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Lefty's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.leftyslobster.com
  • Email: infoleftys@comcast.net
  • Phone: (972) 774-9518
  • 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: Seafood, Steak
  • 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 (972) 774-9518

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "The restaurant is situated in the back corner of a shopping center and is difficult to see from the street but you don't want to miss Lefty's. We arrived at 8pm on a Monday and the tables were about half full but the bar was very active. We were met with a friendly greeting and promptly seated. The server quickly appeared and was friendly and attentive during our meal. The food was very good although the lobster was a bit overcooked but still tasty. The roasted new potatoes were scrumptious. The menu is extensive and varied and the specials sounded very good (we came for lobster and didn't sample the specials). I will return to Lefty's and would recommend it to my closest friends."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Found this place last minute as a last minute pick for a birthday. Made reservations and when we got there the outside was under construction but was still packed. A well dressed man asked the usual hostice questions, but we weren't even sure he worked there, and he did work there. Our table was ready when we got there which was nice given it was a Friday night. Waiter was very helpful, though he didn't always realize when we had questions, he did the 2nd or third time. Helped us not make a fool of ourselves with the lobster and picked an item on the menu that was amazing since I couldn't decide. Would recommend and would go again. Only problem real problem, the noise level made conversations and the waiter interactions difficult."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We had the stuffed red snapper and it was the best we've ever had in Dallas."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Lefty knows what he's doing. The food and menu selection is outstanding. The service was great. We were impressed how efficient the entire restaurant was operating at. We noticed the waitstaff to be middle aged, experienced servers who looked like they have been working at Lefty's a long time. Everything we ordered was delicious and the prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for great seafood and lobster. Don't leave without having a slice of the coconut cream pie. Maybe the best I've ever had."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our third time here over the last year. This was, perhaps, the best dinner yet! My wife had a halibut special that was "delicious" "absolutely delicious"...you can guess that she loved it! I had the stuffed red snapper and it too was "delicious!" Nice sized snapper, perfectly cooked, nicely sauced and stuffed with their Ritz cracker dressing with crab (shrimp?). Now, I admit to liking seafood stuffing and this was wonderful - but, I'm not sure how much crab (shrimp?) was in the stuffing; personally, I'm fine with just the stuffing! My wife's asparagus was nondescript, not even buttered, but, my french fries were PERFECT! Thin cut, piping hot, crispy, nicely salted - wonderful! Service was spot on. Highly recommended..."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I will never return to Lefty's. The place reeks of smoke and they still allow patrons to smoke at the bar. It's a shame because the food and service is above average. There are plenty of other places to go."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My group had Tuna, Lobster and Scallops all with rave reviews!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Great place for seafood! You can't go wrong ordering here. Ironically the dessert is awesome too. Try asking for the "half n half" soup!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had 7:30 reservations for 6 and did not get seated until 8:10. Extremely busy on Friday Mar. 14th but because of the food we just waited. Thank heaven we had nothing scheduled later."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Friendly, casual atmosphere with unexpectedly professional service. Above-average seafood offerings with affordable wine selection. Stuffed snapper and sea bass were wonderful. Greek salad was not typical but was also excellent. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Lefty's continues to be a favorite on our short list of restaurants. The food is always fresh....best clam chowder in the area! Specials are always good, usually with interesting preparations, and whole lobsters are a good value!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Excellent meal. The food and service were excellent. We have dined at Lefty's many times, and the quality is consistently very, very good."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I had the whole main lobster and it was wonderful, not overcooked. I like the restaurant for the food, however it is noisy and they allow smoking at the bar. I would go back."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "Always a wonderful meal when you are in the mood for seafood. I've never been disappointed."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Lobster, shrimp and Halibut was excellent and Kerri always makes the evening pleasurable with food recommendations coupled with great service. Food delivery was timed perfectly and our drinks were never empty"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I would rank this has a good place to dine and relax, You are not hurried in and out"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had a nenjoyable eveing with my wife, and had one of the best 18 oz lobster tails ever..."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Food was great. It was a little on the noisy side, but I liked the casual environment."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "good old standby seafood restaurant. Snapper was superb. Sauted lobster and shrimp was curiously breaded which was distracting. Crab cake has a way to go to catch up with a true Maryland lumpmeat crabcake, but then Lefty's isn't in Maryland, is it? Lots of bread, butter, corn on the cob and baked potato filled the plates and no one left hungry."