Lefty's Main Street Grille

4.3
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145 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Lefty's Grille offers an affordable and casual dining experience with a hint of Californian cuisine. Lefty's Grille also offers outside seating, a bar area with over twenty-four beers on tap, and a micro brewery visible to those who enter the restaurant.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.0
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BFW1
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner—excellent service.

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KarlS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, the food exceeded our expectations. We had a great time. Can't wait to go back

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Leslie
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We we so glad that a local Blacksburg restaurant offered a Valentines special meal at a reasonable price!! Maggi provided exceptional service, a great personality and solid knowledge of the menu with great recommendations!! Wonderful experience!! Thank you;)

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SamA
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Lefty's did not disappoint. Took some out of town friends there for dinner after the Hokie men's basketball game. They had never been there for dinner before. Shrimp & Grits, Lamb chops and Short Rib Tacos all were amazing. Had a cranberry mojito to boot which did not disappoint!

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BloomingTravlr
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid dinner experience in Blacksburg. Lefty's is our go to option for American foods. Short rib Taco, special
beef filet of the day, gnocchi, were all very good. We also had fried artichoke, banana pepper, pineapple platter with dipping sauces for appetizer. These were just OK, would not order again. Previous time entree Steak au Poivre was also very good.

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Becky
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food had no flavor, I had the beef short rib taco and it was basically fat no meat. The waiter had zero personality and seemed quite frustrated when we asked questions or if we were a little hesitant in ordering.

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Monika
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The Pesto Chicken Gnocchi entree was undercooked- unfortunately the chicken was still raw
The nice lady who served us offered a discount which was nice but I left the restaurant feeling terrible because I had to bring this problem to their attention. I never do such thing..

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious soup and sandwiches. I appreciate the way they make sure people with dietary issues and allergies are taken care of. They will eliminate or substitute items and are great to deal with.

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vipSelby209
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was horrible. Return 3 of 4 dishes. This is bad bar food for college kids. Not a family.

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vipWhinetoDine
Richmond
51 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was a return visit to Lefty's, a casual restaurant with diverse lunch, dinner, and beverage menus. Lefty's burgers and salads are excellent. I also want to plug one of the best gin and tonics ever--Lefty's cucumber and basil infused G&T. This visit we were promptly greeted and seated. Will was our very capable and pleasant server. He advised us of the specials including the featured wine. Tuesday is 1/2 off bottle of wine. We ordered the featured wine, Columbia Crest's Horse Heaven Hills 2016 Merlot. It was a good wine and excellent value. We both selected the filet of the week including a salad, risotto and Brussel sprouts. The filets were perfectly prepared but overwhelmed by 2 different sauces. One sauce would likely be sufficient. Lefty's house salad dressings are very good. The sides complemented the filets. Our meal was concluded with a large serving of a rich chocolate cake. Lefty's makes some desserts but not this cake. We will return because dining at Lefty's is pleasant (this was a Tuesday night) and consistently good. One more thing, Lefty's wine list is limited. Be sure to ask about the featured wine which is not on the short list.

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ValerieL
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our table of four had the salmon, the lamb chops, chicken pesto tortellini, and the short rib pasta. All entrees were delicious, served at exactly the right temperature and cooked as ordered. We also shared the double chocolate cake that was also delicious but so rich we couldn't finish it. Service was prompt, helpful, and friendly. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service. Had a delicious Sherry Stroganoff soup.

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vipBigDaddyMatt
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Only saving grace was the burger. Soup, nachos, and spinach dip all mediocre at best.

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ELSandeen
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thank you

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Terri
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good meal as alway. Our server was very attentive!

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ClaudiaS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always enjoy our dining experience and the friendly staff... food is the best, breakfast on weekends ,lunch during the week and dinner on the weekend ! You have to try it , you will be back that is for sure.

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JayB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat with a crowd with the varied menu they have. We had made reservations and they were very accommodating when I needed to add to that number at the last minute. Two in the party got the Philly pizza and said it was one of the best things they'd ever eaten.

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hokienation75
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was great, but it was extremely loud, to the point where four people at a table had a hard time hearing the conversation.

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Barb
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Generally love Lefty’s. However the Fried Seafood Appetizer was greasy mostly pineapple and the clams were all stuck together in the batter.
All other food in the party was good.

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VinceN
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall was pretty good. The service was very good. They raved about the ribs, however was not overly impressed with them. Would go again to try something else.

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Terry
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the food and the friendly staff at Lefty's. Great place to eat!

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ClaudiaS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We arrived and our table was ready... no wait YEAH ! Our server was very attentive .

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Will, was very attentive and kind. Our food came relatively quickly and was still hot from the kitchen. Great experience, will be back.

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vipDeeDee
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I greatly appreciate that the young man at the host station had place settings at the high top in the bar to prevent anyone from getting that area. I had company in from Roanoke that had never been to Lefty's and I hadn't seen in a long time - we love trying new beers, so wanted to be in the bar area and it is also quieter and easier to chat. THANKS SO MUCH! Dee Dee

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NadeneL
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at a great price! Waiter was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There were 9 of us, seated right away. Food was great (as usual). Our server was very nice. There were a few struggles with basic things like having silverware and such but overall a fine evening.

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TimD
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was awful. Medium burger was overcooked. Cabo tacos were indescribably bad. My wife are only the French fries. My shrimp and grits were underwhelming. Shrimp seemed boiled- no flavor on their own. The texture of the grits was odd, more like risotto than grits. Had some spice but overall very bland. They offered 50% off the food because it was clear we didn't enjoy it which saved the waiter's tip, but I'm not sure we should have paid for any of it except the beer.
Good beer.
We won't go back.

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BrexitBeer
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy that leftys is accepting reservations here! Always a great atmosphere and the beers are unique and tasty.

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MaureenB
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

As always, the food at Lefty's was amazing. The service was excellent--our server was very friendly and attentive to drink refills and brought food quickly. The only downside was that our table was close to the front entry and every time someone came in or exited we felt a draft of cold air. It was quite uncomfortable and detracted from the wonderful food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food—since everything is made in house they can handle dietary needs. Good service and delicious beers.

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MicheleR
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We were able to talk and visit and just enjoy spending time together

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MicheleR
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day date. The scallops wrapped in bacon were amazing

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Chad
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lefty's offers an extensive range of reasonably priced, tasty, and attractively plated options. Besides good food, there's an extensive range of beers, many of them brewed in house. A popular and always reliable place for casual dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent rack of ribs; tasty shrimp and grits. Enjoyed our meal and a great server. We will be back.

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MaryK
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go after the game with friends that has good food and beer. If you don't do that and need a great breakfast before heading out of town this is your place .

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Terry
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly staff. Wonderfully unique meals with the Lefty's twist.

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BrendaR
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our sever was terrific! Give them a raise and full healthcare!

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lovetoeatout
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Fantastic burger options and tasty salad and flat bread pizza. Casual and friendly

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Rob11
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good drinks and sandwiches. Nice to make reservation and your table is ready when you arrive.

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David
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good and our server was attentive and friendly.

FAQs

Lefty's Main Street Grille does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Lefty's Main Street Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 552-7000.

Lefty's Main Street Grille is rated 4.3 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.