Lefty’s Lobster and Chowder House

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Seafood
Lefty’s Lobster and Chowder House is the only "East Coast" seafood restaurant and host to 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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JJ
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for a date or just a night with your spouse.

AB
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in until the time we left we were taken care of. The food was amazing and perfectly cooked. The staff was very attentive and polite.

G
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been there a few times and the food and service has been very good. We have taken a few friends over there as well and they liked it too.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Great food and atmosphere!

D
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Consistently excellent each and every time!

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience as always. We were seated immediately at the time of our reservation. Server was very attentive and accommodating. VERY loud that night. Not the fault restaurant. Food came out well prepared and hot.

JB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation. Wanted seafood. Small. Quaint. Fresh seafood. Many choices. Lobster and crab so sweet.

DB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

My wife and I decided to have a date night at Lefty’s, one of our favorite restaurants going back nearly 20 years.

When we pulled up, the parking lot was filled with exotic sports cars. Turns out the Dallas Cobra club was having a dinner that night.

Part way into our dinner after our entrees had arrived, the club finished their meal and left. They all started their cars up in the parking lot and suddenly the restaurant was filled with the stench of carbon monoxide / exhaust.

It was awful and nauseating. I could barely finish my meal and lost my appetite. We quickly asked for our check and left without dessert.

Truly destroyed the ambiance to our date night.

GP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had a good table. We ordered what we wanted. My food was overcooked. We had to wait over 30 minutes from the time we ordered for our food. I felt that my plate was sitting in the window for a few minutes and it kind of dried out.

FL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service EVERY time we go. Staffing is very attentive and the food is incredible. Definitely our favorite seafood restaurant.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great experience !!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. As soon as you walked in, you could tell by the crowd, this was a hidden treasure. The quantity of a place like Trulocks with half the price imo.

DJ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Fun restaurant for reasonably priced seafood although prices in restaurant didn't match website the night we went.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Sea bass and king crab
legs were fantastic! Place is small, loud, and crowded, so don’t choose for a quiet night out (at least not on NYE), but the food was fabulous!

SM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to spot for "special occasions". A seafood place in Dallas that delivers high quality food and a great experience. We started with salad and clam chowder, followed by entrees of steamed 2 lb. lobster and the broiled lobster, finishing with creme brulee. The lobster is prepared to perfection and has been consistent every time. The staff always treats you well and takes great care of you.

j
Dallas
101 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lefty's is a great neighborhood restaurant. Small and comfortable. Old style. Not too noisy so good for converstaion. Lobster dishes are very good. and reasoably priced. (1 lb Lobster $24.95) The menu has plenty of pasta dishes (Lefty's Pasta ($19.95) is a must try). Some seafood and steak as well. They also have a daily specials menu with a lot of different seafood items. I had the Sea Bass ($36.95) with Scallops and sauce. Excellent. Nice wine list. I highly recommend Lefty's!

O
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our first time to Lefty's

G
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The people and service is very good. They try to please you. Very happy to visit.

DM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the wonderful Birthday Dinner! Fabulous as always!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alejandro and staff have been taking care of me and my family over 17 years. Highly recommended Lefty’s!!! You can dress up or dress down. The food is always fresh and delicious!!!

CP
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always good and Angel is the waiter we always ask for. He's great.

GW
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing great....but it is very loud, making conversation difficult

KK
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dependable menu and consistent
That’s why we are regulars

B
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Been coming here for over 30 years. We have never had worse service with little regard to keeping with the Lefty’s reputation. Our waiter was disrespectful, inattentive and when we ordered another order of the go to crab claws it was basically thrown down on table with small claws buried in sauce. Normal is nice size claws lined around edge of bowl. When we asked him about what happened? He said it was the bottom of pit so they just threw in a bowl. The funny thing is we went with the recommendation that we ask for Alexandro. He happened to be a friend of a teacher my kids had. When we sat down we asked if Alexandro was working. He said that’s me. One would assume that because a friend of his recommended him that he would have been kinder and made more of an effort. Didn’t happen. It was our Grandson’s 11th birthday and he loves Leffty’s. Alexandro knew that and didn’t acknowledge him at all. We will be back but will never have Alexandro as our waiter. Food is consistent and good

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good experience !!

DT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was great! Seating was way too cramped as we practically sat on the next table & made for a tight dining experience.

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always an excellent dinning experience. Great food, great service and an overall great value.

JK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With son
Had two meals there last week. One business one pleasure.

H
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite seafood place for good reason. Consistently excellent food and service. We had clam chowder, lobster bisque, stuffed snapper, and lobster and shrimp in champagne sauce. All were outstanding. A special shout-out to Angel for kind, friendly, knowledgeable service.

L
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lefty's is ALWAYS GOOD. We've been coming here for years and the food is always consistently fresh and prepared well. Lefty's Pasta is fantastic and the crab cocktail is wonderful. Do yourself and your guest (s) a favor and make a reservation. You won't be disappointed.

S
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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k
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous food, great service! Very loud, but it's a good atmosphere! We love Lefty's!

CT
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Real cold water east coast lobster. Service excellent. Never fails to delight.

BB
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Superb. Best lobsters and key lime pie anywhere

P
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Karie was fabulous as usual

MT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love eating at Lefty's!! I am never disappointed and the value is great. I had the pan-fried lobster and shrimp and it was delicious as always.

LC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is OUTSTANDING. Don’t tell many people, don’t want it to get too crowded.

D
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lefty's is our go to seafood place. It is always fresh and perfectly prepared. So glad we found it.

FB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. A bit loud but clears out after 8.30pm. Love the ambiance, the food and the service! Will go back for sure!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!