Lefty's
Lefty's

Lefty's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.leftyslobster.com/
  • Phone: 9727749518x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Francisco Panales
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Gus or Chris 9727749518x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beltline and Runyon Rd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Lefty's
Lefty's is Addison's only "East Coast" seafood restaurant and regular hangout for sports figures, celebrities and chefs. Lefty's serves the freshest fish, superb hand cut steaks, live lobsters, king crab legs, cold water oysters, clams, pasta and the chef's fabulous daily specials. Lefty’s offers an excellent wine list and a cozy well stocked bar. Lefty's "a neighborhood joint with world class food" operated by the Papageorge family renowned for the finest food, service and atmosphere since 1910.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Lefty's reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)fit for foodies (31)special occasion (26)good for groups (18)hot spot (14)great for lunch (13)notable wine list (11)kid-friendly (11)vibrant bar scene (9)romantic (8)late-night find (5)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Top 25 for sure
    uniqueinindy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food, excellent value. I had scallops - which were prepared perfectly! My son had the "cull" lobster (his first lobster) and really enjoyed the meal. Great local "feel" and ambiance. Service was great, and complete staff were welcoming, friendly, and helpful. Would suggest to all for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date night first time there
    Diningout
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went on our date night and found it perfect. We will be back to try the other dishes on the menu. We will be telling our other (couple) friends about it and also going with them for an evening with them to visit, hangout and enjoy the evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster, Lobster, Lobster!!!!!
    LobstaLuvva
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If you can't get up to Maine, then this is the next place around here to get a real lobster fix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great overall!
    Chuzee
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Third time to Lefty's. Food is always great. Service is always great. It has an east coast feel. We love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, but smoky
    Mike
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went to Lefty's based on the reviews and the food was pretty good. The steak and lobster were both better than average and the service was very good. However, there is a bar inside the restaurant and smoking is allowed at that bar. The evening we ate there had a fair amount of smokers and that somewhat ruined the meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I Lilke Lefty's
    scausey
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Price was reasonable for lobster. It was cooked right and tasted good. Not the best I've had but good. Lobster Bisque was average. Good atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    doug123
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We eat at Lefty's a few times a year and always wonder when we are leaving why we don't come here more often. The food is always great and the service is excellent. Our last visit we had Brent and he was a charmer. Quick service, professional demeanor, and most importantly a great personality. And he gives you honest feedback on the specials. We always get annoyed when the waitstaff just says everything is great. And of course he stated "in his opinion" which is what we are asking for. Fun night and a relaxing dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Llbbtx1
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Lefty's has been around for a long time and continues to serve good food in a nice, friendly environment.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    Txpups
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Always great food and service. Friendly neighborhood hidden gem. Fresh seafood and delicious steaks and chicken. Generous portions and great weekly/daily specials on fresh catch items. One of our favorite weekend dining spots for years.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service!
    ShayS
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Lefty's has the absolute best customer service with a smile. They are always glad to see you and welcome you to return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    ShayS
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Lefty's in a hidden gem in Addison! They don't have to market, word of mouth in working for them.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • deda
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Eat here often and are NEVER disappointed in the food! Service can be slow at times ...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation is meaningless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food is great, but we were seated an hour after out reservation time. Very enjoyable meal, but just be ready to wait.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anonymous
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Fun place with great food and service! Coconut pie is the best! Noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Perfect anytime, especially for a romantic dinner. Very personable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Every time we go to Lefty's it's delicious. The best clam chowder and crab claws.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    CarlaGeeVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Lefty's is really a hidden gem. GREAT food; and a very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lefty's is great
    ss66
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great seafood at a reasonable price. Stuffed snapper was outstanding as was Lefty's pasta. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way too noisy
    kirkwob
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This place started off wrong from the beginning. We could not hear each other from across the table. Waiter even had problem hearing us. They didn't have my wife's first two drink choices and while they had one of my favorite wines, I would not say they have a "notable" wine list. It was not a good place to take my wife after being out of town for two weeks. After all that, the food was OK and the service was adequate.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was ok, but nothing special.
