Lefty’s Lobster and Chowder House

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1362 reviews
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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
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
82 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday party for 6. Very pleasant experience.

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L
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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OT
Dallas
3 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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OT
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
13 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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DP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Fish was fishing smelling and tasting.
Shrimp was greasy.
Baked potatoes were bad.
After the floor cleaning next to us after food was delivered everything taste dirty.
Will not return

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My lobster was a little overcooked.

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OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food was great.
Angel is always super

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H
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious. Tried shrimp and lobster in orange champagne sauce and flounder special with lump crab. Both were exceptional. Service was excellent. Our favorite for fresh perfectly prepared seafood.

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AB
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always great!

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SO
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went here based on a referral from a friend. We were there for a birthday celebration and the table was ready when we got there, so no wait time. The waitress was very nice and friendly. The only negative that I would say, is that the lighting was pretty low (probably wanted a certain ambiance) and the noise was at time pretty loud (it was a Friday night). Overall though our experience was a great one and I have already referred several friends to this place. Thank you Lefty's for making my birthday a memorable one!! They even sang Happy Birthday to me.

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RR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a good meal with great company

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TG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious once it got to us. It was busy at 8:45 for our reservation. The service was very slow to get our oysters (I started to wonder if they had to go catch them out back). Our wine and San pellegrino were slow to come to the table. Our two rushes were all amazing tasting and hot but it was not busy 90 minutes after our arrival. We were ready to order with waiter but idea were extremely slow to come. Odd they were slow but food was very good. It was just two people and we did not leave until they were almost closed.

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OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and fabulous food! Get the lobster!! The waiter will even crack it for you!

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P
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Even though it was a busy night, the chef was able to accommodate a special request.

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C
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and food time!

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H
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Hot. They didn’t hve air conditioning cool enough. It would hve been delightful if not miserably hot. Food great. Hard to enjoy being so warm. Told waiter and felt they responded because felt cool air. However it never recovered during time I was there and remained warm.

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p
Dallas
104 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Lefty’s. Alejandro is a star server! The food is consistently great and the atmosphere loud and fun.

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LS
Dallas
76 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good. Brent makes it so Good evening Nice timr

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MB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed. I always get just what I expect. If I need them to tweak a dish to my tastes it’s always just right.

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mothers’ Day was busy but the table was waiting as arranged on OT. Shrimp scampi was excellent — very fresh and not too heavy. Martini was good too ! Have been going to Lefty’s for years and appreciate the way they hustle to serve fresh and reasonably priced (for lobster) meals.

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CK
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service great. Had the 1 lb lobster dinner and caeser salad

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SL
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lefty’s is a staple. Consistently great and a true local treasure. Go there!

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OT
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time, and we loved it. The place was packed but our table was ready and waiting for us. The food and service were excellent. We will definitely be back.

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RL
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great lobster. Excellent appetizers and fast service. One of our favorite restaurants.

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lefty's was amazing. Not only was the food quality outstanding but the staff and atmosphere were so inviting. It was my first visit and I felt like I was meeting old friends for dinner! The drinks were great, the staff was super attentive and that price was completely on point for the value.

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SK
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and the King Crab was awesome. Defiantly will be back.

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