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“Cozy place with fresh food”
Review of Lefty's Restaurant

Lefty's Restaurant
Price range: US$8 - US$19
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Canadian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located in downtown Qualicum Beach, Lefty's has been crafting fresh food daily since 1996. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts (with many gluten-free and vegetarian options available), the restaurant features comfort food with a twist and seasonal specials along with a warm, welcoming ambiance and cozy tables. Lefty's now offers stone-baked artisan thin-crust pizzas with sauces made from scratch, blended cheeses and fresh ingredients. Or start your morning with a Lefty's local breakfast, made with free-range eggs, custom British-style banger sausages, house-made jam, hot sauce and fresh-brewed locally-roasted organic coffee.
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner at this popular Qualicum Beach restaurant. The maple glazed salmon was delicious. Half order of ribs got a thumbs up too though portion size seems very conservative. The rice and vegetables were nicely done. The service was solid, and I would definitely return for dinner or lunch.

Thank Mark F
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Anthony C, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

Hi Mark - thanks for taking the time to share your positive review of Lefty's here on tripadvisor. Happy to hear you enjoyed your meals and the service. I'll touch base with our kitchen team about portion sizes, as that is only something we've recently noticed a a few people make comments about. Thanks for the feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

We ended up at Lefty's in Qualicum after a very bad experience trying to eat at The Final Approach. We were seated immediately and treated by a super friendly waitress named Erin! After our previous bad experience Erin (who was on the wiser) made us feel like we had made the best choice ever and were about to have a great breakfast!! We ordered our drinks, were able to order breakfast until noon (on a Sunday!) and enjoy chatting amongst ourselves and catch up before the food arrived. The restaurant was clean, busy but not crowded, efficient and the server was fantastic!! Our food arrived as ordered and was fresh, Erin was always available if needed to accommodate any requests and checked in to see how our meal was. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a 5 star! Thanks!!

Thank SharingMyOpinion79
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Anthony C, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

Hi SharingMyOpionion79,

Thank you for your 5-star review of Lefty's! We were so glad to read that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant and that Erin helped make your visit a memorable one. We're very lucky to have her - and many other fantastic servers - on our team. We especially enjoyed your description of the restaurant and your meals. We can't wait to share your review with our entire team. See you next time!

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Reviewed January 27, 2017

We enjoy Lefty's after completing errands in Qualicum Village or at the Parksville location and have eaten here at least 6 times.
An interesting menu with beer and wine choices. We particularly like the Thai shrimp on rice, which is slightly different at each restaurant. Friendly staff and good value.

Thank Catherine L
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Anthony C, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2017

Hi Catherine L - thanks for your positive review of our restaurant. Glad to hear you enjoyed our drink selection and the Coconut Prawns. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed January 25, 2017

so you are starving for lunch & you pop in just before 1 pm - the first rush is over and you should expect to be able to order & be served within 20 minutes, right? The menu is simple - it was just a salad and a sandwich order. But 35 minutes later we get the meal. Noticed others around us had the same S L O W service - oh yes this was on a Thursday - not even a busy Friday when lots of people head out for a meal.

Food servings disappointed us also considering you pay over $10 for a salad and then there is the extra fee for protein - soup size bowls for a salad meal- nope. And please go elsewhere & view the sizes of a clubhouse sandwich. Yours could feed a 12 yr kid but leaves a man feeling hungry.

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Thank Derah D
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Anthony C, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2017

Hi Derah D - thanks for your review. 35 minutes is not a timing standard that we aim for and as such, I have brought your complaint to the attention of our chef who was working that day. It's been awhile since we have had a complaint about portion (i.e. food serving) sizes of our dishes. A starter-size salad in our restaurant is $5, the regular size is $10 and the larger 'meal-size' is $15. All salad sizes are available during both lunch and dinner. Yes, we do charge for adding proteins (i.e. chicken, prawns, salmon, steak, etc. ) to salads. But if a guest identifies to us that they have a 'man-size' appetite, we will gladly take the time to direct them to the heftier items on our menu and fresh sheets - such as our housemade beef burger or the meatloaf focaccia sandwich - instead of a salad.

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Reviewed January 22, 2017

We have been to Lefty's a few times now since moving here. The price is definitely reflective of what you get. Yes about $15 average per item but worth it. The burgers taste homemade. The Bolder Mac and Cheese is amazing. The Chicken Burger is also very very yummy.

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Thank tiffanys697
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Anthony C, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2017

Hi tiffanys697 - thanks for your positive review of our restaurant here on tripadvisor. Glad to hear you and your guest(s) enjoyed your meals. Our beef burgers are indeed made and pressed by hand right here in the restaurant. Thanks again and hope to see you soon!

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