    MiMiJ36
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I had the shrimp scampi, the flavor was ok once I added salt and pepper, the shrimp had a slight funky taste to them, but they were huge. The scampi sauce was a little runny but it was plated beautifully. My husband had the fried shrimp basket, no complaints from him. My daughter got a cheese burger, she said it was very good. The waitress could have been more attentive. When we got there the place wasn't busy at all, yet it took a while for our order to be taken and I had to ask for bread for the table. I did not get a bubbly feeling from her at all. Over all the food was good, but it isn't something I'd crave to go back for.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zack19
    Zack
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I love it here. Everything is always good. Be sure to try the puff pastry appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foxy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was great and they accommodated the special seating request which was much appreciated. It's a small, very busy little restaurant, and thus the noise level is pretty high so where we were seated on the outer part of the dining area was perfect!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    will eat here again. great lobster bisque and snow crab
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just as others have said
    PappyDaPimp
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Tried this place by chance. Personally, I can't stand seafood so I was very pleased that this place does not have one hint of fishy odor what so ever. Everything is so fresh. Even with a packed dining area the place smelled like the wood timbers. Service was EXCELLENT! Seated immediately, drinks brought right away, questions answered and suggestions given upon request. Never felt rushed at any point of the experience. And the lobster... Mind blowing. I started this review by saying I don't like seafood, but this visit has seriously made me reconsider that statement. Even if I don't like seafood, I sure like Leftys! I will definitely be coming back. Drinks are a little pricy, but are made stronger than you might anticipate
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Bill
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We've eaten here twice, both special occasions and will continue to go back. Our favorite, the lobster. It is loud, and sometimes quite busy especially on a weekend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best casual seafood in town
    Celebration
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Wouldn't go anywhere else for lo BBC ster. O t steps even out of season were amazing. Owner and chef are very particular about what they bring in. I had soft shell crab. Out of this world
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Food
    SkyGodSam
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I recently went to Lefty's because everywhere was packed. Had been before, but it's been a while. Was reminded again of the outstanding food. Will definitely have to start going there again...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gooddin
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The service was a little slow. It took a while to get our appetizer's. But the food is always good. Love the energy in this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outtanding
    hoppy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Found this place on the internet while we were in town and it was amazing
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Oasis
    KazualKaz
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A seafood gem that is fantastic. Our family has been going there for a number of years for birthdays, anniversarys, and special occasions . Suggest you make reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great!
    PamandBob
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Although it seems a little out of the way, Lefty's is always busy, always great food. Their lobster dinners are fresh and so tasty. The stuffed baked shrimp is a real treat. The fresh baked bread and salads were good starters. And the coconut cream pie...yum! We tried the peach pie for the first time and it was excellent. Fun place!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome seafood
    planomom
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Lefty's reminds me of a "joint" in Boston or some other cool seaside city. Intimate with lots of atmosphere. Something not found in most restaurants in North Dallas. I would highly recommend it to everyone. Don't miss it! The best crab legs I have had in years!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Best lobster deal in the area. Great service as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • IronmanMike49
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our 40th anniversary . We had a large table and away from front door. The service was excellent and the food delicious . We like this place very much as it's an older crowd , not many children dining. It is very hard today to find any restaurant that you can a romantic dinner. My only suggestion is that the music could be turned down alittle. Many of the diners came by to wish us a happy anniversary. How nice!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food well prepared
    kev1918cs
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food was outstanding - oysters fresh, briny and cold. Had a nice filet of sea bass, flaky and well prepared with king crab and a white wine sauce. On the downside, arrived at 6pm and service dropped off completely when what seemed to be a bombardment of patrons by 7pm - which only supports my review of the food. Nevertheless, was willing to wait for the check after that meal. Want a Northeast seafood experience in Dallas? it's the closest you'll get to a Boston favorite without having to park at DFW.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seafood "Shak"
    foodchemist
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Food is cooked perfectly and with care. Fresh Seafood is Key. Chef Specials are always unique and spot on with creativity and flavor. Relaxed atmosphere where you can feel comfortable in shorts and t-shirt or go decked out for a boating trip. Service is excellent from caring staff that knows the food. Excellent place for a New England style Seafood Fix, but they also know their way around Gulf and Pacific Seafood specials as well. Enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Dish
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The salmon entree with jalepeno pesto topped with crab was awesome!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AmbitiousTraveler
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Lefty's was ok, however, there are much better places to have sea food in Dallas. The ambience was dated, the food was acceptable i.e. the steamed claims had an excellent broth but the bread was meh reducing the whole experience. The sauce on my fish entre was delish but the fish itself was not as described in the menu (deep fried, not pan fried) and only fair on its own. Overall, not somewhere I will be returning to.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    Garbo
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food is fresh and good.reservation were almost on time. Very friendly place.service is prompt.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • To satisfy your Lobster Yearning
    Lobsterlover
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    When we have a need for a lobster evening, Lefty's is the place of choice. I have never ordered anything other than lobster, although the orders of other diners looks great. At 7 PM on Friday evening the place is chaotic- (We had to wait 30 minutes after our reservation time to get a table) and the noise level was very high. However, the meal was great, the service was satisfactory and we will go again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.