Lefty’s Lobster and Chowder House

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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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Dallas
135 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The steamed lobster is always good. but need help taking meat out, which our waiter helped with (good attitude & helpful). My friend loved the shrimp cocktail. So the corn on the cob is messy & the baked potato is, well, a baked potato. You can count on consistency at Lefty's at a reasonable price.

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Dallas
52 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried something new on the specials menu - crab cake meatballs. They were GREAT and 2 was more than enough to feed one person! Filled with tons of lump crab meat. Awesome!

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HW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing. Great spot for fresh seafood!

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RM
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cindy was great, friendly we had a great time and loved the food!

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EW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fantastic food! Seating is just a bit too close together, and it's really loud. Not a place for a "quiet" romantic meal, but the food is worth the noise level for most instances.

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BS
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. Consistency is the key here. Snapper can't be beat nor can any of the seafood specials. Brent provides excellent service every time.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Our son, (who’s always a very calm, easy going person) took us there to celebrated our 30th Anniversary.
The food was great!

But the server was amazingly short, abrupt, condescending and argumentative, mainly towards my wife. The server, basically chose to behaved that manner most part of the service until our son, went and asked the owner to replace our server.. apparently there weren’t any available so she served us, our entire time there. Our bread was cold, no butter, even after we asked for fresh warm ones, she brought out the same. After the manager/owner talked to her, Passive aggressive with touches of comments like “ok sweetheart, anything else” without any smile.. She wanted to educate my wife about the Champagne even after our son told her that won’t be necessary as we are pretty savvy with the choice. But she insisted and was pretty loud about it.
Two dessert cakes were dry and she did not offer to change it out for fresh ones. Made a face instead when informed.
We’ve been there before and never had an experience like that.. in the end we chose not to let her spoil our Anniversary evening. I think most of all, our son felt really bad for the way the service was because he chose the Restaurant.

It was my wife who, finally tried to cheer the server by complimenting her jewelry that got her to behave a little more pleasant. The owner/manager did not even bother to come by our table to apologize for his server’s services. And we still tipped her, her 20% because my wife insisted.

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DT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible food at an amazing price. Definately our favorite new seafood restaurant!

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MS
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall it was a great meal and good service -
would always recommend Lefty's Can't wait to go again.

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PS
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best seafood for the money in Dallas! Sea Bass and Haddock are tops. The Lobster Bisque is to die for...
Alejandro (Alex) is the best server ever, and a gentleman.

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SL
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great as always!

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S
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought seven people for my son’s 27th birthday. Everyone ordered something different and everyone loved their meal. My lobster was super sweet and wonderful the stuffed snapper my son got was out of this world. No one else offered to share I’m guessing because they all loved theirs so much. The shrimp tempura appetizer was the best any of us had ever had and two of us are Floridians so that’s really saying a lot! The servers were attentive yet not intrusive and I was pleasantly surprised the owner greeted us in person when we walked in the door. We will definitely be back! By the way the vibe is a perfect blend of warm and casual with a touch of elegance. I would feel comfortable there in jeans or a dress.

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L
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Lefty's! We've been dining here for years and the food is always wonderful. The kitchen accommodates my dietary restrictions with a smile and the staff is usually spot on. Food is always great. Lefty's pasta is the bomb! We just went again on Saturday and I'm ready to go back!

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TM
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eduardo was awesome. Just like the food and experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Good service and great food. Went at a slower time so the noise wasn’t bad. A bit expensive but would go again.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was wonderful date nite with my hubby

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KK
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love our waitperson! Been there over a dozen years.
Perfect martini!! Thank you to bartender.
Perfect evening!!!

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Was my husbands 55th bday. Always a great meal, this time however the AC didn’t seem to be working great. It was very warm inside

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JB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and friendly service - one of my all time favorites

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taken to table promptly. Greeted warmly. Service and friendliness excellent. Value for money stunning.

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PM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there the weekend before and I left a great review for them. We went there again this weekend because the first time it was so good!

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent meal. Love the food and service. We are from the east coast and reminds us of a place on Cape Cod.

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Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meal, cooked scallops cooked impeccably. Frankly, one of the best meals I've had out in recent memory. Don't forget about the desserts. Key Lime pie is fantastic

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CT
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food never disappoints! The only thing I would do differently is ask for dressing for the salad on the side. The house salad was too wet. Otherwise, so tasty!

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KK
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite seafood restaurant in the Metroplex! Great food and service is never a problem at Lefty's.

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PM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will definitely be back! Thanks to Open Table we were able to find this gem in Addison. We made a reservation and we were so glad we did! They were very busy!

the service was outstanding,we didn't feel rushed at all and the food was delicious. The menu is so different from other seafood places that offer the same old thing. The asiago-crusted shrimp on linguini was just delicious as was the pan-fried lobster. Not your typical fare at most places.
We will definitely be back! Thanks for a great time!

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RL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Er and sweetAlways great lobster. Good service. Great value. Waiters are always friendly and helpful. Lobsters are always tender and sweet.

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OT
Dallas
84 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday party for 6. Very pleasant experience.

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L
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Been before and was as expected. When full suspect will be noisy loud.

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SL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I had two terrible waiters. My friend had her birthday today. I personally told the waiters. Nobody seemed they cared.

Never come back for this place.

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JM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, service was pretty good .it is a good value.

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TM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, entree portions were generous, next visit we may be sharing. I had the crab & avocado appetizer and it was exactly what I was craving. Our waiter was super, attentive but not annoying. We’ll be back, soon!

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The place is small but LOUD. The food is great and the service is good. I wish appetizers were more conducive for sharing. We ordered a crab cake for the table. It was awkward for three people to portion out but tasty.

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our go to for family celebrations and out of town guests. Lefty's never disappoints...the quality of food is delicious, consistantly. I can't speak to the regular menu, other than the Crab legs, because we are always challenged with which amazing special to order. The seafood is always fresh. Service is great, if not a Friday or Saturday, and even then it is better than most. Drinks are generous and wine reasonably priced compared to peer restaurants. One of our go to favorites in the Dallas area.

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BS
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never miss a beat. Food is always consistent and wonderful. Staff attentive even in the crowd

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m
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just phenomenal food at a great price! Service was off the charts!

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j
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good, very busy! Can't wait to go back. Make reservations though or you'll be waiting.

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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Lefty's. Always a great experience. Service exceptional and food outstanding. 3 good size one claw lobsters for $55 is a bargain. Our waiter kept the our discard bowls empty, kept the beer coming, and brought more drawn butter when needed. We will be back. Make a reservation because you never know if they will have a table. They seem to always be busy!

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RW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent fresh seafood - and desserts that are to die for! of course the lobster is top notch. One of our favorites... always leave satisfied, and always looking forward to our next visit.

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CW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was amazing, top tier even, but the service left something to be desired. Aside from service woes, the portion to price ratio is abysmal. Example being the pan-fried lobster and shrimp. It tastes wonderful, the sauce is excellent, was cooked to perfection, but you get 2 pieces of shrimp and 2 pieces of lobster (all 4 around the same size 2.5 inch circle) for around 40 dollars.

I would only recommend this to someone who wants to try out the wonderful food, and doesn't care about the price. It's a try 1 time and never go back restaurant.

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