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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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
1 review
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
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

JK
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

H
Dallas
41 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.

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
11 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!

d
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Whoa...we love Lefty’s. The food and service never disappoint. We usually go for lunch but had a friend visiting and went on a recent Saturday evening. We arrived at 5:30 and noticed that it was slightly noisier than during lunchtime. More people arrived and, by the time we left, the noise level was unbearable. We’ll still go to Lefty’s, but not on a Saturday night.

PI
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Love Lefty's. this time however, the meal seems cold, the portions smaller. Server was great!

MS
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is terrific. Ambiance and service very good. Good place to go for family or business dinner.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food for the price! One of the waitresses was a very hateful lady. The way she treated co-workers was wrong.

HL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little neighborhood joint. We've been going here for years. The food and service are are consistently great.

f
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific! It was my first choice of where to celebrate for my birthday!

RN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lefty's is always excellent, great locals hangout, wonderful staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had pan fried lobster and shrimp. It was absolutely wonderful!!

DR
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food wS tremendous. The lobster bisque was exquisite. The sea bass, fresh and tasted phenomenal. The only thing better than the food was the service. A great night. Will be back.

S
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Lobster tail was bad, cold, tough and sent back. Next one was tough and not good. Way too loud and service was slow. Not a good experience for $100 bucks.

LS
Dallas
84 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Kerry always is so good to us. Love her

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, exceptional food, atmosphere and service!

SC
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we ever had been it was really good!

D
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and great service! Our waiter was wonderful!

JV
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Aa always great meal

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed with our dinner at Lefty’s!

f
Dallas
52 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always excellent.

KV
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner for local gal! Service was responsive. Love the food at Lefty's!

G
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was very good. Wish they had larger tables for parties of 4 or more. I know they are space limited. Great place to go to.

c
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food! Absolutely delicious! It’s a little noisy, but that in no way detracted from our wonderful experience!

S
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gus and Chris (owners) run a great ship. Wish the bar was bigger though. Always terrific food and wonderful menu. And you cab't beat the price for the lobsters. The raw oysters are good but wish they were cheaper then $24 a dozen.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our third time at Lefty’s. Always a great experience!

TH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Lefty's!! It's become our Tuesday date night spot!