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Lefty's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.leftyslobster.com
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Eat here often and are NEVER disappointed in the food! Service can be slow at times ..."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The food is great, but we were seated an hour after out reservation time. Very enjoyable meal, but just be ready to wait."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Fun place with great food and service! Coconut pie is the best! Noisy."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Perfect anytime, especially for a romantic dinner. Very personable."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Every time we go to Lefty's it's delicious. The best clam chowder and crab claws."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Lefty's is really a hidden gem. GREAT food; and a very friendly staff."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Great seafood at a reasonable price. Stuffed snapper was outstanding as was Lefty's pasta. Highly recommend."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I love it here. Everything is always good. Be sure to try the puff pastry appetizer."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "will eat here again. great lobster bisque and snow crab"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Found this place on the internet while we were in town and it was amazing"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Best lobster deal in the area. Great service as well."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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!!!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The salmon entree with jalepeno pesto topped with crab was awesome!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food is fresh and good.reservation were almost on time. Very friendly place.service is prompt."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Fun casual atmosphere. Hidden location but oh so good. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The chef, who has been with Lefty's since the beginning, prepares the most amazing specials every night! The regular menu is just as great! You will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Went with reservations on a very busy Tuesday night. Greeted warmly by manger and seated immediately even though the rest of our party straggled in for the next 30 minutes. four of us ordered the Clam Bake which was fabulous. My son raved about the Mahi-Mahi. Service impeccable by Kerri. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Lefty's never disappoints. All the way from the servers to the food it is fantastic. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I love seafood, but am newer to lobster, so I was intrigued and excited about eating here. Sadly, I was disappointed. The menu is limited, especially for side items. Even as a newbie, I could tell that it was overcooked as the meat (especially the tail) was the tough and chewy. The baked potato was overcooked and dry, and didn't even come with butter or toppings. I chose broccoli for my side, which was well steamed, but had absolutely no seasoning whatsoever and my portion was nowhere near an appropriate size. For 3 adults, our our bill was well over $100, which I feel was overpriced for the lack of quality. They allow smoking in the restaurant, which is unappetizing. I would rather pay a little more for a higher caliber dinner."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • " Lefty's"seaside" theme seems a bit out of place in Addison but the menu items are reminiscent of shore dinners on the East coast. Lefty's has an enthusiastic following --prob because of its 1-claw (inexpensive) lobster. The seafood is always fresh and well prepared--if a little on the unimaginative side. Standard preparations of lobster, shrimp and fish (snapper etc.) are what's on offer. Dinner salad is fresh and crisp. I've tried the key lime pie which was OK but not spectacular. Minor point --but it would be nice if the corn on the cob came with little fork things to make it easier and less messy to eat."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant to come to when we want great oysters and the best lobster in town. The owner hand picks the fresh catches so they are always a treat"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Leftys is very good spot in this area! It's not fancy...it's comfortable,welcoming, and clean. The caesar salad was one of the best I've had in a long time, and the fried shrimp were perfect! My only complaint is that the baked potato is often only warm, and not steaming hot, as I would prefer. But aside from that, this place won't disappoint!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Introduced newly relocated friends to dinner here on Friday night with 8:15 reservation. Seated immediately by host owner at window table. Fabulous waitress responded to out every request. Beautiful salads, lucious clam chowder, amazing bread, etc. friends ordered trout and chicken with pasta and were very pleased. My lobster was as fresh and succulent as I've ever had. Check was just under $100 for the three of us including cocktails. Very reasonable and enjoyable evening. Food and service Five Star +!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food was great and the service was pretty good. I would expect with that level of restaurant that the service would have been a bit more top notch. The service was still good, but just not great."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Wonderful food and great service in a very relaxed, casual environment. My husband and I both had dishes off of their specials menu and we were both extremely impressed. It is a small restaurant but they accommodated a large group (about 15 - 20 people) quite easily. There were a couple of families and I noticed the waiters engaged both the parents and the kids in what they wanted to eat, described the dishes, etc. I liked the fact they have a wine menu as part of the regular menu plus additional wines by both the glass and the bottle on the specials menu. Plenty of choices across a wide range of prices but not so many choices you would get confused."
    Dined on 5/14/2014