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Lefty’s Lobster and Chowder House

4.7
1081 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(972) 774-9518
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Francisco Panales
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Private party contact
Gus or Chris: (972) 774-9518
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Cross street
Beltline and Runyon Rd.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1081 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

we eat there quite a bit, I've recommended this place to quite a few friends one (and his wife) drove from Indiana eating out the whole way now every time they come to Dallas he has to eat there. If you like a dinner but with a sauce from something else there is no problem. We hadn't been in a while but Friday night was just one of the very best but it is hard to rank when they are all so good.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Consistently excellent I. Food and service. Owners show involvement without micromanaging. Our no. 1 now and hope to be regulars. The lobster is the freshest! Kudos to Alejandro, our server!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The menu had some nice choices and something for everyone.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Their specials menu is always outstanding! This time the chef changed up the side dishes and with the Branzino made a potato and roasted vegetable casserole. It was outstanding! Definitely will order again the next time I see this on the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great meal, excellent ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Lefty’s is always a great experience.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fun place. Fresh ingredients. Good seasoning but you must like butter to like the food. My husband ordered sea bass and I had the pan fried lobster/shrimp combo. Both dish were tasty but VERY buttery.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was our second time eating at Lefty's. Just as good as the first time. It is relaxed and comfortable, but with a touch of special. Walking in and seeing all of maritime decor, I thought , "What is going on here?". However, the low lighting and excellent food and service make sense out of it all.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Authentic..we love this place. Specials are always good.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Not great food. It’s slipped in service and quality. Not patron friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My husband had heard of Lefty's, so we thought we would check it out. We made a reservation and that was the key. They had a line out the door by 7:30 p.m.

We went in at 6:15 and had dinner and a few cocktails. He got the stuffed lobster and I got the 1 pound lobster. Both were wonderful and we liked the funky atmosphere. Food was excellent. It's a place we will go back to even though we live in Prosper. Excellent value as well.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The fried shrimp is amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our go to place for special occasions, or just when we need a lobster fix. Never dissapointing.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great lobster and service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food, great service, excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Specials are always delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Always fabulous and the owner is so genuine! My friend had never heard of such a place,, but he certainly will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We always say we want to try another place for lobster, buy when we get ready to make reservations, the phone call goes to Lefty's. My wife loves the lobster and I just love it all.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food here is wonderful and the atmosphere is very relaxed.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The staff was awesome. I spoke with one of owners that night and he was so accommodating. I brought my own birthday cake to share with my guests and they offered to serve it at no additional charge. The food was fantastic. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Great experience. Will definitely come back!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The lobster bisque was luscious. The Caesar salad was very authentic, the sea bass was to die for and our waiter was very helpful, anticipating what we needed before we could ask for it. Only complaint is the very high noise level.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We usually rave about Lefty's and have invited friends to eat there with us on several occasions. This particular time, however, our lobsters were overcooked and a bit chewy, though still tasty. Considering that the price has gone up on the lobster dinners, we were a bit disappointed in the product.

Still the best clam chowder and key lime pie around.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Friend introduced me to lefties and we went back every year. When I got married I took my wife for the first time for dinner and we go back on our anniversary every year and she just can’t wait to go back she loves it. We Go back now at least 2 to 3 times a year. I interested lefties to my family I and they love eat there at least once or twice a year. Me and my wife will be back in April to celebrate our 11th year of marriage can’t wait!

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Fun spot for dinner. Great food and service in an authentic, energetic atmosphere. Only draw back is that its a very loud restaurant. Table conversation is not possible...

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We enjoyed Lefty's many years ago, but had moved away from the area. We were in the neighborhood and decided to try it again. It was even better than we remembered . Scallops were a special that night and fabulous. Most people were ordering Lobster that night and raving about it. Our waiting was excellent. We'll be back.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This place never disappoints. Great food, great atmosphere. Best kept secret in Addison.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I haven't been there in a long time and I took some out of town friend there. It was still amazing after all these years. Great seafood and service.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

First time to check it out, food was delicious I will definitely be coming back!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Surprised my husband by taking him out to lunch at Lefty's. We'd eaten there many years ago and loved the food.....tried to figure out why we hadn't been back. So - lunch it was and it was great. The food was excellent, the staff is super friendly and accommodating. Lunch was about $30 for the 2 of us and I didn't think that was expensive at all. Not compared to lots of other lunch choices. Will definitely go there again - soon!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The ahi tuna was exceptional. The chowder was very good as always, and the coconut cream pie was a great way to finish the meal.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

7 pm reservation seated at 7:35. Service was excellent, food was great but my 82 year old mother with a walker was pushed to the side until a table left. We where not happy...no one from management seemed to care. Their friends came in where hugged and greeted and sat immediately. While we waited patiently.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We came all the way from Indiana and found the best lobster bisque in Texas of all places! I also had shrimp scampi -Wonderful

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Company Dinner

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Had Lefty’s for my birthday, booking was easy even when I had to make adjustments, was greeted with a smile and polite welcoming, our waiter was amazing, food was great. Not something that I could afford to do weekly but definitely will do more.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My husband and I had the best Saturday night at Lefty’s
Service is superb , the food is amazing !!
Shrimp scampi is my fave !!
Thank you for making it a special night for us!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Overall FANTASTIC!! We are foodies and really enjoyed this restaurant. The service was outstanding...a bit of a wait but very well worth it. Bartender made it enjoyable as well as having time chatting with the regulars. Alejandro was our server and left nothing out...a really super experience!! We will make this one of our top 3 favs!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Quality remains exceptional and as always and the service is great!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My wife and I are regular diners at Lefty's. My wife has found a particular item that she always gets. I'm still tasing various items and every one of them has been a winner. If you like seafood, this is the place for you.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Superb. Loved the Mussels Marinara, as always. Service was friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Lefty’s was stunningly good. Maine lobsters were absolutely fantastic. We can’t wait to go back to Lefty’s.

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