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Derby Lane

#23 of 129 things to do in St. Petersburg Features Animals
10490 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2395
+1 727-812-3339
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Classy. comfortable settting to have some inexpensive fun

Betting $2 on a race can bring some excitement if your dog is neat the front. Riskier bets can... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
St Petersburg
No more crab legs on buffet

As of June 1, 2016 the Friday and Saturday night Circa 1925 buffet no longer has crab legs. Bad... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Belleair Bluffs, Florida
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Historic Derby Lane, the St. Petersburg Kennel Club, is the oldest continuously operating greyhound track in the world. We offer year-round greyhound racing with Matinees at 12:30pm and Evening performances at 7:30pm. Visit our website for our current Racing schedule. The Derby Lane Poker Room offers Live Action and Tournament play Monday through Thursday from 9am-3am, and 24 hours on weekends. We have many restaurants for you to enjoy some of the best food in St. Pete, including our famous buffet in Circa 1925. We also offer simulcast racing. Stop by for lunch and catch your favorite Thoroughbred or Harness race. You can even watch and wager on a Jai Alai game.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“dog track” (24 reviews)
“dog races” (24 reviews)
10490 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2395
+1 727-812-3339
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Betting $2 on a race can bring some excitement if your dog is neat the front. Riskier bets can bring a big payday if luck is with great. A great place to spend the day.

1  Thank WCNStPetersburg
Reviewed 25 September 2016

As of June 1, 2016 the Friday and Saturday night Circa 1925 buffet no longer has crab legs. Bad enough. but they didn't even reduce the price!!! Business has dropped off considerably, so reservations are not a problem. We used to be regulars every week,...More

1  Thank doctor-d1
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great family night out. Nice food. Worth a visit. Lovely water display in the middle of the track. 😊

1  Thank Samantha D
Reviewed 23 September 2016

After many visits to watch the dog racing, I am amazed that a certain woman who works the small bar still has a job. Her customer service skills are that of a NY taxi driver. Avoid this bar and use the one above,staff in there...More

Thank Likesgoodservice29
DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Likesgoodservice29, Would you mind emailing me at socialmedia@derbylane.com with more details about the server at the concession stand? I want to pass this along to our Food & Beverage Director but will need more information. Sincerely, Alexis Winning

Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you're a gambler, I think this is the only place close by. It has poker and some other games of chance. I would not go there for the food.

Thank ramblingduo727
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The buffet is excellent. The variety of food is the best we have ever encountered. The price is very reasonable. The atmosphere great. Watching the dog races from the comfort of our own table was a good extra. Easy access to betting windows

Thank davelou3
Reviewed 11 September 2016

If you've never been, you need to go. Laid out like a gambling dream. There's live dog races, also off track betting. You can sit outside in the Florida humidity and watch the ceiling fans attempt to deliver comfort to you while watching the dogs...More

Thank Fifoodie
DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Thank you for the glorious review, Fifoodie! Please come visit us again soon! Sincerely, Alexis Winning

Reviewed 2 September 2016

Since we were on vacation in Florida near St. Pete we had to visit the historic Derby Lane. I am Greyhound owner so I know about the breed and how they are born to run. Our greyhound is a retired racer who actually raced at...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Still have live dog races here. A large part of the place is gambling tables now. The food in the restaurant is very good although rathy pricy and time limited now. To be honest, the food you order at the bar downstairs is very good...More

1  Thank DEMEHR
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Good food, clean and comfortable place to do some race gambling. Staff was very nice and helpful. Buffet was delicious and plenty of ways to enjoy kennel racing and simulcast horse racing.

Thank Jeff R
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19 April 2017|
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Response from DerbyLaneFL | Property representative |
Hello, Sallyrenaud. If it is a true service dog, yes. If it is a companion dog we ask that they not be in our clubhouse restaurant. Sincerely, Alexis Winning
12 April 2017|
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Response from DerbyLaneFL | Property representative |
Wednesdays the Poker Room opens at 9am and closes at 3am. We have live greyhound racing on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and 7:30pm. The Gates open at 11:30am for our main entrance and 11:30am for our Simulcast floor. To answer... More
ralph r
29 March 2017|
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Response from DerbyLaneFL | Property representative |
Ralph, I am sorry but we can not allow dogs into Derby Lane for the safety of the greyhounds on the track. -Alexis winning