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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 - 20:00
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Penticton, Canada
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Very friendly reception. You had to wait awhile for the food to arrive. It came very hot and the portions were huge. My husband and I split one order. The desserts will surprise you with their inventiveness. When the bill arrived we were again surprised at how reasonable it was. This small hole in the mall was big on value,potion... More 

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Thank Arla744
Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are elated with your positive review. It is our intention to provide this for all of our guests and when the factors all come together it inspires us to sustain the effort for more years to come. (19 so far) Thank you More 

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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

I didn't give a better rating because 1) I was disappointed with one of my meals (out of three for the week - not bad!), and 2) I felt like the wait was longer than it should have been on all three visits. Good food (overall) with very friendly service!

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

Thanks for your review Jim. I appreciate that you enjoyed our food and apologize that you were disappointed with the pace of its delivery. I will say that we do not take short cuts with our food which is prepared to order. I offer this not as an excuse but as a point of understanding that, for example, restaurants that... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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745 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Don't be afraid to try the pizza and soups. Wonderful food experiences and it's hard to get past the dessert case. It's all amazing.

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Thank orreo5859
Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, North Carolina. Hope you enjoyed your visit. Glad you enjoyed your experience and thanks for the positive, enthusiastic review. More 

Victoria
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We had breakfast here on 3 occasions. The breakfast menu is a little limited but what we did have was excellent. Good portions and very tasty. Good coffee too! Staff are efficient and friendly. There is a Lefty's in Qualicum Beach too.

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

Thanks for your review and thrilled that it motivated you to return 3 times. More 

Abbotsford, Canada
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

We were in Parksville overnight and after reading reviews decided to give it a try...must have been good because we went back for breakfast! I'll start with the food, which was real food, made fresh and tasted great. Our only complaint ( and now wish we'd actually told them) was we had a artichoke dip starter which was sooooo garlicky... More 

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Thank Windsong76
Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you! Fresh is what we do! I love when guests experience all aspects of what we offer. I will give them a heads up about the garlic. Cannot wait to serve you again, Parksville Lefty's Staff. More 

Coquitlam, Canada
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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Whether it's for lunch or dinner, you can always be guaranteed a great meal and kind, efficient service!

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Thank 2go2anywhere
Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We love what we do and I am glad it shows! Deanna D More 

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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this place by a friend, 2/3 of our meals was tasty. The pizza and the quesadilla were good. The Thai wrap was not. It should have been, it had noodles, chicken, carrots and red cabbage in it. Zero sauce. I could kind of taste the sauce in the first couple bites of the end of it, but... More 

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Thank MaggieG1234
Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! It is hard to accommodate every taste bud, some like it saucy and some don't. I wish you had more time as well because we would have loved the opportunity to make sure your meal was done to your satisfaction. Next time we'll sauce you up right (or left)! Deanna D. More 

Nanaimo
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

the best lunch spot in Nanaimo. Unusual dishes everything very tasty. My only complaint is the restaurant is too small. They need to expand.

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Thank carolmB9146MJ
Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

If the only complaint you have is we are too small I'll take it! I am truly elated you enjoyed your experience of our restaurant. Until we see you again, enjoy the season! Deanna D. More 

Canada
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689 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

Can get crowded in the summertime at dinner. There is a nice sized patio and on a hot day, bring your leased pet The food is incredible whether you visit for breakfast, lunch dinner or just drop by for coffee and dessert. The blueberry apple pie is my favorite but the there is a wide selection of tempting desserts. The... More 

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

Thanks for another great review! I personally love the caramel apple pie, but agree all the desserts are pretty fantastic! Enjoy the perfect fall we are having and see you again soon! Deanna D More 

Qualicum Beach, Canada
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143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

OMG! I just had the most delicious schnitzel in years. Perfectly cooked and my poor tastebuds went crazy! I will be back later this month for a repeat! I enjoyed my meal SO much!!

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Thank Moiraine8
Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

I cannot wait to show the kitchen your positively wonderful review, thank you! The Schnitzel is part of the feature sheet they create every month, so to have such great feedback gives them a pat on the back for such creative dishes. Don't forget the schnitzel will be gone at the end of October so be sure to get in... 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, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?