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Found this place through a google search and glad I did. Friendly service and great food. I love seafood and have a hard time finding good fresh seafood from a local place. Talked to the owner and discovered they have been around for 19 years. I would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The reviews of Lefty's were the reason why we tried it. And while the reviews were accurate about the food and the quality of the service, what was ignored was the long wait and the cramped waiting area around the bar and front door. Our 7:15 reservation for two (made through Open Table) turned into an 8:00 seating. The host seemed to be completely indifferent to the fact that our reservation was for 7:15. If I didn't know better, I would swear he was seating others that came in after us. 45-minutes of standing, being jostled, and drinking over priced martinis. The food was good but not worth that type of wait."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My wife and I started wit the lobster bisque; I asked how it was prepared and if it had lumps of lobster of crab meat. The waitress said it did not have meat in it but for $4 they could add crab meat – when went ahead and add the crab meat. The bisque very weak, watery not creaming, little flavor and the $4 crab meat was maybe a $1 worth – second worst lobster bisque I’ve ever had and ridiculous priced at $11. I ordered the grilled sockeye salmon medium –rare and it came with baked potato and corn. The baked potato was awful, maybe even under cooked and hard. The corn had no flavor and tasted like it been sitting in a warmer for a couple hours soaking up water. My wife had the shrimp scampi and she had the same issues with veggie…not fresh."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This wasn't my first visit and will definitely not be my last. I like everything about this restaurant except the small smoking bar at the front. That said, the waiters have all been here for at least a decade and the regulars are great. It is a quasi Naw 'rleans interior with food that might have come out of a kitchen there, in San Francisco or in Maine. Sometimes the specials will have a southwestern twist too."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Good seafood. It was fresh, the dishes were well spiced, and cooked. The specialty was lobster and pasta but a full range of other fish, chicken, and some streak could be had. Pleasant crowded atmosphere in a relatively small restaurant. Service was friendly. Prices weren't cheap but not outrageously expensive either. The restaurant fills up fast on weekends. When full it gets very noisy so you have to yell to be heard."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I havent been to Leftys in about 8 years. It is still amazing quality food."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Lefty's is always a favorite! I enjoyed the flounder on the daily specials menu. It was delicious with a light, flavorful blueberry chipotle bur blanc sauce. The clam chowder is some of the best I've ever had. Reasonable prices and delicious food!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We have eaten at Lefty's for so many years--the food is always wonderful.....service friendly ....love their Lobster Nights...."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The food was excellent, but the atmosphere was somewhat casual and not meant for special occasions."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We went with friends and none of us had been there before. Great lobster! We enjoyed the vibrant crowd. We will be back!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I get the Twin Maine Lobster dinner - great tasting lobster and a good price. I get my lobster fix about once a month. I grab my fellow lobster lovers and head to Lefty's. When inside it's like your dining at a coastal restaurant. Wear your bib and have at it."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I was really looking forward to a great fish meal and I found one at Lefty's.... I had the Snapper and it was excellent!! The only problem I encountered is that I did not realize that Lefty's and Denton allow smoking in the establishment. The smoke was so bad that i could not wait to finish my meals and get out of the smokey environment."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We love the fish and seafood and the steaks are good too. We've been visiting Lefty's for years. Neighborhood restaurant with cozy feel. A bit smoky, but the food is so wonderful and the atmosphere unique that it's worth it."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Snapper on 2 different visits was wonderful---outstanding!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Food was delicious but portions were a little small. Service was amazing, every person who passed by our table made sure that we were taken care of!!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The food and service was great. I'm pretty sure that even with a reservation multiple regulars we seated as soon as they walked in while we waited past our reservation time. The main host knows his regulars and seats them immediately."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Lived here a while now and did not know this place existed. Great find for great seafood."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The food was very tasty and also rich. We made the mistake of over ordering and then not wanting to waste the delectable food. I also want to comment on the attentive service. Our drink cups and bread plates were never empty. Dishes were cleared away promptly and our server's attention could be had at any moment."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Love the whole team that's always there, service it wonderful and food is good."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Great seafood as usual. Everyone must go to Lefty's at least once in their lifetime!!!!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Our reservation was at 6:45p.m. The restaurant was full and vibrant. Perfect wine referral by our waiter. Crab claws for appetizer, sea bass wrapped in bacon... just enough to give it a smokey flavor, and the best deep dish creme brule. We ordered from the special menu to try something different. It was one of those meals that when you put it in your mouth, you couldn't believe how delicious it was. Just when you think it can't get any better, they were over the top New Year's Eve!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013