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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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Abbotsford, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great service, menu has lots of variety and drink prices and specials were great! We chose this place over Boston Pizza to support local businesses, while on vacation. So glad we did! We'll be back for sure next visit:-)

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Thank 4kidsin4years
Cowichan Station BC
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have only tried their pizza but it is delicious! Cookies were great too! The rest of the menu looks pretty darn good as well --must try some other options next time!

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

Tikitorte, thank you! Though most say they will try something else they often go with what they love and that is ok! Pizza and cookies are pretty great! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The folks at Bosley's recommended we go for a coffee while we were waiting for dog rescue open house at the pet store. But we ended up having a Denver Omelette and a cappuccino instead. The Denver was really good as was made with cheddar cheese, not process cheese. It came with toast and cubed potato too. One of the... More 

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

Thank you HXL, we have always been dedicated to offering fresh food made with quality ingredients. It is lovely to read that we can still surprise someone with what we offer, for us it is simply what we do in a day. I hope you enjoyed the dog rescue open house, the staff at Bosley's are a passionately dedicated group... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I always come away from Lefty's feeling full up and that this is a place that's comfy in its own skin. There is something satisfying about the welcome call out as you enter, the immediate offer of a hot drink, and a menu that satisfies most palates including those have to exercise their need not to eat gluten! The coffee... More 

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

Jane, your wonderful words are a treat to read as I sip our fantastic coffee. We are sincere with our hospitality, our dedication to great food and great people has kept us going over the last 20 years. We keep moving forward driven by experiences such as yours as well as learning from the not so great reviews. Thank you... More 

Parksville, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met some old friends there and the service was great and so was the food. Good atmosphere, will be going there again :)

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

It is lovely we could play but a small part in a moment of reuniting with old friends. Thank you for sharing your time with us and for the review brucegrahmflanagan! More 

Monza, Italy
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147 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious tacos and ribs which are worth trying. Staff are friendly and with a bookstore next to it.do try the spicy version for the ribs if you love spicy food.

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

When we first added such a spicy dish we were curious as to how it would go with customers, so it is awesome to hear feed back on the ribs. I cannot get over the delectable smell of the BBQ ribs though. Thank you for the review~Happy Easter! More 

Parksville, BC
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal was very good, the service was good, the server was friendly and it was an enjoyable evening.....would go back again.

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Thank Joan51
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great 5 star review Joan51! It will be a pleasure to share this with the team! More 

Saskatoon
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy place with tasty food. We had one of their burgers on a brioche bun...very good. Lots of seating and a great selection of desserts and drinks.

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

Thank you, SaskatchewanBlowfish for taking the time to relay your experience of our place. More 

Coquitlam, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try this restaurant out tonight and we weren't disappointed. The restaurant was reasonably full of people (always a good sign) when we got there and were greeted and seated right away. Our server Simone was very attentive, friendly and quick to serve. I ordered the chicken burger with Caesar salad and my wife ordered the fish tacos. We... More 

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

Thank you for the detailed experience, I did catch the 'good not great' in your description and it has already become a topic to discuss and change. SO thank you nostinkinbadgers (love the name) for your words. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful friendly atmosphere with fast and excellent service. The food was delicious and the coffee was the best l have tasted in town. An additional benefit of eating here, is the adjoining delightful book shop next door, which had a connect doorway. Thanks to the staff for making our visit great experience

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

What delightful words to read on a Monday with my morning coffee and I agree what a great cup it is. Thank you Mark for the great review, I cannot wait to share this with the teams. 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 Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, 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?