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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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always a great meal, reasonably priced and the service is fast and very friendly. A good menu with lots of tasty options

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

Guests Great! Thank you Jesse for the great review! Don't forget to check out the fresh sheets that change at the beginning of every month, offering more variety. Enjoy the Spring. More 

Prince George, Canada
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a late lunch. Hubby's burger was a clear winner in every aspect, my spinach and blue cheese salad, was, just ok. The blue cheese was supposedly in the dressing, but if there was cheese in that dressing it was microscopic in size and taste. $13 for spinach leaves, the equivalent of 1/2 a small tomato, some cuke... More 

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

Great point Heidi. I can understand the microscopic size of cheese in dressing as they blend it so it may pour easily, but the taste, I agree it should taste like blue cheese. I will bring it to the attention of the kitchen so they may adjust. Thank you for giving us a heads up on this. More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Breakfast is very good and service has been just as good the 4 times that we have been here . Outdoor patio is great no special view but nice to be out I. The sun

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

Thank you Jeff. We cannot wait for the sun either and at this point I am not sure what we look at will matter, though it does help when Thrifty's has all their beautiful plants out and I can pretend it is my garden. More 

Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome pizza! Ribs...face licking good! Excellent service! Tucked away by Thrifty Foods! Great find!

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

Short and to the point, yet I am craving ribs now...awesome description SharoMax. Thank you for the 5 star review. More 

Victoria, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with a friend at a busy weekend lunchtime. We were acknowledged quickly (by two different staff members) and our hostess apologized that the only table was by the door- we were glad we decided to stay! I had a bowl of the soup of the day which was a very healthy version of chicken veggie- full of veggies and... More 

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Thank finnigan50
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you finnigan50 for this great review. We make our soups from scratch as well as our dressings which make all the difference. I am delighted the bookstore enchanted your day as it often does to mine. Here's to perfect afternoons! More 

Parksville, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate in both the Lefty's locations during our recent stay on Vancouver Island. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I highly recommend Lefty's to everyone.

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

Thank you Monica for the 5 star review on behalf of both locations! I hope you enjoyed your stay on our beautiful island. More 

Parksville, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure what West Coast cuisine is, but Lefty's has more than the usual number of seafood "twists" to many family favourites. Great burgers - good breakfasts - they even do Christmas dinner with all the fixin's. My review says "Breakfast" but we have been here for dinner and lunch as well. Very satisfying food and portions, leaning towards very... More 

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

Wow Roy, what a wonderful review! I am always perplexed with the 'West Coast Cuisine' label, to us here at Lefty's we focus on making great food while living on the West Coast? Or does it mean seafood, see, perplexed! Regardless of what others may call us may we always succeed at providing you with consistently great eats, for that... More 

Nelson, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the third time within the last couple of months at Lefty's in Parksville, and I have been disappointed all three times. The service was slow despite few other people eating lunch. The staff in fact seemed happier visiting behind the bar. The food was bland, not warm enough, and poorly presented. What is so surprising to me in... More 

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

As always we are not satisfied with a disappointed guest experience. I hope this guest brought the item to the attention of their server who would have endeavored to correct the circumstances in a positive manner. If this was not the case, I apologize and assure this guest that when 100% satisfaction is not possible, taking responsibility to make it... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved Lefty's very good decor about the left handed population. Really good food served fresh and quickly as well. Had a Greek special and a highlight of the plate was the best spanakopita I've had in some time! Partner had a pasta dish which he said was so good he could almost lick the plate. A great experience for both... More 

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Thank Valstrips_2013
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Our intentional purpose is to have guests enjoy their experience on every level, and when we do as with your visit it warms our hearts and renews our spirit. Thank you for sharing your experience. PS we will avert our eyes so you may lick the plate Till we serve you again... More 

Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our evening meal here. I had a small issue with my meal and the recovery was really great. Tucked away by a grocery store but worth the visit.

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

It is wonderful to hear our great team took care of you! Humaning can be difficult and we all have those moments. Thank you for taking the time to review us. 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
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?