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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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Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy little restaurant. Pizza's looked really good. I had a salad that had nice fresh prawns on it. Friendly service

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

Thank you Rose, it has been a crazy weekend with Family Day and the day o' Love. Crazy days, but wonderful customers such as yourself make it easy! Enjoy the coming of Spring! More 

Parksville, Canada
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have always really enjoyed the menu, food and service at Lefty's. It's tucked away beside Thriftys on the Island Highway so we sometimes forget about it when we are looking for good quality and a variety, but it's always dependable when we do go. Great selection - pretty much something for everyone. Pizzas are excellent and their drinks menu... More 

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

Thank you for the review Kewarner! We are tucked away and even now 20 years later people still are discovering us and that's okay as it allows us to live vicariously through the eyes of someone new and look at ourselves in a new light. It keeps us on our toes! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Lefty's several times each year and we are never disappointed. Everything they serve is top quality and well presented. Personally, I love their pizzas and burgers. Servers are great and always make sure your needs are met. We recommend Lefty's to all our friends.

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

Thank you Galaxycruiser(love the name) I am delighted to hear we never disappoint you! Whether you live in our community or from out of town, the first visit you're a guest but by the third you're considered a regular and one of the family. Thank you for your visits and till we serve you again, enjoy the coming spring! More 

Salt Spring Isla
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to LEFTY'S in Parksville several times and on those occasions we had good service as well as good food. However this week when we went for lunch we were disappointed with the indifferent service and as well as the food. We each had different meals and both were unappetizing, but my meal was the worst. I had... More 

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

That is disappointing to hear Anne. I would have hoped you took it up with your server at the time giving us the opportunity to remake the item that caused the disappointment. We accept our mistakes and will do all in our power to make it right. I will take this issue as well as the description of the service... More 

Nanoose Bay, Canada
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whenever we have that craving for pizza, Left's is the place we go. My wife's favourite is the Leftcoast, while I usually go for the ConCarne. Service has been great.

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Thank baron54
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Baron54 we are very honored for being chosen as your go to pizza place! I will pass on your review for the hard working Pizza Fresh Staff. More 

Duncan, Canada
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Kinda hiding in the Thrifty's mall, I would definitely recommend people searching this place out. When we arrived, there was about a 10 minute wait before we could be seated (busy and clearly in demand). The hostess suggested we browse around the bookstore which is connected to the restaurant and she would come find us there. In no time at... More 

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Thank mel_watkins1219
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Mel! The Mulberry Bush Bookstore is a wonderful way to pass the time while we are busy. We appreciate their hospitality in those times. We truly are blessed with our guests and love nothing more than repaying it with great food and atmosphere. As my grandmother used to say 'Have dessert first, it will never ruin your meal'.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Missed breakfast for an early appointment and once again visited Lefties for an excellent brunch. One can always count on Lefties for quick, friendly service and to provide quality food.

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Thank ed t
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad we could start your day! Whether it be the much needed coffee for us diehards or something more substantial we look forward to providing it! Thank you Ed! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great restaurant to eat in, visit in, Parking can sometimes be a pain, but it's worth it. Food is fresh. Service is very good. Highly recommend this place when in Parksville. Has a nice new patio that is enclosed.

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

Thank you Sheila! We are patiently waiting for the beautiful spring so we may bask in the sunshine on the patio, hope to see you then! More 

Victoria, Canada
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Fun place to enjoy a meal. Wide variety of food. Great layout, try to get one of their funky Booths that seat 4. Great service from Jess and the staff seem prepared to make your experience excellent. Drop in - you won't be dissapointed.

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

Thank you Paul for your wonderful words. I cannot wait to share this with Jess, they love the feedback as much as I do. Enjoy the day! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The resort we were staying at in Parksville recommended Lefty's for lunch and a few of us decided to check it out. The atmosphere was bright and bustling with activity and the service was warm, friendly and very efficient. The food was most excellent and very delicious. I would definitely eat here again and most certainly recommend this restaurant to... More 

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Thank laf592017
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You! It is always a pleasure to share moments of someone's day with them. Thank you for the wonderful review, until we serve you again enjoy the promise of spring. 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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?