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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take out Falafel bowl. Have had this many times before. When it was opened there was no tomatoes, feta cheese, small dressing where before there was a large one before. The bowl itself was only half full of other ingredients and the falafel tasted old....Called and spoke with a server she took my name and # and said the food manager would call me as she was not available that day. Four days later and still waiting for a call!. You think when you pay $23 for a salad it should be of good quality. I think the least she could have done was to call. Not impressed.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had patio seats, and order to food delivery was 45 min + . Would have ordered another beer or drink for sure if we could have found server. Food was average. Nothing amazing, nothing bad.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 23, 2022 via mobile

How is this the 5th best resto in Parksville? We were told up front when we put our name on the waitlist that it would be 30 minutes for food. No big deal. We only waited about 10 minutes for a table, but then sat...at our table for about 20 minutes with no server acknowledging us. We were just about to leave when a server finally came. I ordered a bowl and the chicken was dry and burned. To make things worse I thought the chicken came with the meal as the server said "do you want chicken or prawns". It wasn't phrased as a question, but my bad for not checking. The waiter never came by to see how our food was, even when he came with the bill. I appreciate that the place was short staffed but then they should have fewer tables available. Thankfully all other meals on the island have been great.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 12, 2022 via mobile

An after work stop to enjoy drinks on the patio and try out their new appies on the new menu! Poke Nachos are delicious!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 18, 2022 via mobile

We went as a family of 4. Ordered starters & mains. Really terrible food. Cooked from frozen. Chicken dry. Burger bun wet. Mac and cheese tasteless. Would have fed my dog the beef burger. The severs only only interested I us when we paid !!...Dreadful don't bother.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 23, 2022

I left my review for Lefty's Pizza but I think it was actually here where we ate, on the patio right by the grocery store. The pizza was top rate and the garlic cheese fries (not sure what they were called) were the best I...have ever had.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 5, 2022

The staff were really friendly, and the food was reasonably priced and was very good. My friend had the Mac & Cheese and said this was one of the best she has ever had (she eats Mac & Cheese alot). I had the Flatbread and...the soup which was really good tooMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 9, 2022

I have written about "Best Burgers" on this site a couple of times in the past, but now must revise my statement once again. Lefty's burger now has the top spot in my estimation. This gem included a large beef patty, cooked to perfection and...topped with a BBQ sauce, bacon, sliced tomatoes, lettuce, pickle and best of all red onions. Served with shoestring fries, and a pint of lager, this was he best lunch I have had in over two years. As always, service at Lefty's was excellent.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 29, 2022 via mobile

Server was attentive but not overbearing. Food was delicious - two had the Ridiculous Turkey Dip, one had the Clubhouse sandwich, and Prawn Tacos for me. Everyone very happy with their food and the restaurant. One thing I would change. The booth we were given...was really low, some of us had difficulty getting out of our seats at the end of the evening.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 18, 2022 via mobile

Great service at this restaurant. Owner was very accommodating. Food was great. Very accepting of young children . Would definitely recommend this for a family outing.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 29, 2022 via mobile

Great food and great service. I had the Leftie Beef burger and my friend had the Hawaiian pizza. Great burger and an awesome pizza. Definitely returning!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 15, 2021

We drove up from Victoria to Nanaimo and decided to take the further drive up to Parksville so we could have eggs benny at Lefty's. We have been there many times before and had always gotten good service and good food. We arrived about 11:20...and got our seat right away. We placed our order soon after and began to wait... and wait... and wait. Our waitress eventually dropped off some cutlery and napkins but the food did not follow. Eventually after about an hour I asked what the eta was on our order. The woman at the till said she would check and came back to say " they are just plating it up". I sat back down and our food soon arrived. However it seems it was "plated up" quite some time ago. The eggs benny were dry as were the hash browns, the toast was so dry it resembled a cracker. No-one apologized for the delay and oddly enough no-one came by to ask the usual " how is everything"?... I think they knew things were not up to their standard. This was so disappointing... I would normally give them a four or five star rating but something went off the rails on this visit. If some-one had apologized for the delay and made sure we got the usual quality of food I would not complain. We will try them again but another experience like the last one and we won't bother anymore.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 7, 2021 via mobile

This was our first time at this restaurant and it didn’t disappoint. They had so many items we wanted to try, it took awhile to order! Service was great, the food was delicious; recommend the loco bread, so good. Many gluten free options which is...nice for a change. The staff was friendly and prompt, food came out quickly and hot. Definitely will return next time we are in town.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 30, 2021

We just arrived for a visit and went to Lefty's for lunch before we checked in. We found a nice chardonnay to enjoy. We started with nachos which were only cheesy on one side for the dairy allergy of my date. We followed with nice...well prepared burgers. Service was very friendly.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 18, 2021

Thai bowl tastes nothing like Thai, not sure what was on it but it had no flavour at all and the added chicken was creepishly soft…I told both waitresses that came to my table and they could t have cared less…this is my first time...to Qualicum and I wished I had eaten at my hotel again. NOT IMPRESSED Sangria was really good though. And when I left the waitress didn’t even say goodbye or nothing which I heard her saying goodbye and thank you to every other customer before I left.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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If you go to their web site, there is an option to contact them directly. I would give you the link but answers are not allowed to include this info. Best to get your answer from the restaurant as I'm not sure many previous... More
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Sorry we do not accept American Express and unfortunately our Health Inspector does not allow pets on our patios.
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LEFTY'S RESTAURANT, Parksville - 280 East Island Hwy - Updated 2022 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Lefty's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4