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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Lefty's reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (56)fit for foodies (33)special occasion (30)good for groups (25)hot spot (17)great for lunch (17)notable wine list (12)romantic (12)vibrant bar scene (12)kid-friendly (11)late-night find (7)great for brunch (6)scenic view (3)Show More
  • luvthisplace
    luvthisplace
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Lefty's has superb food, excellent appetizers, soup is great, entrees are delicious and great value. The desserts are fantastic and homemade.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Dinner
    KKdineout
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I love the Lobster at this restaurant. It's cooked just right. My Mother had the crab legs which were also good. The only thing I don't like about this restaurant is the smoke from the bar area and the noise level.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    luvthisplace
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    the food was served hot and promptly. the service was absolutely outstanding. Bruno was our server and he was fantastic. We all had lobster and it is succulent and tender, perfectly cooked. I have eaten lobster at much more expensive restaurants, but they could not surpass Lefty's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top of the game!
    MikeyG
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Although one of my favorites, distance and cost (although very reasonable) make our visits somewhat infrequent. When I read that lobster (favorite) was on special on Mondays in October, I couldn't resist and made the trek to Addison to satiate my crusto-addiction. Always fresh, succulent lobster served with great baked potato, corn on Cobb or broccoli priced in low $20 range. Outstanding lobster bisque too! Others in party have enjoyed seafood pasta, fish etc. Not fancy by any means, the food, great service and casual ambience make for a favored experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Food & service great as usual...Lobster Madness is an outstanding value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boil vs Steamed Lobster
    ITryNewRestaurants
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I guess I prefer steamed lobster and Lefty's obviously chooses to boil. I cracked open the first claw and immediately my plate was inundated with the boiling liquid. Luckily the side plates are like a small bowl and I was able to drain it all off into that container but my potato was still soggy! That said, the taste was good and the price was excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and fun
    colonial815VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Lefty's is a little hidden gem. I would have never found this place but for the reviews online and that they take opentable reservations. The server was friendly, genuine, and helpful. He made some awesome recommendations and really seemed to care about our food quality and our satisfaction. He was attentive without being too stressy. The food, wow. We had the lobster bisque, crab fingers, Lefty's pasta, and the filet. The pasta was a standout. Huge portion and so, so delicious. The steak was cooked a perfect medium and cut like butter. When in Dallas, go to Lefty's! They will not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Back from the past
    viper
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I moved back to Dallas and wanted to go to one of my past favorite places. It was just as I remembered 15 years ago. The lobster was excellent and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not quite a good as I expected
    fishfoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I was a little disappointed with our dining experience after reading the rave reviews. It was good, but not the best I've ever had. Several dishes were just a little "off" The lobster was tasty, but a little tough. The Ahi was cooked, not rare. We had a choice of corn on cob or broccoli with our baked potato as sides-not much of a choice. The lobster bisque didn't have any lobster. Some very good items-crab cake was wonderful. Stuffed lobster and stuffed snapper-very good. We will try again, but maybe make different choices next time. Very friendly staff and fun neighborhood feel.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    ShaySVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This place has been in business for over 19 years and they have never advertised. It's truly word of mouth! Both the service and food are OUTSTANDING!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    SueChimney
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food and service was awesome. It was the best from the crab cocktail to the lobster to the key lime pie. We had such a great time and we weren't rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ggoodlin3
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent Seafood at very reasonable prices with excellent service
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    kinserz
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Saw great reviews on Yelp and thought it was worth a try. Went with a group for company lunch and was very impressed with the quality of food and service. Location is not very good and their was construction happening near their parking lot, but it was very much worth it! Would go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, service & wine
    BiloniousVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had a great time chowing on fantastic sea food! Our waiter, Brendan, was very charming and helpful, accommodating a few special requests, and his wine recommendations were spot on! Our group ordered a range of entrees from both the specials and regular menu, and we were all very pleased! On the table, we had lobster, shrimp, halibut, chicken parmesan, chowder, lobster bisque and Lefty's pasta, and everyone was very excited to share bites and show off the quality of each selection. If you want great seafood and great wine to match, without pretension, this place is a friendly, comfortable spot that you'll want to come back to again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    MacandCheese
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had been meaning to try Lefty's for a time. Finally got to try with friends of ours- the wife is from the Notheast and is used to exceptionally fresh seafood. We were not disappointed in the selection and the quality of the seafood. Will definitely be returning to try more of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    MikeVIP
    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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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!
    ShaySVIP
    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
    ShaySVIP
    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
    • Service
    • 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
  • 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
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.