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“Good place for families”
Review of Lefty's Restaurant

Lefty's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$20
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, 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.
2 reviews
“Good place for families”
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

My family recently enjoyed a late lunch at Leftys in Qualicum Beach. Great service, good food, great place to eat with kids. Kids menu was right up our 5 & 7 year olds' alley.

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Thank Leslie and Greg E
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Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
We have always tried to maintain a kids menu that reflects our fresh food values and satisfies their tastes as well. Glad you enjoyed it.
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English first
Victoria, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“yes they have gluten free toast”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

We sat outside in the sunshine, it was quiet and relatively private. The gluten free toast was delicious and locally made.Our service was fast, the food hot and the server happy. This was our second visit, we'll definitely go again.

Visited June 2014
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Thank fern h
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Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Glad you enjoyed our patio and the positive service. Thanks for your review.
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calgary
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“Frozen not fresh”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

Imagine our surprise to learn fresh food meant frozen @ Lefty's - we were absolutely amazed, shocked to find out the halibut & spotted prawns (that were in season on Vancouver Island) were frozen!!! I guess the claims of fresh food should say fresh frozen. Very, very disappointing.

Visited May 2014
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Thank maggiemayCalgary
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Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
I apologize for any implications you may have inferred from our name. How fresh is fresh? I offer no defense, other than to restate our commitment to serving quality products freshly prepared to order from ingredients that meet our standards of consistency, flavor and value to satisfy our guests. That is the foundation of what we have delivered for the past 17 years and will continue to drive our future.
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Canada
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Very average overall”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We dropped in for a late lunch with a hungry toddler. Waited a few minutes to be seated even though it wasn't very busy, but at least we were greeted. Ordered the grilled cheese with soup and a burger. Soup was very good - tasty and fresh, chock full of veggies. The sandwich was disappointing - the bread was burnt so the whole thing tasted unpleasant. It was not just toasted, but black. Kid was hungry so had to eat it, couldn't wait for another one. Burger was average. All in all a very average experience. Not sure if it was an off day or end of lunch rush, but was disappointed because it did not live up to all the positive reviews.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Hilobb
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Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
A burnt piece of bread and how it can affect the outcome of a day when it's treated too casually is one which we accept responsibility for. We made an error twice in cooking it and serving it. I am sorry we disappointed you. Be assured we let ourselves down too. As to our reviews, I will let them speak for themselves. Perfection is a moving target which we, as a team, are striving to hit.
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“I needed a quick bite fast”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I was greeted at the door , I explained that my blood sugar was low , and they had me on my way in minutes. Very friendly happy people. I will be back. And I will tell everyone to eat there.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Cesareborgia2014
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Robert H, Owner at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
We believe in hospitality and glad you appreciate it! Thanks for promoting us to your friends.
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