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Lefty's Restaurant

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Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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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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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 2 days ago NEW

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
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there yesterday with my wife (w/o the kids 😊) for a light lunch. It was Saturday so I figured it would be busy. We were told the wait would be a 15 minutes...but it was no problem as we just hung out at the book store (accessible from the restaurant!). We were notified in the book store when our... More 

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

We are truly pleased you enjoyed your lunch Pat K. We appreciate the Mulberry Bush bookstore for accommodating our waiting guests. It is a fantastic way to wait. Thank you for taking the time to review us Pat! More 

Nanoose Bay, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been eating at Lefty's in Parksville and Qualicum for a number of years now. Exceptional food! It is licensed which is nice if you feel like a bottle of wine or beer with your meal. Everything is made fresh on site and so delicious! Did I mention their desserts? To die for!

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Thank livewise27
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

It is awesome when our regular guests take the time to inform people reading the information on this site, how we rate for them. Thank you Livewise27 for your words. More 

Surrey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The waitress was lovely and very accomidateling to the 7year old girl we had with us. The decor was welcoming and unique.

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

Thank you Sue, I am happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and appreciate the review. More 

Parksville, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very clean and the service is execllent .a small restaurant so reserve ahead . summers are very busy and only a block from the ocean ..very reasonable priced and have a great special dayly.go on to his web site and get coupons half price or freesecond meal the burger is to die for home maid burger . and if its... More 

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

Thanks Wayne! We are honored when people celebrate with us so why not free birthday dessert! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether at the Parksville location or in Qualicum, the food is always good and the service is great.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

So are you! More 

Port Alberni, Canada
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quirky and fresh, Lefty's offers an eclectic menu and lush, decadent desserts. I've eaten here several times and never been disappointed. On this occasion, I opted for the Thai noodle salad and cup of the daily soup which was delish!

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Thank islandgurl2
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you islandgurl2! I am in total agreement with the dessert! Carol does a fantastic job and for those celiacs out there she makes a mean gluten free dessert too... More 

Parksville, Canada
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Leftys is more of a fine dining restaurant, its tucked away in the corner of a few other stores. Its a small place, good food but not the best on service

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Thank lisa_brian123
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us, any specifics on the service feel free to contact us directly so we can correct any issue immediately at lefty@leftys.tv More 

Alberta
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Cute place in Parksville for casual dining. Homemade diner style food. Clean and good service and good value.

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Thank oceanlover66
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You Oceanlover66! More 

Kelowna
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went for lunch and shared a meal. The food was great and the portions were huge, glad we shared. Our server was great!

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Thank heathern328
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! The day is better when you are having fun and even more grand when those who come to visit us are having a great time 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
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?